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POINT OF ASSEMBLAGE

The residency at Danslab/CLOUD is focused this time on deepening the emerging solo work and on meeting up with two artists Roberta has been working since 2014 – Eli Dijkers/photography (www.elidijkers.nl) and Amund Roe/music composition – and spending studio time to begin making a solid base for the piece POINT OF ASSEMBLAGE which will have its premiere in May 2020 in Slovakia. Project POINT OF ASSEMBLAGE involves also other artists: for light design Pavla Beranová (www.pavlaberanova.com), for doublebass music Romana Uhlíková. The piece POINT OF ASSEMBLAGE has its common ground in the art of instant composition, while the imagery is getting step by step clearly articulated through the works of the involved artists. An important aspect of this work is the co-habitation of the media of sound/music, movement/dance and light design/scenography, so that a desired quality of “being” is reached in the natural creation process.    

The work on Roberta´s solo INFINITE LABIRYNTH is focused on exploring the levels of underneath (the ground), on (the ground) and above (beyond). She is interested in physically touching upon the ´two inner voices´, through the actual dancing she is getting familiar with them, understands their nature and lets the emerging piece be informed by that. The front and the back of the body has been anatomically essential for this theme. 

The work on both projects is supported by Slovak Arts Council.  

Roberta Legros Štěpánková
www.robertastepankova.com

performer, choreographer, body oriented psychotherapist

In her performative, pedagogic and therapeutic work, moving body is an essential source of information and meaning. Attention to it provides richness to our being at any moment, it gives volume to our imagination. When teaching, she aims at sensitizing both the perceptive and expressive pathways in making dance. The deep trust in the emergent movement has a crucial role within both the artistic and introspective work she proposes.

Roberta has studied, lived and created in Spain and The Netherlands. Now she is based in Brno, Czech Republic. She works as a performer, dance teacher and a body oriented psychotherapist. Her dance training is based in improvisation technique and Skinner Releasing technique. She believes in the full potential of our selves we can reach by involving the body awareness in our work, creation and life. Within her creation, Roberta makes solo pieces, initiates international interdisciplinary arts collaborations. Amongst the last collaborations, there has been FROM BEHIND HORIZONS, INDIGO with Gianna Gruenig (2019), RIEKA POD RIEKOU with Romana Uhlíková (2018), NA BREHU, JANUS with Ivan Palacký (2018), SNENIE KAMEŇA (2017), THE CROSSROADS with Amund Roe (2016).

In 2017, she co-founded ORBITA, the platform for the development, creation and research of dance and physical arts in Brno.  

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.



CREATIVE HUB EXCHANGE AT CLOUD

Friday 27 September at 19:00 at CLOUD/danslab

With the 2nd HUBS IMMERSIVE Festival coming up on 8 and 9 November in The Hague, we organise a number of Creative HUBS Exchanges in co-operation with our program partners.

This time Hilde Tuinstra invites you to contribute to her project Safe Zone – A resilience course. In a poetic musical experience, Safe Zone examines the security industry and how we can defend ourselves against collective fear. With her new interdisciplinary theatre group Shift Happens, Hilde Tuinstra creates site-specific theatre productions, bringing to life possible future scenarios and showing shifts in society with and through technological developments.

You are warmly invited! Please let us know in advance you will attend by sending an e-mail, mentioning your name and the number of people you will bring, to [hubs.immersive@gmail.com].

Countertechnieque 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.

Autumn Movement Intensive | Ivan Cook

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

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

The study process will be based upon 3 pillars:

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

Mental Development:
Rewiring your brain to regain & strengthen your senses. Using movement situations as a segway to train the brain through techniques of problem solving, logic, memory & sustained attention. The implementation of Psychology/ Neuroscience allows not only for the optimization of the physical, but also the mental development- which go hand in hand

Artistic Development:
The Accumulation of the previous developments lays the ground work to help uniquely develop a solo and group creative signature. Unmasking or discovering new chains of movement, thinking and communication skills. Weekly tasks will be given to discover multiple avenues of creative potential.

