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Free The Voice |Odeya Nini

6 december 2019

14:00 till 16:00 Workshop

20:00 till 21:30 performance

The Voice is an instrument that radiates from the soul, resonates in the body, and is pure energy and touch. Harnessing the energy of the Voice is a strength that is felt deep within ourselves and heard loudly outside of ourselves. 

This workshop is dedicated to Vocal Expression, sensing the voice, feeling and understanding the physicality of sound, freeing our minds of preconceived ideas of song, and realizing the transformational healing effects we have on ourselves and others when we use our voice with intention and love. Both through introspective work and outward playfulness, we will explore the voice as an instrument that radiates from the imagination, body and movement, not limited to conventions of language, but rather able to convey myriad forms of communication. 

Come play, shift, listen, explore and Free The Voice!

Wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook!

Info for the performance :

A Solo Voice 

Evolving over the last nine years, A Solo Voice, composed and performed by Odeya Nini, is an investigation of resonance, extended vocal techniques, performance, and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. The work is a series of malleable compositions and improvisations that include field recordings and theatrical elements, aiming to dissociate the voice from its traditional attributes and create a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement and action. In a multi-dimensionality that serves to both provoke and soothe in abstract communication, the voice is presented in its spectrum of natures as it travels through cultures, ages, emotions and colors, like photographs, with tender intimacy and bold aberrance.

Bio 

Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary vocalist, contemporary composer, yoga instructor and teacher. At the locus of her interests are textural harmony, gesture, tonal animation, and the illumination of minute sounds, in works spanning chamber music to vocal pieces and collages of musique concrète. Her solo vocal work extends the dimension and expression of the voice and body, creating a sonic and physical panorama of silence to noise and tenderness to grandeur. Odeya has collaborated extensively with dancers, visual artist, filmmakers and theater directors as both a composer and soloist and has worked with artists such as Meredith Monk, Butch Morris and LA’s contemporary orchestra – Wild Up.

Odeya’s work has been presented at venues and festivals across the US and internationally, such as The LA Phil, MONA, Joyce Soho, and Art Basel Miami, from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Canada, Mongolia, Madagascar and Vietnam. She also leads vocal sound baths, Voice Baths, and teaches workshops and retreats for embodying and freeing the Resonant Voice. 

www.voicebath.com

www.odeyanini.com

to sign up for the workshop please contact: odeyanini@gmail.com

Residency| State of excitement: research on the numinous experience |Dimitri v/d Wittenboer

31 oktober – 28 november 2019

Presentation | 28 november during the event: The Handshake ; more info about this event …

https://www.facebook.com/events/595704267837355/

I am interested in the religious experience. There are many ways how one can generate this state in different traditions, reaching from the unifying rituals of the tribal cultures, meditation or the practices of solitude in the protestant Christianity. This topic is covered in studies of anthropology, Religion studies and theology.

The anthropologists see Religion as the construction force of society. Roy Rappaport describes Religion as composed of two interrelated elements of the Sacred and the Numinous. The Sacred is a function of discourse, and the Ritual the event in which it is realised. The Sacred is what we know as institutionalised Religion with all its forms of practices. The Numinous, on the other hand, is an individual experience, an incomprehensible non-discursive element of Religion.

Otto Rudolf in his essay Das Heilige (the Holy) makes a deep analysis of the Numinous from a theologian and psychological perspective. He describes it as something which can not be expressed but only can be talked about using analogies of emotional states which are common to us. He talks about the feeling of Fear, Grace, Dependance and Ecstasy as the emotions which come close to the Numinous.

In this project, I am interested in exploring the ecstatic state. I am looking for ways how this state of euphoric excitement can be generated in a group of performers and then be transcended to the audience. To generate this state I would like to use technics of breathing, sounding and movement.

