House Beating is a transmedial performative artwork evolved around themes of Contemporary Architecture. A collective of artists interprets Le Corbusier’s and Iannis Xennakis’ revolutionary concepts of performing space, and recontextualizes them in relation to newly emerged contemporary buildings: their surfaces, rooms, sensations. The piece particularly anticipates moments of emergence, creation, construction. The powerful dance includes a choreography of two male athletic dancers exploring borderline, architectural possibilities of their bodies, and a giant, organically morphing wooden structure, along the sound of deconstructed Xennakis’ and Cage’s compositions.
Authors and performers: Hygin Delimat, Andreas Buttinger, Maria Anna Chlebuś, Elias Choi-Buttinger, Schayan KazemiPerformers: Tomek Ciesielski, Choi Weng Teng-ButtingerPremiere: 10 października 2015 roku, Nowy Uniwersytet Antona Brucknera w LinzProduction: STUV ABPU
Hygin Delimat – choreographer, performer. Graduated Movement Research (M.A.) and Dance Pedagogy (M.A.) at Anton Bruckner University in Linz. As a dancer, he performed among all for Elio Gervasi, Georg Blaschke, Rose Breuss, Liv O’Donoghue, Willy Dorner, Robert Clark, or Johanna Roggan. A holder of the DanceWEB scholarship 2013. Hygin choreographed numerous works Europe-wide (for architekturforum Linz, Aura Dance Theatre Lithuania, Hannes Kerschbaumer, and in the frame of artistic residencies). In his artistic research as a mover, he integrates approaches and philosophies of urban movement arts (bboying, tricking, hiphop) and somatic methods.Body Architects is a new interdisciplinary performing arts company with dance at its core, founded by Hygin Delimat. It consists of extraordinary dancers such as Łukasz Czapski, Marcin Denkiewicz, Elias Buttinger, as well as musicians Schayan Kazemi, Maria Anna-Chlebus, Alex Georgiev, Voland Szekely, Karol Kensee, visual artists, and researchers. The repertoire of works include an outdoor performance-installation "House Beating", a performance-exhibition "Architektur + Tanz", as well as the newly emerging dance work "Body Building". Body Architects are extremely physical and are on a quest for revealing poetry in the extreme places.