Category Archives: Workshop

Autumn Movement Intensive | Ivan Cook

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

This Movement Intensive over a duration of 8 weeks invites you to deepen your practice.

The study process will be based upon 3 pillars:

Physical Development:
Increasing movement capabilities through academic education, training & techniques, ranging from top level strength & conditioning, Dance, Mobility methods & Combat arts.

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. The implementation of Psychology/ Neuroscience allows not only for the optimization of the physical, but also the mental development- which go hand in hand

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.

The primary outlook is to facilitate a creative environment to research, educate, explore, create and play!

At Cloud Danslab,
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20-B, 2518 RA Den Haag,
Netherlands
http://www.cloudatdanslab.nl


Saturdays 12:30 – 14:30 (2 Hours)
24th August, Open Trial Class (10 euro) if paying the whole intensive this is free.
31st August / 19th October ( 8 week intensive)

PRICE:
€200,00

APPLICATION:
Please send a PM via Facebook or email: cookmovementpractice@gmail.com
For further information for registration

Note that only AFTER payment is received is your place is secured. Deadline for application: 17th August

Long Distance Collaboration | Ludic Collective

22-28 July 2019

Ludic Collective is essentially a small community of open-minded artists of different disciplines, with members currently scattered around the planet Earth. With passion for food, playing, experimenting, dance, music, devising and generally having fun, Ludic wants to collaborate with various artists and non-artists. 

Collectively we produce: performances /workshops /soundscapes /doodles /animation /text and meals, etc.

​Ludic focuses on creating  movement-based theatre. However, things are always shifting and Ludic members work to bring in individual projects to the group and support each others’ projects.

Ludic likes to eat together, share ridiculous ideas, make stuff, create a BIG MESS and conduct many trial failures without feeling the deep fall.

In this residency they will explore ‘long distance collaboration’, where they will bring together Bucharest, London, Gothenborg in the CLOUD studio. They also invited Kate Slezak to present her workshop during their time in the studio.

Sensory Experience | Kate Slezak

3- day workshop by Kate Slezak 25-26-27 July 2019

Rendering art reflective practise & proces making

July 25

11:30- 13:30 : entering the body, thinking about normalities; – from slowness to shaking

14:30 – 17:30 : creative workshop

July 26

11:30 – 13:30 : becoming – withs in intra active spaces ; – W. ‘Lecture’

14:30 – 17:30 : creative workshop

July 27

11:30 – 13:30 : digital performance and virtual body ; – monitoring movement and the art of conversation.

14:30 – 17:30 : creative workshop.

  • Intersecting embodied practise and and social critical discourse within interdisciplinary art making practise / process.
  • Participate is solo and collective movement and choreographic based exercises.
  • Call upon and access your subjective creative abilities.
  • Engage in reflective discussion
  • move and think together.

This workshop is open to anyone interested in furthering or beginning their art making practise/ process. Each day will be structured to an according subject; participants are ree to atend any 1-6 sessions. A donation of 5 – 15 € per session is encouraged. ( please contact Kate if money is an issue)

email questions / rsvp @ kate.slezak95 @gmail.com – Or ust show up !

www.movingmoves.com/rendering-art-reflective

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..

RESIDENCY LO BIL

18 – 24 March 2019

workshop & presentation | 23 March 19:00 -21:00

lo bil is a York University Interdisciplinary Masters student creating body-based performance art using cross-disciplinary methodologies to correlate research into process, pleasure, vulnerability, an aesthetics of feeling, and the impacts of a social location on identity. Through non-repeated performance gestures, lo generates intuitive research into academic concepts by using physical improvisation, spontaneous utterance, impulse- based scores, object manipulation, and inter relational proposals with audience. Her work has been called “raw”, “amusing”, “transparent”, and often involves creating a feedback loop with the audience.

I am developing a performance-research practice of “dropping” questions into the body, aiming for “non-repeatability” and moving on intuition as a method for understanding philosophical texts.

Encouraging myself to move into states of intoxication through movement provides an entry-point into my unconscious image life, connecting abstract physical impulses to sublimated content by letting speech effect movements and movements affect speech. Making this physical practice into a performative one, layers on an interrelational complication, to notice how the body responds to itself while being seen by others – in this state of hyper-awareness and “felt knowing” – thoughts surface differently.

I become aware of “habits” or psycho-physical patterns of movement and related thought sequences from memory. I try to identify, deconstruct and reorder these habitual patterns into non-repeatable forms, disrupting psychic material that surfaces. I want to interrogate habits that are blocking my ability to create new ways of thinking. I will prepare with texts by Butler, Nancy, Deleuze and Guttari, Ranciere and Agamben.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I am a Performance Artist. I write with images – sourcing my work from my own identity transparently and investigating my philosophical problems with improvisatory actions and object relationships. I offer audience situations and provocations to dream around. I offer a context for people to think of their own questions and notice their own desires.

