STEP OUT OF THE STORY residency

Residency Dance/Movement Theater in CLOUD/Danslab Den Haag

Call for performers, dancers and actors

by Eva Bergerová

This is a call to professional/student dancers, performers or actors, who are open to an experiment and are capable of conscious alteration of emotion and most importantly who are willing to venture on the journey into their own body and mind. An important part is also the ability to improvise.

“For me, the most important in art is the personal message and expression, authenticity and the willingness to dig deeper in yourself and bring that out.”

There is a ´theater method called STEP OUT OF THE STORY and I am very much looking forward to develop this method with other inspiring artists together.

* RESIDENCY HAS TWO PARTS

~ First part: Workshop introduction the theater method ´Step out of the Story´. In this part, there is no commitment needed to continue. It is also possible to be present for a part of the time.

~ Second part: we continue with artists who fit the project and create a work in progress performance with the END SHOW on the 25th of July. The title of the performance is ´Mystery´, inspired by ancient Eleusinian Mysteries, there, where archaeologists say, European theater was born.

This residency is the first step to create a continuously working professional theater group.

Residency consist of the following: < First part: Introduction of the method ´Step out of the Story´

18, 19 July

< Second part: Creating work in progress performance – ´Mystery´

20., 21., 22., 23., 24, 25. July Time will be flexible. Around 5 hours per day.

< Performance: 25th of July

About ´Step out of the Story´ method: Our resources are: < Theater/drama techniques (Grotowski, Stanislavski), < Conscious Dance techniques like 5Rhythms (search for an authentic emotion), < Open Floor (building dramatic situation),

< Movement Medicine (work with the energetical field of the partner and audience) < Chinese Martial Arts (wushu – physical exercises). < Rituals, searching for the roots of the theater. < Personal dance or acting technique of every artist (contemporary dance, ballet, drama actor, performer)

We mix the unique techniques of performers into the blend of the story of performance. We will train you in some techniques according to the method ´Step out of the Story´, but your own professionality will be the basis for your expression. S.O.S. is developing individual creativity and personal technique. We follow your qualities.

We work with personal engagement as well as the personal development of the performer/dancer/actor. In the performance, I direct, I do not choreograph. After we created the performance story, a part of the scenes are always improvised, but the structure of the performance story is fixed.

More about S.O.S.: https://evabergerova.eu/who-am-i/step-out-of-the-story/

Cost of the project is 40 €,- for the whole week

My website – www.evabergerova.eu

CV Eva Bergerová

Eva is TheaterMaker from the Czech rep.

She is director, regisseur, dramaturgy, dancer/performer and translater.

Her origin is in Drama theatre. She created and worked in two theatre companies in Ostrava. One is Divadlo Company.cz, which has its residency in Strašnické Divadlo and Divadlo Komedie in Prague. The Company had a residency for 15 years in two theatre buildings. As the director, she directed Drama like Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, dramatizations of a novel The Bee Valley and Sand Scythe by Vladimír Körner Korner or Gustav Meyrink´s Golem. She studied and worked also in Poland. In Prague National Theatre she directed The Gray Mouse Opera by Petr Komár Soudek as a part of the cycle Banging at the Iron Curtain. 

The last project in Prague was creating an Experiment group called ‘Studio‘ Non-Comfortable Zone. This was an experimental movement/dance theatre project. In a period of two years the performance and a theater method was born, called ‘Step out of the Story’.

Eva is practising martial arts, conscious dance, different meditation forms and self-development techniques for more than 20 years.

In the Netherlands, Eva is  working as a freelance director, dancer and teacher (Delftse Maakweken – Calling of elements, Mooie Weer Spelen, Home Impro Performances), teaching martial arts and giving theatre and dance workshops. She teaches her weekly classes of embodied dance/meditation called Pure Dance and Ecstatic Dance.

On the theatre ground, Eva created and danced these performances f.e.: Warrior of the DanceKairos (Improvisation Ritual theatre) and Home Impro Stock. With amateurs, she directed these performances: Phoenix from the FireStardust, Flamingo Spirit and I am Paradise.  She also uses to work with live musicians.

Now, the longing for the next step and built professional continuously working theatre dance group is coming into reality and she is recently working on the performance Threemotions in Wolk Rotterdam. And preparing the Residency for the Cloud Danslab in Den Haag.

