Park – komma’s

KOMMA #20 - cello
comment on 'Promising II'
26.11 2022

Versatile cellist Diederik Smulders graduated cum laude at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with teacher Lucia Swarts. Before that, he completed his bachelor's degree at the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg with teacher Paul Uyterlinde. While studying in The Hague, Diederik followed a specialization program in modern music in collaboration with the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble and the New European Ensemble. Diederik currently lives in The Hague.

As a freelance cellist, Diederik has played in various orchestras and ensembles, including the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, the Residentie Orkest, the Balletorkest, the Metropole Orkest and Kamerata Zuid. During the Spring Festival in The Hague he played the cello concerto 'Last Words' by Martijn Padding accompanied by members of the Ensemble Academy conducted by Gregory Charette. In addition, he has had the world premiere of Vlad Chlek's cello concerto 'Möbius Strip' accompanied by the Brabant Chamber Orchestra.

Diederik is very interested in new music and experiments with improvisations and playing graphic scores. He has done intensive research on the painter Wassily Kandinsky, who wrote extensively about his synesthesia and the connection between art and music. Together with the Portuguese percussionist Ricardo Oliveira, Diederik forms the Grafik Duo with which he uses Kandinsky's paintings as graphic scores. Diederik was also part of De Link's house ensemble and has premiered works by Anthony Fiumara, Stefan Prins and Thomas Larcher, among others.

Diederik reacts to the exhibition 'Promising II'. The performance took place on Saturday, November 26 at 3:30 pm.

KOMMA #20 – cello
comment on 'Promising II'
26.11 2022

Versatile cellist Diederik Smulders graduated cum laude at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with teacher Lucia Swarts. Before that, he completed his bachelor's degree at the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg with teacher Paul Uyterlinde. While studying in The Hague, Diederik followed a specialization program in modern music in collaboration with the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble and the New European Ensemble. Diederik currently lives in The Hague.

As a freelance cellist, Diederik has played in various orchestras and ensembles, including the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, the Residentie Orkest, the Balletorkest, the Metropole Orkest and Kamerata Zuid. During the Spring Festival in The Hague he played the cello concerto 'Last Words' by Martijn Padding accompanied by members of the Ensemble Academy conducted by Gregory Charette. In addition, he has had the world premiere of Vlad Chlek's cello concerto 'Möbius Strip' accompanied by the Brabant Chamber Orchestra.

Diederik is very interested in new music and experiments with improvisations and playing graphic scores. He has done intensive research on the painter Wassily Kandinsky, who wrote extensively about his synesthesia and the connection between art and music. Together with the Portuguese percussionist Ricardo Oliveira, Diederik forms the Grafik Duo with which he uses Kandinsky's paintings as graphic scores. Diederik was also part of De Link's house ensemble and has premiered works by Anthony Fiumara, Stefan Prins and Thomas Larcher, among others.

Diederik reacts to the exhibition 'Promising II'. The performance took place on Saturday, November 26 at 3:30 pm.

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KOMMA #20 Diederik Smulders

KOMMA #21 - choreography/dance
comment on 'Promising II'
26.11 2022

Sarah Prescimone (1990) is a choreographer and performer of Sicilian origin. She studied choreography at the Dance Academy of the Fontys Hogeschool in Tilburg and has since been one of the new makers associated with Makershuis Tilburg.

She specializes in hybridizing inwardly oriented dance styles such as the Japanese dance style 'butoh' with the outwardly oriented styles such as 'urban'. In her work she searches for connections in these extremes and choreography has become a means to get to the core of the themes she explores.

A common thread that often returns in her work is 'the body in crisis'. This can be emotional baggage such as a traumatic experience. Through dance she tries to transform and heal that crisis in people. “In that I see the performer and the audience as one. There is no barrier between the two for me.
For example, if you are thirsty, hungry or cold, how does that manifest itself physically and what does it look like? The vibrations in the body due to cold, for example, can be reduced in micro-movements or increased in dynamic and explosive excesses of energy.”

Since last year, Prescimone has taken a different path in the way she dances and choreographs. She is studying the functionality of movement, as is the case in martial arts. "While practicing BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) I discovered an interest in the functionality and intelligence of this movement practice, which I extend into the craft of making and performing. Movements extend to the exploration of the other - mirroring. I learn by reclaiming the moving mind and body to its fullest potential."

Sarah reacts to the exhibition 'Promising II'. The performance took place on Saturday, November 26 at 3:30 pm.

KOMMA #21 – choreography/dance
comment on 'Promising II'
26.11 2022

Sarah Prescimone (1990) is a choreographer and performer of Sicilian origin. She studied choreography at the Dance Academy of the Fontys Hogeschool in Tilburg and has since been one of the new makers associated with Makershuis Tilburg.

