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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. 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 comfi warm clothes. Studio is open 20:45 so we can start on time ; after the class has started it not possible to join anymore .

I am very excited to start sharing this 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)

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 methode te gaan delen en ik hoop van harte tot in de studio!

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

Short Contemporary Dance course | Maroula Iliopoulou

when? Thursdays 14/11, 21/11, 12/12, 19/12 

time? 18.15-19.45

where? 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

  • 52€ for full course (4 classes)
  • 42€ for 3 classes
  • 15 single class
  • (prices include 21% tax)
  • Contact detailsmaroula.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 Netherlands. She also collaborates as a guest lecturer at the BA in Dance Program of PERA-School of Performing Arts in Cyprus. 
As a performer she has worked in theatrical settings, site-specific performances and museum setting, with most recent a solo ‘Beneath her Eyes’ she performed at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, choreographed by Amy Toner. She has performed in choreographies of 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.

Maroula holds an MA degree in Contemporary Dance from London Contemporary Dance School. During the two years she lived in London, she worked as a regular teacher among other dance schools at The Place – Children & Youth Department. Before arriving in London, Maroula lived also in Belgium for two years, where she followed professional classes and workshops with various teachers and companies. Since 2012, she has been studying the contemporary Flying Low and Passing Through dance techniques from the founder David Zambrano himself through various intensives and workshops. As part of that study, she was invited for a prestigious one-month training in Spain. She has been teaching dance since 2011 in Athens, Brussels, London, Cyprus, Netherlands. In 2011 she graduated with a BA degree in Dance in Athens from Niki Kontaxaki Professional Higher Dance School and she has also graduated from University of Athens with a BA in Primary Education.



Countertechnique classes |EIlit Marom

Countertechnique Open Morning Class

Tuesday  Sep 24th 10:00 – 11:30 – First Class!  With Eilit Marom
From Oct 15th till Dec 17th  2019

a series of 10 weekly classes every Tuesday morning at Cloud

The Countertechnique® class is a contemporary dance technique class. It stretches, coordinates and strengthens the body, making the dancer sweat, build stamina and
really move. The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique principles in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components, working towards luscious movement combinations and jumping at the end. The Countertechnique class results in dancers using less energy, losing their fear of taking risks and gaining speed in changing direction.

Eilit Marom, originally from Israel is based both in Haifa, Israel, and The Hague, the Netherlands. She has studied Countertechnique since 2007 and had an internship as Anouk van Dijk’s assistant in 2009. She attended the Countertechnique Teacher Training program in 2012 and 2014, and has been teaching Countertechnique since 2012 around Europe and Israel.Along side teaching Eilit is a performer and choreographer in the filed of dance and performance, she is part of an international collective for the project (To) Come and See and collaborates on various creations with the visual artist Adam Nillissen. (www.eilitmarom.com)

 
“My main interest in moving is to find ways to connect and express ourselves through our bodies, I like to awaken the senses and the sensitivity to our environment through observing what is happening when we open a desire to move. Countertechnique empowered my dancing and gave my body more volume and presence, bringing the focus to the moment of action. By using the principles I could let go of my own judgment and rediscover my strength and joy of movement. It is a playful pathway where thoughts become experiences and my favorite way to start the day.”

Single Class 12.50 € (incl. 21%btw) 5 Classes Card 50 € (incl. 21% btw)  For info and questions: eilit@countertechnique.com // 06 50434332  You may inscribe via email or sms – Let us know you are coming :) 


Studio address: DCR – De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b
2518 RA The Hague
The Netherlands

LET LOOSE | Movement Research | Ivan Cook

Would you like to be a part of an creative environment to research, explore, create and play?

LET LOOSE | Movement Research class invites you to deepen your practice

The classes are based upon 3 pillars:

Physical Development:

Increasing movement capabilities through Contemporary Dance, Floorwork, Mobility methods, Movement games

Mental Development:

Rewiring your brain to regain & strengthen your senses. Using movement situations as a segway to train the brain through techniques of problem solving, logic, memory & sustained attention.

Artistic Development:

The Accumulation of the previous developments lays the ground work to help uniquely develop a solo and group creative signature. Unmasking or discovering new chains of movement, thinking and communication skills. Weekly tasks will be given to discover multiple avenues of creative potential, abstract thinking, improvisation, composition, contact improvisation.

WHERE: Cloud Danslab, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20-B, 2518 RA Den Haag, Netherlands

WHEN: Saturdays 12:30 – 14:30 (2 Hours)
Meet out front 12:10 go up together.

