Collective 三 (3) is the multi-disciplinary trio of Akemi Nagao, Jasmin Schaitl, and William “Bilwa” Costa.
They have worked together, in different combinations, from February 2013 until March 2015. As a trio, they began research in March 2014 at Tanzfabrik, Berlin and debuted their first piece, movement-sound-action at EchoBücher. In October 2014, while in residency at workspacebrussels/KAAI Theater Living, they developed and had a first showing of their new piece III (1). After another residency at Tanzfabrik Berlin in January 2015, they premiered III (1) in Brussels at the Performatik Festival in KAAI Theater.
at Performatik Festival
24th March 2015
19:00 and 22:00
KAAI Theater/Living, Brussels
III (1) was a performance that combines three artists’ individual approaches to structures, including: dance, task-based movements, and sound.
Using materials and scores to restrict and determine proximity, the trio focuses on movement, sound, and visual qualities, and explores the points where their actions conjoin, sync, phase, and/or oscillate; in unison and simultaneity.
The trio focuses on reduction and refinement, in search of the essence of actions, through walking patterns, moving in a cluster, gazing, non-touching, and the use of objects.
Abstract and without narrative, III (1) leaves the audience space to assess the actions of the trio and interpret, or propose, her/his own meaning, content and thoughts.
Concept and Performance Collective 三 (3) Production Collective 三 (3) – Jasmin Schaitl, William “Bilwa” Costa, Akemi Nagao
photos Mayumi Arai
III (1) supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum Brussels, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, US Embassy Brussels, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, and was developed in collaboration with workspacebrussels