Residency in Dresden
During her residency, Helena Fernandino reflects about the kitchen as a physical space, the kitchen as a nest and space for socialising. As an emotional space for psychological interpretations, embedded in memories that are part of the personal growth. A part of the female world was masked and unmasked for her during kitchen talks. During her 4-week residency, the artist wants to let the kitchens of other females or as females defined people talk and capture the experiences of others. The goal is to capture experiences from which a collection is thought to develop which can flow through performance into interactions with her own stories.
Open Classes "What Nourishes You?" - November 21/22/23, 2022.
In these open classes we explore the human digestive system as the primary basis of human existence: its anatomy, functions and continuing patterns in all areas of our lives. In an exploratory and playful way following principles of the Body Mind Centering® method, we open the space to all who love to move.
Performative Kitchen Talk - 4.12.2022
As a conclusion of the villa\wigman artistic residency, the artist invites for a performative kitchen talk. At this one, all the conversations held will converge in three different formats.
Feel invited to dance, talk and be together.
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Moving introduction for everyone
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Since 2003, Helena Fernandino works as a dancer, choreographer and dance instructor throughout Germany. Her work includes, next to the stage, other formats such as video dance, site-specific performances and interventions in the public space. In 2015, she completed the artistic master’s class at the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz in Dresden. Her recent work investigates the interface between somatic practices of BMC™ and performance.
The association Villa Wigman für TANZ e.V. is an initiative of independent dance professionals and other supporters in Dresden. Their main goal is to preserve the former domain of the dancer and choreographer Mary Wigman at Bautzner Straße 107 in Dresden, as well as to operate the historic-cultural place as rehearsal, production and exchange centre for contemporary dance and other performing arts. The association Ville Wigman for Dance includes more than 60 members, particularly dance, theatre and other art professionals.
villa\wigman offers rooms as artistic working, experimental and thinking space to artists to realise their productions which can then be seen on national and international stages. Multiple times a year, the association initiates artistic interventions, discursive and participatory formats and opens the space of villa\wigman on the ‘Day of the Open Memorial’ and on other selected occasions.
Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund based on resources of the representatives of the Federal Government of Culture and Media.