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Maintenant & Inauguration of Ping Pong China-Europe Centre for Performance Art

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Maintenant & Inauguration of Ping Pong China-Europe Centre for Performance Art

Time: September 25, 2010 at 8:30pm to September 26, 2010 at 10:30pm
Location: Ping Pong CECPA
Street: 1850 Creative Park, 200 Fangcun Dadao Dong,Liwan District,GZ
City/Town: Guangzhou
Phone: 020-81235650 / 28296300
Event Type: a, public, situation, performance
Organized By: Ping Pong CECPA
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2010

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Maintenant – A Public Situation Performance

8:30-10:00PM
Sep. 25 2010 / Sep. 26 2010
Entrance fee ¥80
Limited Access, please make a reservation
Tel: (20) 81235650 / 28296300
E-mail: pingpongcecpa@126.com

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MAINTENANT is a public situation performance presented by Ping Pong China-Europe Centre for Performance Art at its inauguration in September 2010. By interdisciplinary forms such as installations, videos and theatrical performances, Maintenant deterritorializes from a specific situation into a metaphor about a forming community. The spectators are free to wander according to their own desires. Through taking part in the actions, such as using, manipulating or moving the scenic elements, new emotional and conceptual reflections are nurtured between the inhabitants and the territory. Maintenant is an open space to explore the notion of territory itself. There isn’t just one show, but several paths that each person chooses to follow or invent according to his sensibility.

During the rapid urbanization process of Pearl River Delta area, temporary gatherings and communities are formed by people from different social classes and cultural backgrounds. Maintenant reaches out for meditation on the local territory in globalization. It is a heterogeneous hub where multiple subjectivities and narratives clash into other, merging the borders between fiction and reality, participation and representation.

Maintenant is initiated and created by French art association Les Videographes and Ynopsis Theatre. Ping Pong CECPA invites them to work in residency with local curator, artists and performers to participate in the process of translation and contribute to the conceptual and visual adaptation. Maintenant constructs a micro-Utopia by the appropriation of grass-root culture together with local wisdom. Maintenant is produced by Ping Pong China-Europe Centre for Performance Art, supported by European Commission DG Education and Culture and French Consulate in Guangzhou in collaboration with 1850 Creative Park.

Concept by:
Les Videographes / Ynopsis Theatre (France)

Co-directed by:
Marie Picard (France)
Zineb Benzekri (France)
David Picard (France)
Yann Serpieri (France)

Participating Performers:
David Picard (France) / Lin Xueqiang (China) / Liu Baitao (China) / Maureen Law (China) / Xie Pei (China) / Xu Fan (China) / Coco Camille Lin (China)

Visual Artist:
Liu Qingyuan (China)

Music by:
Thomas Dupont (France / China)

Photography by:
Cici (China)

Produced by:
Bertrand Dessane (France)

Art Directed by:
Pierre Picard (France / China)

Co-curated by:
Nikita Yingqian Cai (China)

Coordinated by:
Qiu Qiu (China)

Assisted by:
Lin Yu Yan (China)
Livvy Qiu (China)
Lucy Lai (China)
June Lin (China)

Produced by:
Ping Pong China-Europe Centre for Performance Art

Supported by:
Commission DG Education and Culture
French Consulate in Guangzhou
1850 Creative Park
Ya Shi Dian Zi
Times Property
L’USINE
ILiMiTROF COMPAGNY

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Comment by Antoine on September 15, 2010 at 9:13pm
A project that sounds really cool!
Not to be missed!
Comment by ka fei on September 14, 2010 at 5:36pm
PING PONG CECPA aims at building a platform for performance, research, education and publication in public space. As a laboratory, CECPA devotes to experiments between artists, educators and institutions. Interdisciplinary collaborations will be encouraged between dance, music, contemporary acrobatics, situation performance, street circus and multimedia installation by providing residency facilities. By September 2011, the first educational program for street art will be opened to public application; internship opportunities in European institutions are available during the program. An international street art festival supported by 1850 Creative Park is also due by October 2011. Ping Pong China-Europe Centre for Performance Art is founded by Ping Pong Art Institute, Guangzhou and Ilimitrof Compagny, theatre company from Lyon, France. Supported by European Commission DG Education and Culture.

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