Ellie & Lo
A dance, wild, coming from deep within
A rhythm and need to move that connects us all
a research project by
Karine Guizzo Acts of Dance
with Ellie Bishop and Lorenzo Capodieci
Elie & Lo can be experienced at the following locations:
Monday, October 24th - 5.30 pm
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20-B
Thursday, October 27th - 3 pm & 5 pm
De Nieuwe Regentes
Friday, October 28th - 7.30 pm
The Grey Space in The Middle
but limited seats available!
the duration of the performance is about 25 minutes
Friday, October 20th - 5 pm
Extra showing in the old Conservatorium,
studio 3 (closed performance)
ABOUT THE RESEARCH
During a party, Karine Guizzo was triggered by the beauty of Ellie Bishop and Lorenzo Capodieci's movements on the dance floor. Based on their improvisations, she wanted to experiment with composing a duet on pop music.
“Ellie & Lo” plays with the act of performing and the pure joy of moving, shared with the audience in an intimate setting.
Ellie Bishop (Vancouver, Canada 1994)
Ellie Bishop is a contemporary dance artist from Canada currently living in the Netherlands. She is a graduate of the Modus Operandi contemporary dance program, and holds a BA in Contemporary Ballet from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has had the opportunity to work with Company 605, Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Shay Kueblers Radical System Art, Kirsten Wicklund, and most recently with Lukas Timulak and Karine Guizzo doing research in the studio of the Regentes theatre.
Ellie’s main practice and passion lately has been improvisation. She works on improvising with imagery, physical states, text and character work.
“I love/live dancing because it’s my favourite way to connect to myself and to others.”
Lorenzo Capodieci (Trieste, Italy 1990)
Lorenzo studied dance at Codarts Rotterdam. Since 2014 he worked with Karine Guizzo, Cie Woest, Cecilia Moisio, Katja Heitmann, IDT and, for young audience, with De Dansers, Erik Kaiel, Andreas Denk and Gaia Gonnelli and more. Karine has been working regularly with Lorenzo on both commissioned works and independent projects for many years now.
"I love dancing because it always keeps surprising me and, performing, I can celebrate life with my whole self."
Xavier van Wersch
Lighting in De Nieuwe Regentes and The Grey Space In The Middle
Karine Guizzo Acts of Dance
We are Monuments (August 2020), OPEN SPACE (August 2021), Hybrid Talks (October 2021), SHOW OFF (November 2021), OPEN SPACE 22 (July 2022) and WE MONUMENTA! are the latest projects created by Karine Guizzo Acts of Dance with her team.
She regularly works with the free-lance performers Lorenzo Capodieci, Christie Lou Partelow, Katarina van Den Wouwer, David Krügel, Paolo Yao, Yumi Kuwabara, and now with Ellie Bishop. She also works often with the audio-visual artist Xavier van Wersch, to compose inventive performances for theaters and specific locations.
The projects of Karine Guizzo Acts of Dance are supported by the city of The Hague, Prins Bernards Cultuurfonds and Fonds Podiumkunsten (Dutch performing arts fund) and mostly produced by Stichting Cie. Melchior.
Thank you to the municipality of The Hague for supporting Elie & Lo, to Kylian Productions BV for their support and to CLOUD/Danslab, De Nieuwe Regentes and The Grey Space in The Middle for kindly hosting this project.
Many thanks to Carmen Thomas, Patricia Oldenhave, Linda de Boer, Angélique Visée, Paul Devine for the work and support / Stichting Cie. Melchior 2022.