She specializes in hybridizing inwardly oriented dance styles such as the Japanese dance style 'butoh' with the outwardly oriented styles such as 'urban'. In her work she searches for connections in these extremes and choreography has become a means to get to the core of the themes she explores.

A common thread that often returns in her work is 'the body in crisis'. This can be emotional baggage such as a traumatic experience. Through dance she tries to transform and heal that crisis in people. “In that I see the performer and the audience as one. There is no barrier between the two for me.
For example, if you are thirsty, hungry or cold, how does that manifest itself physically and what does it look like? The vibrations in the body due to cold, for example, can be reduced in micro-movements or increased in dynamic and explosive excesses of energy.”

Since last year, Prescimone has taken a different path in the way she dances and choreographs. She is studying the functionality of movement, as is the case in martial arts. "While practicing BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) I discovered an interest in the functionality and intelligence of this movement practice, which I extend into the craft of making and performing. Movements extend to the exploration of the other – mirroring. I learn by reclaiming the moving mind and body to its fullest potential."

Sarah reacts to the exhibition 'Promising II'. The performance took place on Saturday, November 26 at 3:30 pm.

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Komma # 21 Sarah Prescimone

KOMMA #16 - dans / choreografie
reactie op 'Uit De Diepten'
04.06 2022

Simon Bus (Heerlen, 1989) begint na het zien van een clip van Run-DMC op zijn twaalfde met breaken. Sinds 2002 maakt hij deel uit van breakdance crew ‘Trashcan Heroes’, waarmee hij fanatiek meedoet aan zoveel mogelijk battles in binnen- en buitenland. Zo’n tien jaar later rondt hij de studie 'visuele communicatie' af aan de Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Maastricht. Zijn B-boy naam Statue verraadt dat zijn ‘gevoel voor beeld’ dan ook in de breakdance scene is doorgedrongen. Simons onderzoekende manier van kijken en bewegen wint steeds meer terrein opde traditionele opvatting van breakdance. Langzamerhand schuift zijn stijl op richting ‘experimental’en wordt hij een regelrechte vernieuwer van het genre. In 2018 begint hij zich aan het makerschap te wijden. Ook daarin blijft hij experimenteren met urban dansvormen als house en breakdance. Vanuit zijn eigen hyperflexibiliteit keert hij deze vormen binnenste buiten en onderste boven en weet hijnook zijn dansers daarin te stimuleren. Zo ontstaat een heel eigen bewegingstaal die op haar beurtnook weer inspireert tot specifieke vormgeving en belichting. Startend vanuit verhalende thema’s zet Simon beweging in om ruimte te cree?ren voor associaties en komt hij tot abstracties die rust geven en tegelijkertijd uitnodigen tot verontrusting. Virtuositeit en extreme fysieke mogelijkheden blijken daarbij steeds opnieuw een bron van humor en betrekkelijkheid.

KOMMA #16 – dans / choreografie
reactie op 'Uit De Diepten'
04.06 2022

Simon Bus (Heerlen, 1989) begint na het zien van een clip van Run-DMC op zijn twaalfde met breaken. Sinds 2002 maakt hij deel uit van breakdance crew ‘Trashcan Heroes’, waarmee hij fanatiek meedoet aan zoveel mogelijk battles in binnen- en buitenland. Zo’n tien jaar later rondt hij de studie 'visuele communicatie' af aan de Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Maastricht. Zijn B-boy naam Statue verraadt dat zijn ‘gevoel voor beeld’ dan ook in de breakdance scene is doorgedrongen. Simons onderzoekende manier van kijken en bewegen wint steeds meer terrein opde traditionele opvatting van breakdance. Langzamerhand schuift zijn stijl op richting ‘experimental’en wordt hij een regelrechte vernieuwer van het genre. In 2018 begint hij zich aan het makerschap te wijden. Ook daarin blijft hij experimenteren met urban dansvormen als house en breakdance. Vanuit zijn eigen hyperflexibiliteit keert hij deze vormen binnenste buiten en onderste boven en weet hijnook zijn dansers daarin te stimuleren. Zo ontstaat een heel eigen bewegingstaal die op haar beurtnook weer inspireert tot specifieke vormgeving en belichting. Startend vanuit verhalende thema’s zet Simon beweging in om ruimte te cree?ren voor associaties en komt hij tot abstracties die rust geven en tegelijkertijd uitnodigen tot verontrusting. Virtuositeit en extreme fysieke mogelijkheden blijken daarbij steeds opnieuw een bron van humor en betrekkelijkheid.

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KOMMA #16 Simon Bus