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Workshop | Presence & Space | Marta Reig Torres

Sunday 7 June  13.00-16.00  €20

Registration by mail to mreigtorres@gmail.com
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Marta Reig Torres will be resident at CLOUD/Danslab from 1st of June till 7th of June. During her residency she will organize the workshop ‘Presence & Space’. Read more about her residency and presentation.

About workshop
In this workshop attention will be given to noticing and observing the differences layers that emerge, when we are fully present/aware in what we do while dancing. How do we travel from the specific into the context? How is our dance relating and living in the space? And it communicates to the watcher and the public. Marta is interested to get in touch with our creative mind, and notice the specific moment that movement becomes dance.

She will be taking you through a journey, offering and giving you specific tools that will allow you to connect with yourself and the place from where your natural and personal movement arises. In order to experience the dancing body as a physical, thoughtful, intelligent, emotional, perceptive, spatial, playful, imaginative, musical body. And allow those elements to resonate in the space.

About Marta Reig Torres
Marta Reig Torres  is an independent dance artist. In 2012 she co-created CLOUD/Danslab (previously Danslab) with a group of colleagues as an urge and listening to the needs of the independent field. As a dancer she still performs the work of Nicole Beutler and her own work. She has danced with Conny Janssen Danst, Leine & Roebana, Ballet Gulbenkian in Portugal and with the Dutch National Ballet. As a freelance choreographer, her work has been produced by Korzo Productions and co-produced by Dansateliers, DWA Danswerkplaats Amsterdam, Cadance Festival, De Doelen Rotterdam, Codarts and Meekers. It has been selected several times for the Nederlandse Dans Dagen as one of the most outstanding choreographies of the dance season in The Netherlands and it has been chosen for the Dansclick, the Serie Nieuwe Theatermakers, and in Spain by the “Red de Teatros Alternativos” with extended tours. She also makes location projects and her pieces have travelled internationally to different festivals and venues. She is a regular guest choreographer and teacher at Codarts University of the Arts, and ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem.
www.martareigtorres.com

Workshop | African Contemporary Dance | Simone Heijloo

Sunday 31 May  14:00 – 16:00   €20,-

Please register by sending an e-mail to simoneheijloo85@gmail.com
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In this workshop you can experience the mulitiple colours of the African and contemporary dance and develop your technique in this unique dance style!

With Simone Heijloo you will work with different excercises in African traditional dance, contemporary dance, Technique Acogny (African Contemporary dance), yoga and body work-out. In this way you will have a total expericience of African Contemporary dance and a good work out for your body! After we work step by step on a choreography to DANCE and have FUN! :)

SIMONE HEIJLOO BIOGRAPHY
Dance inspired Simone Heijloo already when she was really young. When she was four years old she started dancing classical ballet, jazz and modern dance. Now Simone works as a dancer, teacher, dance therapist and movement coach.

After her study dance- and movement therapy at Hogeschool Zuyd, Simone studied at the teaching department at Codarts (Dance academy of Rotterdam) to expand her passion for dance. Here she found out African contemporary and traditional dance and leaves to Senegal in 2009.  At l’Ecole des Sables she followed the stage ‘A new step’, conducted by Germaine Acogny. Since then she loves African dance and started following many internships including Ayaovi Kokousse, Youssouf Koumbassa, Anani Dodji Sanouvi, Nadia Beugre, Dobet Gnahore, Vincent Harisdo, Merlin Nyakam.

In 2011 Simone took the big step and followed the formation in African contemporary and traditional dance at l’Ecole de Danse Irène Tassembédo (EDIT), conducted by Irène Tassembédo in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.  After this formation Simone started working on different dance projects in Africa, mainly in Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. In March 2014 she joined the festival MASA (Marché des Arts Africaine) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Now Simone is teaching African Contemporary dance in Amsterdam and around and works as a dancer and teacher on different dance projects in the Netherlands and Africa.

Residency | Marta Reig Torres

One

1 June – 7 June

Workshop on Sunday 7 June  13:00-16:00 click here for more information
see Facebook event
Presentation on Sunday 7 June 18:00 see Facebook event

‘’How does the body experience the theme of “Invisible power” (between the body & mind, rational & emotional), but not as contradiction’s forces but as one unity?’’

