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Emovere “Emotional Expression in Dance”

February 23 and 24 from 1pm to 6pm

A 2 day intensive about injecting the emotion in motion

Emovere is the latin derivation for the word emotion. Its meaning being; to move, move out or move through.
Which in essence means that dance IS emotion in motion

During this 10 hour intensive we wil go through the steps of creating a combination with emotion as the first step by going through the following modules to use as a tool.

Modules:
– Put your head in the game
(facial expressions)
– Talk with your hands
(emoting with hands )
– Body Language
(embodied feelings)

We will work towards learning an Urban Fusion Bellydance combination incorporating each of the modules and using urban dance style techniques like popping, animation and tutting.

The modules taught during this intensive will also be able to be used on existing choreographies as an extra layer in your piece.

This intensive is for the intermediate to advanced dancer of any discipline or style. If you have an excisting combo or short dance piece, even better!

Price: EARLY BIRD (before February 10) : €125 for 10 hours
After February 10 : €140 for 10 hours

(PAYMENT ENSURES YOUR SPOT FOR THE INTENSIVE)

For registration and payment info : vle3rt7e@gmail.com

RESIDENCY LO BIL

18 – 24 March 2019

workshop & presentation 23 March 18:30

lo bil is a York University Interdisciplinary Masters student creating body-based performance art using cross-disciplinary methodologies to correlate research into process, pleasure, vulnerability, an aesthetics of feeling, and the impacts of a social location on identity. Through non-repeated performance gestures, lo generates intuitive research into academic concepts by using physical improvisation, spontaneous utterance, impulse- based scores, object manipulation, and interrelational proposals with audience. Her work has been called “raw”, “amusing”, “transparent”, and often involves creating a feedback loop with the audience.

I am developing a performance-research practice of “dropping” questions into the body, aiming for “non-repeatability” and moving on intuition as a method for understanding philosophical texts.

Encouraging myself to move into states of intoxication through movement provides an entry-point into my unconscious image life, connecting abstract physical impulses to sublimated content by letting speech effect movements and movements affect speech. Making this physical practice into a performative one, layers on an interrelational complication, to notice how the body responds to itself while being seen by others – in this state of hyper-awareness and “felt knowing” – thoughts surface differently.

In this performance lecture, the one I am performing during the Performance Philosophy Conference in Amsterdam, I ask how 3-4 texts are related at the beginning and I follow what my body does in the space and time in front of the audience. I don’t focus on the question, I focus on what my body is drawn to as a non-linear opportunity kinesthetically answer the question. I integrate these spontaneous emanations by accepting what occurs as part of the answer. This is a wild testing of the belief that the body knows in ways that the mind cannot access unless intuitive movement occurs.

I become aware of “habits” or psycho-physical patterns of movement and related thought sequences from memory. I try to identify, deconstruct and reorder these habitual patterns into non-repeatable forms, disrupting psychic material that surfaces. I want to interrogate habits that are blocking my ability to create new ways of thinking. I will prepare with texts by Butler, Nancy, Deleuze and Guttari, Ranciere and Agamben.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I am a Performance Artist. I write with images – sourcing my work from my own identity transparently and investigating my philosophical problems with improvisatory actions and object relationships. I offer audience situations and provocations to dream around. I offer a context for people to think of their own questions and notice their own desires.

I practice for months, but in the moment before the performance, I let go of what I want to happen or expect to do. I ask, “How can I be in front of this audience in an attentive and receptive way and what is moving to me about the topic at hand right now?” I do this action. This first mark on the canvas is an offer that I follow through to the end of the composition. I use body memory as a generative source of possible exchange and inquiry. In this way, I am researching my knowledge and lack of knowledge; I am accepting the reality of my body, the reality of my economic state, the reality of my class, my gender and all unknown aspects of my history.

This performance style is a DIY strategy where in body and thought I am ready to perform at any moment in alignment with my own integrity and the nature and energy of the people present. The “currency” of this methodology is the responsiveness to context – information can be immediately incorporated into the texture, movement, and conversation with the audience – thus the work allows us to unpack questions in a collective way.

I am also researching what it is that elevates my consciousness in the moment of performance – that energetic flow that allows meaning to emerge that I could not have realized if I had not made the performance. This question has come from my constant radical doubt around: why perform at all? I keep performing because actually it is in the moment of performance that I don’t know where I’m going, that I can look back at and say: I know where I am going now, thanks to this performance. As crazy or wild as the performative state can be, it leads me into knowledge.

