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Góbi dance workshop | Modern Body Festival

Friday 1 November  17:30 – 19:30  €25,-
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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 http://modernbodyfestival.org/2018/

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

dance improvisation workshops – Roberta Štěpánková

Due to Roberta’s residency in CLOUD, she will offer two workshops on Wednesday evenings 17th and 26th of October. Feel welcome to join the dancing and learn from this inspiring artist and teacher. You find the class description below

Practical info: 17th and 26th of Oct from 19.30 till 21.30. Contribution: € 15 per class, € 25 if attending both evenings

DANCE ::: IMPROVISATION ::: IMAGINATION OF THE BODY

The dance class is a proposal to realize one´s individual dance while following the proper bodily wisdom, the movement ensuing from one´s nature and intimacy.

In movement we will involve the fundamental bodily/anatomical principles and use it as a source of information from within. To work in this way means to let oneself be guided by the inner sensation and perception while cultivating the awareness and alertness to the minor changes manifested in the created dance.

Allowing time for the concentration and attunement to one´s self, the unpronounceable pre-conscious processes can unfold and nurture our imagination. In these conditions, our sensibility to the bodily material naturally grows and the emerging movement is in every moment being articulate and set into own choreographic language. We will deepen our study of making dance in the immediacy of the spatial and time condition, focus on improving our ability to observe how the movement articulates our imagery.

The work is designed from the experience of making dance and following movement as a rich source of meaning in a way so the participant as a whole is taken care of at her/his distinct levels of being.

please check Roberta’s website www.robertastepankova.com for more info about the residency and her work

III | Residency Teoma Naccarato, John MacCallum | 10-25 August

III is a long-term artistic research and creation project developed since 2014 by choreographer Teoma Naccarato (Montreal/London) and composer John MacCallum (Oakland/Paris), in collaboration with dancers, musicians, and designers across disciplines. III involves a collection of works for stage, screen, and installation, as well as workshops, residencies, and publications. Through the various modes of sharing in III, we appropriate biosensors in order to construct a context for intimate and uncertain encounters between performers, and with audience. III implicates visitors beyond visual consumption, towards shared touch, sound, and movement.

The interdisciplinary scope of our research in III seeks to probe the implicit values that inform interaction with and appropriation of technology in artistic contexts, and to generate strategies for working in collaboration with technology, and as collaborators across disciplines.  We propose a viewpoint that technology is not a mediator for interaction—something to be designed to suit a specific artistic goal—but is a collaborator with a frame of reference that must be thoughtfully considered as part of the discourse of the work.

Our current practice in III is focused on devising interdisciplinary performance experiments, traversing traditional to one-on-one performance, sonic/haptic/visual installation, and guided breath and listening practice. We use technologies such as stethoscopes, electrocardiograms, transducers, and handheld mirrors and lights to de-familiarize sensory encounters between performers, and with public. In this residency we will focus on emergent relationships within the interdisciplinary body of work in III, and further, invite audience-participants into the process through an open session in the early stages of devising a performance experiment. The residency will be documented with video and audio recording, as well as photographs and writing, to share selectively online.

III began in 2014 through an Artistic Research Residency at IRCAM, and has continued through partnerships with independent and academic institutions internationally such as C-DaRE (UK), CLOUD/DansLab (NL), CNMAT (USA), Djerassi (USA), Ex-Situ (FR), Synthesis Centre/AME (USA), and Tangente Danse (CA).

Further information on III is available at: https://iii-iii-iii.org

With:
Teoma Naccarato, Choreographer (Montreal/London)
John MacCallum, Composer (Oakland/Paris)
Laura Boudou, Dancer (Marseille)
Ryan Kelly, Percussionist (Montreal)
Christian Smith, Percussionist (Den Haag)

Opening Credits – ArtScience Exhibition

For the upcoming ArtScience exhibition Opening Credits, Aisha Pagnes has developed the following work at CLOUD/Danslab:

work by Aisha Pagnes for Opening Credits - ArtScience expo

‘THERE I AM HERE YOU ARE THERE’ explores complete darkness as a means to simultaneously mask and facilitate presence. In this piece, participants can explore how darkness intensifies the way we feel within ourselves, with others and our surrounding. Vests equipped with glowing magnets abstract the shape and movement of the body to single points of light. Spontaneous movement thus becomes the main influencing agent: a real-time catalyst for affect. 

