Navigating the Gap

Online-Workshop with Gabriele Reuter
In the frame of Virtual Workshop Series

Opening up to not knowing is one of the main gifts of improvisation and embodied practices. In these workshop sessions we draw upon this knowledge and seek ways to move it into action. We use simple tools from dance improvisation and somatic practices to help us to be present in our bodies when we find ourselves in the unknown. We then employ frameworks and tools from co-design processes that can help us to understand what is the work that each of us needs to do – individually and collectively – to move into a state of doing. We meet online to be together when connecting into the body and we go offline to make sense of this embodied knowledge right outside of our doorsteps. We write, draw, talk, listen and decide for action. We ask for help, we support each other. We move to think.

↪ Sa 26.9. #1 Heart at work
The heart is busy connecting out all the time. It is the brain of our body that is responsible for empathy and compassion, with ourselves and with others. We need it to work harder in times of distancing and disconnection. So we need to train this muscle and our capacity to sense in and connect out. Which daily practice can we build for ourselves to train the heart and its potential to navigate us through moments of gap?

↪ Sa 3.10. #2 Dear Gravity

Gravity is our faithful companion all of the time. Even before we are born, it is acting on us. Insisting on keeping us connected to this doomed planet. Dancing with gravity through our bones and tissues can help us to be present. How can we make use of this intelligence in our every day needs to hold spaces of tension, of confusion, of not knowing?

Gabriele Reuter

Gabriele Reuter is a choreographer/performer and urbanist. At the heart of her artistic practice and teaching is an ongoing interest in improvisation on stage and in life. In this context she has collaborated and performed with many artists in the field and initiated a range of performance events. As a facilitator and moderator she supports transformation process of teams and organisations through applied improvisation, using frameworks and approaches from Design Thinking, Agile/Scrum. Gabriele taught Contact Improvisation, Contemporary Dance, Composition in dance institutions and universities internationally since 2003. Her choreographic works and interdisciplinary projects were shown internationally at festivals such as nottdance Nottingham, Springdance festival Utrecht, SpringLoaded at The Place London and idans Istanbul. Gabriele co-lead the workshop programme of Tanzfabrik Berlin between 2009-18. www.gabrielereuter.de
Level: open
In English
Total costs: 75€ (65€*)
Price: Single day 40€
* Both days Early Bird until 12.9.2020: 65€