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,=

Residency Charlene Galea

Short bio

“My work is aimed at creating a world in which I wish to live in. It reflects images and experiences through my everyday encounter of life and simple moments that we often forgot how beautiful existing is”. The most fundamental motivation is a desire for unity, simplicity and a sense of community. ‘Body, Society and Identity’ are my most common researched subjects and through the medium of photography, performance and human conversations I aim to create spaces of play and reflective thoughts in a world dominated by technology and mass media.

Project

We are living in a digital era where female flesh is more visible than ever. The online world of apps has given the opportunity for any woman to expose herself. It is not about celebrity culture anymore as anyone can become a star for a short moment. But does this mean that we are becoming more seen but less heard than ever before? Have we just become speechless bodies stuck inside an Instagram grid? Throughout 2019 I have disguised myself online in various Sexy personalities. My aim has not been to showcase my body but to address what being ‘Female’ is in a globalised digital world such as Instagram.

Images of sex appeal are present more than ever, whether it is someone drinking a smoothie or someone walking the dog or someone doing yoga there are constant sexy poses. We believe that we are liberated just because of our recognition in society and equal rights as women have moved forward and that sexual freedom in images are a sign for celebrating empowerment. Reality is that we have become more repressed, constantly thinking about our self-image, to modify, to clone, to appear as a decoration in the online world.

The meaning of being sexy has lost its aura, if ten years ago it was about going to work or meeting with friends or for a date with a partner and one was celebrating looking sexy as a special occasion, these days we are obsessed caught up in an image covered by filters and body modifying apps which very often completely alter the real us into a celebrity or influencer clone.

Workshop name ‘Living Dolls’

Question:
Who are we when no one is looking at us on social media?

Are we becoming more than ever alienated from our own sex inside the Instagram grid?

Can play, everyday objects and improvised actions help to recreate the staged sexy pose which is often cloned in advertising and social media?

When

1st February anytime from 15:00 to 20:00
2d February anytime from 13:00 to 18:00
8th February anytime from 13:00 to 20:00
9th February anytime from 13:00 to 18:00

At CLOUD danslab

3 CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASSES | MAROULA ILIOPOULOU

Thursdays 23/1, 30/1, 6/2

18.15-19.45

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

  • 42€ for full course (3 classes)
  • 15€ single class
  • (prices include 21% tax)
  • Contact details: maroula.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 The Netherlands.  She has been teaching dance since 2011 and holds a Master of Arts in Contemporary Dance from London Contemporary Dance School. As a performer she has worked in choreographies by 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.

Photo credit: Barlas Sahinoglou, from my classes at Pera School of Performing Arts

NEW CLASS | AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT

Weekly Classes from Wednesday 15 January 2020 From 21:00 till 22:00

These Mindful Movement Classes are based on the Feldenkrais Method by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.

Develop a larger awareness of your body’s movements and actions in order to be able to move even more freely and easily.

In the lesson you will go on a playful exploration to discover how you move and enrich your movement options and possibilities.

This doesn’t have to be all serious, as we learn better and faster when we are playing, so we will have fun and play in the inviting, chill atmosphere of the Cloud studio in the centre of The Hague.

This class is for all who are curious no previous movement experience needed. It is an open class , but to have more of an idea of the work i advice to join for at least 3 lessons.

bring your own blanket or yoga mat and stretchy comfortable warm clothes. Studio is open 20:45 so we can start on time ; after the class has started it not possible to join as it is a 45 / 50 minute guided lesson.

I am very excited to start sharing this super fascinating method with you all and i am looking forward to seeing you in the studio!

for more info: cloud.danslab@gmail.com (tav Awareness Through Movement)

First class (try out) 10€, single class 15€, 5lessons 65€, 10 lessons 120€. Students 30% discount ( not for try out class).

You can sign up by sending an email to : info@feldenkraiscentrumdenhaag.nl or cloud.danslab@gmail.com or just drop by !

First block 15 January till 19 February . Second block 4 March till 22 April. Third block 6 May till 1 July.

Mindful Movement lessen gebaseerd op de Feldenkrais methode van Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.

Ontwikkel een groter bewustzijn voor jou lichaam en jou manier van beweging, zodat je met nog meer gemak en plezier te kunt bewegen.

In de les ga je met een speelse zoektocht  je eigen beweeg patronen leren (her) kennen en jou beweging mogelijkheden uitbreiden en verfijnen. 