This piece was developed with with the kind support of the following test-audience: Mattia Marani, Luca Conte, Zoë D’Hont, Kasper van der Horst, Loes Roskam, Ábel Fazekas, Pepijn Cim Goudsblom, Vanessa Marcio, Max van der Wal, Julie Hasfjord, Orestes Willemen, Asami Kiuchi,Giovanni Salice, Fotis Rovolis, Sophia Bulgakova, Fazle Shairmahomed, Catherine Ostraya, Mabel Rae, Kay Churcher, Darien Brito, Aju Sheshtra.

The exhibition:
Third year students from the ArtScience Interfaculty share their projects from the past year with the broad public. Part of Holaa! Festival, the exhibition is on view at the Grey Space In The Middle from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 of June 2018. You will experience the analogue with the digital, the playful with the composed and the familiar with the ambivalent.

Works presented by:
Kay Churcher, Loes Roskam, Nina Lezaic, Jesús Canuto Iglesias, Mabel Calvert Verbruggen, Sunna Svavarsdóttir, Anastasia Loginova, Lily Hudson, Catherine Ostraya, Sophia Bulgakova, Aisha Pagnes, Stefano Zucchini and Senida Kalender.

The Grey Space 20, Paviljoensgracht, The Hague
Friday 08.06: 19:00 – 23:00 (Hoogtij#53)

Saturday 09.06: 12:00 – 22:00
Sunday 10.06: 12:00 – 16:00

Follow updates via @artscience_dreams on instagram and their facebook event

Residency Fernando Troya

‘Reminiscente’: Presentation of the ongoing research

1st chapter: ‘A Colossus’, finished – solo

2nd chapter, ‘En Calzones’, unfinished, first encounter – duet

Following the fruitful results of the first investigation for ‘Reminiscente’, which resulted in the solo ‘A Colossus’ we are ready to proceed with the second phase of the project.

The first part focused on Francisco de Goya’s work ‘The Colossus and the Disasters of War’. For the second chapter I intend to dive deeper into the themes of Goya’s works. Studying his oeuvre to use some of the elements that fascinate me most: darkness, ugliness, rawness, visceral imageries, that at the same time express the deepest human sensitivities.

It is an unvarnished aesthetic, stripped of the normatives of social conventions, the inner layers of understanding laid bare, ugly as the subjects of his paintings are, they are vulnerable as well.

There is, tied with Goya’s work, a continuation in the research of the other theme of the first part: Plato’s theory of Forms and more specifically the Allegory of the Cave. The description of two co-existing worlds that complement each other. A very simple story that tells so much about not only his philosophy, but our current world; submission, control, repression…

The presentation this evening comprises of ‘A Colossus’, the first chapter; a solo I created for myself in collaboration with composer Carlos Ema. And the results of the search for the 2nd chapter of the series of works ‘Reminiscente’.

Join us in our search for an ugly beauty, a beautiful ugliness.

Entrance € 5,00
Sunday 17 June at 19:30
at CLOUD/danslab

Concept and choreography: Fernando Troya
Performers: Arturo Vargas y Fernando Troya
Choreographer assistant: Quentin Riger
Composer: Carlos Ema

This project is being supported by Dansmakers Amsterdam, CLOUD/Danslab and Korzo.

call for participatory audience | Tatiana Kolganova

Please choose one or more days in which you will like to join

May 24, 28, 29, 31 | From 12.00-14.00.

(presentation: Thursday 5 Juli  19:00)

contact Tatiana via: tanianak@gmail.com

Tatiana Kolganova is a multimedia artist and researcher. She explores human relationships with a natural environment. Mostly her art practice focuses on the intersection of language, imagination and human senses. Working with different media Tatiana is interested in creation of an art experience with active participation of an audience.

Currently she studies master program of Fine Art at HKU, University of Art, Utrecht NL.

During her residency at Cloud, artist Tatiana Kolganova will develop a participatory performance about imaginary contact with a natural landscape.

Everyone is welcome to join in the process of work and explore the different aspects of collective and personal imagination.

We will experiment with:

-Representative elements of a landscape.

-The power of a ceremonial process

-Different layers of personal imagination.

-Collective creation of an imaginary natural environment

and others prepared and unexpected elements.

After each session we will have a short discussion about the process.

Art lab: your collective movement (work in progress)

What: a sensorial exercise for a small group of people in complete darkness
For who: open call for test audience, free entry
By who: Aisha Pagnes 


“The defensive and unfocused gaze of our time, burdened by sensory overload, may eventually open up new realms of vision and thought, freed of the implicit desire of the eye for control and power.” Juhani Pallasmaa
And perhaps by relying on our sensorial capacity and perceptual ability we can fertilise the grounds of these new realms through artistic experiences, so that we may reclaim the gaze of our whole being.

