Origen Festival: "The Artist's Way" at SQUARE

SQUARE, the innovative space of learning and teaching at the University of St. Gallen, will transform into a dance stage once again at the end of April.

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"The Artist's Way" by Robert Robinson

As "Artist in Residence" at SQUARE, Origen is bringing a newly created dance evening to the stage. Origen's dance production "The Artist's Way" will be performed. The work was created by British choreographer Robert Robinson and premiered at Riom Castle last summer. In his first full-length work for Origen's stages, Robinson explores how his perception of time and transience has shaped his path as an artist. The Artist in Residence programme is supported by the Hirschmann Foundation.

Origen and the University of St. Gallen have been working together regularly since 2016. As part of the contextual studies programme, an intensive block course is held in Riom every year. At the end of April, the students on this year's course will present the results of their research in St. Gallen.

 

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Program Overview

Photos by Admill Kuyler

The three dance performances will be accompanied and complemented by various events at SQUARE.

The Highlights

On Wednesday, the 24th of  April, the dress rehearsal will be opened as an exclusive preview for a young audience.

On the 25th of April , choreographer and dancer Robert Robinson will give a physical introduction to his new dance work in a dance workshop.

On the afternoon of 26 April, the students of this year's course will present the results of their research in Val Surses and their creative work on Origen's stages. Choreographer Robert Robinson and his dance troupe will give an insight into the rehearsals following the presentations. Origen artistic director Giovanni Netzer will introduce the artistic process of a dance choreography and talk to the choreographer.

As "Artist in Residence", Origen will also be showing a film installation and a costume exhibition at SQUARE from 23 to 27 April. The latter are freely accessible during the building's opening hours (Mon - Fri: 7 am - 9 pm | Sat: 7 am - 4 pm).

Wednesday | 24th of April, 2024expand_less

7 pm - Introduction to the dance
8 pm - Preview of the ballet "The Artist's Way" for people in their studies for reservation

Thursday | 25th of April, 2024expand_less

1 - 3 pm - Dance workshop with Robert Robinson for reservation
7 pm - Introduction to the dance
8 pm - Performance of the ballet "The Artist's Way" for reservation

Friday | 26th of April, 2024expand_less

14.30 - 16.30 - "HSG-RIOM RETOUR" | student presentations free admission - no reservation necessary
5 pm - Rehearsal insight into the evening dance work free admission - no reservation necessary
7 pm - Introduction to the dance 
8 pm - Performance of the ballet "The Artist's Way" for reservation

Saturday | 27th of April, 2024expand_less

7 pm - Introduction to the dance
8 pm - Performance of the ballet "The Artist's Way" for reservation

Reservation information

Normal ticket | CHF 90
Students | CHF 20
Preview on April 24th for students | CHF 10

Reserve your tickets for the performance and the dance workshop online via the booking service or by phone on +41 81 637 16 81. The box office opens at 6.15 pm at SQUARE. You can collect your reserved tickets and pay in cash or by Twint.

SQUARE is connected to public transport from the St. Gallen main station by bus number 5 in the direction of Rotmonten to the bus stop Universität/Dufourstrasse, or by bus number 9 to the bus stop Universität/Gatterstrasse. Paid parking spaces are available on Gatterstrasse, Guisanstrasse and further down on Dufourstrasse.

About choreographer Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson grew up on the Isle of Wight. The Brit studied at the Elmhurst School of Dance in Birmingham and completed his training at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart. He joined the Stuttgart Ballet in 2011 and was promoted to soloist in 2014. Collaborations with many renowned choreographers such as Marco Goecke, Hans van Manen and William Forsythe followed. In 2014, he was named "most promising artist" by Tanz Magazin. In 2017, he made the radical decision to give up his job as a professional dancer. It was an incisive moment that changed his concept of time: away from daily routines, schedules and appointments, he managed to watch the world go by. "The Artist's Way" incorporates his personal experiences of this journey.