Marta Reig Torres  will be working together with dancer Angelina Deck and light designer Ellen KnopsOne is the second part of a trilogy on which Marta Reig Torres has been working on, titled The Body Minds. Both One and The Body Works were researched and created in CLOUD/Danslab. During this residency, Marta would like to retake the solo One; brainstorm all the information from the previous two works and generate new ideas for the following and future last part of the trilogy called Rooted.

Marta has been working for some time with the theme “Invisible power”. In this short solo she wants to experience the theme through her own body.  To start again from the solo, is looking back at the piece, and material she already has in order to re-start and continue the process that will lead her to the last and final part of this trilogy, which she will do in the near future.

Credits: One
Choreography & Dance: Marta Reig Torres
Advisers: Angelina Deck & Johnny Schoofs
Music composition: Ivo Bol
Light designer: Ellen Knops

About Marta Reig Torres
Marta Reig Torres  is an independent dance artist. In 2012 she co-created CLOUD/Danslab (previously Danslab) with a group of colleagues as an urge and listening to the needs of the independent field. As a dancer she still performs the work of Nicole Beutler and her own work. She has danced with Conny Janssen Danst, Leine & Roebana, Ballet Gulbenkian in Portugal and with the Dutch National Ballet. As a freelance choreographer, her work has been produced by Korzo Productions and co-produced by Dansateliers, DWA Danswerkplaats Amsterdam, Cadance Festival, De Doelen Rotterdam, Codarts and Meekers. It has been selected several times for the Nederlandse Dans Dagen as one of the most outstanding choreographies of the dance season in The Netherlands and it has been chosen for the Dansclick, the Serie Nieuwe Theatermakers, and in Spain by the “Red de Teatros Alternativos” with extended tours. She also makes location projects and her pieces have travelled internationally to different festivals and venues. She is a regular guest choreographer and teacher at Codarts University of the Arts, and ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem.
www.martareigtorres.com

Marta Reig Torres would like to thank: Conny Janssen, Maria Elshout, Judith v/d Made, Yanaika Holle, Robert Benschop.

Marta will perform “One”  on June 26 at Agony Art/Chisenhale Dance Space in London.

 

Presentation | The Invisible Dancer | Eline van Ark

Saturday 23 May, 20:00, free entrance

The Invisible Dancer is a sensorial dance performance that will be experienced with closed eyes. Since September 2013 Eline van Ark researched the concept of listening to dance, and the possibilities that it brings. Now she developed a piece to imagine dance and feel the movement of the dancer, without seeing it.
During the creative process of The Invisible Dancer, Eline collaborated with people with a visual impairment, residents of the Amsterdam Transvaal neighborhood, and (dance) artists. With their feedback, knowledge and experience as a base, Eline created this piece. Now she would like to share it with you, and hear how you experienced the dancing in the dark. A choreography about blind trust.


About Eline van Ark
Eline van Ark is a choreographer, dancer, teacher and organizer. Work of Eline is sensorial, interactive, and conceptually simple yet strong. In The Invisible Dancer, the sounds of the dancer will activate your imagination. Sound becomes tangible and movements get under your skin. Do you dare to surrender to the tangibility of the dark? Will you find your safety within the invisibility?
Close your eyes to see beyond the shape of dance, and discover how deep the experience can go.

Choreography: Eline van Ark
Dance: Aida Guirro Salinas
Advice: Diane Elshout

Many thanks to: Moving Arts Project, Generale Oost, DansBrabant, CLOUD at Danslab, Visio, and all participants of the open rehearsals!
This project is financially supported by: VSBfonds, Landelijke Stichting voor Blinden en Slechtzienden, Stichting Blindenhulp, Ars Donandi + Russell-ter Brugge fonds, Tugela85, Moving Arts Project.

Website: http://deonzichtbaredanser.wordpress.com/

 

Workshop | Sounding Movement | Eline van Ark

23 May, 14:00-18:00, €20,-

See Facebook event
Registration: elinevanark@gmail.com

In 4 hours we will make a journey through the world of dancing sound and sounding dance. We will be listening to bodies moving, and be the listening bodies.