I would love to have conversations with local artists to help generate more context for the performance proposals and for my thesis writing.
If you are interested please contact me : lbil@rogers.com

Blog : http://lo-bil.tumblr.com/ 

RESIDENCY ELIEN, DASHA & JUDITH

25 Feb – 10 March 2019

1st workshop / sharing 1 March 19:30

2nd presentation & workshop 8 March 19:30

About the residents

Elien Hanselaer (Belgium) works as an actor and theatre-maker in Belgium and United Kingdom. She has worked with international companies such as Dash Theatre and Odin Teatret. Elien focusses in her work on the feminine aspect of theatre, seeking spirituality and community in her work. The actors create from communal work in an empathic methodology setting, which is radically changing. Elien started an artistic, practise-based research on actor-actor connection in September 2018.

Dasha : My research is focused on communication through touch. I am gathering tools that enrich human tactile sensuality, drawing from all possible sources ranging from academic research to Argentinian Tango dancing. The more fine-tuned our senses are, the richer our tactile communication can be, and the more pleasure and knowledge we can derive from this experience. Skin is out biggest organ. Touch is the first language all of us have used to communicate before we learned to talk. Whether we are aware of it or not, much of our information exchange still flows through our skin. I think it is a language worth mastering.

Judith is an interdisciplinary artist and movement researcher. The body, in its whole existence, is her biggest fascination. Her research focuses on our movement patterns / habits and how we can learn to recognize them and therefore have the possibility to bend /change them . As an artist she has been busy with this with her theater collective of mutli disciplinary artists and friends LUDIC COLLECTIV. As a scholar she is in her 2nd year of Feldenkrais teacher training, where she is learning  about Awareness Through Movement & Functional Integration.

In the last twenty years, the performing arts have spend a great deal of time researching ‘how the artist can get into total interconnectedness (comparable to the psychological concept ‘flow’), seen as the ideal state for an actor or musician to perform. The core concept leading to total interconnectedness is, according to theatre theoreticians, the interconnectedness between the actor and co-actor. In contemporary a acting (training), which has become more and more based on the individual, actors today struggle to connect to the co-actor or practise on-stage empathic listening. In a culture whose already classical dilemma is het hypertrophy of the intellect at the expense of energy and sensual capability, Western theatre today is shaped by theoretical paradigms such as semiotics, deconstruction, psychology, and post-structuralism instead of the empathy, connection and coming together it so desperately needs.
The experiment we are proposing is to look at how performers connect and how they can connect better. We will be researching this through a mixture of theatre, Argentinian Tango and Feldenkrais technique. The experiment functions as an inspiration for the development of dialogical and trans-individual theatre and approach of theatre making that reflects the many dimensions of our humanity, society and potential back to us.



AS nocturnals – drawing restraint

Saturday 12 January 17:00 – Screening Drawing Restraint 9 (Matthew Barney – Björk)

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For our third event we will screen a pick by Sophia Bulgakova.
Some crunchy food and pillows will set the stage for an informal discussion around the film and Sophia’s thesis (on limitations as a catalyst for creativity).

To join please sign up with: ryannon.aisha@gmail.com
Doors close at 17.00 pm sharp 

As Nocturnals is a recurring event where we ArtScience graduates come together to develop art pieces and exercises through mutual support.
Films/docus etc. relevant to our thesis/graduating research will be projected at Cloud on a regular basis.

No preparation or introduction needed.
Donations welcome.

Do-in yoga 7.12.18 cancelled

Dear Cloudies and beyond, unfortunately the Do-In class by Laura DeGaspari won’t happen tomorrow (Saturday 7.12.18)

Classes will resume with Oriental Dance Techniques with Aisha at 11.15 am. Hope to see you there! 

Dancing Inside Collective- Workshops-

 Dancing Inside Collective – workshops

How do we use our range of emotions to relate to ourselves and other?

Dancing Inside offer a series of workshops where we explore the emotional content behind our ways of moving and relating. 

The focus will be on unfolding and translating the metaphorical dance experience into a support in the everyday life. 

Dates and Times:

20.1. Giving: moving oneself toward the other.

27.1. Getting: moving other toward oneself.

3.2.  Removing: moving other away from oneself.

10.2. Escaping: moving oneself away from other.

Time: 16.-18.00

We will explore these actions not only from the functional, but also from the emotional and relational perspective to gain a deeper understanding of how we embody, express and interpret them. Using movement improvisation and verbal reflection we try to integrate our thinking, feeling and doing bodies.

