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Residency #2 CLOUD LAYER BY LAYER| Una Wiplinger

29 July – 10 August 2019

Presentation : 10 August 17:00

Skin as a border between the inner and the outer world. As the most intimate human cover. As the outermost envelope. As the closest contact point to our surroundings. Skin covers the many layers of the body, interwowen and engraved with memories and stories.

During my first residency at CLOUD, my research was mostly about the sensation, influence and relationship between different anatomical “layers” of the body and movement.
Now I will start working with sound and textile materials, bringing new layers and aspects to my movement researches.

After a week of exchanging ideas and experimentig with Claire Chatel (costume & stage design), the interaction between body, movement and material will get integrated in the performative process. How can textile material and movement influence each other? What kind of movement possibilities does a certain material have to offer? How does movement change the shape and meaning of a textile object? What new pictures and stories can arise during the interaction between movement and material?

Furthermore I want to start developing first compositions for voice and loop station, playing with text fragments, layering and different kind of sounds.

Autumn Movement Intensive | Ivan Cook

Would you like to be a part of an creative environment to research, explore, create and play?

This Movement Intensive over a duration of 8 weeks invites you to deepen your practice.


The study process will be based upon 3 pillars:

Physical Development:
Increasing movement capabilities through academic education, training & techniques, ranging from top level strength & conditioning, Dance, Mobility methods & Combat arts.

Mental Development:
Rewiring your brain to regain & strengthen your senses. Using movement situations as a segway to train the brain through techniques of problem solving, logic, memory & sustained attention. The implementation of Psychology/ Neuroscience allows not only for the optimization of the physical, but also the mental development- which go hand in hand
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Artistic Development:
The Accumulation of the previous developments lays the ground work to help uniquely develop a solo and group creative signature. Unmasking or discovering new chains of movement, thinking and communication skills. Weekly tasks will be given to discover multiple avenues of creative potential.

The primary outlook is to facilitate a creative environment to research, educate, explore, create and play!


WHERE:
Cloud Danslab,
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20-B, 2518 RA Den Haag,
Netherlands
http://www.cloudatdanslab.nl

WHEN:
Saturdays 12:30 – 14:30 (2 Hours)
24th August, Open Trial Class (10 euro) if paying the whole intensive this is free.
31st August / 19th October ( 8 week intensive)

PRICE:
200 euro

APPLICATION:
Please send a PM via the facebook or email to: cookmovementpractice@gmail.com
For further information for registration

Note that only AFTER payment is received is your place is secured.

Deadline for application: 17th August

For a video teaser:https://youtu.be/LIdi1e-wqjk

Belly dance and Pilates Summer Class

Bellydance and Pilates Summer Classes

Website | Facebook

Bellydance and Pilates Summer Classes
Would you like to keep moving during the summer time? Join the Bellydance and Pilates Summer Classes. 4 weeks of Bellydance and Pilates classes with various topics like shimmy’s, dancing with veil, baladi. Besides Bellydance and Pilates classes I will also teach my first class which combine’s the benefits of Pilates with Bellydance. See below for more info on topics.

Early Bird Discount
You can join us for 1 or several classes. If you register for 5, 8 or 12 classes you get a discount.
If you have registered and your payment is received by Friday June 28 you will get a Early Bird discount. So hurry up!

Would you like to join the Summer Classes?Register first using the application form. Choose the option `Summer Classes` and let us know in the Comments which classes you would like to join, the amount of classes and on which dates.
Note! You can only join the classes if you have registered and have paid in advance! You cannot sign up for a trial class.

Costs Early Bird discount
€15,- for 1 class
5 classes for €70,-
8 classes for €108,-
12 classes for €156,- = including the 4 Pilates classes outdoors on the beach and at the Paleistuin.

Early Bird discount will end Friday June 28! So hurry up! After this date the classes will be  €17,50,- for 1 class.

