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Presentation | ErosThanatos | Tashi Iwaoka, Fazle Shairmahomed, and Stefano Sgarbi

Sunday 30 April | 20:00 | Donation
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Sexual obsession as a path to spiritual liberation.

In a society where many cultures strive to coexist, yet dominated by a few, many different sexualities are socially constrained. Where is the place for the two male dancers from different cultural backgrounds in this European context when it comes to spaces in between desire, obsession, sexuality and spirituality? Coloured with sounds controlling and directing this space, a metamorphosis which is ultimately about existentiality suggesting a certain kind of spiritual purification and blurring the tension between life and death as conceived in many recent Western ideologies.

A controversial vulgar sex and death scandal in Japan forms the inspiration for this performance. The story follows an erotic relationship of Sada Abe who eventually cuts off the penis and testicles of her lover Kichizo Ishida on May 18, 1936. Since then it has been interpreted by artists of different kinds.

This work has been developed independently in CLOUD/Danslab (The Hague) and OT301(Amsterdam).


You are invited to the performance of this work-in-progress followed by a talk with the artists.

Doors open: 20.00
Start: 20:30
Entrance: Donation
There will be a bar hosted by CLOUD


About the artists 

Tashi Iwaoka
Tashi Iwaoka is a performance artist/mover. After his first Butoh experiences in 1997 with Kazuo Ohno and Kim Itoh in Japan, Iwaoka practiced Butoh based bodywork for over 10 years. Currently he is practising Budo, Japanese martial arts, and working on finding the nucleus of human expression and connection, in relation to the movement skills he has learnt. One of the central driving forces for this is the attempt to fuse his oriental roots and Western perspectives to form a more proper view on ‘being a human’ in this world. He wishes to disinter the universality in Eastern wisdom in order to help us understand what it is to be a human.
Fazle Shairmahomed
Fazle Shairmahomed is a dncer/performer, improviser, performance maker, and graduated in anthropology. His work evolves in challenging understandings of inter-sensoriality, the relation between environment, performance, spectatorship, and society, and the ability to learn and train particularly in dance. His work is in general concerned with his political body in processes of de-colonization closely related to his background as a Surinamese-Hindustani born in the Netherlands.During his studies he started with Modern dance, which brought him to Butoh, Body Weather, contemporary whirling, and other dance practices.

Stefano Sgarbi
A composer, performer and sound therapist based in the Netherlands. His interests, starting from a general attraction to art and particularly music, are now more specifically towards electronic music, algorithmic composition, improvisation and sound therapy. He studied at the Institute of Sonology in Den Haag where he has found himself in a rather prolific and inspiring artistic environment. Many of his works are performed in his local scene and some have being selected and played in festivals around the world.

Workshop Hilal Egyptian Dance | Suraya Hilal

13-14 May 13:00-17:00 |  €95,- (early registration till 14 April)
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We are happy to receive Suraya Hilal at CLOUD/Danslab with a workshop based on the essence and roots of Arab/Egyptian/African peoples dances.

ABOUT WORKSHOP

Hilal Dance® is a grounded, energetic, expansive form, expressing fluidity, line and rhythm. The dance is based on a strong holistic training, a system of bodywork that focuses on breath and works to achieve a centered, dynamic flow of energy. This kind of training is essential for exploring many powerful forms of expression through geometric line and musicality.

Hilal Dance® is a contemporary form encompassing a holistic breath-based training and system of movement concepts that allow full exploration of a wide range of expression through the music and rhythm. Hilal Dance is grounded, energetic and expansive. Working from a centred body, it expresses both fluidity and strong rhythm. The movements and training are lead by powerful concepts that embody ancient Eastern wisdom and knowledge. The dance is specifically related to the aesthetic that underlies Arab/Egyptian culture. This is reflected in the dramatic use of repetition and improvisation, the clear geometry of line, the importance of intricate movements that can expand outward into space, the emphasis on line both rhythmic and lyrical, and intricate details that create the whole in a language that is both abstract and emotional. The outstanding achievement of Hilal Dance is that it brings into view for the first time in the contemporary world a cultural based, progressive and universal dance form.

