Wedding 12
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Meier Williams

S-01 / Dancing Words & Speaking Bodies

Workshop with Adam Benjamin
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2020 - Meeting in the Virtual!

A workshop in which ideas grow, in which our trust in each other will create the fabric that supports us in our explorations. A workshop of forgetting and remembering where dance and words collide and where we will explore the interplay between movement and text; it doesn’t mean you have to speak, it doesn’t mean you have to dance – it’s about choices, silences and moments when words dance and bodies speak.

Four days is enough to get there
For days I’ve been searching
For you
If our days are long enough
If hours alone are enough
We might find words
Or doze
Or daze
Ordain ourselves
Finders of Nothing
Remote Remotely worth
I sit and watch
You turn
Your turn
Your dance
Four days.

Adam Benjamin

Adam Benjamin (UK) is a choreographer, author and one of the pioneers of integrated dance. His book Making an Entrance. Theory and practice for disabled and non-disabled dancers (Routledge 2002) is considered a seminal text. He has received numerous awards including a London TimeOut performance award, the Sainsbury’s award for education, a National Teaching Fellowship. He has been an Associate Artist at The Place, a Wingate Scholar, a Rayne Choreographic Fellow, recipient of an Arts Council International Artist Fellowship and was named a Change Maker by the South Bank Centre in 2015. He was joint founder of CandoCo Dance Company and a founding member of 5 Men Dancing. His most recent choreographic work is Marked for Exim Dance Company. He has taught and performed with a.o. Russell Maliphant, Kirstie Simson, Jordi Cortés and Gabriele Reuter. www.adambenjamin.co.uk


Level: All levels, all abilities
In English