QUANTUM

Performed by: Annabelle & Marina. Filmed by: David Walsmann. Music by: Deya Dova


QUANTUM; A world-wide recognised and Cirque du Soleil Award Winning Costume Performance that startles, amuses and bemuses, those that encounter its essence.

A visual journey, a Sculpture that moves as a Mysterious Creature comes to life, transporting you into a hypnotic state of Fantasy as a mind-boggling illusion unfolds in front of your eyes. Awakening the pure fact that We are One.

One Love – One Energy- Connected & Equal

QUANTUM takes you on a trip to discover the underlying principles within our Invisible Universe. An abstract dream that unfolds in front of your eyes, delving into a Stream of Unconsciousness.

Surrender to the truths beyond the naked eye, Awakening the pure fact that we are all Energy, Connected & Equal.

QUANTUM is exactly that what we don’t see,
it is that Mystery that lies between You and Me.
It is that Interconnecting Particle that fills this Space,
Binding us in Unity.”

Not only is ellebannA blowing people’s minds at festivals and parties, their Costume Performances are also highly valued as an art installation/performance within formal events, theatres and gallery exhibitions, including Meditation Ceremonies and Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2019.

QUANTUM is also appealing for Children, it sparks pure curiosity & fascination seeking to understand it.

PERFORMANCES AVAILABLE :

QUANTUM is here to connect people to one another and all around the world and truly connect to ourselves from within. Take a moment to pause, watch the performance without all the questions having to know the answers,  just allowing yourself to enjoy the disconnection in order to reconnect.  Awakening the pure fact that we come from that same place quantum comes from!

We are One, We are equal.

QUANTUM is here to connect people to one another and all around the world and truly connect to ourselves from within. Take a moment to pause, watch the performance without all the questions having to know the answers,  just allowing yourself to enjoy the disconnection in order to reconnectAwakening the pure fact that we come from that same place quantum comes from!

We are One, We are equal

video by Leon Henry on Ibiza

Photo by Clara Muñoz_BOOM 2016

ellebannA quickly became internationally recognised after attending BOOM Festival in 2016. From there they were spotted and flown over to perform at Clockenflap Arts Festival in Hong Kong, followed by Subsonic Festival in Australia, and then Soul Vision in Brazil. After that there was no stopping them! 

Having worked in an an estimated 200 multi-industry events along with 17 different Conscious Music Festivals across the world; such as Rainbow Serpent and Woodford Folk Festival in Australia, Fusion Festival in Germany and Tribal Gathering in Panama. ellebannA has also performed for countless private events and some renowned parties such as Acid Sunday, WooMooN and Story Tellers on Ibiza. 

” QUANTUM : Dreams Become my Present “

GOLDEN PYRAMID

THE GOLDEN PYRAMID; INSIDE OUT

We come from a sacred place, a space that is safe. like the nucleus we come into this world with pure intentions. As we reach out to new learnings we live many unique experiences weather drastic or pleasant, obscure or totally “normal”

A golden pyramid, geometric shapes. An expanding nucleus knot that unwinds creating a moving abstract painting, formed by the master of Ying Yang. From puppeteer to volunteer

Performed by Annabelle & Hektor

Costume by ellebannA

Help from Georgie

 

 

The Enchanting World of The Mermaids

 Aquadreams Ibiza

The Enchanting World of the Mermaids is a theatrical water performance where synchronized swimmers and mermaids transport you into the remarkable myths of the mermaids. Enhanced with dazzling costumes and atmospheric sounds, aquatic creatures sensually ripple through the water emphasizing their curvaceous movements mesmerizing the audience. Prepare yourself for a legendary experience.

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VIDEO of Fish Bowl – The Enchanting World of the Mermaids:

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Poster Jacaranda

 
 
ellebannA, costume designer and production
Aquadreams, professional synchronized swimmers
Marinero, Malcolm
Unknown Artist, creates music using the loop station and a variety of instruments.
SHARKS, filming and editing 
Marchin, photographer

About ellebannA

 “Surrender to the Rhythm & Flow of the Universe! It has bigger and greater plans for you, than you could ever Imagine! 

“Expect the Unexpected, Believe the Unbelievable and Live your Dreams. Your Dreams are Worth Living for”

ellebannA_Costume Performance was founded by an innovative and ambitions creator named Annabelle. Born into an artistic family on a little Island called Ibiza in the Mediterranean Sea. Her upbringing was full of passion, love, authentic expression, freedom, respect and support to be her creative self. 

Having danced all her life and achieved a successful Collage degree of Pattern Design and Construction for Film and Theatre, her dreams began to blossom, realising  her visions through the fusion of highly inventive Costumes and impact felt Performances. 

Bringing to life a remarkable World of Wonder, expressed through costume, experimental dance and movement, beaming light on their visions through the Power of art, a Universal Language that everyone understands. 