Class time Schedule

Week 1 
Fusion Pilates & Bellydance: How to use your muscles in Bellydance
Tuesday 23 July from 19:30 – 20:30
Open level

Bellydance: Shake that body – Shimmy’s , accents & isolations
Tuesday 23 July from 20:30 – 21:45
Open level

Week 2
Pilates: Glutes, glutes, glutes – Booty training
Tuesday 30 July from 19:30 – 20:30
Open level

Bellydance: Dancing with Veil & Flow
Tuesday 30 July from 20:30 – 21:45
Open level

Week 3
Pilates: Work that upperbody
Monday 5 August from 19:30 – 20:30
Open level

Bellydance : Baladi & Musical Interpretation
Monday 5 August from 20:30 – 21:45
Open level – some experience required in Bellydance moves

Week 4
Pilates: Abs & Breathing
Monday 12 August from 19:30 – 20:30
Open level

Bellydance: Arm movement & Intensity
Monday 12 August from 20:30 – 21:45
Open level


Topics Summer Classes

Fusion Pilates & Bellydance: How to use your muscles in Bellydance
Which muscles do I use for different Bellydance moves?  How do I keep my balance? How do I improve my body posture while dancing, create more intensity or become more staccato? Join this class and improve your body awareness while dancing.

PilatesAlways wanted to try Pilates? Or like to continue your classes during the summer?
What is Pilates? Pilates is a workout method that will improve your strength, flexibility and body awareness. It will make you feel more balanced, improve your posture and will prevent physical discomfort like stiff shoulders and lower back pain. It is also a good combination if you want to become better at Bellydance. It can be done by anybody no matter what age or level. The classes are open to men and women.

Pilates: Glutes, glutes, glutes – Booty training
This is a full body workout with more focus on your booty. We will train and strengthen the different glute muscles which are often not used enough due to sitting all day. Training these can prevent lower back pain and improve your body posture.
Level: Open level

Pilates: Work that upper body
This is a full body workout with more focus on your upper body. Create more strength, mobility and body awareness in your upper body.
Level: Open level

Pilates: Abs & Breathing
This is a full body workout with more focus on strengthening your abs and the connection between abs and breathing. Breathing properly has so many benefits. It will create less stress in your body in daily life and will help you improve your strength while training.
Level: Open level

Bellydance

Shake that body – Shimmy’s , accents & isolations
Are you looking for a dance class that is high energy and that will improve your stamina? This class is fun and upbeat and will guaranty a high energy workout!  We will work on creating more power in your shimmy’s, various accents and isolations. You will learn a short combo (mini choreo).
Level: Open level

Dancing with Veil & Flow
During these classes you will learn the beauty of dancing with veil and how to create more flow while dancing. You will learn a short combo (mini choreo).
Level: Open level

Baladi & Musical Interpretation
Do you love baladi? And do you want to learn more about its structure and how to translate this music while dancing? You will learn a short combo (mini choreo) which focusses on switching between staccato and flow.
Level: Open level – some experience required in Bellydance moves

Bellydance: Arm movement & Intensity
Would you like to become better at using your arms while dancing? Create more intensity and emotion. In this class we will focus on technique as well as on really feeling the music.
Level: Open level

Bank account data
After signing up you will receive a confirmation by email. You can transfer the class fee to bank account NL70 RABO 0132 0096 84 to MounaMay Dance & Pilates. Please mention “Summer Classes Bellydance” or “Summer Classes Pilates and your first- and last name in the subject line.
Note! you can only use the Early Bird discount if you have registered and your payment is received by Thursday June 28.

pRESENTATION iNDIAN dANCE kUCHIPUDI | mUDRA cENTRE FOR dANCE

On Sunday 7 July there will be an open presentation of Indian Classical Dance Kuchipudi by Mudra Centre for Dance.
For almost 4 years Jaswina Bihari has been leading a group of wonderful dancers at CLOUD danslab. On Sundays she teaches from 10.30-12:00. At this time will also be the presentation coming Sunday.

Kuchipudi is one of the eleven major Indian classical dances. It originated in a village named Kuchipudi in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Kuchipudi is a dance-drama performance, with its roots in the ancient Hindu Sanskrit text of Natya Shastra. It developed as a religious art linked to traveling bards, temples and spiritual beliefs, like all major classical dances of India.


Long Distance Collaboration | Ludic Collective

22-28 July 2019

Ludic Collective is essentially a mini community of open-minded artists of different disciplines, with members currently scattered around the planet Earth.

With passion for food, playing, experimenting, dance, music, devising and generally having fun,

Ludic wants to collaborate with various artists and non-artists. 

Collectively we produce:

performances /workshops /soundscapes /doodles /animation /text and meals, etc.

