During my artistic work I have been sharing my research through a variety of workshops or lectures concerning:
- Em/Power the Co embodied bodies of togetherness
Within a workshop- lab and a lecture I want to focus on the theme „performativity of
the assembly“, as well as on „community and group organisation formats“. What kind of different forms of co-creation can we archive together? How do we build up and activate a collective body? How do we set up an environment for an interplay? What are pluralistic actions and how do they function? How do we use power or empowerment for authority, control or domination? In addition we will perform different cooperative rituals to demonstrate their understanding of participation. This includes the aims of community groups, how they function and how they occur with power or empowerment within groups, individuals and the global society.
Through the role of the body, we ́ll discover that the embodied ways of coming together are related to different mechanism. Therefore the question is not, whether I act in a collective or as an individual, but what impulses of collective dynamics I want to give with my actions? We will explore inclusive and exclusive mechanisms of collective behaviours and of animal groups. How do they create different shapes and motions and how do they generate different collective patterns with small variations in the rules followed by individual group members in order to organise themselves as a collective. Where in history group behaviour and collective actions have misused the power of those structures and how could we protect those communities in future from those effects?
- an investigation into a walk
In this workshop we will pay our attention on the way and the forms of walking. Applying the Situationist „dérive“ and the W.Benjamin „Flaneur“, in order to gather movement. The workshop will focus on specific aspects of walking as a fundamental movement connected to artistic space. Synchronized or desynchronized – whether walking together or on our own, our bodies are defined by a multiplicity of rhythms. We will research on the dynamics of walking – how can we transform the walk into stumbles, strolls, rhythms and dances – repeating circling around, going from point A to point B and getting lost inside. These threads weave together both, the external and internal spaces that are constantly being produced by the ways we walk. We will explore and map the surroundings and we will work on the task, how walking can become dancing can become walking.
This workshop explores bound flow technique bound flow technique using a movement velocity far below the average slow motion to encourage deeper awareness and perception. We will work in pairs using BLINDFOLDED PERCEPTION. This involves imagination, which is a central discovery throughout our working process. Furthermore we are using the exercise of repeating texts in our mind to come closer to a ritualistic tuning of our movement.
In this workshop, we will explore the „Tableau Vivant“ (living Picture), gestures and the posture between image and performance. We will work, reflect and discuss, we will recreating paintings and images by using our bodies. How does it feel to embody images? What does it mean to pose? What happens if you recreate a image and put it into another context and give it life? What is presented and what i represented? We will work in groups to create short performances of Tableau Vivant. In addition to the postures, gestures and transforming or representing the images, we will work on performative issues like space, time and movement and make choreographic decisions.
This workshop is for everybody who wish to investigate the intersection between dance and video and is not dependent on a specific dance-style. The workshop will begin with a body-warm up and lead into a lecture about practical and artistic challenges of producing a dance film. We will explore the choreographic and filmic potential of creating dance specifically for the camera and create together a screen dance. We will work in groups, develop either a linear or non-linear narrative (a storyboard like for instance we can see in silent movies or the aesthetic of a collage). We question the place of the spectator and learn how to write the dance through various camera framings. How does a choreographer capture the choreography within the lens of the camera? How does the camera interact with the choreography? For this Workshop you should bring your smart phones, tablets or digital cameras. The footage will be edited in the end of the workshop and will be handed to your organisation.
- Instant composing / improvisation and composition
Through various improvisation techniques, you can playfully experience how easy it is to create your own movements, surprise yourself, let yourself be inspired by the others and let everything emerge from the moment in a performance. We are learning e.g. A choreographic sequence and experiment with it, roll it and redesign it. Dialogical-scenic approaches, perception training, as well as awareness-raising practice form the basis of our work. This working method promotes physical permeability on the one hand, and on the other hand various fields of attention are superimposed, and a wide-spread field of consciousness is opened in an intrepid way by enabling rapid and directed action and reaction to internal and external impulses. By means of clear tools, we build our improvisations and use structural elements such as space paths, rhythm, and mindfulness, which follow compositional and improvisational decisions. Trust in oneself and others unfolds in the giving and taking of this universal language.
TWIXTlab Athens, Greece
O.F.F. – Oslo Flaneur Festival 2016 Oslo,Norway
ŽIVA 2015 Festival plesne ustvarjalnosti mladih (Spanski Borci) Ljubljana, Slovenia
SHAWBROOK DANCE (YOUTH DANCE COMPANY) Longford,Irland
Tanz und Schule e.V. Munich,Germany