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Reconsider Walking & Running

WAT?
“Zacht- en hardlopen” “Reconsider walking and running” 3-delige workshop

WANNEER?
Zaterdag 14 & 28 maart 9.30 – 12.30 uur . Zaterdag 18 april 9.30 – 12.30 uur

WAAR?
CLOUD At Danslab
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b 2518 RA Den Haag

WHY?
Do you want to experience more agility and suppleness in walking and running. Learn more about the coordination between ankles, knees and hip joints.
In what way are your head, shoulders, spine and pelvis involved in it ?
What role can breathing play to improve your running ?
Are you aware of the effect gravity has ?

WAAROM?
Wil je met gemak lopen en meer beweeglijkheid en souplesse ervaren?
Wat is de coördinatie tussen enkels, knieën en heupen bij het (hard) lopen? Hoe zijn hoofd, schouders, wervelkolom en bekken hierbij betrokken. Vergeten we de zwaartekracht en de adem niet?

PRIJZEN?

€ 90 voor drie workshops € 70 voor twee workshops € 40 voor een workshop

DOOR?
Feldenkrais practitioners van Feldenkraiscentrum Den Haag

LANGUAGES
Workshop are taught in a mix of Dutch and English

CONTACT? info@feldenkraiscentrumdenhaag.nl

MEER? www.feldenkraiscentrumdenhaag.nl

FROM PLAY TO CONTACT FROM CONTACT TO PLAY| Raul Saldarriaga

REGISTRATION REQUIRED  
at casagrafias@gmail.com

In this session of CI Casagrafias we will work with the idea of the game as the basis of improvisation. In the indomitable game, every new moment is a possibility, a new universe. In this opportunity, we will explore the transformation of the “error” into a new possibility. “Error” is a failed plan, and, if there is no plan, every movement is a new situation and new possibility to interact with others playfully, and experience the body as a playground full of new places and pathways.
We will explore the opportunities to engage with surprising depth however experienced you happen to be. Responding at the moment is key, as is respecting one’s capacities and limitations: “starting from where you are”, wherever and whenever. This attitude is essential for beginners and experienced CI practitioners, alike.

Raul Saldarriaga http://raulsaldarriaga.wordpress.com/
Raul Saldarriaga (Colombia, 1982)  MA. “Choreography and Community”; MA. “interactive Media and Environments” . His performances and interactive-installations were shown on festivals and theaters worldwide and won several prizes. Raul often collaborates with other artists and his work ranges from visual interactive images to ecological relation systems (public, performers and choreographers are at the same level. Everyone gives, everyone receives). Raul’s work deals with the relationship between humans, emphasizes the image as storytelling, and delicately explores relationships between body and technology.


PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Sunday 1st March

De Constant Rebecqueplein 20-B, 2518 RA Den Haag

Class 13.00 – 15.00 > € 17= (incl Jam) (bring exact cash!)

Jam: 15.00 – 17.00 > € 5,=

Free The Voice |Odeya Nini

6 december 2019

14:00 till 16:00 Workshop ( 15€ – 20€)

20:00 till 21:30 performance (5€ -10€)

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

“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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-ENGLISH- 

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.

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

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

FALLING IN | Marta Wörner

pre- Residency Workshop: 

26 & 28 Feb 16:30 – 19:30 / 2 & 9 March 10:30 – 13:30/ 3&10 March 13:00 – 16:00

Fee​: 15 euros* for the whole workshop.
*The symbolic fee of the workshop is meant to cover the cost of the space. However, if any participant has a firm wish to attend but an honest economical impediment, the participant can communicate the situation to the organization and not be charged

In this workshop, we will explore the physical, psychical and sensorial implications of the action of “falling in”.
Inspired by the Deleuzian concept of “becoming” (coming from the Latin verb “devenire” which means “coming down, falling in, arriving to”) Marta Wörner proposes the inquire of the fall as a physical door to the unknown. Understanding “falling in” as an uncontrolled abandoning the body to the force of gravity and embracing its implication on the mental state of the performer, we will focus in the re-organization of the body in between moments of physical balance.
It is a play between controlling and “falling in” in which the participants will inquire the potential of their articulated movement, the openness of the body worked through the relaxation and conscious use of the core, and the awareness of the space.

The kinetics of the human body and its ability to reorganize itself to become another thrives me. As a maker, Marta is interested in exploring its interaction with other structures that do not change or move that way, as the established structures in the city or fundamental building blocks of our thoughts and beliefs.

The workshop also has the aim to invite a selection of participants to the following artistic residency of Marta Wörner at CLOUD DansLab, in which she will continue developing her artistic research.