Breath

Breathing is a powerful instrument which can be used to influence the psychic states. In moments of fear, excitement or aggression our breath changes drastically. I am interested in using the variations in breath to generate the state of high excitement. In the performative research, I am planning to try different breath technics inspired by dynamic meditation (Osho), shamanic practices, pranayama and holotropic breathwork. I have experience in these fields and would like to see how this technics can be abstracted from the mentioned context and be possibly used to generate excitement.

Sound

The voice is another interesting instrument which I am interested in. Similar to breath the voice is used in various traditions to generate certain states or to create unity among a group of participants. In the chakra sound meditation, vocals are sang separately related to the chakras to trigger a certain effect. In ritualistic practices, shouts or songs are performed to create a unifying experience. Further various humming and chanting techniques are worked with in eastern traditions to elevate the state of mind. Also in this context, I would like to try to find the core elements of these techniques and see how it can be used in my work.

Movement

Finally movement. Dancing, shaking and various forms of rhythmic movement are used similarly as the voice and breath. In the Kundalini mediation shaking is an important element to generate energy in the body which is then further directed. Further movements from dance, shamanic practices and haha yoga will be a starting point.

If one takes a look at the history of avant-guard theatre then probably Jerzy Grotowski is the one who deepened the exploration of the religious state the most. In the tradition of Antonin Artaud, he was trying to elaborate on how the actor can reach a primordial state through physical action. Grotowski was aware that in our fragmented society the unifying experience of the ritual is not possible. But he believed that if the actor touches this primordial energy of the human being the audience through mere watching of it will be able to connect to it as well. However, Grotowski stoped the Theatre of Production after a few performances and focused his work more on research and the work with the actor. He saw theatre as a vehicle for the actor to reach a higher state fo being.

I think that he gave up the exploration of the possibilities to transcend the religious state to the audience a little early. As Rappaport states it, Ritual is important as it allows the audience to get in

a transcendent state without an extended preparation or training. All these elements are included in the structure of the ritual. Ritual, therefore, makes these states accessible to ordinary people.

With regard to this, I will look for a way how to incorporate the explored techniques into a performance and look for ways to engage the audience. It is important for me to fuse these abstract techniques with motives of daily life and to make them, therefore, more accessible to the contemporary audience. The question is, what is the foundation fo ritualistic actions and how can it be translated into the language of contemporary western society? This is a very important point for me because I think that the mere presentation of something from a distant culture or time or just something completely detached from the profane reality, can not create the necessary relation to the audience. As a result, the audience becomes even more distant observing it as an object of entertainment instead of being drawn into it.

I am aware that it would be easier to achieve these states in the audience by making them do a certain action. However, I think that the distance with which the people prefer to approach an artwork not necessary must be challenged through a forceful call for participation. I would like to look for a more authentic way to create a relation to the work and make the audience part of it.

Short Contemporary Dance course | Maroula Iliopoulou

when? Thursdays 14/11, 21/11, 12/12, 19/12 

time? 18.15-19.45

where? Cloud at Danslab in The Hague ( www.cloudatdanslab.nl )

address: DCR – De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b, 2518 RA The HagueClass

description In my classes, I like to facilitate a welcoming, energetic and encouraging environment for the participants.
The class begins with a playful warm-up to tune in with ourselves in space and connect with each other, preparing safely for dance practice. We will focus on floorwork technique through various exercises and dance phrases. There will be some exercises informed by Flying Low, a technique which was developed by David Zambrano. This technique focuses mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the ground, utilizing simple movement patterns, which explore cohesion and expansion and trains the body to move in and out of the floor efficiently with speed. Towards the end of the class, we are going to learn a longer dance sequence in which we will add more material each time.

Through this class, we train our body to become physically strong, alerted and agile. We become friends with the floor, learn to use our weight efficiently, play with different dynamics and work towards expanding our movement vocabulary. Nourishing our bodily awareness we move with a greater sense of our own bodies, the others, and space, but also with a greater pleasure for movement.

Are you looking for a course to develop your technical knowledge while you are having fun? Then this class is for you!

Expect to play, fall, spiral, roll, release, jump, connect, make contact, enjoy the pleasure of motion… Looking forward to meeting you on the dance floor!

