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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..

Emovere “Emotional Expression in Dance”

February 23 and 24 from 1pm to 6pm

A 2 day intensive about injecting the emotion in motion

Emovere is the latin derivation for the word emotion. Its meaning being; to move, move out or move through.
Which in essence means that dance IS emotion in motion

During this 10 hour intensive we wil go through the steps of creating a combination with emotion as the first step by going through the following modules to use as a tool.

Modules:
– Put your head in the game
(facial expressions)
– Talk with your hands
(emoting with hands )
– Body Language
(embodied feelings)

We will work towards learning an Urban Fusion Bellydance combination incorporating each of the modules and using urban dance style techniques like popping, animation and tutting.

The modules taught during this intensive will also be able to be used on existing choreographies as an extra layer in your piece.

This intensive is for the intermediate to advanced dancer of any discipline or style. If you have an excisting combo or short dance piece, even better!

Price: EARLY BIRD (before February 10) : €125 for 10 hours
After February 10 : €140 for 10 hours

(PAYMENT ENSURES YOUR SPOT FOR THE INTENSIVE)

For registration and payment info : vle3rt7e@gmail.com

Action Dance by Sandra Kramerova

Join Sandra Kramerova at Cloud for Action Dance workshop every second Saturday of the month! Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 18 and Dec 9 14:00-16:00 . Come explore athleticism and physical theater of effort though imagination and action based improvisations. Action Dance workshops focus on energy flow, functional motion, creative decision making and anatomical expressivity. The first workshop is happening on Saturday September 9th at 16:00 as part of DCR Festival. Come try it out for free!

Butoh Workshop| CHORE O’GRAFFITI | Yuko Kaseki

20 – 24 April
From 10:00 – 15:00 | 200
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After the success of the first Butoh workshop at CLOUD/Danslab,  lead by butoh master Natsu Nakajima, we organize the second butoh intensive week, now with 2nd generation butoh artist Yuko Kaseki.

About the workshop CHORE O’GRAFFITI
Dance is an odd job and graffiti is sprayed fast, erased and painted over and over in urban space. What is choreography? What is improvisation? What is life? Breaking the border of systems and accidents that feed each other to find their own way of creation. Take risk in the process for progress, to print on a new surface.

Participants are asked to bring their own theme for a performance, develop and demonstrate it. The intention of the workshop is to expose oneself to the possibilities and challenges of damage, and re-creation. Furthermore we will establish original movements through improvisation with image, gesture, space, and relationships and thus increase body awareness.

The physical training will be based on Noguchi gymnastics, elements of Tai-Chi, and Butoh methodology. We practice the whole body to make it permeable for the awakening and the deepening of our layers of sensitivity. We will attempt to explore how we associate the variations of our inner body in relation to the outer by listening honestly.

About Yuko Kaseki
Yuko Kaseki lives and works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher in Berlin since 1995. She studied Butoh dance and Performing Art in HBK Braunschweig with Anzu Furukawa and danced in her company Dance Butter Tokio and Verwandlungsamt in 1989-2000.

Yuko Kaseki and Marc Ates founded the dance company cokaseki in 1995. She has been involved in various projects with musicians and visual artists.

Solo and ensemble performances, improvisations are performed throughout Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Canada, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Australia, Russia and the USA. These works are physical performance that incorporates Butoh, contemporary dance, object design, texts, and soundscapes. Yuko Kaseki performs and organizes improvisation series “AMMO-NITE GIG” (Vol.1 – 48 and on going) with international performers and musicians since 2004.

Collaboration with inkBoat (San Francisco) since 2001, CAVE (New York), Isak Immanuel/Tableau Stations(San Francisco), Theater Thikwa (Berlin), improvisation duo with Antonis Anissegos(Berlin) and others.

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Registration and payment
Registration for 5-day Butoh workshop by Yuko Kaseki with an intensive training of 5 hours per day. The number of places is limited.

Early bird €200,- if registered before 18th of March
Late bird €220,- if registered after 18th of March
Drop-in registraton per day: €44,- (note that cancellation policy does not apply for drop-in)

Please register by mail to cloud.danslab@gmail.com
with Subject Title: Registration Butoh Workshop

Payment details will be provided and registration confirmed when payment received on CLOUD/Danslab bank account.

Cancellation policy
If you unfortunately have to cancel this workshop by any reasons, these are the conditions:

  • Before 18 March,   €20,- for administration expenses will be deducted
  • After 18 March, the cancellation has a fee of 30% of the total amount: early bird €60,- or late bird €66,-
  • After 1 April, the cancellation has a fee of 50% of the total amount: early bird €100,- or late bird €110,-

Previous Butoh workshops at CLOUD/Danslab

Natsu Nakajima from 18 – 21 August 2015

CLOUD Club #11: SHAKEN | With Zwoisy Mears-Clarke

Yes! The next CLOUD Club will be on Saturday, April 9th, 2016!

Our resident Zwoisy Mears-Clarke will guide an intensive shaking session.