ABOUT SURAYA HILAL
Egyptian born Suraya Hilal is a leading international dancer, teacher and choreographer. With years of creative work, research and teaching, Hilal has created and established a contemporary dance form, called Hilal Dance® which is based on the essence and roots of Arab /Egyptian/African people’s dances. Through extensive research and didactic work, drawing inspiration from her cultural heritage and informed by global contemporary dance practice, her art embodies a modern, progressive dance language which goes beyond geographical boundaries. .

REGISTRATION

Note: the number of places is limited

Early bird €95,- if registered before 13th of April
Late bird €110,- if registered after 13th of April

Registration confirmed when payment is received by organizer Laura de Gaspari. Details provided when registered by mail to lmdegaspari@gmail.com
Subject title: Registration Hilal dance workshop

CANCELLATION POLICY
If you unfortunately have to cancel this workshop by any reasons, these are the conditions:

By cancellation:
before 13 April – €20, for administration expenses will be deducted
after 13 April – 30% of the total amount (early bird – €28,50 or late bird – €33)
after 1 May – 50% of the total amount (early bird – €47,50 or late bird – €55)

SPIRAAL 3-month course | contemporary whirling | Valentina Lacmanovic & Fazle Shairmahomed

SPIRAAL IS AN ORIGINAL, CONTEMPORARY APPROACH TO SPIRALLING AND WHIRLING MOVEMENT,  developed by Valentina Lacmanović, based on art and science research and practice

A 3 month course of 6 classes (3 hours per class, 18 hours in total)

The course is designed to deepen the contemporary whirling practice SPIRAAL, and to develop a strong technique which enables participants to tap into the creative flow by means of the sustained spiralling movement. Whirling is a strong instrument for performance practices, and for the harmonization of physical, mental, emotional body and teaches about the energy economy.

Sundays from 13:30 – 16:30
Dates: 5 March, 19 March, 2 April, 23 April, 30 April, 21 May (note Easter Day 16 April has been replaced by 23 April)
Location: CLOUD/Danslab, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b, Den Haag
*OPEN LEVEL*
ABOUT SPIRAAL course

SPIRAAL proposes an intensive work on sustained spiralling movement technique, disorientation, listening and body/mind (dis)connection. In a safe environment participants travel through trance-like states and learn how to tap into the creative flow.

The build-up op the classes includes techniques of breathing, physical training, and ritualistic elements in contemporary performance through structured improvisations. The classes will be given by Valentina Lacmanovic and Fazle Shairmahomed, who will both bring in different techniques to build-up the whirling practice rooted in internal martial arts, Tai Chi, Noguchi gymnastics, Butoh methods, contemporary dance and yoga.

Spiralling movement is at the core of our galaxy, our DNA, it is the force of nature in hurricanes and vortices. Spiralling pattern can be found in the shape of our fingerprint and the form of Time. Practicing Spiraal connects us with forces of nature and helps us to exploit our creative potential.

REGISTRATION

Early registration for full course (before 25 February) €194,- (incl. BTW)
Registration for full-course (after 25 February) €232 (incl. BTW)
Drop-in per class €40,- (incl. BTW)

Please register by mail to cloud.danslab@gmail.com and you will receive the invoice with payment details.

ABOUT VALENTINA LACMANOVIC
Valentina Lacmanović is a performance artist. From 2001 onwards, her work has been focused on creating solo and collaborative performances inspired by rituals (as roots of performing arts), shamanic practices and trance-like states. Since 2008 she has been creating performances and video art that are presented internationally in museums and galleries. Valentina collaborates with musicians, steadicam operator, video-artists, sound-artists, filmmakers, dancers, and in dialogue with experts in anthropology, ethnology, and psychoanalysis.
www.valentinalacmanovic.com
ABOUT FAZLE SHAIRMAHOMED
Fazle Shairmahomed is an interdisciplinary artist-researcher, dancer/performer, improviser, performance maker, and anthropologist. His work evolves in challenging understandings of inter-sensoriality, the relation between environment, performance, spectatorship, and society, and the ability to learn and train particularly in dance. His artistic practice is generally concerned with explicating political bodies in processes of de-colonization closely related to his background as a Surinamese-Hindustani born in the Netherlands.