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Thu
25.04.
07:00
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18:00
2024
Festival Origen

Ausstellung «Kostüme Origen»

Das Origen Festival hat einen ständigen Bedarf an neuen Bühnenkostümen, entworfen von Martin Leuthold, ehemaligem Chefdesigner von Jakob Schlaepfer in St. Gallen. Diese wertvollen Kostüme werden in der Burg Riom gelagert und einige davon sind während des Festivals im SQUARE für Besucher frei zugänglich.
Speaker:
Origen Festival
Location:
Atrium, 11-0041
Thu
25.04.
13:00
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15:00
2024
Festival Origen

Origen Festival: Tanz-Workshop mit Robert Robinson am SQUARE

Der britische Choreograph und Tänzer Robert Robinson stimmt in diesem Tanz-Workshop auch physisch in sein neues Tanzwerk ein. Packen Sie die einmalige Chance, inmitten des SQUARE in Bewegung zu kommen und am eigenen Körper zu erfahren, was es bedeutet, eine Choreographie einzustudieren. Das Tragen bequemer Sportbekleidung wird empfohlen.
Speaker:
Location:
Atrium, 11-0041
Thu
25.04.
19:00
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23:00
2024
Festival Origen

Origen Festival: «The Artist's Way» Ballett von Robert Robinson am SQUARE

Origen bringt als «Artist in Residence» des SQUARE-Programms einen neu geschaffenen Tanzabend auf die Bühne. Zur Aufführung gelangt Origens Tanzproduktion «The Artist’s Way». Das Werk ist eine Kreation des britischen Choreo­graphen Robert Robinson und wurde im vergangenen Sommer auf Burg Riom uraufgeführt. In seinem ersten abendfüllenden Werk für Origens Bühnen befasst sich Robinson damit, wie seine Wahrnehmung von Zeit und Vergänglichkeit seinen Weg als Künstler geprägt hat.
Speaker:
Location:
SQUARE, Atrium
Fri
26.04.
14:30
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16:30
2024
Festival Origen

«HSG-RIOM RETOUR» | Präsentationen der Studierenden

Tauche bei der Veranstaltung "HSG-RIOM RETOUR" an der Universität St. Gallen in die Welt des Origen-Festivals ein. Hier präsentieren die Studierenden ihre Erkenntnisse und Lösungen für die aktuellen Herausforderungen des Origen-Festivals, die sie im Kurs «Kulturfestival – Kreativität und transformative Dynamik» erarbeitet haben.
Speaker:
Location:
SQUARE
Fri
26.04.
19:00
-
23:00
2024
Festival Origen

Origen Festival: «The Artist's Way» Ballett von Robert Robinson am SQUARE

Origen bringt als «Artist in Residence» des SQUARE-Programms einen neu geschaffenen Tanzabend auf die Bühne. Zur Aufführung gelangt Origens Tanzproduktion «The Artist’s Way». Das Werk ist eine Kreation des britischen Choreo­graphen Robert Robinson und wurde im vergangenen Sommer auf Burg Riom uraufgeführt. In seinem ersten abendfüllenden Werk für Origens Bühnen befasst sich Robinson damit, wie seine Wahrnehmung von Zeit und Vergänglichkeit seinen Weg als Künstler geprägt hat.
Speaker:
Location:
SQUARE, Atrium
Sat
27.04.
19:00
-
23:00
2024
Festival Origen

Origen Festival: «The Artist's Way» Ballett von Robert Robinson am SQUARE

Origen bringt als «Artist in Residence» des SQUARE-Programms einen neu geschaffenen Tanzabend auf die Bühne. Zur Aufführung gelangt Origens Tanzproduktion «The Artist’s Way». Das Werk ist eine Kreation des britischen Choreo­graphen Robert Robinson und wurde im vergangenen Sommer auf Burg Riom uraufgeführt. In seinem ersten abendfüllenden Werk für Origens Bühnen befasst sich Robinson damit, wie seine Wahrnehmung von Zeit und Vergänglichkeit seinen Weg als Künstler geprägt hat.
Speaker:
Location:
SQUARE, Atrium

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