We will move the sound we just created,
Create movement with sound,
Create space with silence.

We will listen to our inner sound,
Find rhythms and musicality,
And its memory.

We will work with the breath,
As a physical expression,
And a means of communication.

We will find a voice in the invisibility.

The material of the workshop roots in the research of Eline’s project The Invisible Dancer, in which she creates a dance solo for an audience with closed eyes. During the creative process of The Invisible Dancer, Eline collaborated with people with a visual impairment, residents of the Amsterdam Transvaal neighborhood, and (dance) artists. Together with them, she researched the possibilities of listening to dance. With their feedback, knowledge and experience as a base, Eline creates the piece.

About Eline van Ark
Eline van Ark is a choreographer, dancer, teacher and organizer. Work of Eline is sensorial, interactive, and conceptually simple yet strong. In The Invisible Dancer, the sounds of the dancer will activate your imagination. Sound becomes tangible and movements get under your skin. Do you dare to surrender to the tangibility of the dark? Will you find your safety within the invisibility?
Close your eyes to see beyond the shape of dance, and discover how deep the experience can go.

Read more about Eline and the Invisible Dancer

This project is financially supported by: VSBfonds, Landelijke Stichting voor Blinden en Slechtzienden, Stichting Blindenhulp, Ars Donandi + Russell-ter Brugge fonds, Tugela85, Moving Arts Project.

Residency Dario Tortorelli & International Dance Day

D NO BODY (becoming the character)

26 April – 10 May

Open Training on Thursday 30 April and Friday 1 May, 10:00-11:30
See Facebook event
Performance on International Dance Day Wednesday 29th of April, 14:30-17:30
see below for more information
See Facebook event
Presentation on Saturday 9 May at 20:30 See Facebook event

“Looking for the perfect image, transforming the body into character. My alter ego Romeo Heart. What is the relationship between image and immortality? where does the body stands between these two? How can image influence the performer and his body/state?” 

Dario Torotorelli will be experimenting with his alter ego and existing work ‘Romeo Heart’ as a durational performance. The theme is becoming the character, a contaminated body installed in space while going through transformation. Dario will be working with dancer Judit Ruiz Onandi, who will also host the Open Training during this residency.

About his previous work ‘Romeo Heart’
In a timeless motion, hidden behind his armor ‘Romeo Heart’ remains imperturbable. Pushing the light to different dimensions, bringing tension and resistance to each movement his figure slowly fades out. Inspired by the music of Polmo Polpo, Dario Tortorelli shaped this mysterious character from sound to a living form.  Originally created in 2009, the concept of ‘Romeo Heart’ was presented as a solo for the One Night’s Dance (Dansateliers, Rotterdam) and is the beginning of a series of interdisciplinary works.The performance of ‘Romeo Heart’ is a combination of lighting and powerful sounds that fuses with the endless movement of the body. Romeo Heart has been co-produced with WArd/waRD (Ann van den Broek).


About Dario Tortorelli
Dario Tortorelli (°Italy, 1977) is a choreographer/visual-artist based in The Netherlands. He develops his work under the name of diveinD. In 2009 he shapes the alter ego character ROMEO HEART, used as a main subject in his Shorts and Post Studies that have been exposed as solo performances, art videos and installations. In June 2013 Dario Tortorelli opened a new chapter of the Romeo Heart’s Post Studies by creating the piece “AFTER NEARLY LAND(e)scaping” for seven dancers of ConnyJanssenDanst (Rotterdam). Inspired by film Noir he assembles in this piece the essential elements such as music, light and space in one entity with the subject(s). The strong aesthetic stage setting results in an image of immortality that transforms the performers into characters. In 2014 he creates HARY +++++ (Premiere 4th October 2014, Nederlandse Dansdagen Festival in Maastricht NL). Five bodies as slow-motioned moving sculptures. The 65+ year-old performers are tuned as a group/unity, that gradually separates to become five individual cores. Timing is defined by the tension of the movement. Their bodies are constantly turning around themselves for infinity.