Residency|Secret Fiction Lab| Aron Birtalan

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Secret Fiction Lab | Winter 2017

a series of 2-3 hours sessions

between 27th Jan and 4th Feb 2017 – CLOUD At Danslab, Den Haag

info, schedule and signup – http://secretfiction.eu/

 

Starting from 2017, Secret Fiction Lab is inviting participants to engage in sessions, where get to explore different realities, fictional scenarios and situations in a safe and playful environment, that is created by us and exists only for us.
Elements of performing arts, movement practices, games and role playing are implemented in the everyday, and through that, transforming its reality.
We play games, try out exercises, play out small rituals. After the session we collect, and share our experiences with each other.
Each session is tailored to accommodate newcomers, so you can join anytime you like!

If you like playing, moving around in a room with others, and/or interested in a largely unexplored territory between rituals, art and the everyday, this is the place for you!

Schedule, Sign Up an F.A.Q. at – http://secretfiction.eu/
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/112511509247583/

Workshop | March 2, 5pm, 7pm | Tactile Enunciations. Rhythm and Reading | Emilie Gallier, Teoma Naccarato

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Workshop, Thursday March 2, 5pm 7pm
Suggested contribution €10, everyone welcome, register
The workshop is a moment of sharing within the residency of Emilie Gallier and Teoma Naccaroto.

Two rivers spill into each other. Each body of water has a unique rhythm, temperature, and composition, so the process of mixing is gradual and dynamic. Confluence involves collision, resistance, and mediation – in context.  We explore confluences across analog and digital materialities, through tactile gazing and listening between partners, and with objects. Using stethoscopes and transducers, we play with how sounds from the body and environment can be (re)materialized and (re)distributed as haptic feedback in the surfaces of paper and skin.  We share practices that involve breathing and sensorial exercises as a way to tune the act of reading into  a tactile activity.  As we listen and read, the channels of confluence multiply and overflow, leading us to examine moments of dissonance and interruption within collective practice and creation.

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Teoma J. Naccarato (Montréal, Canada / London, UK) is a choreographer and interdisciplinary arts researcher. Through her collaborative creations for stage and installation, she explores the appropriation of surveillance and biomedical technologies in contemporary dance and performance. Her work proposes promiscuous encounters between participants, human and nonhuman, to provoke intimacy, vulnerability, and uncertainty. She has shared choreography internationally, with recent presentations of Experience #1167, Synchronism, and X. Naccarato has an MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, and is presently pursuing a practice-based PhD at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University. http://www.naccarato.org/dance

Emilie Gallier is a French choreographer ( PØST Cie) and a researcher (C-DaRE Coventry University) living in Leiden (NL). Her work shows recurring subjects of imagination, sensation and thought. She uses the writing of movement and the movement of reading (scores and choreographic objects) to research relation within theatre, probing exchanges between spectators. Her dance performances on stage and on paper, her lectures and workshops are presented in The Netherlands and Europe. Since 2016, PhD Candidate in Coventry, she graduated in 2012 from the Master of Choreography at ArtEZ (Arnhem). Before that she attended the program Transforme with Myriam Gourfink and learned Laban kinetography at the Conservatoire de Paris. As part of her practice, Emilie Gallier writes, edits, teaches, performs, collaborates (Rosie Heinrich, Tilman Andris, Clémence Coconnier), works as a mentor, a lecturer, member of the artists-run cultural space CLOUD in The Hague. Current projects include Trouble Wit and Read. Move. Implicated. http://www.post-cie.com

Residency| Confluences. Experiments in Rhythms and Reading | Emilie Gallier, Teoma Naccarato