“I seek out Fantasy, Humour and Surrealism. My imagination is my best friend; we go on journeys together and have created worlds that nobody else has seen”

 

ellebannA mesmerises, with the intention of drawing audiences out of their mundane routine into a mysterious world of fantasy, an unexpected reality, a visual delight that reactivates their imagination.

Currently, ellebannA consists of a solid team of 6 talented performers, whom also work independently as demand is high, receiving several booking at the same time from different countries. 

Each performance is tailored to the venue. Playful yet mysterious they breathe elegance, class and fascination into a truly Memorable Experience. 

        “I love creating Sculptural Costumes that are dynamic and imaginative that entails a form of movement or restriction, expression and/or character.”

 

ellebannA quickly became internationally recognised after attending BOOM Festival in 2016. From there they were spotted and flown over to perform at Clockenflap Arts Festival in Hong Kong, followed by Subsonic Festival in Australia, and then Soul Vision in Brazil. After that there was no stopping them! 

Having worked in an an estimated 200 multi-industry events along with 17 different Conscious Music Festivals across the world; such as Rainbow Serpent and Woodford Folk Festival in Australia, Fusion Festival in Germany and Tribal Gathering in Panama. ellebannA has also performed for countless private events and some renowned parties such as Acid Sunday, WooMooN and Story Tellers on Ibiza. 

Not only is ellebannA blowing people’s minds at festivals and parties, their Costume Performances are also highly valued as an art installation/performance within formal events, theatres and gallery exhibitions, including Meditation Ceremonies and Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2019.

To this day, ellebannA has been invited to perform in

11 Countries – 5 Continents – WorldWide

 

End of 2018 ellebannAs costume QUANTUM entered the World of Wearable Art international competition in NewZealand. QUANTUM was nominated as Cirque du Soleils Award Winning Invited Artisan, resulting with a work placement in at their official Costume Department in Canada, Montreal in August 2019.

Through humorous and confronting Costume Performance, ellebannA desires to captivate curiosity and provoke emotions through enchanting visuals and sensorial activation. Triggering feelings and imagination on an experiential level.

The aim of designing these entrancing immersive experiences, is to instigate change within our selves; rejigging our conditionings and opening connection to our One Global Tribe.

ellebannA strives to reach a broad range of humans across a wide social spectrum, with the aspiration to inspire. To celebrate the Unknown, recognising Love and Acceptance for self and all being. Stimulating Laughter and Enthusiasm for our differences. Honouring and remembering our Ancient Wisdom within us and nature. Encouraging us all to nurture and nourish our one and only Mother Earth. Clear and Compassionate Communication is key. 

 

ellebannA dreams of creating a vessel that transports audiences into a healing DMT vortex, where all senses are heightening through the union of meticulous sound scape, aroma and visuals, along with remarkable costumes and vibrational performance. Creating a one of a kind outer-body experience, leaving spectators feeling empowered and amazed, enthusiastic and thrilled, inspired and motivated to make a difference. 

“ I believe in MAGIC. I believe in LOVE. I simply BELIEVE !

I believe in all that what is a MIRACLE ! “

Costumes

 

 

El Cangrejo Perdida. Felt & PVA with an aluminium corset. 2011

performed by Monica, photographer Unknown

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El Guerrero. Felt & PVA, latex, mudrock and blue foam 2011

Performed by Ion, photographer Unknown

photo by Jan Kuhr. http://jankuhr.com

Plastic Lobster Hat. also reversible.       above Kara below: Annabelle

Costumes made for a night in Privilege /Ibiza for the night Empire by Allister

 

Fashion Performance in sansara

 

Aluminum Corset

 

Rumble Tumble  out of calico and wire

 

Corsets

 

Two Corsets fitted and boned, one traditional corset made for the Opera Carmen, the other influenced by the Elizabethan era with a decorative recycled twist.

Photos by Dave and Jan Kuhr  

Models Annabelle  &  Myra

Boned and fitted Corsets

 

Carmen Opera:

A fitted and boned corset made on the stand for the character Micaela in the new production of Carmen taking place in the Uk 2011.

photo by Dave

Photo by Jan Kuhr

Photo by Jan Kuhr

Photo by Jan Kuhr

 

Elizabethan Costume made with a Twist

A unique Elizabethan influenced costume, assemble by a purple yoke and skirt, emerald green choker and reversible fitted and boned corset made of contrasting materials; Lush raw silk and recycled Foster Cans carefully cut and layered to decorate including an outline of woven ring-pulls. Follow the link to see it in the show: Art On The Cat Walk 2011

Photo by Dan

Elizabethan Corset

 

 

 

 

Media

 

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—RecycleArt  – Aug 2011

http://www.diariodeibiza.es/pitiuses-balears/2011/08/31/vestidos-bolsas-patatas/504119.html

—Lunatic Cats – July 2011

http://www.mydestination.com/ibiza/events/73132256/lunatic-cats-14-july-2011

—Ruta del Arte  – June 2011

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—‘Enter the Unknown World’ – Fashion Performance  – 9 Sep 10

http://www.diariodeibiza.es/pitiuses-balears/2010/09/01/desfile-benefico-alternativo-widman-atzaro/430324.html

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—Fashion Performance in Brighton  – 8 May 09

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Interview by Maya Dupont. Oct 2011

Enter the Unknown World of: ellebannA
by Maya Dupont

“I want each collection to speak for itself. You put the costume on and you get a feeling of what the costume does to you as a person, how it changes your movements. It all kind of evolves from there.”