*To book your spot contact: maroula.il@hotmail.com 
Prices

  • 52€ for full course (4 classes)
  • 42€ for 3 classes
  • 15 single class
  • (prices include 21% tax)
  • Contact detailsmaroula.il@hotmail.com Facebook: Maroula Iliopoulou Instagram: @maroulailiopoulouphone number: 0627334841

Bio:Maroula Iliopoulou is a dance artist, originally from Greece. She currently lives and works in Netherlands. She also collaborates as a guest lecturer at the BA in Dance Program of PERA-School of Performing Arts in Cyprus. 
As a performer she has worked in theatrical settings, site-specific performances and museum setting, with most recent a solo ‘Beneath her Eyes’ she performed at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, choreographed by Amy Toner. She has performed in choreographies of Rosemary Lee, Simon Whitehead, Hannes Langolf, Grace Nicol, Amy Toner, Ted Stoffer, Athanasia Kanellopoulou, Harry Koushos, Pil & Galia Kollektiv, Athens Video Dance Project, Off Festival in Brussels in a creation by Lisi Estaras & Nicolas Vladyslav and David Zambrano together with 30 other international artists.

Maroula holds an MA degree in Contemporary Dance from London Contemporary Dance School. During the two years she lived in London, she worked as a regular teacher among other dance schools at The Place – Children & Youth Department. Before arriving in London, Maroula lived also in Belgium for two years, where she followed professional classes and workshops with various teachers and companies. Since 2012, she has been studying the contemporary Flying Low and Passing Through dance techniques from the founder David Zambrano himself through various intensives and workshops. As part of that study, she was invited for a prestigious one-month training in Spain. She has been teaching dance since 2011 in Athens, Brussels, London, Cyprus, Netherlands. In 2011 she graduated with a BA degree in Dance in Athens from Niki Kontaxaki Professional Higher Dance School and she has also graduated from University of Athens with a BA in Primary Education.



“The Crawling Eye”|Raúl Saldarriaga

The Crawling Eye De workshop is open voor dansers van alle niveau’s en wordt afgesloten met een open jam. Tijdens de workshop benaderen we het lichaam als een sensor voor macro- en microgebaren. De informatie zetten we om in specifieke bewegingen. Het lichaam van een ander wordt op een bijzondere, niet-alledaagse wijze geobserveerd; als een oneindige platform voor vorm en mogelijkheden. Door steeds nieuwe situaties te creëren krijg je de mogelijkheid om te variëren met constructies, impulsen en reacties. Ook het maken van “fouten” zorgt voor nieuwe ingangen. Een workshop waarin het spel, en niet het ritueel, centraal staat. 


Raúl Saldarriaga (Colombia, 1982) is een choreograaf, danser en contact improvisatie onderzoeker uit Amsterdam. Hij werkt als artistiek directeur van het “Casagrafias” creatie festival en dans docent. Zijn stijl komt voort uit “Forced Displacement”; een onderzoekmethode naar nieuwe bewegingsvormen aan de hand van de anatomie en gebaren van andermans lichaam. Hij speelt met de architectuur van het lichaam om zo een intuïtieve bewegingstaal te creëren. Raúl heeft een achtergrond in Kunstpedagogiek BA, Hedendaagse dans BA, Interactive media and environments MA en Choreography and community MA en woont in Amsterdam.
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The Crawling Eye by Raúl Saldarriaga. The workshop is open to everyone (no experience required) and is followed by an open jam* with live music. In this introduction-workshop, you will explore the body as a sensor capable of perceiving macro and micro gestures, transform this information in movement decisions. A sensitive state where we have the ability to observe another body in a non-everyday way,  as an infinite field of forms and possibilities. Each movement, each new space offers unique situations where we can explore different constructions, responses, and variations. The “error” is only a new possibility. The connection and disconnection also create a dynamic.  We will immerse ourselves in contact with the other body with the idea of the game and not the ritual.