International Dance Day
Wednesday 29 April, 14:30-17:30
For this year’s International Dance Day we invited our the resident of that week, Dario Tortorelli. He will have a durational performance based on his alter ego ‘Romeo Heart.  This performance is part of Dario’s current research at CLOUD.  There is no specific time connected to this performance. You are welcome to walk-in the garden space of De Constant Rebecqueplein any time during 14:30 and 17:30.

Introduction workshop Kinetic Awareness® by Thomas Körtvélyessy

Thursday 2 May 10.30 -13:00, € 15,- with reservation, otherwise €20,-

What will we do?
This workshop will give you an introduction to the unique ways of working with Kinetic Awarness®, a technique developed by the late pioneer Elaine Summers which is based on your individual perception of your unique bodymind in relation to movement.

The accent of this workshop will be on

  • relaxation and grounding
  • moving slowly and gently
  • working with hollow rubber balls, which can increase your range of action very literally

Guided by the teacher, you will find out how YOU can and would like to move, from minimum to maximum. We usually work on the ground, lying down or sitting. All exercises in this first phase will be done very slowly, and you can largely do them in your own time.

As a result, you can get a very direct and clear experience of yourself as a mover, with an often surprisingly deep level of relaxation and calm, feeling more liberated towards your own ways of moving.
(In later phases we work on moving more than one body part at the same time, explore speed and tension levels, and interaction with other movers)

Something for you?
This workshop is made to be open for anyone who is interested to try, no matter your level of experience. The process is structured in a way that is safe and guided. People who are already studying a form of movement or dance, can get very valuable depth and understanding towards your own practice.

If you are recovering from an injury, then this workshop can be very helpful for you. The teacher will never ask you to go beyond what feels safe or to move through pain. If in doubt, feel free to contact Thomas in advance info@kineticawareness.nl or give him a call at 06-27493972.

What will you need?
Please bring two large blankets for yourself, one to put underneath, one to cover yourself. This is important to prevent cooling down, as we move very slowly in the beginning, over a long period of time.
Please wear (warm) clothing that will not hinder or limit your movement, and which makes you feel comfortable. Socks and sweaters, even caps covering your head, are all advisable for the beginning, to keep you warm and cozy as you explore the rich and infinite details of your body, moving one part of your body at a time …

Reservations:
To reserve a space for yourself, please transfer your contribution of €15.- to NL66 INGB 0007 6809 41 with the statement “CLOUD workshop KA”, before April 22nd. If for whatever reason the workshop should have to be cancelled, your contribution will be back on your account by April 27th.

If we have enough reservations in advance you can also simply drop-in. The drop-in contribution is €20,-
In order to have a satisfying degree of personal attention, the maximum number of people is limited to 15, including experienced movers.

About the teacher
Thomas Körtvélyessy got a BA-equivalent (HBO) of teaching dance at codarts, Rotterdam en later his MA choreography at ArtEZ Danceacademy. From 1993 he worked closely with Elaine Summers, until her death in 2014. He is now a certified Master Teacher of Kinetic Awarness® who is authorized to train other people to become teachers.

Questions?
E-mail Thomas at info@kineticawareness.nl or give him a call at 06 27493972
You can also take a look at the website of the Kinetic Awareness® Center or at the Dutch-language website http://kineticawareness.nl.

Date: Saturday 2 May
Time: 10:30 – 13:00
Costs: € 15,- with reservation, otherwise €20,-
Min. number of participants: 5 max. 15


 

zaterdag 2 mei, 10:30-13:00, €15,- met reservering andres €20,-

Wat gaan we doen?
Deze workshop geeft je een introductie over de werkwijze van Kinetic Awareness®, een unieke benadering van beweging met je eigen waarneming als leiddraad. Onder begeleiding van de docent kun je op een zeer veilige en verantwoorde manier verkennen wat je eigen lichaam in staat is om te doen.

We werken daarbij in begin op de grond, meestal liggend, soms zittend.
Alle oefeningen worden langzaam en ontspannen uitgevoerd, en in je eigen tempo.

