Thursday, 31 December 2015

Anne-Marie Kenessey at Bangalore Literature Festival

Swiss poet Anne-Marie Kenessey has been invited by the Bangalore Literature Festival.

Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council in collaboration with 
Bangalore Literature Festival presents 
Swiss poet Anne-Marie Kenessey 

When: Wednesday 5 Dec 2015 at 12:30 pm
Venue: Hotel Royal Orchid, Near KGA, Bangalore
Entry: Festival rules apply
Session: War & Peace - In Verse: Anne-Marie Kenessey, Mani Rao, Neal Hall and Per Bloch

About the poet:
Anne-Marie Kenessey is a Swiss poet based in Zurich. Her German poems have been published in various literary magazines, amongst others, SpracheimtechnischenZeitalter no. 190 (Berlin, Germany), Wespennest no. 156 and no. 164 (Vienna, Austria, August 2009 and May 2013), poet no. 14 (Leipzig, Germany, March 2013) and allmende no. 88 (Karlsruhe, Germany, December 2011), in the anthology Jahrbuch der Lyrik no. 30 (Munich, 2015) and in the Swiss national newspaper Tages-Anzeiger (Zurich, December 2012).

Anne-Marie's first book, the poetry collection "Im Fossil verstecktsich das Seepferdvordir" (Edition Isele, 2012), received the award of the Canton of Zurich in July 2012. With a selection of new poems she won the Munich poetry prize in December 2012. She has been invited for readings by Literaturwerkstatt Berlin in 2013, as one of the four most important German poetry debut works of the year 2012, by LiteraturhausN├ľ, Krems, Austria in 2014 and by Leukerbad International Literary Festival in 2015. 

Anne-Marie's poems have been translated to Hungarian by Hungarian writer Gy├ÂrgyDalos and have appeared in the cultural magazine Magyar LettreInternationale, Budapest, August 2015. Since 2009 she is editor of the Swiss literary magazine orte. Her translations of French poems and short prose into German have been published in it. She has language skills in German (native), English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Hungarian andholds a Master of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Zurich. From 2000 - 2014 she worked as a full time employee in the private sector. Since 2015 she is working as an independent writer.

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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Cie Gilles Jobin presents QUANTUM in India

Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin, recipient of the Swiss Grand Award for Dance 2015 presents QUANTUM, an innovative dance performance in Bangalore and Delhi.

Q U A N T U M 
by Gilles Jobin (Geneva - CH) recipient of the Swiss Grand Award for Dance 2015 

In the frame of the "Year of Swiss Innovation in India", the Embassy of Switzerland along with Pro Helvetia Swiss Art Council and swissnex India, invites the Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin with QUANTUM. 

Gilles Jobin and his dance company will perform in: 
Bangalore on the 26th and 27th of November 2015 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall 
New Delhi on 4th and 5th December 2015 at Kamani Auditorium 

QUANTUM is an innovative dance performance by Gilles Jobin, choreographer of international acclaim and German visual artist Julius von Bismarck. Gilles Jobin developed this choreography after his residency at CERN - The European Organization for Nuclear Research, world's largest particle physics laboratory. It is based on the concept of kinetic movement in particle physics. 

QUANTUM takes the quark as muse, fusing choreography and installation art into an ode to subatomic randomness. Six dancers vibrate, scatter, and whirl beneath a gyrating quartet of industrial lamps, programmed to respond to the slightest movement, while Carla Scaletti's soundscape from particle collision data provides the sonic ether. 

QUANTUM is a stunning example of the kind of mutual inspiration that can happen when artists and scientists work alongside one another. 

Gilles Jobin will also lead choreographic workshops for dance professionals, students, scholars and/or scientists around the idea of "movement generators" developed during his CERN residency and the creation of QUANTUM.
Bangalore workshop at Attakalari on 26th and 27th of November  
Delhi workshop Danceworx on 3rd and 4th of December 

Gilles Jobin homepage: 
Vimeo page:
QUANTUM (filmed by SESC TV-Brazil)
QUANTUM press:
Interview with Michael Doser in CERN in NYC:
Gilles Jobin on Technology, Science and Art:
ARTS@CERN collide@cern