Raúl Saldarriaga (Colombia, 1982) He is a relational choreographer and contact improvisation researcher. He is currently the artistic director of the “Casagrafias” creation festival and teacher of Contact Improvisation. The style he teaches comes from dance research called “Forced Displacement.” This technic style is based on the ability to find possibilities of movement in the anatomy and gestures of another body; taking the idea of improvisation to the limit; leaving behind the certainty of what is the final destination of a movement; using different muscle tones and interact with bone architecture to create an intuitive movement language. Raul has a background in BA Art pedagogy,  BA contemporary dance, MA interactive media and environments and MA choreography and community.  ____________________________
Workshop & Jam, Sunday13 October,  2019 14:15- 14:30 Welcome, registration, space for warming up 14:30 – 16:30 Workshop 16:30 – 18:00 Open Jam 

Workshop: € 15,- (jam included) *Jam only: € 7,- Registration on location __________________________________
What to wear?It works best to wear clothing which allows you to move freely, is soft, without buttons and zippers, has a good fit, and keeps your skin covered. We dance without shoes. Some use soft dancing shoes or knee-pads.

Countertechnique classes |EIlit Marom

Countertechnique Open Morning Class

Tuesday  Sep 24th 10:00 – 11:30 – First Class!  With Eilit Marom
From Oct 15th till Dec 17th  2019

a series of 10 weekly classes every Tuesday morning at Cloud

The Countertechnique® class is a contemporary dance technique class. It stretches, coordinates and strengthens the body, making the dancer sweat, build stamina and
really move. The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique principles in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components, working towards luscious movement combinations and jumping at the end. The Countertechnique class results in dancers using less energy, losing their fear of taking risks and gaining speed in changing direction.

Eilit Marom, originally from Israel is based both in Haifa, Israel, and The Hague, the Netherlands. She has studied Countertechnique since 2007 and had an internship as Anouk van Dijk’s assistant in 2009. She attended the Countertechnique Teacher Training program in 2012 and 2014, and has been teaching Countertechnique since 2012 around Europe and Israel.Along side teaching Eilit is a performer and choreographer in the filed of dance and performance, she is part of an international collective for the project (To) Come and See and collaborates on various creations with the visual artist Adam Nillissen. (www.eilitmarom.com)

 
“My main interest in moving is to find ways to connect and express ourselves through our bodies, I like to awaken the senses and the sensitivity to our environment through observing what is happening when we open a desire to move. Countertechnique empowered my dancing and gave my body more volume and presence, bringing the focus to the moment of action. By using the principles I could let go of my own judgment and rediscover my strength and joy of movement. It is a playful pathway where thoughts become experiences and my favorite way to start the day.”

Single Class 12.50 € (incl. 21%btw) 5 Classes Card 50 € (incl. 21% btw)  For info and questions: eilit@countertechnique.com // 06 50434332  You may inscribe via email or sms – Let us know you are coming :) 


Studio address: DCR – De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b
2518 RA The Hague
The Netherlands

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.

LET LOOSE | Movement Research | Ivan Cook

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

LET LOOSE | Movement Research class invites you to deepen your practice

The classes are based upon 3 pillars:

Physical Development:

Increasing movement capabilities through Contemporary Dance, Floorwork, Mobility methods, Movement games

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.

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, abstract thinking, improvisation, composition, contact improvisation.

WHERE: Cloud Danslab, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20-B, 2518 RA Den Haag, Netherlands

WHEN: Saturdays 12:30 – 14:30 (2 Hours)
Meet out front 12:10 go up together.

Autumn 9th November / 14th December (6 Classes)

Trial Class available (10 euro)

PRICE:

Single Class €17.50 (incl. 21%btw)

Autumn term €90 (incl. 21% btw)

CONTACT: Please send a PM via the facebook // Whatsapp:0687863221 // or email to: cookmovementpractice@gmail.com

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: 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. This time she will also be presenting !

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 small 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 focuses 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.