Category Archives: movement classes

THE UNCONSCIOUS MOVE | Residency Sebastian Pickering Pedersen

10-21 June 2019

PRESENTATION : 21 June at (TBC)

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?


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.”

Residency | Lowlands Light project | DalioArts

monica

13 November – 18 December 2016

Movement labs | Wednesday 30 nov 10:00-12:00 / Monday 5 and 12 dec 20:00-22:00| €5/lab

Presentation |jan 2017 more details soon|

Monica Sharon is a choreographer and filmmaker with DalioArts, a performing arts collective which aims to create work in collaboration with artists of various disciplines. She is currently in residence at the DCR guest studios, along with choreographer Angela Fegers and visual artist Taffy Boudewijns, who are also a part of DalioArts.

She is here to start the creation of Lowlands Light project, an interdisciplinary installation combining dance, light sculptures, film and live music. Currently, she is at research stage of the movement section of the project.

The Lowlands Light Project aims to culminate into an interactive installation that combines choreography, light sculptures, short films and a color of choice. Each color chosen on the four button switchboard corresponds to a certain choreography, film and multiple light sculptures, strategically placed, to illuminate the performer. The way the performance unfolds is decided by the participator, who will choose an order of colors without knowing the outcome beforehand.

At the Cloud/Danslab, we aim to research, experiment, learn and connect with the community. Through movement research and experimentation within the space, we look to find ways of moving that can be transferred to different sites, while experimenting with compositional structures, such as the chance theory. Our research days are our lab days where we experiment, play and explore.

Through our weekly classes, we connect with the community, experiment, research and learn from our participants as much as we hope they would learn from us. An exchange in knowledge and ideas is what we look for in every class we lead. We do not consider ourselves to be the sole teachers of the classes, but merely a guide to encourage the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
At the end of our time here at the Cloud/Danslab, we will finish with a small, informal showing with a concept in support of our current piece, The Lowlands Light project. This showing will be just a taste of what’s to come in the near future.

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Residency | Marlieke Burghouts

2 – 8 May
Presentation 5 May 18:00 Facebook
Movement lab monday till thursday from 100:00 till 11:15 am

During the residency Marlieke Burghouts is going to deepen out the first stages of her research into the embodiment and staging of ‘willfulness’ and ‘willingness’.
(Sara Ahmed Willful subjects Duke Press 2014 )

This research is conducted in relation to the whole body, but in particularly in relation to the action of raising the arm and the diverse meanings and readings this gesture can have.

My interest lays in investigating how the individual body, in this case myself, experiences willingness and willfulness and how that influences the actions and shaping of the body. Where do my decisions spatially and physically bring me?

The work will be created in collaboration with sound artists Jeske de Blauw en Mark IJzerman.
About Marlieke Burghouts
Marlieke Burghouts is a dancer, choreographer and teacher active in the Netherlands. In 2014 she graduated from the MA Choreography of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, UK. There she developed a deep interest in researching how the body is being shaped within society. Specifically she researches how we make decisions, how the physical body is ‘inscribed’ and shaped and how our identity is formed through culture and societal structures.
Marlieke has taught modern classes in upstate New York, New york City, Rotterdam, the Hague and Delft and will continue to teach modern classes and improvisation workshops throughout the Netherland and Europe

 

Residency | Da Solo | Lorenzo Capodieci

From 15th to 19th February and from 29th February to 4th March 2016, Lorenzo Capodieci will be working at CLOUD Studio

Program residency

Open Training*
15 – 19 February | 10:00 – 12:00
29 February – 4 March  | 10:00 – 12:00
Cost: €7,- per class

Presentation
Friday, 4 March | 19:00

About ‘Da Solo’

‘Da Solo’ is a research and interrogation about loneliness and garbage. Lorenzo will explore questions such as:
What do you do when you are alone?
What are the different emotions involved in being alone?
How can you overcome loneliness by finding “company” around you?

The other underlining theme of the solo research is Waste/Garbage.
There is something called “The Culture of Waste” that is very present in our societies. A culture that advertises throwing away as the way to get rid of the old to take something new.
This culture is taking us also in the way we deal with people and relationships.

Going back to loneliness, in this solo Lorenzo wants to meditate  on the relation between being lonely and feeling like garbage and at the same time finding a new role of garbage in our lives to, somehow, not feel alone anymore. To touch also themes as Dignity, Honor and Self-hatred.

In his research it is crucial the exploration of dramaturgy through the use of different performing media: dance, theater, music and light. Interconnecting the different disciplines to serve the purpose of giving the message to the audience and allowing this interconnection to affect the content of the research.

* Open Trainings
CLOUD resident Lorenzo gives physical morning classes  with elements of Flying Low,  followed by a short choreographic and improvisation workshop on the theme of his research.
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About Lorenzo Capodieci
Lorenzo Capodieci, graduated in 2013 from Codarts, Rotterdam Dance Academy, where he started developing his own language and experimenting new performing ideas. Currently he is a freelance dancer, working with different choreographers and companies in The Netherlands, such as Cecilia Moisio, Karine Guizzo, Cie. Woest and more.

As a maker he wants to put in the center of the research the relation to the public and the true communication through the body. Treating social issues on the physical level, through its relation with our own bodies, to make us able to address them without ideology and with the true experience of the body.

‘Body Language’ Workshop

Based on the physical system developed and created by choreographer Edan Gorlicki and the dancer Mayke van Kruchten, the ‘Body Language’ workshop leads up to the creation of performance-installation ‘Body Language’.

Location: CLOUD Studio, Den Haag
When: 15/11/2014 from 12:00 to 16:30 (with a 30 minute lunch break)
Costs: 35

Registration before 12th of November:

The ‘Body Language’ physical system is the second part of an ongoing study on power and control. The goal while creating the system was to try to give the body full control of what the body does and then to discover the bodies choices. To find this out, Edan, together with Mayke, searched for a way to minimize or even eliminate mental judgement, choices and creativity from the movement vocabulary; giving power to the body. This way everything the body does would come from the body itself and not from a mental command; An impossible task perhaps, none the less, an interesting one.

This workshop will take you through the steps of this physical system and lead you through a path of letting go mentally, discovering your body’s physicality.

How do we do that:
First we will limit our physical possibilities to a very minimal range, challenging your mind to the maximum. Once we have practiced that and become more comfortable with the limitations, we will start to delayer the rules; opening up the possibilities within the structure. Eventually, giving the body full freedom of moving possibilities but maintaining the concentration level of listening and discovering as things happen.

Finally, you will experience a very active physical experience of movement fully choreographed by your own body, taking you on a fascinating journey and leading you to places and situations you would otherwise not bring yourself to.

About Edan Gorlicki
Born in Haifa, Israel, Edan Gorlicki is a choreographer, teacher and movement research artist based between Heidelberg, Germany and Groningen, the Netherlands. Edan has performed the works of may choreographers such as: Ohad Naharin,  Itzik Galili, Guy Weizman & Roni Haver (Club Guy and Roni) and many more.

Edan is familiar to many of us because as the creator of LAMA movement research.He will share more of this during the morning classes and movement class at our friends in Dansateliers (Rotterdam) from 10th till 15th of November.

In 2007 Edan co-founded Random Collision, Groningen – a platform developing and bridging between young makers and their audiences. There he also initiated the first movement classes in the Netherlands, which inspired Dansateliers (Rotterdam) and Korzo (the Hague) to follow this formula that develops a bridge between makers and their audience.