Autumn 9th November / 14th December (6 Classes)

Trial Class available (10 euro)

PRICE:

Single Class €17.50 (incl. 21%btw)

Autumn term €90 (incl. 21% btw)

CONTACT: Please send a PM via the facebook // Whatsapp:0687863221 // or email to: cookmovementpractice@gmail.com

THE UNCONSCIOUS MOVE | Residency Sebastian Pickering Pedersen

10-21 June 2019

PRESENTATION : 21 June at 5 pm

Open Morning Labs : 11/13/15/18/20 June from 9:30 till 11:00

Sebastian Pickering Pedersen

Danish/Canadian dancer, dance-maker and musician, b. 1994, Aarhus, Denmark. He has a varied background as a dancer, classical guitarist, fencer and white water canoeist.

As a choreographer he was recently artist in Residency at Performing Arts Platform in Denmark researching photography vs. movement/choreography with his collective aNorange, with whom he is currently working towards the premiere of their first longer piece. As a dancer he will be working with Icelandic Dance Company in January and Nicole Beutler (NB Projects) later in spring.

He is currently working on his movement research concerning involuntary/unconscious movement and has a flair for floor work and physical theatre.

During 2 weeks of exploration and creation at CLOUD, I will be working with different physical, theatrical and visual aspects of unconsciousness. Building on previous research concerning “Involuntary/unconscious movement” I will be continuing to work with physical tasks aiming to provoke the body to move without the performer consciously choosing to do so. The includes working with balance (loss), manipulation of the body and provoking physical reactions. I wish to combine this with a more theatrical approach by imitating states of consciousness – how can we theatrically express being conscious or unconscious? Can we create or imitate a state of in between – eg. sleep walking, being drunk, constantly switching between loosing and gaining consciousness?

The aim of this residency is to start transforming material and tasks from a practical movement research into a more artistic direction by finding out what images and associations appear from the exploration of physical and theatrical consciousness. By working with the theme and its tasks, what references might appear? What scenes can be built? What aesthetic does it have – does it have an aesthetic at all? Does it bring a context of its own, or does it need to be put in a certain “staged” context to have a meaning?

OPEN CLASSES

To prepare ourselves for working physically throughout the day, the warm ups will be working our stamina through floor work, partnering and improvisation, but also focus on more intricate exercises in balance and adding subtle theatricality to our ways of moving.

Yin & Vinyasa Yoga by Arianna Berardi

In May & June 2018  every  Wednesday at 6 pm
Arianna Berardi will be teaching  Yin & Vinyasa Yoga !

Lab description:

In this Vinyasa & Yin lab we will explore two different worlds of yoga. Literally, Vinyasa means “to place something in a special way”. In a Vinyasa flow, which will be the style of half of the classes, we will coordinate breath and movement, moving into asanas (poses) in a flow-like way. In these classes, you will experience the dynamic and energetic nature of a Vinyasa flow, getting in touch with your body in a fun and challenging way. In the other half of the classes we will explore Yin yoga: a relatively recent style of yoga that combines knowledge from Traditional Chinese Medicine with the more traditional Indian asanas. During a yin yoga class, you will hold poses for 3 to 5 minutes, diving into a meditative state, letting go and releasing of any tension. By finding stillness in a pose for long, yin yoga aids the fluidity of our fascia, a deep sheet of connective tissue that surrounds our muscles and organs. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? The goal of this lab is to make yoga accessible and enjoyable to as many people as possible, no matter the age, physical condition or level of acquaintance with yoga. Everyone can join and enjoy! The classes are based on free donations, which means “give what you like/ what you can”.

The lab will start on May 2 , classes will be every Wednesday at 6 pm. Doors open at 5.45 pm. In the first class, we will begin exploring Yin yoga. Bring your own mat if you have one, there will be four mats available in case they are needed. Comfortable clothes are advised, together with a warm sweater or jumper for the final phase of the yoga practice. I am really excited to embark on this journey, and looking forward to meeting plenty of curious and passionate yogis!

About Arianna:

“I discovered yoga five years ago, when I first moved to the Netherlands at the age of 18. For a good while, I found in yoga a great physical work out, and a way to put my busy mind on hold. It was only after a few years that I started experiencing a more meditative way of practicing yoga, slowly turning inward to get to know myself on different levels. I am currently following a Yoga Teacher Training, and if all goes well, I will be certified in a couple of months! And as you all can imagine, I am really excited to start practicing with teaching at Cloud. Besides my love for yoga, I am also very passionate about singing, expressive painting, art therapies, and some fields of Psychology. I am currently finishing a master in Child Psychology, and excited about exploring ways to combine art, yoga and children.”

Residency | Lowlands Light project | DalioArts

monica

13 November – 18 December 2016

Movement labs | Wednesday 30 nov 10:00-12:00 / Monday 5 and 12 dec 20:00-22:00| €5/lab

Presentation |jan 2017 more details soon|

Monica Sharon is a choreographer and filmmaker with DalioArts, a performing arts collective which aims to create work in collaboration with artists of various disciplines. She is currently in residence at the DCR guest studios, along with choreographer Angela Fegers and visual artist Taffy Boudewijns, who are also a part of DalioArts.

