Conversation with Richard Siegal, Choreographer

We are delighted to announce that the celebrated choreographer and dancer Richard Siegal will speak with Upgrade! Munich about how he integrates media and dance in his work!

In 2010 Richard Siegal will be Artist-in-Residence in the Muffatwerk in Munich. He will be developing and premiering his dance pieces and installations here in Munich, including a new performance in October as the opening of the DANCE 2010 Festival of Contemporary Dance.

Additionally, he will be participating in a regular and intensive discussion of dance and society with the Munich dance scene and public, and wishes to integrate Munich dancers into his planned productions. He began his activities in the Muffatwerk in Februar with a workshop with the title  “If/Then + Gesture Recognition.”  In addition to his currently planned  international guest performances, he is developing new projects with national and international coproducers.

Bio: Richard Siegal, Choreographer (D/USA)
Richard Siegal is the founder of The Bakery (2005), an organization dedicated to the exploration and production of contemporary performance. Richard Siegal is on the faculty of D.A.N.C.E. and the American Dance Festival, for which he also curates an annual Forsythe Festival. During his time as Artist-in-Residence at the ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe Siegal completed his Installation “IF/THEN” and presented “Homo Ludens,” a work-in-progress with live electronics using his “IF/THEN” methodology. His new work with Arto Lindsay, “Muscle,” opened the Festival Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales Seine-Saint-Denis in May 2009 and was shown in Berlin at “Tanz im August.” His work “As If Strange” was presented at Tanzplattform 2010 in Nürnberg and originally premiered in January 2008 at  Danspace Project in New York and won the New Yorker Bessie Award for dance and Performance. His latest work, Glossopoeia, with three solists and members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain with music from composer Alberto Posadas, continues Siegal’s his work on the  If/ Then methodology.

Location: Studio 1, Muffatwerk , Zellstr 4, 81667 München

Date:  Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Time:  20:00 h