I practice for months, but in the moment before the performance, I let go of what I want to happen or expect to do. I ask, “How can I be in front of this audience in an attentive and receptive way and what is moving to me about the topic at hand right now?” I do this action. This first mark on the canvas is an offer that I follow through to the end of the composition. I use body memory as a generative source of possible exchange and inquiry. In this way, I am researching my knowledge and lack of knowledge; I am accepting the reality of my body, the reality of my economic state, the reality of my class, my gender and all unknown aspects of my history.

This performance style is a DIY strategy where in body and thought I am ready to perform at any moment in alignment with my own integrity and the nature and energy of the people present. The “currency” of this methodology is the responsiveness to context – information can be immediately incorporated into the texture, movement, and conversation with the audience – thus the work allows us to unpack questions in a collective way.

I am also researching what it is that elevates my consciousness in the moment of performance – that energetic flow that allows meaning to emerge that I could not have realized if I had not made the performance. This question has come from my constant radical doubt around: why perform at all? I keep performing because actually it is in the moment of performance that I don’t know where I’m going, that I can look back at and say: I know where I am going now, thanks to this performance. As crazy or wild as the performative state can be, it leads me into knowledge.

I would love to have conversations with local artists to help generate more context for the performance proposals and for my thesis writing.
If you are interested please contact me : lbil@rogers.com

The workshop presentation of 23 March

“I propose an open studio performance and workshop.  I will show you what I have been working on in the intersection between movement and philosophy and then I will make some proposals for audience to engage in. No pressure to participate but I hope you will be curious enough to join us for this mini workshop that aims to generate pleasure, connection and interesting things to think about. “

Blog : http://lo-bil.tumblr.com/ 

Art lab: your collective movement (work in progress)

What: a sensorial exercise for a small group of people in complete darkness
For who: open call for test audience, free entry
By who: Aisha Pagnes 


“The defensive and unfocused gaze of our time, burdened by sensory overload, may eventually open up new realms of vision and thought, freed of the implicit desire of the eye for control and power.” Juhani Pallasmaa
And perhaps by relying on our sensorial capacity and perceptual ability we can fertilise the grounds of these new realms through artistic experiences, so that we may reclaim the gaze of our whole being.

How does a darkened safe space influence the way we perceive ourselves, our environment and one another?
Over the course of one week, CLOUD/Danslab will become a completely darkened environment.

During this period, I will gently guide you through daily sessions that work toward our sense of presence, sensorial awareness and felt connection.

What does it look like:
We will move delicately in the dark through a sequence of simple movements. Each person is equipped with two light dots* for visual reference.
*(Light-dot: a 6mm magnetised dot that clips on clothing. In darkness it glows white. The glow dims naturally over time).

What will be practically explored:
– When our senses of proprioception, hearing and vision are fully activated in a darkened space, how is our perception of self and of the other influenced?

– How emergent movement is experienced meaningfully in an unconventional environment.

– How verbal variations of the same instructions influence audience participation.

– How can we effectively compose such experience? (one that is repeatable, has a clear beginning, entry, exit and quality).

What can you expect:
– To be an active part of the creative collective process, aimed at finalising a time-based perceptual composition that lends itself to a broader audience as a participatory experience.

We will brainstorm together, go through iterations of movement and sensorial exercises to improve concentration and a sense of togetherness. Your input and feedback as a creative being will shape the week’s progress.

– A warm and friendly environment, with tea, coffee and snacks. In this, a chance to experience this same environment in an expanded and evocative way.

When:
based on your availability, open from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th of May. Times to be decided.

This practice week is part of a work in progress which focuses on audience participation and interaction, whereby simple means such as absence of light and basic movements are the elements driving the poetic experience. Below an excerpt of the sequence:

Situation Body: Participants wear a light-dot on the chest (above clothing) and on the back. The room is completely dark.

Begin by standing upright and still.
As if you were a singly entity,
arrive in unison with the others to a comfortable walking pace.

[…]

Profile: Currently studying at the ArtScience Interfaculty, I set up interactive installations where audience participation is the primary concern, as a result, test audiences are key influences in the various stages of development. Non-verbal communication and sensory awareness is a recurrent theme in what I look for. http://cargocollective.com/arp

If you would like to participate or want to know more please get in touch: ryannon.aisha@gmail.com

Presentation | Residency of Alegia P.

Residency : 12- 25 march 2018
Presentation : 14 april 2018  | 7:30pm until 9:00pm
I am an emerging media scenographer and visual artist. I am based in The Hague (Netherlands) but working between The Netherlands, London, Athens as well as other cities in Europe. My background is in Design (BA Interior design / Vakalo College of Arts & Design Athens, University of Derby UK) and I hold a master’s degree (MA Scenography from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London). Currently I am undertaking my second master’s degree MA ArtScience in The Artscience Interfaculty (Royal Academy of Arts – Royal Conservatory – The Hague NL).
I work mainly in set and costume design for performance, theatre and installations. My work involves video, photography, lighting, projection mapping, sound editing, electronics hacking, scenic art, sculpture and any other technical support suiting the project.