How does a darkened safe space influence the way we perceive ourselves, our environment and one another?
Over the course of one week, CLOUD/Danslab will become a completely darkened environment.

During this period, I will gently guide you through daily sessions that work toward our sense of presence, sensorial awareness and felt connection.

What does it look like:
We will move delicately in the dark through a sequence of simple movements. Each person is equipped with two light dots* for visual reference.
*(Light-dot: a 6mm magnetised dot that clips on clothing. In darkness it glows white. The glow dims naturally over time).

What will be practically explored:
– When our senses of proprioception, hearing and vision are fully activated in a darkened space, how is our perception of self and of the other influenced?

– How emergent movement is experienced meaningfully in an unconventional environment.

– How verbal variations of the same instructions influence audience participation.

– How can we effectively compose such experience? (one that is repeatable, has a clear beginning, entry, exit and quality).

What can you expect:
– To be an active part of the creative collective process, aimed at finalising a time-based perceptual composition that lends itself to a broader audience as a participatory experience.

We will brainstorm together, go through iterations of movement and sensorial exercises to improve concentration and a sense of togetherness. Your input and feedback as a creative being will shape the week’s progress.

– A warm and friendly environment, with tea, coffee and snacks. In this, a chance to experience this same environment in an expanded and evocative way.

When:
based on your availability, open from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th of May. Times to be decided.

This practice week is part of a work in progress which focuses on audience participation and interaction, whereby simple means such as absence of light and basic movements are the elements driving the poetic experience. Below an excerpt of the sequence:

Situation Body: Participants wear a light-dot on the chest (above clothing) and on the back. The room is completely dark.

Begin by standing upright and still.
As if you were a singly entity,
arrive in unison with the others to a comfortable walking pace.

[…]

Profile: Currently studying at the ArtScience Interfaculty, I set up interactive installations where audience participation is the primary concern, as a result, test audiences are key influences in the various stages of development. Non-verbal communication and sensory awareness is a recurrent theme in what I look for. http://cargocollective.com/arp

If you would like to participate or want to know more please get in touch: ryannon.aisha@gmail.com

Yin & Vinyasa Yoga by Arianna Berardi

In May & June 2018  every  Wednesday at 6 pm
Arianna Berardi will be teaching  Yin & Vinyasa Yoga !

Lab description:

In this Vinyasa & Yin lab we will explore two different worlds of yoga. Literally, Vinyasa means “to place something in a special way”. In a Vinyasa flow, which will be the style of half of the classes, we will coordinate breath and movement, moving into asanas (poses) in a flow-like way. In these classes, you will experience the dynamic and energetic nature of a Vinyasa flow, getting in touch with your body in a fun and challenging way. In the other half of the classes we will explore Yin yoga: a relatively recent style of yoga that combines knowledge from Traditional Chinese Medicine with the more traditional Indian asanas. During a yin yoga class, you will hold poses for 3 to 5 minutes, diving into a meditative state, letting go and releasing of any tension. By finding stillness in a pose for long, yin yoga aids the fluidity of our fascia, a deep sheet of connective tissue that surrounds our muscles and organs. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? The goal of this lab is to make yoga accessible and enjoyable to as many people as possible, no matter the age, physical condition or level of acquaintance with yoga. Everyone can join and enjoy! The classes are based on free donations, which means “give what you like/ what you can”.

The lab will start on May 2 , classes will be every Wednesday at 6 pm. Doors open at 5.45 pm. In the first class, we will begin exploring Yin yoga. Bring your own mat if you have one, there will be four mats available in case they are needed. Comfortable clothes are advised, together with a warm sweater or jumper for the final phase of the yoga practice. I am really excited to embark on this journey, and looking forward to meeting plenty of curious and passionate yogis!

About Arianna:

“I discovered yoga five years ago, when I first moved to the Netherlands at the age of 18. For a good while, I found in yoga a great physical work out, and a way to put my busy mind on hold. It was only after a few years that I started experiencing a more meditative way of practicing yoga, slowly turning inward to get to know myself on different levels. I am currently following a Yoga Teacher Training, and if all goes well, I will be certified in a couple of months! And as you all can imagine, I am really excited to start practicing with teaching at Cloud. Besides my love for yoga, I am also very passionate about singing, expressive painting, art therapies, and some fields of Psychology. I am currently finishing a master in Child Psychology, and excited about exploring ways to combine art, yoga and children.”