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Residency from February 27 – March 5 + Workshop on Thursday March 2, 5pm 7pm

Two rivers spill into each other. Each body of water has a unique rhythm, temperature, and composition, so the process of mixing is gradual and dynamic. Confluence involves collision, resistance, and mediation – in context.  During our residency at Cloud, we will explore confluences across analog and digital materialities, through tactile gazing and listening between partners, and with objects. Using stethoscopes and transducers, we will play with how sounds from the body and environment can be (re)materialized and (re)distributed as haptic feedback in the surfaces of paper and skin.  We share practices that involve breathing and sensorial exercises as a way to tune the act of reading into  a tactile activity.  Additionally, we engage in experiential modes of writing (sensorial writing, the text as body, the sensing body reading, drawing, and writing), and experimental reading (play with visual range, reading to each other, reading and dreaming). As we listen and read, the channels of confluence multiply and overflow, leading us to examine moments of dissonance and interruption within collective practice and creation.

Key interests: Rhythm, Attending the imagination of others, Listening, Reading, Dreaming, Materialities, Analog-Digital.

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Teoma J. Naccarato (Montréal, Canada / London, UK) is a choreographer and interdisciplinary arts researcher. Through her collaborative creations for stage and installation, she explores the appropriation of surveillance and biomedical technologies in contemporary dance and performance. Her work proposes promiscuous encounters between participants, human and nonhuman, to provoke intimacy, vulnerability, and uncertainty. She has shared choreography internationally, with recent presentations of Experience #1167, Synchronism, and X. Naccarato has an MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, and is presently pursuing a practice-based PhD at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University. http://www.naccarato.org/dance

Emilie Gallier is a French choreographer ( PØST Cie) and a researcher (C-DaRE Coventry University) living in Leiden (NL). Her work shows recurring subjects of imagination, sensation and thought. She uses the writing of movement and the movement of reading (scores and choreographic objects) to research relation within theatre, probing exchanges between spectators. Her dance performances on stage and on paper, her lectures and workshops are presented in The Netherlands and Europe. Since 2016, PhD Candidate in Coventry, she graduated in 2012 from the Master of Choreography at ArtEZ (Arnhem). Before that she attended the program Transforme with Myriam Gourfink and learned Laban kinetography at the Conservatoire de Paris. As part of her practice, Emilie Gallier writes, edits, teaches, performs, collaborates (Rosie Heinrich, Tilman Andris, Clémence Coconnier), works as a mentor, a lecturer, member of the artists-run cultural space CLOUD in The Hague. Current projects include Trouble Wit and Read. Move. Implicated. http://www.post-cie.com

Workshop | 26 Feb | Relational Listening, with the Heart | Naccarato & MacCallum

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Workshop, February 26, from 2pm to 5pm
Suggested contribution €20, everyone is welcome. Register by email.
The workshop is a moment of sharing within the residency of Teoma Naccaroto and John MacCallum. Read more here.

This workshop explores listening techniques between performers, in scenarios mediated by biosensors and biofeedback. Together, we will investigate a seemingly simple task: listening to and relating with a click-track.  At times the click track will be generated by computer software, while in other moments the pulse will be derived in real-time from an electrocardiogram, worn by a dancer. As performers your challenge is not to follow, nor to anticipate the pulse. Instead, we ask that you attend to your unstable temporal relationship with the click track, such that you have agency to assemble and adapt the rhythmic textures that emerge between your actions and the media. This training process is highly structured and repetitive, and involves breathing, shifting weight, and eventually performing choreographic and musical scores in relation with the variable click track.