In March 2018, I had a two weeks residency in The Cloud DansLab, in The Hague. During this residency, I started working with the idea of perception, body, movement and vision.

Key words: perceiving, touch, smell, see, feel, movement, formless.

People perceive differently the world around them due to many factors such as nationality, age, gender etc. According to Freud, the infant starts to perceive the world through his/ hers body.

Perception allows behaviour to be generally appropriate to non-sensed object characteristics. For example, we respond to certain objects as though they are doors even though we can only see a long narrow rectangle as the door is ajar.

I am using the vision (present or absent) to change (the condition) of people’s perspectives. I whilst to question the visible via sensations (hear, touch, smell, movement). And to “force” someone to experience simple very basic actions such as walking (with the eyes shut) by feeling not thinking.

The basic questions that need to be answered are:
What do you see?
How do you feel?
What do you hear?

(I can hear a smell or the silence. There is a sense of touch in seeing and a sense of seeing in touch etc.)

Someone needs to lose control in order to perceive differently.

Workshop | March 2 | Tactile Enunciations. Rhythm and Reading | Emilie Gallier, Teoma Naccarato

TactileEnunciations_Confluences

Workshop, Thursday March 2, 5pm 7pm
Suggested contribution €10, everyone welcome, register
The workshop is a moment of sharing within the residency of Emilie Gallier and Teoma Naccaroto.

Two rivers spill into each other. Each body of water has a unique rhythm, temperature, and composition, so the process of mixing is gradual and dynamic. Confluence involves collision, resistance, and mediation – in context.  We explore confluences across analog and digital materialities, through tactile gazing and listening between partners, and with objects. Using stethoscopes and transducers, we play with how sounds from the body and environment can be (re)materialized and (re)distributed as haptic feedback in the surfaces of paper and skin.  We share practices that involve breathing and sensorial exercises as a way to tune the act of reading into  a tactile activity.  As we listen and read, the channels of confluence multiply and overflow, leading us to examine moments of dissonance and interruption within collective practice and creation.

Bios

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. http://www.naccarato.org/dance

Emilie Gallier is a French choreographer ( PØST Cie) and a researcher (C-DaRE Coventry University) living in Leiden (NL). Her work shows recurring subjects of imagination, sensation and thought. She uses the writing of movement and the movement of reading (scores and choreographic objects) to research relation within theatre, probing exchanges between spectators. Her dance performances on stage and on paper, her lectures and workshops are presented in The Netherlands and Europe. Since 2016, PhD Candidate in Coventry, she graduated in 2012 from the Master of Choreography at ArtEZ (Arnhem). Before that she attended the program Transforme with Myriam Gourfink and learned Laban kinetography at the Conservatoire de Paris. As part of her practice, Emilie Gallier writes, edits, teaches, performs, collaborates (Rosie Heinrich, Tilman Andris, Clémence Coconnier), works as a mentor, a lecturer, member of the artists-run cultural space CLOUD in The Hague. Current projects include Trouble Wit and Read. Move. Implicated. http://www.post-cie.com

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

thumbnail_13627137_1235544493145584_3422618617906931068_n

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.

Bios

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!

Registration
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

Action Dance Workshop | Sandra Kramerova

3
ACTION DANCE WORKSHOP

Date: January 7th 2017
Time: 2-4 pm

Price:
early bird (till 24th Dec) €10
after 24th Dec: €15 

registration via email: sandy006@gmail.com

Action dance workshop with Sandra Kramerova is geared towards exploration of technicality, dynamic modalities and aesthetics of athleticism. Participants investigate explosive potential of movement, tap their imagination through action based improvisations and transform everyday material into choreography. The focus is on energy flow, impulse driven functional motion, risk taking, contact, creative decision making, expressivity and artistry.

Sandra Kramerová is Slovak born and Israel/New York crafted dancer and choreographer. She is immersed in practices of contemporary dance, physical theater, improvisation and somatics. Before her Dance MFA studies in NY Sandra participated in Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s International Program in Israel. Sandra performed and choreographed works presented internationally at BAM Fisher, Danspace Project, Dixon Place (NYC, USA), Zichri Theater (Israel) and at other venues in Slovakia and abroad.

https://vimeo.com/kramerova

Workshop SPIRAAL | contemporary whirling | Valentina Lacmanovic

29 October | 11:00 – 18:00 | Early bird €85,-
Facebook

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

Spiralling movement is at the core of our galaxy, our DNA, it is the force of nature in hurricanes and vortices. Spiralling 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!

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

Registration via email: cloud.danslab@gmail.com

About Valentina Lacmanovic
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).
 
Valentina was always attracted to a variety of cultures and has been introduced to Arab-Berber, North Indian music and dance, as well as practiced martial arts. She works and lives between Amsterdam 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 (“From Trance to Performance”) on convergences and divergences between contemporary visions of performance and enacting of ancient rituals.