Kreuzberg 1
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
Photo: Rino Pizzi

S17 / Dance is How I See - fully booked

Workshop with Deborah Hay
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2016

“Swimming on my back is how I exercise outdoors, thus the sky has become a body of material to notice, especially when there are no clouds, as is often the case where I live. Fairly recently, while I was backstroking, a field of nuanced atmospheric activity came into focus through my application of the question, “what if I presume I am served by how I see?” Was I seeing things because of the question, or was it an actual visible condition I never noticed before? After a few days I associated what I was seeing as a continuation of the sky, and I have been relying on that now pervasive reality to promote a sense of interconnectedness with all there is when I dance.” We will experiment and co-choreograph with this material during the workshop.

Deborah Hay

Deborah Hay is a radical and influential choreographer and performer who continues to examine how perception influences our experience of dance. She has an Honorary Doctor of the Arts Degree from the Theatre Academy Helsinki and is an inaugural recipient of a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artists Award.  She has written 4 books about her experiments with perception and the moving body. Tanz Im August 2019 and Barcelona's Mercat de les Flors have presented retrospectives of her work. www.deborahhay.com

Level: Advanced+professional dancers
in English