Bios

Teoma J. Naccarato (Montréal, Canada / London, UK) is a choreographer and interdisciplinary arts researcher. Through her collaborative creations for stage and installation, she explores the appropriation of surveillance and biomedical technologies in contemporary dance and performance. Her work proposes promiscuous encounters between participants, human and nonhuman, to provoke intimacy, vulnerability, and uncertainty. She has shared choreography internationally, with recent presentations of Experience #1167, Synchronism, and X.  Naccarato has an MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, and is presently pursuing a practice-based PhD at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University. www.naccarato.org/dance

John MacCallum (Oakland, USA / Paris, France) is a composer based, since 2004, in Oakland, California. His work is heavily reliant on technology both as a compositional tool and as an integral aspect of performance. His works often employ carefully constrained algorithms that are allowed to evolve differently and yet predictably each time they are performed. MacCallum studied at the University of the Pacific (B.M.), McGill University (M.M.), and UC Berkeley (Ph.D., Music Composition), following which he was awarded a postdoc for several years at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). Currently, MacCallum is a postdoctoral researcher with the Extreme Interaction (EX-SITU) research team at Inria Saclay/Université Paris-Sud/CNRS. john-maccallum.com

Residency | Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum

 

Relational listening

Residency from February 20-26 + Workshop on February 26, 2pm 5pm

In this long-term artistic research and creation project, we employ biosensors as a means to intervene in our collaborative practice, with regards to understandings of bodies and time in performance. We are developing installations, performances, and workshops, each of which acts as micro-event in which to actualize and examine our approach to interaction design, based on relational awareness and contextual exchange between performers, media, and audience. During our residency at Cloud, our focus will be dual: firstly, we will elaborate our techniques for relational listening between dancers and musicians; secondly, we will work on the choreography and composition of III, a live performance to premiere in April 2017 in Montreal, Canada. We will share aspects of our project with the local community through a lecture-demonstration, as well as a full day workshop for dancers and musicians.

Project Blog: https://ccinternaltime.wordpress.com

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Teoma J. Naccarato (Montréal, Canada / London, UK) is a choreographer and interdisciplinary arts researcher. Through her collaborative creations for stage and installation, she explores the appropriation of surveillance and biomedical technologies in contemporary dance and performance. Her work proposes promiscuous encounters between participants, human and nonhuman, to provoke intimacy, vulnerability, and uncertainty. She has shared choreography internationally, with recent presentations of Experience #1167, Synchronism, and X. Naccarato has an MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, and is presently pursuing a practice-based PhD at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University. http://www.naccarato.org/dance

John MacCallum (Oakland, USA / Paris, France) is a composer based, since 2004, in Oakland, California. His work is heavily reliant on technology both as a compositional tool and as an integral aspect of performance. His works often employ carefully constrained algorithms that are allowed to evolve differently and yet predictably each time they are performed. MacCallum studied at the University of the Pacific (B.M.), McGill University (M.M.), and UC Berkeley (Ph.D., Music Composition), following which he was awarded a postdoc for several years at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). Currently, MacCallum is a postdoctoral researcher with the Extreme Interaction (EX-SITU) research team at Inria Saclay/Université Paris-Sud/CNRS. http://john-maccallum.com

Laura Boudou (Marseille, France) is a contemporary dancer and choreographer. Since 2013, she has performed professionally with choreographers in France, including Shlomi Tuizer/Edmond Russo, Samir El Yamni, Lionel Hoche, Patrice Barthès, Nicolas Hubert, and Patrick Servius. Boudou’s choreographic work examines the sharing and negotiation of differences within human relationships, to build deeper understanding and intimacy.  Recent creations include LOVOL in public space in collaboration with Sophia Boudou Archiecte-scenographe, B333 (2016), Voile de croissance (2012).

Residency | Crossing | Tizo All

23-26 March & 6-9 April 2017
For inquiries regarding schedule and attendance, please e-mail tizoall@gmail.com

Crossing is a movement towards… something new, different, unexpected, desired

About the Lab

Crossing is a movement towards… something new, different, unexpected, desired. The Lab. Crossing 2016, hosted by the “The Performance Bar”, Rotterdam, brought 14 people together from different backgrounds from art-scene or even detached from that, to experience a collective process based on movement and crossing into new paths of consciousness. Crossing was a Laboratory designed to dig into possibilities of movement and relationship found within the group and into it. The process developed a choreography made by each one and every one in relation. The residence will give us more time to research and bring out new parts of this process in terms of movement and creativity. The aim of this residence is the process itself and to establish into the group ways of crossing life-paths artistically and personally.