​Ludic is currently focused on creating  movement-based theatre. However, things are always shifting and Ludic members work to bring in individual projects to the group and support each others’ projects.

Ludic likes to eat together, share ridiculous ideas, make stuff, create a BIG MESS and conduct many trial failures without feeling the deep fall.

In this residency they will explore ‘long distance collaboration’, where they will bring together Bucharest, London, Gothenborg in the CLOUD studio. They also invited Kate Slezak to present her workshop during their time in the studio.

Sensory Experience | Kate Slezak

3- day workshop by Kate Slezak 25-26-27 July 2019

Rendering art reflective practise & proces making

July 25

11:30- 13:30 : entering the body, thinking about normalities; – from slowness to shaking

14:30 – 17:30 : creative workshop

July 26

11:30 – 13:30 : becoming – withs in intra active spaces ; – W. ‘Lecture’

14:30 – 17:30 : creative workshop

July 27

11:30 – 13:30 : digital performance and virtual body ; – monitoring movement and the art of conversation.

14:30 – 17:30 : creative workshop.

  • Intersecting embodied practise and and social critical discourse within interdisciplinary art making practise / process.
  • Participate is solo and collective movement and choreographic based exercises.
  • Call upon and access your subjective creative abilities.
  • Engage in reflective discussion
  • move and think together.

This workshop is open to anyone interested in furthering or beginning their art making practise/ process. Each day will be structured to an according subject; participants are ree to atend any 1-6 sessions. A donation of 5 – 15 € per session is encouraged. ( please contact Kate if money is an issue)

email questions / rsvp @ kate.slezak95 @gmail.com – Or ust show up !

www.movingmoves.com/rendering-art-reflective

THE UNCONSCIOUS MOVE | Residency Sebastian Pickering Pedersen

10-21 June 2019

PRESENTATION : 21 June at 5 pm

Open Morning Labs : 11/13/15/18/20 June from 9:30 till 11:00

Sebastian Pickering Pedersen

Danish/Canadian dancer, dance-maker and musician, b. 1994, Aarhus, Denmark. He has a varied background as a dancer, classical guitarist, fencer and white water canoeist.

As a choreographer he was recently artist in Residency at Performing Arts Platform in Denmark researching photography vs. movement/choreography with his collective aNorange, with whom he is currently working towards the premiere of their first longer piece. As a dancer he will be working with Icelandic Dance Company in January and Nicole Beutler (NB Projects) later in spring.

He is currently working on his movement research concerning involuntary/unconscious movement and has a flair for floor work and physical theatre.

During 2 weeks of exploration and creation at CLOUD, I will be working with different physical, theatrical and visual aspects of unconsciousness. Building on previous research concerning “Involuntary/unconscious movement” I will be continuing to work with physical tasks aiming to provoke the body to move without the performer consciously choosing to do so. The includes working with balance (loss), manipulation of the body and provoking physical reactions. I wish to combine this with a more theatrical approach by imitating states of consciousness – how can we theatrically express being conscious or unconscious? Can we create or imitate a state of in between – eg. sleep walking, being drunk, constantly switching between loosing and gaining consciousness?

The aim of this residency is to start transforming material and tasks from a practical movement research into a more artistic direction by finding out what images and associations appear from the exploration of physical and theatrical consciousness. By working with the theme and its tasks, what references might appear? What scenes can be built? What aesthetic does it have – does it have an aesthetic at all? Does it bring a context of its own, or does it need to be put in a certain “staged” context to have a meaning?

OPEN CLASSES

To prepare ourselves for working physically throughout the day, the warm ups will be working our stamina through floor work, partnering and improvisation, but also focus on more intricate exercises in balance and adding subtle theatricality to our ways of moving.

LAYER BY LAYER | Residency Una Wiplinger

1 – 8 June 2019

Una Minou Wiplinger

BA in Eurhythmics/Music and Movement Pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (mdw). A piano and voice pedagogue, she is also active as artist and educator in the fields of dance and theatre for children and adults. She is working as a freelance dancer, musician and eurhythmics practitioner and is a member of the Austrian dance and performance company schallundrauch agency

See the world as a mystery.

An onion with many layers.

Look beneath the surface.

Peel things to it ́s core.

Follow the threads of life.