Throughout the workshops we hope to discover the body as a source of information. We hope to offer an opportunity for participants to learn more about themselves through movement.

Cloud DansLAB 

De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b

2518 RA Den Haag

Price:

Four encounters: €100

Reduced rate: €60

Max. Number of participants: 15

Sign up:

Claudia: claudia.scaringella@hotmail.it  (tel. 06 10 10 06 71)

Meri: m.a.erkkila@gmail.com (tel. 06 38 72 09 51)

About Dancing Inside Collective:

Claudia and Meri met during their studies at Codarts. Since then they have collaborated on experimenting and creating methodologies based on movement improvisation exercises that allow emotional content to arise. Dancing Inside Collective offers a creative platform for curious people to learn more about themselves through dance and movement. 

Claudia Scaringella: First class BA honour in Choreography and Dance (UK) and student of Master of Arts Therapies (dance movement therapy), Codarts, Rotterdam. Dance improvisation teacher and dancer.

Meri Erkkila: First class BA honour in Performing Arts (UK); student of Master of Arts Therapies (dance movement therapy), Codarts, Rotterdam. Ashtanga yoga teacher.

December Residency 10th-21st Fernando Troya

Born in Madrid, 1989 Fernando Troya has a classical dance background. He is a former dancer at NDT II. He is and independent artist since the end of 2015. He is thoroughly trying to develop a practice that brings him to new places. Talking about subject that matter to him in a personal way.

In his research he is inspired by departing or arriving from images, characters, emotions or situations given by Goya’s works.
This time he is back in the studio to explore more the acting and comical side of emotions that arise from the artist works.

Reminiscente: is a new production by Fernando Troya to be created as a series of chapters in the form of short pieces. These chapters may be performed independently and/or combined (adapting to the needs of the venue), and ultimately culminate in a full length performance.

The chapters will be connected through the concept, aesthetics and structural basis: Francisco Goya: prestigious oeuvre is the main source of inspiration for the aesthetic appearance and content of this new creation.

In Goya’s work mixing dreams, historical events around his time and popular fears and myths; witches, demons, anthropomorphised
animals; nightmares become real in a world where the limits of different dimensions become very fine and seem to permeate one another.

He will be using Goya oeuvre to fuel the physical research. He will not stick to one particular phase of his work, but extending the study to his entire life. Using the wide range of imagery we bring to life a new journey of our own.

AS Nocturnals

Saturday 8 December 20:00
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As Nocturnals is a recurring event where we ArtScience graduates come together to develop art pieces and exercises through mutual support.

Most evenings will be open to the public.

Saturday 8th December 8.00 pm – Screening Into Darkness (Rachida el Garani) / Land of Silence and Darkness (Werner Herzog)

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For our second event we will screen two picks by Aisha Pagnes. Some crunchy food and pillows will set the stage for an informal discussion around the film and Aisha’s thesis (on blindness).

Films/docus etc. relevant to our thesis/graduating research will be projected at Cloud on a regular basis.

No preparation or introduction needed.

To join please sign up with: ryannon.aisha@gmail.com

Residency Renske Maria

Residency Renske Maria
26 November – 9 December
Presentation 7 December 18:00 

During these weeks Renske will work on and abstraction of the teigyoku-ken teahouse and garden in Kyoto, Japan. Based on it’s unique movement patterns, characterized by for example zig-zags, reversed perspectives and super small doors to crawl through, she will work on a an abstract version that enlightens it’s movement patterns. In this two weeks she hopes to finish and test a 1:1 mock-up that she will further develop for an exhibition I work on that will presented in Brussels (march 2019) and Delft (may 2019).

