S-06 / Dancing with the Trouble
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2019
Staying with the trouble requires learning to be truly present [...] as mortal critters entwined in myriad unfinished configurations of places, times, matters, meanings.
Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble. Making kin in the Chthulucene.
In this workshop, we want to access improvisation as an instrument to navigate within the opaque mess of a »thick presence«: our individual constitutions and histories, the specific group of people we share those hours of dancing with, space, floor, air and the complex realities of the world surrounding us are all part of our dance. Through exercises that derive from breathing, meditating and movement activation practices, we will awaken our senses and arrive at an embodied and integrated way of moving, seeing and sharing. Improvising together and in front of each other, as well as watching each other improvise will help us to build trust and fall deeper into our dance. The explorations of inner and outer realities through improvisation will be accompanied by a collective reading of short pieces of theoretical and poetic texts that will sharpen our awareness towards our relationships with the (human and non-human) world.
Thu 11.7.- Sun 14.7. 20:30 Performance with Suddenly »Esprit«.
Magdalena Meindl is interested in the body as a sensor and its capability to perceive structures within and around itself. As a dancer and choreographer with a background in sculpture, in her works she often deals with the relations of movement to materials like metal, clay, stone but also video or text. Her latest works include Ich sehe Sterne (Tanzhafenfestival Linz 2019) and Teeth and Claws (Ada Studio Berlin 2018). Magdalena Meindl studied dance and choreography at HZT Berlin, sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Theater-, Film- and Media Studies as well as Romance Studies at the University of Vienna.