Doors open at 19:30
Session starts at 20:00 (no entrance after 20:00)
Contribution: €7,5

The physical practice of shaking is a personal preparation of “getting in tune” with ourselves so that when we sit the tensions will be dissolved. The repetitive action of continuously shaking can lessen and grow in intensity as we experiment with what state of the body/mind will be produced through this active release.

CLOUD Club is an experimental dance session where a new dancer/choreographer/artist is invited to guide a journey of about 2 hours. CLOUD Club is for everyone interested, from any ages and backgrounds – no expertise required! Read more on: CLOUD Club

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About Zwoisy

Zwoisy Mears-Clarke was born in Jamaica and immigrated to U.S.A. at the age of 13, before heading off again at 21. Following this ongoing migratory experience Zwoisy’s work focuses on the translation of untold stories. Paired with discussion of written and oral stories throughout the process of creating each piece, full-bodied movement, gestures, scholarly literature and collaboration are used to support its materialization. The aim of this process remains to provide alternatives ways to share experiences and form connections between estranged communities. Zwoisy received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, New York City and a B.A. in Physics and Dance at Oberlin College, Oberlin, U.S.A. in 2012. Within the work, one will find that these opposing yet complementary concepts of the body are connected. In the recent years, Zwoisy has studied with Billie Hanne, Jodi Melnick, Kirstie Simson, Mary Cochran, and Nancy Stark-Smith, and has performed the works of Isabelle Schad,Susan Rethorst, Kyle Abraham, Will Rawls, and Wendy Jehlen. Zwoisy has performed and shown work at venues both in Berlin and New York City, such as HAU, Sophiensaele, New York Live Arts, the Tank and the Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre. Currently, Zwoisy is based in Berlin.

Read more: Zwoisy’s website
Vimeo: vimeo.com/zwoisymearsclarke

Workshop | Uncover Your Grace | Kim Brice

13 February, 14:00-17:00
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Uncover Your Grace :
Blending with the energy of Aikido
Grounded, Relaxed, Alert, Centered and Energized

About workshop
Give yourself and a loved one a Valentine’s gift: an afternoon of pleasurable, grounded and harmonious movement.

On Saturday February 13 from 14h00 to 17h00, Aikido teacher Lawrence Warry joins Nia teacher Kim Brice to create an afternoon of movement grounded in the techniques and philosophy of Aikido, the martial art of harmony. The focus of this playshop is to experience GRACE through movement: Grounded, Relaxed, Alert, and Centered.

The afternoon will start with a warm-up blending practices from Nia and Aikido, followed by a session of Aikido practices that will teach you how to move from your body’s center in a grounded, relaxed and fluid way. After a break, Kim will lead a Nia class which will incorporate the principles you have learned. We will end the day with mindful relaxation techniques from the traditions of Shiatsu and Thai massage.

This event is open to men, women and children 12 years or older. Bring your loved one!

Cost: Contribution based on your level of pleasure and gratitude, cash only.

For more information and to sign-up go to: http://www.graceandgrit.nl/events/#saturday

 

Sound and Movement Class with TodaysArt/4DSOUND

SpaceBody Intelligence – Sound and Movement class by Rob Jan Liethoff, with 4DSOUND & TodaysArt, supported by CLOUD/Danslab

CLOUD is joining forces with TodaysArt Festival on this exciting workshop on September 25th and 26th. We’ll be there and we are excited to invite you to join this special Sound and Movement class.

Premiering at TodaysArt 2015, the festival for contemporary art and music in The Hague, Netherlands, 4DSOUND: Circadian presents interdisciplinary works from a diverse set of artists – all created exclusively for the Electriciteitsfabriek.

4DSOUND prepares a 24 hour program of interactive spatial sound performances featuring Lisa Park, Marco Donnarumma, Kazuya Nagaya, Oscar Mulero, the overnight A/V meditation project Noqturnl by John Connell and Florence To, and more to be announced. The event includes an opening conference, a sound and movement workshop, immersive sonic meditation, participative spatial performances, overnight collective dream state.

Robert Jan Liethoff is a Berlin-based actor, dramaturgist and voice movement teacher. His work draws on aspects of voice physiology as a departure point for the development of sound-oriented bodywork. He is fascinated by the body’s own intelligence: his compositions often begin from the concept of a raw, or formless space-state, from where they begin to move towards clearer specific forms and structures. (Go to: Robert Jan Liethoff’s site )

Robert will host the sound and movement class and a lecture for 4DSOUND: Circadian inviting participants to explore a ‘physical’ listening practice. Investigating how we perceive sound composition, what the body considers a ‘healthy’ sound texture, our ability to perceive sound internally as well as externally, and the influence this has on our spatial awareness of space both internal and external, and the sense of self that emerges from this understanding.

Capacity: 50 people per class
Friday 25 September & Saturday 26 September
11:00 – 12:00 (please stay updated with the schedule as changes may happen later!)