Dit hoeft natuurlijk niet allemaal serieus te zijn, want “we leren sneller en beter als we spelen “ dus we gaan ook vooral lol maken en spelen en  dit allemaal in een toegankelijke chille sfeer in de Cloud studio in het centrum van Den Haag.

De les is open en toegankelijk voor iedereen die nieuwsgierig is . Het is een open les maar om een beetje gevoel te krijgen van het werk adviseer ik het tenminste 3x te proberen.

Breng zelf een deken of yoga mat mee en stretchy warme comfortabele kleding. De studio is open om 20:45 zodat we om 21:00 kunnen beginnen; als de les is begonnen is het niet meer mogelijk later nog deel te nemen.

Ik ben super ‘excited’ om met jullie deze fascinerende methode te gaan delen en ik hoop van harte tot in de studio!

Voor meer informatie : cloud.danslab@gmail.com (tav Awareness Through Movement)

Eerste les ( proefles) 10€, losse lessen 15€, 5 rittenkaart 65€, 10 rittenkaart 120€. Studenten 30% korting.

Opgeven kan via : info@feldenkraiscentrumdenhaag.nl of je komt gewoon op de dag .

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

Dominique Baron-bonarjee | Automatism and oceanic feeling

The title refers to Ocean Mudra Samadhi, the deepest level of collective consciousness according Buddhist philosopher Dogen Zenji (13th Ce.). This installation is the choreographic chapter following 18 months of research which began as participatory workshops with freelancers asking the question ‘ What do we know about free time?’. Thinking of activity, work and measure, I used wearable tech like fitness monitors, and commercial EEG headbands to measure to the point of absurdity and then to reflect on how the numbers correlate to the experience . During the residency I will be working with a DIY ‘wearable’ made of crocheted conductive thread alongside a commercial EEG headband. Small sensors pick up micro-movements of the body and relay them to a sound interface> Through these sensors I will create a ‘flow space’ where the sound composition can alter the viewer’s brain state as well. I will be developing choreography based on the movement research I did in the free time workshops as well as movement practices that work from the premise of non-intentional action. The concept of the work addresses: • Automatism in art history and how nonconscious modes of sense-making and inspiration are relevant to current developments in neurotechnology and science’s contemporary interest in consciousness due to advances in AI. • The commodification of inner and personal realms of experience in imperceptible processes of data extraction and manipulation through online shopping, social media, and ‘smart’ gadgets, what Shoshana Zuboff calls ‘surveillance capitalism’. • How the brain and bodily rhythms can be entrained through practices of meditation, contemplation and mindfulness, but also paradoxically through repetitive tasks that automate behaviour and responses: the flow state in psychology (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi). This is a state of effortlessness and timelessness while being involved in an activity. • The work takes some inspiration from carnival sound systems in creating a space for communal gathering where people can all move to a shared rhythm that has the potential to bring about group flow or trance.
I will test out structural elements that would allow the public to participate as dancers that create within the installation.
I wish to run a public-facing workshop to explore the choreography with local people, dancers and artists.

Presentation en research 23 November 2019 at 19:00 at CLOUD

Short bio

Dominique crafts an aquatic logic through embodied practices aimed at ‘swimming through’ the contemporary impasse. She borrows from Buddhist psychotechnologies for (re)awakening the sensorium to an expanded experience of the absolute present where bodies and things intermingle in a porous encounter of more-than-human eroticism. She works across choreography. installation, performance, film and writing to discover methods of sense-making as visceral and participatory rituals. Dominique is a research candidate in the Art Department at Goldsmiths University.Recent exhibitions and presentations: Chisenhale Dance Space (upcoming 09/2019); Tai Kwun Cultural Centre, Hong Kong;The Gallery, MARs Centre, Goldsmiths University; Tate Exchange.

www.dominiquebb.com

Photo credit: Still from ‘So Tired, the Sea …’ by Prof. Astrida Neimanis (made in collaboration with Dominique Baron-Bonarjee, Prof. Adriana Verges, and Siouxzi Connor). #bodiesofwater #liquidbodyworlds #wobbledynamics #exhausted #oceanicfeeling #hydrofeminism

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

31 oktober – 28 november 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breath

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

Sound

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

Movement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.  

“The Crawling Eye”|Raúl Saldarriaga

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


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


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

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

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].