The performance project ‘Oyster Spiel’ commits to dance & speech. When dance allows the sensual, imaginative and affective powers of speech, then the aesthetic value of language can be witnessed and experienced through the body moving. Here the specificity of each movement aligns with words being abstracted from their natural context. This way words redeem their primal meaning, their energetic force, and the body can be seen afresh. Namely from the perspective of this most vital human component: our capacity to speak. This leads to refined choreography, detailed phrasing and precise compositional work. Here dance is given a rare dimension and depth, which requires the core of the body to strengthen so its contours can soften and be newly defined in space and time.
On a practical level, initially, time will be invested to individual technical work and exploration. This means going into anatomic imagery and through simple exercises bringing speech into one’s dancing vocabulary. Clear instruction and guidance creates a safe framework to do so. Individual work is followed by compositional work, which gives room to placing one’s material beside that of others. We watch and do, watch and do and this way the dynamics of dance-speech-space work will become clear and weave the fabric of a piece that can be presented.
Fee: 180 € / red: 160 € / professional dancers: 140 € | Application for the project: email@example.com
Additionally you can join the contemporary class Mon & Wed 18:15-19:45
"The Complex Phrase" deals with constructing and deconstructing a phrase. Here movements individuate and each action is allowed to be crude, pertinent and natural. The moves are rich in themselves and various. Combined they work effectively when they align body with space. Speed, texture, depth, power, sensuality, opening and strengthening, spatial intuition and dynamics are examples of elements that can come into focus. This class is for people with movement experience wanting to further their experience.
Fee: For people joining the performance project: 110 € for the training period during the project / For everybody else: 10x card: 100 € / red.: 90 € / prof.: 75 €
Billie Hanne is a Belgian dance maker. She reimagines tradition and pushes boundaries in visceral works at the nexus of dance, choreography, visual art, composition and a new form of poetry. Billie runs a dance company, performs solo and collaborates with others. In her company, Billie & Wheelgod (since 2012), she directs dancers to make pieces that fulfil poetic directives. So far she has presented eight solo works (Hollyhocks, Deep Brown Sea, Daisy …. ) that were shown all over Europe. She also creates commissioned works and happily lends her services to other artists in various set ups. Currently her career spans ten years. She was a trained gymnast from the age of 4. She studied ancient poetry and literature in Belgium and Greece before entering the dance scene in 2008. Her work in dance & speech is singular and has her occupy a unique place in the European artistic landscape. www.wheelgod.billiehanne.net www.billiehanne.net/
Mon + Wed 20:00-22:00
(No class on April 22 + 24)
Showing: 22.5.2019 / 21:00
Registration for the project: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone 030.786 58 61