S-08 / Breath and Expanded Choreography
Lisa Densem, Jana Unmüßig
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2020 - Update coming 5.6.20!
In this workshop Lisa Densem and Jana Unmüßig invite us to spend time with the phenomena of breath, understanding it as an existential process of life and living. Encompassing experiential, conceptual and historical aspects of breath, they will give insight into the holistic endeavor of engaging with one’s breath. The workshop will be grounded in the context of contemporary dance and choreography but is open to those with an artistic practice of any kind. Lisa Densem will share her work on the interrelatedness of breath and movement, deriving her teaching from the breathwork practice, ‘BreathExperience’. Based on Ilse Middendorf, this form of breathwork emphasises the ‘allowing’ breath: allowing the breath to come and go on its own. Jana Unmüßig will introduce possibilities of choreographic procedures that can arise with heightened breath awareness. She will also share a conceptual/historical framework through which to think the phenomena of breath, considering the work of different artists and looking at scholarly research on breath in the second half of 20th century.
Wed 22.7. 15:00
Lecture/Talk with Jana Unmüßig »Re-thinking Breathing in the Context of Expanded Choreography«
Lisa Densem is a dancer/performer from New Zealand who has been working in Berlin since 1999. She was part of the company Sasha Waltz & Guests for many years, and worked on numerous projects, including the trilogy series, “Körper“, “S“, and “Nobody“, as well as a.o. with choreographers like Hanna Hegenscheidt, Laurent Chetouane, Jana Unmüssig, Roni Katz and Sergiu Matis. She also works as a teacher, mentor and choreographer and has just finished a breath therapy education, BreathExperience, based on the work of Ilse Middendorf.
Jana Unmüßig is trained in contemporary dance, choreography and artistic research. Her choreographic work has been presented e.g. at Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Impulstanz Vienna. In 2018, Jana received a D.A. from Uniarts Helsinki. Currently, she holds a post-doc position at the Center for Artistic Research of Uniarts Helsinki. She lives with her family in Helsinki. More info: www. jana-unmussig.com
Level: Movement experience