Het accent zal zijn op

  • ontspannen, aarden
  • langzaam en zacht bewegen
  • werken met holle rubberballen, waardoor je actieradius soms letterlijk zal worden vergroot

Het resultaat is vaak een veel intensievere beleving van je eigen lijf, ongekend diepe ontspanning en kalmte, meer bewegingsvrijheid, met minder pijn, beter weten wat je aan het doen bent als je beweegt.
(In latere fases werk je aan meer dan één lichaamsdeel tegelijk, snelheid en spanning, en je bewegen met een anderen)

Voor wie:
De workshop is toegankelijk voor iedereen die zich aangesproken voelt en interesse heeft, ongeacht ervaring of achtergrond. Mensen die al dans en beweging beoefenen, kunnen hier extra voordeel halen door de gerichte en aandachtige verdieping in hun eigen lijf en mogelijkheden.

Heb je een niet-acute blessure, en ben je in staat om daar deels zelfstandig aan te werken, dan kun je in deze workshop juist veel aandacht besteden aan het genezingsproces. De docent zal je nooit vragen om verder te gaan dan wat voor jezelf veilig voelt, en nimmer buiten je eigen grensen.

Wat heb je nodig?
Neem twee grote dekens mee voor jezelf, een eronder en een erboven.
Dit is belangrijk om afkoeling te voorkomen i.v.m. het zeer langzame tempo in het begin.
Verder is het goed als je makkelijk zittende kleding draagt, die je beweging naar alle richtingen niet belemmert, of je bloedsomloop zou kunnen afknellen.

Reserveren

Maak je bijdrage van €15,- over vóór 29 april (Internationale Dag van de Dans!) naar rekening nr. NL66 INGB 0007 6809 41 met de vermelding “CLOUD workshop KA”.
Mocht de workshop om welke reden dan ook niet door kunnen gaan, wordt je reservering uiterlijk 3 mei weer teruggestort. Bij minimaal 5 reserveringen kan de workshop doorgaan.
Je kunt ook gewoon langskomen zonder te reserveren. Dan betaal je een los tarief van €20,-

Vragen?
Kijk op de website http://kineticawareness.nl of bel 06-27493972

Over de docent
Thomas Körtvélyessy deed zijn studie docent dans bij codarts, Rotterdam en later de Masters choreografie bij Dansacademie Arnhem / ArtEZ. Van 1993 tot aan haar overlijden 2014 werkte hij nauw samen met de oprichter van Kinetic Awareness®, Elaine Summers en was zij zijn mentor.

Datum: zaterdag 2 mei
Tijd: 10:30 – 13:00
Bijdrage: € 15,- met reservering, €20,- zonder reservering
Minimaal 5, maximaal 15 deelnemers

Workshop | VITESSE performance workshop | Valentina Lacmanović

Unfortunately the performance workshop VITESSE has been cancelled. Therefore we would like to inform you with another workshop by Valentina Lacmanovic in Amsterdam.

Saturday 20 June 11:00-18:00
Price: €80 if registered before 10 June  – €95 after 10 June
STUDIO SINGEL, Eerste Nassaustraat 7,  Amsterdam
Info and registration: spiraalworkshop@gmail.com

About SPIRAAL
SPIRAAL is an original, contemporary approach to the creative process through whirling practice.  

This edition of Spiraal workshop is dedicated to TIME. Apart from intense work on sustained spinning and spiraling, fear and abandon, disorientation and body/mind (dis)connection, we shall observe the nonlinear possibilities of reading the time, its spiraling qualities and the shifted perception of it in trance-like states.

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.

OPEN LEVEL
SPIRAAL workshop is suitable for any person engaged in corporal practice (dancers, performers, actors, martial arts or yoga practitioners… both amateurs and professionals).

