18-22.11.2013 / Studio Słodownia +3
With this workshop we will explore how movement can be generated by undergoing a precarious state characteristic of a body that is “strange to itself”. This will be achieved through an associative, emphatic and binary practice that questions the limits of the body and explores the relationship between the “self” and the “other”, the intuition and control, the chaos and order. We will research how fiction (creating ones circumstance), constrain (establishing ones limits), immersing into chaotic states (abandoning oneself to chaos and reorganizing ones inhabitation/command of this), chance (welcoming accident and perceiving this as an opportunity for associative thinking) and precariousness (instability/dysfunction) can generate alternative movement material that can be directly implemented in emergent compositions.
We will progress throughout the class from a gentle warm up based on relaxation towards a more intense physical and kinetic exploration. The exercises will be executed both individually and collectively. We will have the possibility to be informed directly from our movement experiences and from the observations we make as spectators of each other.
Bruno Listopad is a choreographer, mentor and independent curator that studied dance, and fine arts. He made his debut in the Netherlands in 1998 at the Holland Dance Festival and received a number of significant awards among which the Prize of Interpretation Prix Volinine, Prize Ribeiro da Fonte, Amsterdam Encouragement Prize, and the Philip Morris Art Prize. His works have been produced and commissioned by Korzo Producties, Dansateliers, Acarte, Productiehuis Zeebelt, CCB, NAi, Productiehuis Rotterdam (Rotterdamse Schouwburg), Holland Dance Festival, Springdance Festival, Krisztina de Châtel, Ballet Gulbenkian, Rotterdam-Porto Cultural Capitals 2001, Dance Works Rotterdam, Nye Carte Blanche, Het Nationale Ballet, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, and Something Raw Festival. He has co-directed the research institute Danslab and co-curated a performance exhibition at the art space TENT Rotterdam. He has been teaching in institutions such as ArtEZ Master of Choreography, Master Artistic Research KABK and SNDO School for New Dance Development.
The participants are asked to bring training clothes that fully cover their limbs (sweaters, trousers), non-slippery socks and when possible kneepads.
Additional information can be found at www.disjointedarts.com
SPAZIO is a European artistic and educational programme for young choreographers. Its interdisciplinary nature reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the art of contemporary dance and its ambition is to create a new generation of dance creators – people enriched with interdisciplinary knowledge who think in terms of contemporary art and are ready to implement new ideas on their national stages.
SPAZIO was developed at the initiative of the brilliant choreographer Emio Greco and his International Choreographic Arts Centre in Amsterdam, in collaboration with organisations like CSC Dance House in Bassano del Grappa, Italy; the Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance in Zagreb and Art Stations Foundation in Poznań in cooperation with The Institute of Music and Dance.
The content-related mentor of SPAZIO in Poland is Jadwiga Majewska, dance critic and theoretician, lecturer at the Jagiellonian University and curator of numerous international educational and artistic projects.
The SPAZIO Project has been made possible owing to the support of the European Union Culture Programme