28th Nov to 16th Dec 2019
Open 90-min somatic class & 5-hour dance laboratory // Open to all
~ Open Somatic Class ~
10am - 11.30am
“The ecology of attention”
Somatic practices such as the Alexander Technique, Klein, Kung Fu, BMC and others will be applied to activate a set of awarenesses - awarenesses being the capacity to perceive and move in one’s surroundings. Heightening the perceptiveness and moving beyond our daily routines, our bodies will immerse in the environment removed from externally imposed demands.
“How is it that our tastes and habits so often intersect with choices that are simultaneously free (since the action is not immediately forced upon us) but nevertheless strongly conditioned (since they tend to be also modulated to the causations in our environment)?”
~ The Lab ~
12pm - 5pm
This exploratory performance lab is open to all, regardless of age, shape or colour. Those who question these labels are invited especially. Experimenting with the rules of understanding and giving agency to the Dance itself, viewing Dance as an independent entity advocating for its own rights(!) enables us to work with the abstraction of Dance whilst poisoning and dissecting the highly developed and validated realm of choreography.
We will disturb the demands which are deeply embedded within the histories of gender determined dance floors - the reality; we will use strange and transient means that entangle and contaminate these histories, as a way of replacing “Man” - the dancer - with an assemblage of species, objects, cultural and historical trajectories, proposing a post-Man - The Dancer.
We will also explore the ethics of vulnerability focusing on the relation of unregulated encounters.
“Dance, as a language, offers us “hearing” of the future through the dance floor: the ground which embraces the ecology of differences, the ground holding the disruption, the ground that allows for dancing beyond borders of existing understanding. What more can Dance be?”
Open to all backgrounds.
Folx from across the full spectrum of identity is eagerly invited to join the lab.
All dance lovers and dancing enthusiasts, dancing nerds contact improv freaks, traditional dancers, or crazy clabbers, all the other spirits, all the ghosts and creatures, musicians, philosophers, and other bodily people, you are all very welcome to come.
Age is not a limit!
28th Nov to 16th Dec
10 am to 11.30 am: open somatic class
12 noon to 5 pm: dance lab