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Workshop | Relational Listening, with the Heart | Naccarato & MacCallum


Workshop: February 26, 2017 from 2pm to 5pm
Suggested contribution €20
Register by email.
The workshop is a moment of sharing within the residency of Teoma Naccaroto and John MacCallum. Read more here.

This workshop explores listening techniques between performers, in scenarios mediated by biosensors and biofeedback. Together, we will investigate a seemingly simple task: listening to and relating with a click-track.  At times the click track will be generated by computer software, while in other moments the pulse will be derived in real-time from an electrocardiogram, worn by a dancer. As performers your challenge is not to follow, nor to anticipate the pulse. Instead, we ask that you attend to your unstable temporal relationship with the click track, such that you have agency to assemble and adapt the rhythmic textures that emerge between your actions and the media. This training process is highly structured and repetitive, and involves breathing, shifting weight, and eventually performing choreographic and musical scores in relation with the variable click track.


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. www.naccarato.org/dance

John MacCallum (Oakland, USA / Paris, France) is a composer based, since 2004, in Oakland, California. His work is heavily reliant on technology both as a compositional tool and as an integral aspect of performance. His works often employ carefully constrained algorithms that are allowed to evolve differently and yet predictably each time they are performed. MacCallum studied at the University of the Pacific (B.M.), McGill University (M.M.), and UC Berkeley (Ph.D., Music Composition), following which he was awarded a postdoc for several years at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). Currently, MacCallum is a postdoctoral researcher with the Extreme Interaction (EX-SITU) research team at Inria Saclay/Université Paris-Sud/CNRS. Visit: john-maccallum.com

Workshop SPIRAAL |Contemporary whirling | Valentina Lacmanovic

5 February | 13:00 – 20:00 | Early bird €85,-
Check: Facebook event

SPIRAAL is an original, contemporary approach to whirling movements. This approach was developed by Valentina Lacmanović, based on art, science research and practice.

Spiraling movement is at the core of our galaxy, our DNA, it is the force of nature in hurricanes and vortices. Spiraling patterns can be found in the shape of our fingerprint and the form of Time. It is a powerful instrument that leads towards harmonizing our physical, mental, emotional and energy bodies.

SPIRAAL workshop proposes an intensive work on sustained spiraling movement technique, disorientation, listening and body/mind (dis)connection. In a safe environment, participants travel through trance-like states and learn how to tap into the creative flow.

The build-up is inspired by techniques of breathing, internal martial arts and organic approach to body and mind motion. An introduction to ritualistic elements in contemporary performance is given through structured improvisations.

*Suitable for anyone engaged in corporal practice (dancers, performers, actors, martial arts or yoga practitioners… both amateurs and professionals). OPEN LEVEL!

Early Bird till 14th of January €85,-
Regular price after 14th of January €100,-

Registration via email: cloud.danslab@gmail.com

Visit: www.valentinalacmanovic.com

UZAZU: New class with Ilse Haastrecht

Morning practice.
Your body, a source of energy
A new body-mind methodology has been developed by Dylan Newcomb, who is also one of the founders of Danslab, the predecessor of CLOUD.

This class is an introduction to UZAZU and intended to be an energizing start of the day. You are welcome for an hour of easy to follow movement play, combined with breathing and sound. The archetypal movements of UZAZU offer a way into the variety of qualities we are capable of feeling and using in our life. Listening to how your body-mind moves with these ways of being can help to feel more secure, calm, vitalized and happy.

Friday mornings
: 9.30-10.30
Contribution: € 9


Ilse van Haastrecht is a dancer and movement teacher based in Den Haag. Specialized in conscious movement and dance improvisation, she is always looking for ways to invite people to listen into the present moment. Ilse has worked together with Dylan Newcomb, founder of UZAZU and founding member of Danslab. Since their research in 2008, she keeps exploring the ways in which UZAZU can help to unlock more of her potential. Ilse is a certified group facilitator and coach for UZAZU and is passionate about helping others to listen more deeply to what wants to emerge.