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Workshop Body Weather | Frank van de Ven & Astarti Athanasiadou

Saturday 23 September 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 24 September 13:00 – 18:00
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Body Weather is a comprehensive approach to training and performance that investigates the intersections of bodies and their environments. Bodies are conceived not as fixed and separate entities but as constantly changing – just like the weather. Weather is seen as a complex system of forces and influences coursing through and beyond bodies and the world.The term and philosophical basis for Body Weather was founded in the early 1980’s by dancer Min Tanaka and further developed by Laboratories worldwide.

After a thorough training and work with a partner on breathing, stretching, alignment and the notion of ‘relaxation’ in the morning, we will delve into the particulars of improvisation in dance and movement. We’ll explore both physical and mental states of being and creating movement, improvise on non-existing scores, inspect prevalent habits and patterns and engage in Oulipian games.

As a training, Body Weather is of relevance to anyone interested in exploring the body and physical presence and this workshop is suited to dance, theatre and movement practitioners, and to artists of various backgrounds.

About Frank van de Ven
Frank van de Ven was a member of Tanaka’s Maijuku Performance Company in Japan, from 1983-1991. With Katerina Bakatsaki he leads Body Weather Amsterdam, a platform for training and performance. He has an ongoing commitment to the Body/Landscape projects conducted worldwide..
For more info on Body Weather A‘dam see www.bodyweatheramsterdam.blogspot.com

About Astarti Athanasiadou
Astarti Athanasiadou works as choreographer, performer and teacher. She studied dance, choreography and performance studies in Athens (GR), Lausanne (CH) and Malta, and holds a Master in Art Praxis from the Dutch Art Institute, Artez, NL. Astarti releases work under the aliases of bad royale and achaperformance. She has been practicing Body Weather since 2009 with Frank van de Ven, Katerina Bakatsaki and Hisako Horikawa. For more info see http://astarti-athanasiadou.com/

Registration & Schedule

Saturday 23 September 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 24 September 13:00 – 18:00

Workshop fee: regular – 110 Euro, students – 90 Euro.

Registration and contact: cloud.danslab(at)gmail.com
www.cloudatdanslab.nl