LAYER BY LAYER is an interdisciplinary performance project. Dance, textile art and live music will fuse together. Therefore, I am collaborating with Claire Chatel, a French-Austrian textile artist and designer, as well as with two Austrian musicians.

Theme: “MULTIPLE LAYERS “

Universe- Worlds- Body- Society- Movement- Living beings- Thoughts- Materials- Emotions- Stories- Relations- Life- Textiles- Systems- Perception- Dreams- Sounds- People… are complex.

They consist of many elements, of different layers. Their structure is being shaped by time, by life. Each experience leaves marks, shaping and changing the story. Sounds, textiles and movements can be broken down into their finest fragments. They can condense and dissolve themselves. They influence and communicate, connect, separate or envelop each other. The performer plunges into different layers, atmospheres of different surroundings, and into her own inner universe.

Fields of Research & Questions:

Textiles, sounds and the anatomy of the body consist of layers, waves, and structures. We see and hear, but usually we only perceive “the whole” or rather the uppermost layers.

To what extent can a human being perceive deeper layers and differentiate between them? In more concrete terms: To what extent can we feel the structure of a fabric on our skin, feel our fascias, make out the different voices of a sound carpet or perceive the feeling that lies hidden beneath another?

FALLING IN: body, space, fragmentation | Residency Marta Worner

Marta Worner’s research exposition (13-26 May 2019)

Showing the outcome of the residency on 26 May

1st Show : 14:30 – 15:30

2nd Show : 16:30 – 17:30

Open attending sessions between 20 – 22 May

( see section “participation” for more info)

While space becomes fragmented, Marta researches around the ability of the body to become, through the simple act of falling into the unknown.

About the research

After two years of practice-led research framed within the Choreography Master program of Codarts and Fontys Universities, Marta finds herself in the final phase of her inquiry in which she will bring together her two lines of inquiry, the destructuration of the space through scenographic tools and its relation with the kinetics of the body. Below the inspirational umbrella of the idea of performing the Deleuzian concept of “becoming”, Marta addresses the dichotomy structure-destructure and its application and affections to the body.

Inspired by the Deleuzian concept of “becoming” (coming from the Latin verb “devenire” which means “coming down, falling in, arriving to”) Marta Wörner proposes the inquire of the act of “fall in” as a tool for de-patterning, a physical door to the unknown. The research will be presented one the one hand by an exposition of her documentation and on the other hand by an interdisciplinary movement work. The resulting interdisciplinary piece is a playful physical and spatial dialogue between controlling and “falling in”, or between balance and uncertainty that happens in a fragmented and multidimensional space. Starting from the destructuration of the space through the scenographic practice Marta uses an interactive steel construction with video projections together with sound and light design tools to build a fragmented universe that challenges the body to find its place inside that fluent setting through a process of becoming or falling in. The research has been led by an always changing, falling research question: How the fragmentation and destructuration of the space relate to the kinetic action of falling knowledge of my findings?

During the residency at CLOUD/DANSLAB

In this artistic residency at Cloud/Danslab, Marta Wörner will be experimenting on how to present her research documentation through the exposition model. Rather than create an academic paper to share her research, Marta has the aim to facilitate an experience that allows the audience to enter into the research universe she has been diving in during these years and to generate new knowledge together with the viewer’s experience and presence. For that, Marta will design an interactive space that, in coherence with her performative work, allows a nomadic experience in which the audience can access her documentation freely but guided and informed. During the residency, Marta will invite artists from different fields to allow their experiences and comments to influence her design.

Participation

If you are interested in participating, experiencing or questioning Marta’s research during the residency period, please, write an email to mwornersarabia@gmail.com with a short text explaining why would you like to attend to one of the research sessions and your availability between the 20th and 22nd of May. Moreover, there will be a showing of the outcome of the residency period during the 26th of May. If you would like to attend, please, send an email to mwornersarabia@gamail.com .The participation in both activities is free of charge, as it is thought of as an exchange. However, the inscription is necessary and the commitment to the appointment is appreciated.

About Marta Wörner

Marta Wörner is a motivated and enthusiastic interdisciplinary artist trained in modern dance in different countries and a Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual Communication. Throughout her career, she combines contemporary dance and audiovisual work such as projections and soundscapes for her performances. As a choreographer, she is seeking for expressive and artistic languages that can evolve from the interaction and mixture of different art fields and formats. She aims to create vocabularies that entail a transdisciplinary language.

