“Portrait of the unknown man”
January 28,29,30,31 2016
@ Dock 11
Presented by KUNST-STOFF productions|Yannis Adoniou
“If people or things disappear, they go somewhere where they cannot be seen or found”
Concept, Choreography & Performance: Yannis Adoniou, Stavros Apostolatos
The two performers are dealing with the idea of disappearance. They walk, stand, jump, collapse, while their form fades/melts away trying to vanish from sight. If the floor isn’t there, where will they stand?
" M.J. "
Direction & Choreography: Yannis Adoniou
Dancer: Michael-John Harper
This solo work, a portrait of the dancer named " M.J. " explores the body’s fantastic abilities and the interesting “person” that inhabits with in.
Michael-John Harper was born on the island of Jamaica in 1987, and moved to Florida, USA at the age of eight. He was an avid Musical Theatre student in high school where, under the direction of Lori Sessions, his dance talent was uncovered. He pursued his passion for dance and began his training at Michael's Academy for the Performing Arts. After graduating high school in 2005, he attended New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida, as a scholarship student and graduated in 2009 with a BFA in dance. He then joined the Alvin Ailey II Junior Dance Company in New York and in 2010 became a member of Wayne Mcgregor|Random Dance (now Company Wayne McGrgegor) where he remained until 2015. Michael-john has toured the world extensively with performances in respected venues such as MOMA and the Guggenheim His dance experience also includes creative residency at the Palucca Schule in Dresden, Germany with focus on William Forsythe improvisation techniques; Scholarship student at the Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco, California; and performances at the 2009 Contemporary Dance Festival in New York with the Thang Dao Dance company. Michael-John is currently based in Berlin as a freelancer.
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