W-10 / The Witness and the Dance
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2016/17
How do you react when seeing a dancer dance? What part of you is present there? Do you observe with a judgmental or comparing mind? Are you able to stay open and let yourself be moved by what you see in front of you? This double vision is the art of the witness - to be discovered in creative ways in this workshop. We will develop dances from the dialogue between seeing and being seen. These dances will mirror the common and different ways in which the relationship between dancers and witnesses are experienced. We are working with the Discipline of Authentic Movement and the choreographic principles of the Halprin RSVP Cycles.
Ulrika Sprenger is a Dance and Theatre Teacher, registered Movement Therapist and Halprin Practitioner. She has taught movement based theatre arts at the Berlin University of the Arts for more than 16 years. Ulrika Sprenger has been introduced to "moving and witnessing" by Anna Halprin in the early 80th and ten years later by Janet Adler and her Discipline of Authentic Movement. Ulrika's approach to movement includes the development of creativity and art, using authentic expression means in performance training.Her movement background embraces a large spectrum of dance and movement resources like Modern Dance, Ballet, Improvisation, Martial Arts, Feldenkrais and T'ai Chi. She is based at Bewegungsraum Berlin in Kreuzberg.