Presentation | Residency of Alegia P.

Residency : 12- 25 march 2018
Presentation : 14 april 2018  | 7:30pm until 9:00pm
I am an emerging media scenographer and visual artist. I am based in The Hague (Netherlands) but working between The Netherlands, London, Athens as well as other cities in Europe. My background is in Design (BA Interior design / Vakalo College of Arts & Design Athens, University of Derby UK) and I hold a master’s degree (MA Scenography from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London). Currently I am undertaking my second master’s degree MA ArtScience in The Artscience Interfaculty (Royal Academy of Arts – Royal Conservatory – The Hague NL).
I work mainly in set and costume design for performance, theatre and installations. My work involves video, photography, lighting, projection mapping, sound editing, electronics hacking, scenic art, sculpture and any other technical support suiting the project.

In March 2018, I had a two weeks residency in The Cloud DansLab, in The Hague. During this residency, I started working with the idea of perception, body, movement and vision.

Key words: perceiving, touch, smell, see, feel, movement, formless.

People perceive differently the world around them due to many factors such as nationality, age, gender etc. According to Freud, the infant starts to perceive the world through his/ hers body.

Perception allows behaviour to be generally appropriate to non-sensed object characteristics. For example, we respond to certain objects as though they are doors even though we can only see a long narrow rectangle as the door is ajar.

I am using the vision (present or absent) to change (the condition) of people’s perspectives. I whilst to question the visible via sensations (hear, touch, smell, movement). And to “force” someone to experience simple very basic actions such as walking (with the eyes shut) by feeling not thinking.

The basic questions that need to be answered are:
What do you see?
How do you feel?
What do you hear?

(I can hear a smell or the silence. There is a sense of touch in seeing and a sense of seeing in touch etc.)

Someone needs to lose control in order to perceive differently.

Residency Tashi Iwaoka | Mother

5 – 11 March
Presentation Saturday 10 March 21:00 (doors open 20.30)
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Tashi Iwaoka will be working on a new solo – Mother [working title] to be premiered in November 2018. During his residency he will explore the emotional and physical land scape connected to the recent event of his mother passing away. Investigating the personal and universal space in the event of death of a mother and giving them poetic forms to be expressed.

About Tashi Iwaoka
Tashi Iwaoka, an Amsterdam based performance artist/mover studied Contemporary Arts BA(Hons) at Nottingham Trent University (1997-2001 Nottingham UK), Dance and Choreography as a guest student at School for New Dance Development (2002-2003 Amsterdam NL) and Performance Research at DasArts (2004-2007 Amsterdam NL).

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 of Eastern wisdom in order to help us understand what it is to be a human.

Iwaoka is one of the founders of Ehkä-production, an international collective of independent performance and dance makers, based in Turku, Finland, with which he is still closely associated.

https://www.tashiwaoka.org

Going to the Bone that Moves you

De dans is een prachtige manier om met ons lichaam uitdrukking te geven aan wat we voelen, denken, willen, verlangen.
We dansen onze ervaringen en wat ons raakt, een glimlach van iemand, kriebel in je Buik, irritatie, vertedering, angst, wilde dromen!

Een koude winter nacht Hemel die wemelt van de sterren
de knoppen in de bomen die op springen staan
een laatste sneeuwvlok
een bries door je haren….
alles maar dan ook werkelijk alles is dansbaar.

En dat is zo fijn….

Veilig, in contact met je fysieke lichaam, bewust verbonden met de grond onder je en de ruimte boven je.
smelten, verzachten, oplossen, van gefixeerd naar vloeiend
zodat er ruimte ontstaat om open te vouwen
zodat de lucht en het licht vol naar binnen kunnen stromen, schouders kunnen zakken en kaken zich ontspannen;
klaar om de dans die bij jou aanklopt naar binnen te laten stromen, springen, dansen, rollen…

Ook zo zo nieuwsgierig naar de volgende beweging?

Je bent van harte uitgenodigd om mee te dansen.

Wanneer We starten 16 Maart en dansen ieder 1e en 3e vrijdag van de maand van 20.00 – 21.30 uur
Je bent welkom vanaf 19.30 en de muziek start om 19.45 uur.
Waar Dansstudio Cloud, Constant Rebequeplein 20 B, Den Haag
Kosten losse les – 15 euro, alle 8 de lessen – 105 euro

Voor meer info en om je op te geven, stuur even een mailtje.

dansgroet

Hester Slagman