S07 / Technosomatics
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2016
Technosomatics is a practice that consists of a collective and individual exploration of the endocrine glands and chakras through club dancing to techno music as wells as the opposite: an exploration of club dancing while embodying the endocrine glands and the chackras. It is practiced mostly with closed eyes, and in a pitch-dark room. It approaches mainstream anatomy as a fiction, emphasizing the experienced body. It is also proposing another kind of collective and social experience, different from a somatic class and from the dance floor. It offers a safe place for going under the social, being alone together and indulging in altered states of consciousness.
In the frame of Open Spaces#2-2016 the workshop participants present a "Workshop Showing".
Frédéric Gies is a dancer, choreographer and senior lecturer in choreography at DOCH-UNIARTS in Stockholm, where he is head of programme of the Master in Choreography. He creates his works alone or in collaboration with other dancers and choreographers, or with artists from other fields. He currently develops a research project under the title “Bad girls practices: un-writing dance, the body and choir”. www.fredericgies.com