About Renske Maria
Renske Maria operates at the crossroad between the academic and the professional world. She pioneers in the transdisciplinary research and design field that studies the architectural body. The architectural body, is understood as the crucial bodily dimension that gives way to the emergence of (alternative)meaning and values through social-environmental interaction. Using artistically and designerly methods Renske Maria currently develops a unique movement based approach towards contemporary architecture within the Radical Materiality Research Group at KU Leuven in Brussels (BE).Starting from comparative studies between eastern and western disciplines such as philosophy, art, architecture, environmental ecology, neuroscience but also body-work, physical education an clinical rehabilitation research Renske Maria’s research and architectural craftsmanship inspire to move and think differently. Renske Maria was selected as promising young Dutch architect by the jury of the ‘The future of Craftsmanship in architecture’ symposium at the Venice biennale in 2014. She is lecturer in ArtScience and interactive spatial design at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Hague. Renske Maria graduated in architecture at the Technical University of Delft (NL). She worked for architectuurstudio Herman Hertzberger, Amsterdam (NL) and Atelier Li Xiaodong, Beijing (CHN). Between 2009 and 2011 Renske Maria co-initiated Vision included; a pro-active design practice and discussion platform. Between 2013 and 2017 she co-founded ALPEH, a cross-academic laboratory for the exploration of progressive heuristics with its emphasis on philosophy as creative practice.
www.renskemaria.com

New class starting 17th of November: Hilal Dance

Contemporary Egyptian Dance

Hilal dance is the art-dance based on the creative, performative and educational work of avant-garde artist Suraya Hilal. We work on the natural flowing of energy in our body; from our roots through the legs, spine, torso and head in a series of connected and creative movements. We will make use of classical and contemporary Middle Eastern music, integrated with other genres and at times live music.

All levels and genders welcome.

Saturdays from 12.15 to 13.45
(times and dates may change each semester, send us a mail)

More Info:
lmdegaspari@gmail.com
www.lauradegaspari.com

Laura Maria De Gaspari is a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer with over 20 years experience and a yoga teacher in training. (Do in Academy, Leiden)

 

Góbi dance workshop | Modern Body Festival

Friday 2 November  17:30 – 19:30  €20-
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Come and find your own movements!

With the help of Góbi’s training and your inner concentration you can reach a new level of free dance. The classes will start with a warming-up session, to move all the bodyparts, and will contain free choreographic opportunities, ‘guided’ improvisation. The focus of the class is on each one of the participants, so at the end of the session everyone will have his or her own choreography.
Beginners, intermediates and professional dancers are also welcome!

Time: 17:30 – 19:30  doors open at 17:00 hours
Participation fee: 20 euro cash at the door (in combination with Modern Body Festival ticket 15 euro cash at the door)
Registration by mail: cloud.danslab@gmail.com

About Rita Góbi
Rita Góbi graduated at Hungarian Dance Academy as dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. Her really unique and uncanny choreographies are constructed by repetitive, miniature movements and grotesque, animalistic, distorted elements. She loves the physicality of the body and its extremes.
Rita has already given many workshops and masterclasses not only in Hungary but also abroad, like in Poland, Russia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Serbia, Netherlands, Japan and in Romania.

www.gobirita.hu

This workshop is organized in collaboration with CLOUD/danslab & Modern Body Festival. Check out the full program of Modern Body Festival here

Residency Dominique Baron-Bonarjee

Residency 5 – 13 October
Presentation Saturday 13 October 18.00
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What do we know about free time?
Technology is accelarating all aspects of our lives: our responses, thoughts, reactions, and our own physiological systems, our nerves, our muscles, our brains. We are trying to keep up with the sidereal speed of our tools. The paradox is that automation is set to liberate humans from work and labour, so what will we do with this time? What do we know about free time after all?
I will be developing a lecture-performance which gathers my research around this question. Through participatory sessions I have been running in Berlin with freelancers, and my own methods of embodied research, I have been exploring the impact of this inquiry on notions of self-worth and identity attached to social role.
My aim is to poetically weave together resonances, from micro to macro, from measure to the immeasurable, and interrogate our current ideas of progress, efficiency and value.
About Dominique Baron-Bonarjee
Dominique  is an artist based between London and Berlin and working internationally. Her research begins with the body is at once material, object, consciousness, simultaneously malleable, resistant and enmeshed within vaster temporal dimensions. Through methods of listening and response, her practice maps out emergent connections, which aim at creating glitches in existing systems.  An engagement with Eastern philosophy and belief systems opens her practice to alternate modes of thought, which interrogate normativity by considering animate, inanimate, human and non-human along a line of equality. Her PhD research ‘Space for the Nameless’ posits an open system where the edge is a place of encounter with the unknown. Her practice is one of uncertainty and indeterminacy, process where outcomes interweave theoretical constellations of liveness, choreography, moving image, drawing, objects and writing.

She is currently an Art PhD candidate, Goldsmith’s University of London

www.dominiquebb.com

instagram @dominiquebbee