Location: Electriciteitsfabriek, The Hague

Participation Fee: € 8

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About the 4DSOUND: Circadian

4DSOUND is a laboratory and cultural collective exploring Spatial Sound as a medium. Since 2008, it has developed an innovative Spatial Sound technology that has significantly improved and expanded the possibilities to create, perform and experience sound spatially. 4DSOUND is a fully omnidirectional sound environment, where the listener can appreciate Spatial Sound images in a virtually unlimited spatial continuum. Sound can move infinitely distant or intimately close to the listener: it moves around, as well as above, beneath, in between or right through them.

A 4DSOUND environment allows for a natural reproduction of sound sources in a spatial environment. The loudspeakers are completely transparent: instead of listening to speakers, one is listening to space.

4DSOUND is at the forefront of researching and demonstrating how Spatial Sound is becoming intertwined with a broader cultural movement that propagates self-awareness, social cohesion and sustainability. Spatial Sound is at the heart of a development leading to an Ecology of Listening – influencing the quality of the listening environment to enhance our mental and physical state.

Waves and Undulations: Study Lab by Ilse van Haastrecht

Wednesday 17 december 2014

Waves and Undulations – Exploring the Spine

For her research at Cloud, Ilse van Haastrecht asked herself the question: can I actually feel my spine? Where can I touch it? What happens when I move and when I change levels? What is proprioception?  You are welcome to join Ilse in pursuing these questions.

During the Lab, participants will explore these issues through improvised assignments, with prepared material, to study anatomy and to see how we can apply this knowledge to the moving body.

This lab is part of Ilse’s trajectory as a candidate teacher of Axis Syllabus. She looks forward to exploring together with you and she is open to your input and feedback.

What is Axis Syllabus?

AS is an open resource pool for information and findings about the human body in locomotion. The Axis Syllabus Research Community (
www.axissyllabus.org) aims to compile knowledge and reference points to what it might mean to move in healthy and structurally supported ways. The information is constantly tested and updated through classroom and research experience.

The challenges, aims and contexts for the moving body keep changing, as different bodies, situations and individual needs are various. Looking into anatomy, applied physics and bio-mechanical functioning, serves as a frame to help finding best ways of educating ourselves into graceful movement.

Practical information:
Where: Cloud@danslab, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b, Den Haag
When: Wednesday 17th of December
Time: 16.30-18.30
Contribution: a donation for the studio rent (suggested € 5)

The lab is open to anyone interested in the moving body. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ilse van Haastrecht.

If you wish to invite friends, please do so. Spread the word!

Thank you!

CLOUD/Ilse van Haastrecht

‘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.

Dreaming, memories & meditation

Workshop and Concert by Zvuv String Trio

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Too often we ignore dreams. As if our awake reality would completely delete what happened during the dream state. Why does it have to be over when we wake up?

We invite you to a day where our main focus are dreams. We will explore them and make music with them and with your help. If you are a dreamer, either during the day or during the night, this is the right place to be. Read more.

Sat. 11/10/2014,
Cloud@danslab, The Hague
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b,
2518 RA
The Hague

Prices
Workshop: 15 €
Concert: 8 €
Deal: Workshop + concert: 20 €
For students: concert: 5 €
For reservation and questions, please contact:  zvuvst@gmail.com

 

 

CLOUD OPEN DAG

2 February CLOUD opens their doors to give you a taste of the very diverse menu of dance that happens in that mysterious studio on the 2nd floor of the DCR. Join the classes for free and have fun with stretching, bending, shaking, sending, feeling, breathing, speaking, and playing with your body and with others. Bring all your friends and get hooked!

For more info about the classes, check this link.

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Workshop in De Nieuwe Regentes door Eline van Ark

Zondag 22 December geeft Eline een workshop in De Nieuwe Regentes in Buurtbruis II, een workshopmiddag met kunstenaars en makers uit de buurt. Voor iedereen is er wel wat bij en eind van de middag kun je kiezen tussen twee films. Voor 5 euro inclusief een drankje (we hebben die dag ook glühwein en warme chocomelk) kun je aan een workshop meedoen. Wees er snel bij, het aantal plaatsen is beperkt. Alle workshops zijn geschikt voor alle niveau’s, ook beginners.

Eline’s workshop ‘Bewegende Geluiden’ is een workshop ontwikkeld in samenwerking met Barbara Ebner tijdens hun project RADAR, waarin de dansers luisteren naar en reageren op de geluiden van het publiek. Eline en Barbara hebben een methode ontwikkeld waarin ze op verschillende manieren luisteren naar geluiden, en deze geluiden in beweging vertalen.

In de workshop gaan we deze verschillende manieren van luisteren verkennen, en daarmee de geluiden als motor voor beweging laten werken. Hierdoor gaan we dansen met geluid, tussen geluid, in geluid, worden we bewogen door geluid en creeren we geluid met en voor bewegingen. Voor iedereen die de wereld wel eens van een andere kant wil bekijken, en wil gaan spelen met wat er is, hier en nu.

meer info over Eline en Barbara’s RADAR project op http://cccompass.wordpress.com/

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