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

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


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

PRICE:
€200,00

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

Note that only AFTER payment is received is your place is secured. Deadline for application: 17th August

Belly dance and Pilates Summer Class

Bellydance and Pilates Summer Classes

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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

And all That Pop / Keren Ben Shachar and Eliott Marmouset

” We meet each other on the verge of reality, somewhere on the street or at the end of the party. The different meetings are like resets, attempts to conncet with each other. Our bodies, so as our characters, relate in different ways. Each of these attempts takes a new form, a different expressivity. How do we experience an ambivalent look or an off-putting celebration of feathers and who are we for each other in this inconsistent reality? ”

Keren will give open class at CLOUD/Danslab,
you are welcome to join!
For any question about it please contact her
benshachar.keren {at} gmail.com

Contemporary dance class
Tuesday 9 July 9:00-10:30
Thursday 11 July 9:00-10:30
Tuesday 16 July 9:00-10:30
Thursday 18 July 9:00-10:30

Presentation residency research
Saturday 19 July at 17:00

On February 2018 we, Keren and Eliott, started working on the Duet ”And all that Pop” in Riksteatern Stockholm (SE). During the residency at CLOUD/Danslab we will keep developing our work.

We are interested in the coexistence of seriousness and humor as well as oddness and normality. We found that humor is a key to communicate and allow the audience to access our world. Playing with physical and theatrical intentions (‘states’) and shifting/ transforming between them we will be exploring different ways of communication. We will research the ambivalence that lies in communication using voice, body and intentions in contradictory ways. How a subtle smile or a distant look can change our reaction and the way the action will be perceived. 

Twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday between 9:00 – 11:30 we invite you to join our warm up! We will be sharing some ideas and exercises which we use for our research. We will explore the body as a medium of communication through use of voice, ‘states’, imagination and ‘theatrical’ elements. Using these elements, we will research the themes of humor, sense-making, absurdity and narrative.

About us

Keren Ben Shacharis a dancer, performer and maker living in the Netherlands. 
She was born in Haifa, Israel (1992). She completed her studies at ArtEZ University of Arts, Arnhem (NL), BA Dancer/Maker (2018).

As a dancer/ performer, Keren worked with the maker Lorenzo Capodieci and performed the trio ‘Dis-is’, participated at the video dance ‘Point of Change’ by PRIME collective – Daniel Barkan & Enrico Meijer. She performed at different art installations by the Dutch visual artist Cindy Moorman and by Chataine Moekardanoein her work ‘Stage Vivant'(NL). 

Together with her colleague Johanna Tengan, they participated in PA.R.T.S summer residencies (BE), investigating physical methods to develop body/mind presence and awareness. She created the group piece ‘MASScontemplation’ together with her colleagueHellen Boyko for Kibbutzim College (IL).  Together with the collective Sneezy Sneakers she created and performed the Trio ‘Prelude’ which performed at Hooge80 festival (NL) and Summer Stage PT (2017). She worked as a rehearsal assistant with Amos Ben-Tal for the creation ‘The Appearance of things’ at ArtEZ Academy (NL) and was invited by ArtEZ Master of Architecture to teach at the Proprioception Workshop, Tromsø(NO). Supported by the Israeli fund ‘Mifal HaPais for Culture and Arts’ she participated in two intensive workshops by David Zambranno (GR, PT).

As performer and choreographer Keren is interested to create different experiences that will both touch and challenge her audiences. She loves working with movement; visual images; physical theatre and she often uses the elements of irony, absurdity, human morals and emotions in her works.

Eliott Marmousetis a dancer, performer and maker, currently based in Stockholm (SE). He was born in Fontainebleau (FR) in 1994. He completed a Dancer/ Maker BA in ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem (NL) in 2018. Prior to that, he graduated from a Product Design study at the ENSAAMA in Paris (FR) in 2014. 

For the season 2019-2020 he will be working with Cullberg-Ballet in Stockholm (SE). With them he has had a year internship and a guest contract for the last two years where he worked with makers such as: Mathias Anderson, Eleanor Bauer in collaboration with rap artist «Yung lean », Ludvig Daae, Jefta Van Dinther, Deborah Hay, and Alma Soderberg. 

Besides that Eliott has been working as a freelance dancer on a piece by Albert Quesada produced by «Mercat de les flores »during winter 2019 in Barcelona (ES). 

As a maker he has collaborated with Hellen Boyko on «skype duet »a piece dealing with abstraction and «in between the form in between »a piece on aspirations dreams and all sorts of ambitions. Within the collective «sneezy sneakers »he has co-created «Prelude »a trio that explores the making of emotions, and proposes a hectic journey through them. 

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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.