Choreography 

New Normal Art, Basel 2021 /  Joël László / Performing Porfiry  / «If your lifestyle is like my lifestyle»

New Normal Art Basel 

Dance and performance: Vasna Aguilar / Direction: Henri Hüster / Text: Joël László / Camera: Piet Esch / ©Photo Aurel von Arx

A dancer in front of a green screen tries to approach the essence of the algorithm with her movements. Sometimes in fragmented sequences of movements, sometimes more choreographed, she begins a dance with the algorithm Porfiry. The performance „If your lifestyle is like my lifestyle“ is an evocation. Algorithms are hyperobjects. Invisible in the background, we do not see them. Although they are there. Everywhere and all the time. The green screen is a sign as well as a theatrical prop and image-generating surface that makes the algorithm tangible. In the performance, the digital and the real bend together – until they touch, merge, lose themselves in each other. The performance „If your lifestyle is like my lifestyle“ takes place on three levels simultaneously. Live and on location. Spent live on the screens of the present smartphones. As well as in splitting and mirroring channels on the homepage of newnormal.ch.

Fleetstreet Residency Hamburg 2021 / ALYX 

Vasna Aguilar, Lea Burkhalter, Lukas Gander and Henri Hüster work during their 1-month residency at Fleetstreet Hamburg on theater forms between acting and dance. As „Alyx“ they deal with the future: If the problems we have would not exist anymore, which ones would we have? A director reminiscent of John Cassavetes is working on a science fiction film. He is not interested in technology but in the emotional atrophy of human beings. A collage of scenes, situations and atmospheres of future worlds is created from texts by various authors. Future drafts of the last century are contrasted with the already existing „spaces“ of the internet. Visible and invisible, parallel, virtual, material, direct and indirect are to dissolve in favor of a theatrical-filmic structure. 

From and with: Vasna Aguilar, Lukas Gander, Henri Hüster, Lea Burkhalter, Bene Werth

Dance Company Osnabrück / Beginning / After 

BEGINNING / AFTER , Theater Osnabrück ( Cancelled / Covid ) Uraufführung / Vasna Aguilar und Fernando Melo / Double Bill 

 

Choreography, Stage, Costume: Vasna AguilarChoreography Assistence Leonardo CentiDramaturgy Patricia StöckemannPerformers: Dance Company Osnabrück

Beginning, moving on and saying goodbye are the interweaving themes of the double evening BEGINNING / AFTER. It begins with a piece by Vasna Aguilar, who belonged to the Dance Company Theater Osnabrück as a young dancer. She received her first engagement here in the 2012 / 13 season. She immediately took the opportunity to try her hand as a choreographer in the newly created format OPEN WINDOWS. When she left Osnabrück after three years to pursue her own path as a freelance dancer and choreographer, she remained connected to the dance ensemble and its direction and returned as a choreographer for the production ENCOUNTER / BEGEGNUNG as part of the festival SPIELTRIEBE 7. Now, in her last season under the direction of Mauro de Candia, she has been invited to develop a piece for BEGINNING / AFTER. For Vasna Aguilar, the theme of the evening is linked to „continuation“, „being in motion“, „change“, „trust“ and also „time“.

Konzert Theater Bern / Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment,  Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski, Konzert Theater Bern / Direction: Henri Hüster, Stage: Lea Burkhalter, Costume: Marie Sturminger, Choreography: Vasna Aguilar, Music: Florentin Berger-Monti, Johannes Wernicke, Dramaturgie: Lea Lustenberger, Performers: Grazia Pergoletti, Jonathan Loosli, Marie Popall, David Brückner, Nico Delpy, Photo: Annette Boutellier

Klabauter Theater Hamburg / Publikumsbeschimpfung

Klabauter Theater Hamburg / Publikumsbeschimpfung nach Peter Handke / Direction: Henri Hüster / Choreography Vasna Aguilar, Music:Florian Polzin / Stage and Costume:Lea Burkhalter / Production: Karin Nissen-Rizvani

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kunstraum Bethanien/Kreuzberg / Mart Stam Preis / Formation

Formation / in collaboration with Luisa Kleemann & Alina Rentsch / Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien Dancers: Olivia McGregor, Élise Scheider, Léllé Demertzi, Vasna Aguilar  / Choreography: Vasna Aguilar Video: Roman Hagenbrock

Festival Avigdor Classics / Switzerland

Festival Avigdor Classics Switzerland / Music and dance merge, inspire and reflect each other. Get ready for a very special concert experience with music and dance. Participants: Festival musicians, Choreography & Dance: Vasna Aguilar, Amadeus Pawlica /  Music: L. Janácek | String Quartet No. 2 for two violins, viola and violoncello, „Intimate Letters“ 

