In this episode of Pod de Deux podcast, Clara and Jessica interviewed Stephan Quinci while traveling in Berlin. Originally hailing from Italy and Ohio, Stephan now calls Berlin his home where he collaborates with artists and investigates his own performance work. Stephan shared how his current training in release technique influences his performance work and free expression on the Berlin Club dance floor. We talked about his dialectic process for creating conceptual performance, and the European performance landscape.
Check out his recent dance fashion feature in Sleek Magazine: http://www.sleek-mag.com/2017/10/13/adidas-eqt/
Following graduation from Kenyon College in Ohio, Stephan was invited to create an installed performance dialogue at the former MINT Gallery, a collective art and project space in Columbus, Ohio. Shortly after that, he relocated to Berlin, Germany.
In Europe, Stephan has been involved in numerous solo, group, video, and performance projects and collectives. He has performed works by Isabel Gotzkowsky, Sarah Grether, new media artist Leonard Traynor, and, most recently, he took part in MoDem Pro with the Compagnia Zappalà in Catania, Italy.
Stephan’s most recent personal project, Extract, has evolved from video to performance installation. It includes two parts, one of which premiered in Italy and the other of which is still a work in progress.