She is here to start the creation of Lowlands Light project, an interdisciplinary installation combining dance, light sculptures, film and live music. Currently, she is at research stage of the movement section of the project.

The Lowlands Light Project aims to culminate into an interactive installation that combines choreography, light sculptures, short films and a color of choice. Each color chosen on the four button switchboard corresponds to a certain choreography, film and multiple light sculptures, strategically placed, to illuminate the performer. The way the performance unfolds is decided by the participator, who will choose an order of colors without knowing the outcome beforehand.

At the Cloud/Danslab, we aim to research, experiment, learn and connect with the community. Through movement research and experimentation within the space, we look to find ways of moving that can be transferred to different sites, while experimenting with compositional structures, such as the chance theory. Our research days are our lab days where we experiment, play and explore.

Through our weekly classes, we connect with the community, experiment, research and learn from our participants as much as we hope they would learn from us. An exchange in knowledge and ideas is what we look for in every class we lead. We do not consider ourselves to be the sole teachers of the classes, but merely a guide to encourage the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
At the end of our time here at the Cloud/Danslab, we will finish with a small, informal showing with a concept in support of our current piece, The Lowlands Light project. This showing will be just a taste of what’s to come in the near future.

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Residency | Marlieke Burghouts

2 – 8 May
Presentation 5 May 18:00 Facebook
Movement lab monday till thursday from 100:00 till 11:15 am

During the residency Marlieke Burghouts is going to deepen out the first stages of her research into the embodiment and staging of ‘willfulness’ and ‘willingness’.
(Sara Ahmed Willful subjects Duke Press 2014 )

This research is conducted in relation to the whole body, but in particularly in relation to the action of raising the arm and the diverse meanings and readings this gesture can have.

My interest lays in investigating how the individual body, in this case myself, experiences willingness and willfulness and how that influences the actions and shaping of the body. Where do my decisions spatially and physically bring me?

The work will be created in collaboration with sound artists Jeske de Blauw en Mark IJzerman.
About Marlieke Burghouts
Marlieke Burghouts is a dancer, choreographer and teacher active in the Netherlands. In 2014 she graduated from the MA Choreography of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, UK. There she developed a deep interest in researching how the body is being shaped within society. Specifically she researches how we make decisions, how the physical body is ‘inscribed’ and shaped and how our identity is formed through culture and societal structures.
Marlieke has taught modern classes in upstate New York, New york City, Rotterdam, the Hague and Delft and will continue to teach modern classes and improvisation workshops throughout the Netherland and Europe

 

Residency | Da Solo | Lorenzo Capodieci

From 15th to 19th February and from 29th February to 4th March 2016, Lorenzo Capodieci will be working at CLOUD Studio

Program residency

Open Training*
15 – 19 February | 10:00 – 12:00
29 February – 4 March  | 10:00 – 12:00
Cost: €7,- per class

Presentation
Friday, 4 March | 19:00

About ‘Da Solo’

‘Da Solo’ is a research and interrogation about loneliness and garbage. Lorenzo will explore questions such as:
What do you do when you are alone?
What are the different emotions involved in being alone?
How can you overcome loneliness by finding “company” around you?

The other underlining theme of the solo research is Waste/Garbage.
There is something called “The Culture of Waste” that is very present in our societies. A culture that advertises throwing away as the way to get rid of the old to take something new.
This culture is taking us also in the way we deal with people and relationships.

Going back to loneliness, in this solo Lorenzo wants to meditate  on the relation between being lonely and feeling like garbage and at the same time finding a new role of garbage in our lives to, somehow, not feel alone anymore. To touch also themes as Dignity, Honor and Self-hatred.

In his research it is crucial the exploration of dramaturgy through the use of different performing media: dance, theater, music and light. Interconnecting the different disciplines to serve the purpose of giving the message to the audience and allowing this interconnection to affect the content of the research.

* Open Trainings
CLOUD resident Lorenzo gives physical morning classes  with elements of Flying Low,  followed by a short choreographic and improvisation workshop on the theme of his research.
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About Lorenzo Capodieci
Lorenzo Capodieci, graduated in 2013 from Codarts, Rotterdam Dance Academy, where he started developing his own language and experimenting new performing ideas. Currently he is a freelance dancer, working with different choreographers and companies in The Netherlands, such as Cecilia Moisio, Karine Guizzo, Cie. Woest and more.

As a maker he wants to put in the center of the research the relation to the public and the true communication through the body. Treating social issues on the physical level, through its relation with our own bodies, to make us able to address them without ideology and with the true experience of the body.

‘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.