About Valentina  Lacmanović
Valentina Lacmanović is a performance artist with background in acting (studied at CNSAD (French National Academy of Dramatic Arts) and dance (studied classical and contemporary techniques in Croatia, France, Spain, Turkey, India, and the Netherlands). She also possesses a Master degree in Philosophy (Université Paris VIII).Fluent in five languages, Valentina was always attracted to variety of cultures and had been introduced to Arab-Berber, North Indian music and dance and has always practiced martial arts. From 2001 onwards, her work has been focused on creating solo and collaborative performances inspired by rituals and female expression in dances of trance. Nowadays she works and lives between Amsterdam, Zagreb and Paris. Her main focus is the creation of contemporary performances and video installations inspired by philosophical reflection on ritual practices and transformative performance acts. She continues her research on convergences and divergences between contemporary visions of performance and enacting of ancient rituals.
www.valentinalacmanovic.com


CANCELLED
Performance Workshop VITESSE  

VITESSE is a workshop that focuses mainly on timing –  extreme speed and slow motion as well as making choices within an open structure. It is a two-days training by Valentina Lacmanović ending in public presentation of the work-in-progress.

VITESSE is a training that challenges the participants to dive into extreme tempos without losing presence or focus, and to keep the “point zero” of inner calm within the pressure of decision-making. The goal is to find out how to deal with the notion of time in condensed, performance-like situations and sharpen the body /mind response to intuition.

Program of the training

  • warm – up inspired by internal martial arts and breathing techniques
  • testing the individual limits within extreme tempos during simple but physically and mentally  challenging exercises
  • understanding structure and finding freedom within the precise tasks
  • building awareness of the functions of the mind within decision-making process and responses of the body to it
  • brief theoretical insight into the notion of Time through the evolution of  performance art

 

Dates: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May 2015
Time: 14:00 – 18:00
Costs: € 30 euros for one day training  € 50 for both days
Level: for anyone engaged in regular dance/movement practice

REGISTRATION
Please register before 12th of May by mail to cloud.danslab@gmail.com

Payment details will be provided by mail, and registration confirmed when payment arrived on bank account of CLOUD/Danslab

OPEN DOORS for audience: 17th of May at 18:30
Price: donation

 

 

Performance ‘Melchior, the passion of a red star’ by Billie Hanne

Sunday 29 March, 19:30, €8,-

“You are stupid!”, we told the watchman. We stole his key and locked him in eternal sleep.
There he bathed and looked younger than we could ever be.
Melchior did not disapprove, but busied himself with the World elsewhere.
“What can I do?”, he said. And we too saw he was better off taking care of his plants and horses, of his dahlias and sea star collection.I remember one of us pointing at the waves until they became transparent and we entered a new day.

MELCHIOR is a piece danced from the occurrence of a specific event in ancient times that is unimportant now, but in which we, the dancers, have taken part. The space in which new action is being produced is here and now and lightly threaded by the facts of common history, rather than the burden of it. The action itself is sharp and precise, a direct implication of the action that precedes. Words are spoken occasionally and reveal a poetry of place and moment, of brevity and ephemeral gravity before they are let go off and disappear.

Dance: Dezso Virag, Johnny Schoofs, Ilse van Haastrecht, Billie Hanne
Direction: Billie Hanne

CLOUD Club 6 with Antonin Comestaz

Saturday 4 April, 20:00

CLOUD Club is back, full of energy and fun for 2015!

CLOUD Club is an open jam session, for anyone looking for dance as movement, fun and/or work out. It’s not a party, it’s a free improvisation, experimental and unpredictable dance club. For amateurs and professionals, beginners or advanced dancers of all sorts.

It is your opportunity to enjoy a real dance studio, to get together and liberate the dancer beast in you. Since its beginnings in 2014, we have had an increased number of enthusiastic participants who get to know CLOUD – bridging audience and dancers worldwide.

This edition will be hosted by one of our enthusiastic clubbers and choreographer Antonin Comestaz. Through a series of tasks and games based on improvisation, he will bring the Clubbers to discover and rediscover their body, creativity and fantasy in a playful, interactive session. In April Antonin Comestaz will also be a resident at CLOUD. Read more about him and his residency.

Date: Saturday 4 April
Doors open at: 20:00
Session starts at 20:30 (doors close, entrance no longer possible)
Entrance fee: €5,-

Notes:
– we advise you to wear comfortable clothes and shoes are not allowed.
– bring your own drinks!