Press: Der Bund / Kultur

Lichthof Theater Hamburg / Versuch über die Schwierigkeit Nein zu sagen

Versuch über die Schwierigkeit Nein zu sagen, Lichthof Theater Hamburg / Direction: Henri Hüster, Stage: Lea Burkhalter, Choreography, Vasna Aguilar, Costumes: Marie Sturminger, Dramaturgy: Lena Carle,  Performers: Lukas Gander, Vasna Aguilar, Pauline Stöhr, Julia Franz Richter, Photo: Jakob Schnetz

Theater Osnabrück / Dance Company Osnabrück Encounters

Encounters, Dance Company Osnabrück, Theater Osnabrück, Spieltriebe Festival for contemporary Theater/ Choreography: Vasna Aguilar, Dramaturgy: Patricia Stöckemann, Assistent: Leonardo Centi, Music and Composition: Neinzer Emil Lewandowski, Performers: Dance Company Osnabrück

Press:

Osnabrücker Zeitung

Wuppertaler Bühnen / Richard III

Wuppertaler Bühnen / Richard III, Text: William Shakespeare / Direction: Henri Hüster, Stage and Costumes: Hanna Rode, Choreography: Vasna Aguilar, Music: Florentin Berger monti, Johannes Wernicke, Dramaturgy: Barbara Noth, Performers: Acting Ensemble Wuppertaler Bühnen, Phots: Jakob Schnetz

Press: 

„For the audience, this performance offers absolute pleasure in the highly artistic body language of the performing arts. … This Shakespeare time flies by – definitely not to be missed!“ – Bergische Blätter  

„Finally, the music by Florentin Berger-Monit and Johannes Wernicke leaves a lasting impression. With synthesiser soundscapes and machine rhythms, it reminds us that the power politician Richard III is a thoroughly contemporary character.“ – Musenblätter

„Hüster’s production is not a reckoning with politicians as such, but a play that is absurd to the core and exposes the depths of human nature. They all carry the Richard germ within them. Whether it will work is the real question. Behind the farce … lies an existential horror. For Hüster, Shakespeare’s characters are themselves the abyss into which they ultimately fall without exception.“ – KulturKenner Nordrhein-Westfalen

 

Volkstheater München / Brave New World

Volkstheater München / Brave New World after Aldous Huxley / Direction: Felix Hafner / Stage: Camilla Hägebarth / Costume: Janina Brinkman / Music: Clemens Wenger / Choreography: Vasna Aguilar / Dramaturgy: Nikolai Ulbricht / Light: Gerhard Fischer

 

Press: 

NY Times

 

 

 

Landestheater Linz / Lehman Brothers

Landestheater Linz / Lehman Brothers after Stefano Massini / Direction: Henri Hüster / Stage and Costume Hanna Rode / Dramaturgy: Kathrin Bieligk / Choreography support: Vasna Aguilar

Lichthof Theater Hamburg / TD Berlin/ Irre

Irre, Text: Rainald Goetz, Lichthof Theater Hamburg / Direction: Henri Hüster, Choreography: Vasna Aguilar, Dramaturgy: Lena Carle, Stage: Lea Burkhalter, Costume, Marie Sturminger, Assistent: Eva Wagner, Light: Sönke C.Herm, Photo:Angelina Vernetti, Performers: Lukas Gander, Aurel von Arx, Anna Eger, Vasna Aguilar

Kampnagel Hamburg / Ein weiteres Beispiel für die Durchlässigkeit gewisser Grenzen

Kampnagel Hamburg / Ein weiteres Beispiel für die Durchlässigkeit gewisser Grenzen, Text: David Foster Wallace, Direction: Henri Hüster, Choreography: Vasna Aguilar, Stage: Lea Burkhalter, Costume: Martha Lange, Dramaturgy: Nikolai Ulbricht, Video: Benedikt Werth, Performers: Katharina Bin’s, Julia Richter, Vasna Aguilar, Marius Bistritzky, Lukas Gander, Pauls Grote, Marie Popall, Gabriel Schneider, Milena Straube, Tamara Theisen 

Open Windows / Junge Choreografen Innen / Theater Osnabrück

Guy standing in a field – Lights on him, Open Windows, Young Choreographers,  Emma Theater Osnabrück / Invited to Fresh Youngster  Braunschweig, Festival Direction Jan Pusch / Choreography: Vasna Aguilar, Dancers: Dance Company Osnabrück

Open Windows / Junge Choreografen Innen / Theater Osnabrück

Welcome to our Dressing room, Open Windows, Young Choreographers, Emma Theater Osnabrück / Choreography: Vasna Aguilar, Dancers: Dance Company Osnabrück