Annabelle is the name behind the up and coming concept of ellebannA. ellebannA is not so much an acronym as the backward reading of the designer’s first name Annabelle. To categorize ellebanA as a clothing brand would not do justice to the creative vision which it represents. It stands for the unification of the young designers three main passions; art, fashion and performance.

At age 23, Annabelle is fervently following her family’s footsteps in their creative orientation. Born to a sculptor and an artist, she has always been surrounded by inspirational people, as well as the eccentric elite of Ibiza – the island in which she was raised. Currently studying in Brighton, she took the time to talk to Amsterdam Today about the influences of island life on her designs, the thematic development of her theatrical performances, and her new project Recycle Art.

Annabelle is adamant about the inspiration that growing up on the island has had on her designs. She considers herself lucky to have grown up there. “You take in more than your average kid growing up in London I would think” she says referring to the beautiful nature which envelops the island. “Nature plays a big role on the island; you’re constantly in contact with [it] which in turn inspires my designs”. She also refers to the open mindedness of the island people “the people on the island are very open, all ages communicate with one another so it opens your mind as a child”. It is probably such a philosophy which motivated her to start with her first big show at only 20 years of age.

The young designer has already hosted various shows across the UK and Ibiza. To call them fashion shows would, again, be an understatement. From her more wearable hippy chique collection of 2008, she has now ventured into the direction of costume design or “sculptural costumes” as she refers to them herself. These extravagant designs often involve working with unconventional materials such as metal, plastic, paper, or even recycled waste. “I find creating the costume has become more like creating an art piece rather than just a fashion item to get mass produced” – and the performance shows are a way to bring her designs to life. “You put the costume on and you get a feeling of what the costume does to you as a person, how it changes your movements and it all kind of evolves from there”.

When asked about the development of her performances she gives credit to all the people who have helped her realize her dream:- “People help me a lot. People who are willing to help really influence what we do and the show we put on”. This refers to her haphazard/organic method of putting on a show which consists of gathering a unit of creative people to come together and basically – do what they do best – whilst wearing her designs. “The idea of the show is to promote each individual in what they do – if she’s a model then she can walk like a model, if they do back flips then I want them to do the back flip – I want to get the best qualities out of everyone participating!” she adds enthusiastically. Remarkably, all the shows she has put up have so far been realized through contributions of like minded creative volunteers.  Few people have the vision or the passion to inspire such creativity in people, and at such a young age.

In essence her performance art is all about creating a fusion between the performance and her costumes. The designer says herself:- “what I’m really after is that the costume becomes the performance rather than the performer doing the performance becomes the performance. I want the costume to be the focus of the attention and the movements of the performer should enhance the qualities of the costume and make it come alive. You become part of the costume and that should start speaking for itself.” The description ties in nicely with her criteria for her designs. She says she wants her costumes to “enhance a dance” – again emphasizing the fusion of aesthetics and movement.

When asked about future projects she refers me to her new undertaking of Recycle Art. Recycle Art is a new project which she is setting up in Ibiza with hopes of going beyond the Spanish border. The project consists of an intensive course for people of all ages to learn how to create costumes out of recyclable materials and then to perform their own costumes through a “sensorial performance”. Sensorial performance, originating from the US, is a new and engaging way of involving the audience in the performance by playing with their senses through touch, sight and smell. Widmann says that the sensorial performance “goes well with the recycle art project since not everyone wants to be touching waste products, yet we are creating beautiful designs from them. The beauty of it is that nobody really notices the costumes are made from waste products until they come up close and see the designs”.

So far her projects have not been financially beneficial to her or her creative volunteers. However, she hopes to continue on this path to eventually be financially independent so that she can “start paying these amazing people who have helped me” as well as develop her theatrical concepts. Despite the financial short-comings, in her 2009 show Enter the Unknown World at Atzaro, she did a fund raiser by selling raffles to raise money for Motor Neuron Disease – a rare disease but one which a close family member suffered from. In total they raised “over 1000 euro” she says proudly.

Speaking to the young designer leaves a sense of amazement at the simplicity necessary for the magic that she creates. All one needs is a vision, and an organic beauty to inspire people to involve themselves with her projects. Today I entered the unknown world of ellebannA. It is a world of creativity and inspirations which I hope will spread worldwide!

Videos and photos of her shows can be found at www.ellebanna.com

 

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