Furthermore, the residence is the time to explore, research ways of crossing. The focus is the body –and the aim is the transformation of life. Either in or out the transformation is continuously happening, the decision is how to print it out. Public presentations will be arranged and realized according to the decision of the group.

This year, Cloud.danslab is going to host the following steps of this process. We open a call to those who want to experience it, take part of the residence and build up an artistic process in  collaborative ways.

Crossing is addressed to those whose lives is willing to go into an artistic process and the main research of this process is body and movement. Every professional of art, student, doctor, housewife, salesperson… interested about contemporary art, body-consciousness and process-makingare very welcome to participate in this artistic residence. As well as people interested in photography and video, that eventually want to cover and document the residence. Every single open heart, researchers in new perceptions, states of body-and-mind, are also welcome to join us –in general, all people with the commitment of doing a collective process engaging into transformation, either individual or global.

The residence is free of charge, only the costs of the studio and if necessary, props will be divided amongst the participants. More details about schedule and attendance-please contact me.

My role in it : In this process I act as a facilitator -giving inputs and collecting impressions, giving body dynamic practices that allow each individual to get into the creative, imaginative body. I´m a professional of arts and since 2003 I’ve been developing art-works transitioning between dance, theater and cinema. Working individually or in group-processes among the places that I’ve been living and working, as Brazil, several Countries in Europe and Asia. My goals are in life as well as in art : transformation, relationship, openness to new perceptions of the human development, to be creative and blend art and life in the same level of consciousness. My passion is the body-mind transformation, the continuous process of discovering new possibilities, of relationships that connects art and movement.

Residency | Exploring Vibration & Natural Pattern Rhythmicity | Sharon Stewart & Bettina Neuhaus

CLOUD is happy to welcome Sharon Stewart & Bettina Neuhaus for their residency in February!

Exploring Vibrational and Natural Pattern Rhythmicity:
Saturation and Distillation in Body and Sound

Stewart & Neuhaus aim to investigate how the body – with its tangible, palpable matter and its immaterial facets – responds and relates to sound on the level of vibration, vibrational rhythmicity and rhythms generated by natural patterns (see below) and how rhythms of the body inspire the generation of sound and sonic vibrations.
● How do sound vibrations alter the rhythmicity of the permeable physical body – vibrating bones, tissues and organs – and stimulate movement? This raises the question: what is inner (response to) rhythmicity as revealed in movement?
● How do external sound vibrations travel through the body and influence it in terms of directionality?
● What is the role of space as a connecting and transmitting medium between body and
sound?

What we include with sonic vibrational rhythmicity is based on the understanding that vibrations might be considered sped-up “beats,” which can be manipulated through interference, playing with constructive and destructive interference, to generate pulses and using panning and LFO’s to manipulate these phenomena, for example. With natural pattern rhythmicity, we explore the transient peaks or amplitude curves of sounds that might be considered “natural,” such as that of flowing water or the choruses of birds or insects.We will also address the rhythmicity of the body – heartbeat, breath and brainwaves – to the extent that we are able with the technology available. These natural patterns will be examined and exploited for their rhythmic qualities: used either in their unedited version or to drive synthesized sound.

This material – (manipulated) sine (or more complex) waves with their interference patterns and digitally augmented and/or transformed natural pattern rhythms – will be used to create a quadraphonic soundscape that will impact the body of the dancer, create sympathetic vibrations in the sounding space and enter the bodies of the audience as well. If technically possible, we will try to create a responsive system in which the sound is in some way affected/controlled by the dancer. During the residency these explorations and this research will be continually sifted for the compositional material it offers.