Defining the body as a natural structure, she always wanted to learn from it. With the firm thought that the body has an inherent valuable knowledge that I can not name yet, but intuit it, I always moved.
Her other fascination is the deconstruction of the space through the scenographic tools and the dramaturgical possibilities of it.
The goal with this research is to build a space between the theatre and the street through the deconstruction of space and scenographic dramaturgy as tools, which allowed me to explore the dichotomy solid-fluent/structure-destructure and its application and affections to the body, all below the inspirational umbrella of the idea of performing the concept of “becoming” and reflecting on it.

RESEARCH QUESTION FOR THE ARTISTIC RESIDENCY AT DANSLAB.

The artistic residency at CLOUD DansLab will start with the workshop FALLING between 26 Feb- 10 March , the reserach stage of the residency will be carried out between the 13th and 26th of May.
In this two weeks residency at CLOUD DansLab, Marta wants to explore the implications of transferring my findings on the embodiment of the Deleuzian concept of becoming as a tool for material creation to other dancers/performers..

RESIDENCY LO BIL

18 – 24 March 2019

workshop & presentation | 23 March 19:00 -21:00

lo bil is a York University Interdisciplinary Masters student creating body-based performance art using cross-disciplinary methodologies to correlate research into process, pleasure, vulnerability, an aesthetics of feeling, and the impacts of a social location on identity. Through non-repeated performance gestures, lo generates intuitive research into academic concepts by using physical improvisation, spontaneous utterance, impulse- based scores, object manipulation, and inter relational proposals with audience. Her work has been called “raw”, “amusing”, “transparent”, and often involves creating a feedback loop with the audience.

I am developing a performance-research practice of “dropping” questions into the body, aiming for “non-repeatability” and moving on intuition as a method for understanding philosophical texts.

Encouraging myself to move into states of intoxication through movement provides an entry-point into my unconscious image life, connecting abstract physical impulses to sublimated content by letting speech effect movements and movements affect speech. Making this physical practice into a performative one, layers on an interrelational complication, to notice how the body responds to itself while being seen by others – in this state of hyper-awareness and “felt knowing” – thoughts surface differently.

I become aware of “habits” or psycho-physical patterns of movement and related thought sequences from memory. I try to identify, deconstruct and reorder these habitual patterns into non-repeatable forms, disrupting psychic material that surfaces. I want to interrogate habits that are blocking my ability to create new ways of thinking. I will prepare with texts by Butler, Nancy, Deleuze and Guttari, Ranciere and Agamben.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I am a Performance Artist. I write with images – sourcing my work from my own identity transparently and investigating my philosophical problems with improvisatory actions and object relationships. I offer audience situations and provocations to dream around. I offer a context for people to think of their own questions and notice their own desires.

I practice for months, but in the moment before the performance, I let go of what I want to happen or expect to do. I ask, “How can I be in front of this audience in an attentive and receptive way and what is moving to me about the topic at hand right now?” I do this action. This first mark on the canvas is an offer that I follow through to the end of the composition. I use body memory as a generative source of possible exchange and inquiry. In this way, I am researching my knowledge and lack of knowledge; I am accepting the reality of my body, the reality of my economic state, the reality of my class, my gender and all unknown aspects of my history.

This performance style is a DIY strategy where in body and thought I am ready to perform at any moment in alignment with my own integrity and the nature and energy of the people present. The “currency” of this methodology is the responsiveness to context – information can be immediately incorporated into the texture, movement, and conversation with the audience – thus the work allows us to unpack questions in a collective way.

I am also researching what it is that elevates my consciousness in the moment of performance – that energetic flow that allows meaning to emerge that I could not have realized if I had not made the performance. This question has come from my constant radical doubt around: why perform at all? I keep performing because actually it is in the moment of performance that I don’t know where I’m going, that I can look back at and say: I know where I am going now, thanks to this performance. As crazy or wild as the performative state can be, it leads me into knowledge.

I would love to have conversations with local artists to help generate more context for the performance proposals and for my thesis writing.
If you are interested please contact me : lbil@rogers.com

The workshop presentation of 23 March

“I propose an open studio performance and workshop.  I will show you what I have been working on in the intersection between movement and philosophy and then I will make some proposals for audience to engage in. No pressure to participate but I hope you will be curious enough to join us for this mini workshop that aims to generate pleasure, connection and interesting things to think about. “

Blog : http://lo-bil.tumblr.com/ 

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

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.

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

TactileEnunciations_Confluences

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

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

Bios

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

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