 

 

 

 

Residency Antonin Comestaz

30 March – 10 April

Performance  24 May  19:30 Read more
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Host CLOUD Club 6th edition – Saturday 4 April, 20:00 Read more

Choreographer Antonin Comestaz will work with dancers Jefta Tanate & Inés Belda Nácher, exploring the spontaneous reactions of two different entities who find themselves in presence of each other in confined space, by mistake or hazard, against there will. One task will be to define the protagonists (which wont necessarily be “Human”) through there physicality and personality. Then, what situations will arise from the encounter? Which behavior will they adopt? Aggression? Affection? Mimic? Will they be able to tame each other? Antonin proposes a reflection on the mechanisms of the mind in presence of “the other”, the unknown.

Antonin Comestaz

Antonin Comestaz (1980) is a French dancer, choreographer and multidisciplinary artist based in The Hague (NL). He trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School and went on to dance with companies including Paris Opera, The Hamburg Ballet, T.T.M (Tanz Theater München), Ballet Mainz, and Scapino Ballet. During his tenure at these companies, Antonin has worked with renowned choreographers, such as John Neumeier, Marco Goecke, Rui Horta, Carolin Carlson, Ed Wubbe, and Jacopo Godani among others. Antonin’s artistic career has been forged by his ability to constantly explore and redefine boundaries in the various fields of dance, from ballet to neo-classic, modern and improvisation.

Antonin began choreographing in 2006. His works have since won a number of awards and nominations, such as for “Hand in Hand” (Nominated at The international internet dance festival SideBySide-net 2006), “Flesh and Blood” (Nominated at The International Choreography Competition Hannover 2008), “She” (1st prize for interpretation, 3rd prize for choreography, as well as Audience Prize at the Stuttgart Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival 2010).

Since 2013 the primary focus of Antonin’s work has been freelance choreography. That year marked the creation of his landmark cross-genre piece, “Out of the Grey”, commissioned by Korzo Productions in The Hague. It has since been performed in various festivals across Europe, and was selected to be part of 2014 Priority Companies by Aerowaves. His second venture in collaboration with Korzo was the 2014 creation, “Plastic Junkies”.

Antonin possesses a passion for drawing and music and has composed music for most of his pieces to date. His works often revel in the absurd & darkly comic expressions of everyday life and humanity, using his playful, quirky and highly engaging choreographic style.

Residency Keren Rosenberg ‘The Never Dry Land’

The Never Dry Land

Tuesday March 10th – Friday March 14th 

OPEN TRAINING Classes from Tuesday March 10th till Friday March 10th, 10:30 – 12:00
See Facebook event 
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Presentation on Friday March 14th, 17:00 See Facebook event

“It is the dark, inaccessible part of our personality, what little we know of it we have learned from our study of the Dream work and of the construction of neurotic symptoms, we call it a chaos, a cauldron full of seething excitations… It is filled with energy reaching it from the instincts, but it has no organization, produces no collective will, but only a striving to bring about the satisfaction of the instinctual needs subject to the observance of the pleasure principle.”
(Sigmund Freud, 1933, New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis)

For many years, ever since I was a high school student I was fascinated with the theories of Freud. Actually more than the theory as a whole, there was one word that had lingered with me from his personality Theory – This word is ID

According to Freud It not only strives to fulfill our most basic urges, many of which are tied directly to survival, it also provides all of the energy necessary to drive personality.

For the sake of this short residency I would like to investigate the various shades of passion as a means of observing and reflecting on Freud’s ID theory.

I find this strong and barley controllable emotion a great trigger point to take a deep look into our beings and the engine that drives us.

I am curios in experiencing what kind of physical properties can passion push out?
What is that dark place that Frued has been talking about?
How dealing with these ideas effects the environment we move in?

OPEN TRAINING CLASSES
Tuesday March 10th till Friday March 10th, 10:30 – 12:00
Throughout the week I will be conducting morning classes, these classes will help us set the tone for the rest of the day’s exploration.  Classes are open to everyone who is interested in moving his/her body, playing with imagery, sensation and physicality.

These classes are open for dancers and non dancers
Costs: €7,- per class
See Facebook event