Bio
Bettina Neuhaus is an Amsterdam-based dance artist and researcher who has been working in the field of performance internationally for more than 25 years, collaborating with dancers, musicians, visual artists, poets and philosophers. In addition to her work as prominent improviser, she creates performative installations, site-specific performances and lecture-demonstrations. Propelled by her ongoing fascination with the body in motion – its intelligence, imagination and transformative nature – her work emphasizes the fluid use of the entire spectrum of expression: moving, sounding and speaking.
www.bettinaneuhaus.com

Sharon Stewart studied piano at the Utrecht School of the Arts, Faculty of Music, and later completed a Masters in Music Pedagogy at the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, where she focused on feminisms, improvisation and technology in a music pedagogical practice. Works with dancers have been performed at festivals and other venues in Arnhem, Nijmegen, Amsterdam, The Hague (NL), Copenhagen (DE) and Marseilles (FR). Field recordings form an inspirational basis for many of her compositions. Sharon became certified in Deep Listening, with Pauline Oliveros, IONE and Heloise Gold in 2011 and is now a teacher for the online Deep Listening program at RPI.
www.handsonpiano.nl
www.sonicstudies.org
www.soundcloud.com/sharonrstewart

Workshop SPIRAAL | contemporary whirling | Valentina Lacmanovic

5 February | 13:00 – 20:00 | Early bird €85,-
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SPIRAAL is an original, contemporary approach to whirling movements. This approach was developped by Valentina Lacmanović, based on art, science research and practice.

Spiralling movement is at the core of our galaxy, our DNA, it is the force of nature in hurricanes and vortices. Spiralling patterns can be found in the shape of our fingerprint and the form of Time. It is a powerful instrument that leads towards harmonizing our physical, mental, emotional and energy bodies.

SPIRAAL workshop proposes an intensive work on sustained spiraling movement technique, disorientation, listening and body/mind (dis)connection. In a safe environment, participants travel through trance-like states and learn how to tap into the creative flow.

The build-up is inspired by techniques of breathing, internal martial arts and organic approach to body and mind motion. An introduction to ritualistic elements in contemporary performance is given through structured improvisations.

*Suitable for anyone engaged in corporal practice (dancers, performers, actors, martial arts or yoga practitioners… both amateurs and professionals). OPEN LEVEL!

Registration
Early Bird till 14th of January €85,-
Regular price after 14th of January €100,-

Registration via email: cloud.danslab@gmail.com

About Valentina Lacmanovic
Valentina Lacmanović is a performance artist with background in acting (studied at CNSAD (French National Academy of Dramatic Arts) and dance (studied classical and contemporary techniques in Croatia, France, Spain, Turkey, India, and the Netherlands). She also possesses a Master degree in Philosophy (Université Paris VIII).
 
Valentina was always attracted to a variety of cultures and has been introduced to Arab-Berber, North Indian music and dance, as well as practiced martial arts. She works and lives between Amsterdam and Paris. Her main focus is the creation of contemporary performances and video installations inspired by philosophical reflection on ritual practices and transformative performance acts. She continues her research (“From Trance to Performance”) on convergences and divergences between contemporary visions of performance and enacting of ancient rituals.
 

Action Dance Workshop

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ACTION DANCE WORKSHOP

Date: January 7th 2017
Time: 2-4 pm

Price: early bird ( till 24th dec) €10 after this €15  (registration via email : sandy006@gmail.com)

Action dance workshop with Sandra Kramerova is geared towards exploration of technicality, dynamic modalities and aesthetics of athleticism. Participants investigate explosive potential of movement, tap their imagination through action based improvisations and transform everyday material into choreography. The focus is on energy flow, impulse driven functional motion, risk taking, contact, creative decision making, expressivity and artistry.

Sandra Kramerová is Slovak born and Israel/New York crafted dancer and choreographer. She is immersed in practices of contemporary dance, physical theater, improvisation and somatics. Before her Dance MFA studies in NY Sandra participated in Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s International Program in Israel. Sandra performed and choreographed works presented internationally at BAM Fisher, Danspace Project, Dixon Place (NYC, USA), Zichri Theater (Israel) and at other venues in Slovakia and abroad.

https://vimeo.com/kramerova