FALLING IN | Marta Wörner

pre- Residency Workshop: 

26 & 28 Feb 16:30 – 19:30 / 2 & 9 March 10:30 – 13:30/ 3&10 March 13:00 – 16:00

Fee​: 15 euros* for the whole workshop.
*The symbolic fee of the workshop is meant to cover the cost of the space. However, if any participant has a firm wish to attend but an honest economical impediment, the participant can communicate the situation to the organization and not be charged

In this workshop, we will explore the physical, psychical and sensorial implications of the action of “falling in”.
Inspired by the Deleuzian concept of “becoming” (coming from the Latin verb “devenire” which means “coming down, falling in, arriving to”) Marta Wörner proposes the inquire of the fall as a physical door to the unknown. Understanding “falling in” as an uncontrolled abandoning the body to the force of gravity and embracing its implication on the mental state of the performer, we will focus in the re-organization of the body in between moments of physical balance.
It is a play between controlling and “falling in” in which the participants will inquire the potential of their articulated movement, the openness of the body worked through the relaxation and conscious use of the core, and the awareness of the space.

The kinetics of the human body and its ability to reorganize itself to become another thrives me. As a maker, Marta is interested in exploring its interaction with other structures that do not change or move that way, as the established structures in the city or fundamental building blocks of our thoughts and beliefs.

The workshop also has the aim to invite a selection of participants to the following artistic residency of Marta Wörner at CLOUD DansLab, in which she will continue developing her artistic research.

Defining the body as a natural structure, she always wanted to learn from it. With the firm thought that the body has an inherent valuable knowledge that I can not name yet, but intuit it, I always moved.
Her other fascination is the deconstruction of the space through the scenographic tools and the dramaturgical possibilities of it.
The goal with this research is to build a space between the theatre and the street through the deconstruction of space and scenographic dramaturgy as tools, which allowed me to explore the dichotomy solid-fluent/structure-destructure and its application and affections to the body, all below the inspirational umbrella of the idea of performing the concept of “becoming” and reflecting on it.

RESEARCH QUESTION FOR THE ARTISTIC RESIDENCY AT DANSLAB.

The artistic residency at CLOUD DansLab will start with the workshop FALLING between 26 Feb- 10 March , the reserach stage of the residency will be carried out between the 13th and 26th of May.
In this two weeks residency at CLOUD DansLab, Marta wants to explore the implications of transferring my findings on the embodiment of the Deleuzian concept of becoming as a tool for material creation to other dancers/performers..

AS NOCTURNAL – SCREENING

Sunday 27th @ 8:00 pm we will host our fourth screening.

Dancer In The Dark by Lars von Triers.

And a 1981 visual ethnographic documentary of a supposedly Nepalese tribe narrated by a distanced American presenter male voice.

To join please sign up.

As Nocturnals is a recurring event where ArtScience students screen films/docus/movies relevant to our thesis/graduating research.

All people welcome.

AS DIURNAL – aisha pagnes

What insights can we gather regarding the habit of vision through blind exercises?

Sunday 27th @ 5:00 pm will be dedicated to our feet’s sense of touch. Various materials and textures will delineate a path in the studio to walk on. We will have a short warm up, blind practice followed up by time for reflection. 

email Aisha to join!

“I’m testing this method out as a way to find the most suited structure, so it is kept open specifically for this reason. If this seems like something that could interest you please do join! Your support would help me structure the coming sessions better. “

Some tests:

alone:
2 weeks blind
floating tank
scuba diving at night
running blind

with people:
ways of not seeing: extensions, googles white, black, lenses, blur  resting in darkness: breathing and listening
running blind
blind walks
rear-view eyes – no eye contact possible, only mirror view
feet for eyes – barefoot walking
experimental blind dinner 24 h
blind writing
on trust – socialising blind in a room full of people

~ attention to: B4 M2 ArtScience
In light of our graduation we are setting up the AS DIURNALS/NOCTURNALS: a temporary platform for the mutual support of our development. We will use the Modular Mondays as well as other suited locations (CLOUD, beach, walks, etc.) to gather the feedback needed. Think of it as group studio practice. Given the participatory nature of most of our works, it is important that we can rely on each other for testing our ideas.