Performance Projects

The performance projects are open for all who are interested in intensive training and a rehearsing process. The aim is to get a clearer insight into artistic research and performing. The contemporary training on Monday and Wednesday is open for everybody. Movement experience required.
 

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    Desire - on Intimacy in Process and Performance (fully booked)

    David Bloom

    Most daily social interaction between humans takes place in a zone of politeness, never becoming truly intimate on the one hand, or going into open conflict on the other. Art - and the process of making it - can question boundaries, transcend norms, and make patterns transparent. In this performance project, we will work from the inside out, starting from a somatic approach, and moving towards improvisation scores based on both desires and boundaries. We will explore impulses that arise within ourselves, between ourselves and others, and between the group and the the space itself. We will play with the idea of the "authentic". We will allow choreography to emerge that is equal parts active and receptive. It is also a research into transparency around relationships of power, gender, attraction, and repulsion within the structure of artistic projects. It questions the myth of the “project” as a parallel universe in which nothing that happens has any real-world consequences - and hence, the boundaries of those involved are different from those in “real life”. It proposes a holistic approach to making dance that both draws from and affects our personal, social, and political realities. Fee: 180 € / red: 160 € / professional dancers: 140 € | Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de Additionally you can join the contemporary class: Pleasure - a Contemporary Technique Class What does it mean to do something with our bodies communally? What can you get from taking a dance class together that you can’t get from any other experience? And what is contemporary dance “technique” in a world where anything goes? For the past couple of years, i’ve been intensely involved with somatic approaches to movement, and this class is an attempt to bring together that self-exploratory and potentially healing process with the more external structure of a contemporary technique class. I believe it is possible to remain aware and embodied even while enacting set exercises and sequences, and that this combination can give the performer a wide variety of options. Dance & choreography can become not just action, but equally non-action: receiving, observing, and listening. Pleasure can become a path to truly embodying given “steps”. The class begins from sensing the body itself somatically, and then brings awareness to the spacetime we are moving through, using a combination of improvisation proposals, technical “exercises”, and set movement sequences. I’m also very interested in the idea of “taking class” itself, what it means to do so and what intentions people bring to the space. We will use the energy of the group present on that particular day, at that particular time, to create a unique experience and a joyful practice. What you practice regularly is always what you become good at, and if you practice the joy of dance, the joy will grow. Mo & Wed 18:15-19:45 | 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 €
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    Mon + Wed 20:00-22:00
    Showing: 19.12.2018 / 21:00
    Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
    Phone 030.786 58 61

    Multiplying Yours (fully booked)

    Eva Georgitsopoulou

    In this performance workshop, we aim as a group to create a common language and at the same time to form each one’s own dance into different movement vocabulary. In the first level ,we will work with improvisation tasks technically in order to learn how to coordinate the whole body into small and big movement pathways. To actually train physically the body's totality and be able to activate the muscles and each body part by keeping them connected with the center and the spine. We will work with different intensities of muscles and we will learn to create musicality in the body by choosing short or long movement pathways, internal and external physical expressions and forms. We will challenge our speed and our stamina because in those places we will be forced to activate these technique tools in order to keep our dance creative and alive. After forming a group understanding , as a next level, we will challenge and work on our ability to choose and create stories inside group composition and creative conditions. We will work on the intension of our own dance and focus on understanding how physical forms can change color, meaning ,feeling and esthetic when the intension of the dancer is changing. Dance improvisation is an expression on real time and it is a space with endless possibilities! It is like automat writing. In order to transform this automatism into creativity, we need technical tools, body awareness and the intention to talk with our whole being. This is where the movement instinct becomes dance. Fee: 180 € / red: 160 € / professional dancers: 140 € | Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de Additionally you can join the contemporary class “Inside Extremity” The class focuses on creating a sense of physical power, energy and musicality while exploring our individuality and being available to the group energy and the entire space. It consists of two parts. We start and insist on a physical improvisation in order to explore deep our movement awareness ,to work the articulation of the body and to develop ones own movement, musicality and imagination. The improvisation plays in between physical availability and limitation. We aim to the transformation of the body in any kind of situation through diving into our extreme and unpredictable side. The participants are led to extreme positions, different qualities of movement and high speed of physicality. The class continues with short floor exercises and complex standing combinations with acrobatic elements. We finish with creating a long sequence that combines the tools of the class, in where the participants are encouraged to play with dynamics and express themselves & their souls individually as performers. Mon & Wed 18:15-19:45 | 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 €
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    Mon + Wed 20:00-22:00
    Showing: 13.2.2019 / 21:00
    Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
    Phone 030.786 58 61

    Shape of Moving Waves - the Group Experience

    Giacomo Mattogno, Enrico Paglialunga

    This performance project invites you to join an interactive group experience through movement, sound, and space. “For physics, the sound is an oscillation (a movement in space) made by particles (atoms and molecules) and generated by a music source“; we are constantly surrounded by a multitude of different sounds that generates a never-ending vibration-movement of particles that we are not able to see. Together with the live electronic music by the composer Giacomo Mattogno (Junction to Humanity), we investigate a possible representation of the sound’s physics and its propagation in air, through a movement performance. A grid on the floor, associated with different sound parameters, suggest information for the movement orientation in space, the intensity, the speed, dynamics, and qualities. Taking actively-physically part of the artistic research and the creation process, from the abstract to the practical you get the chance to approach your own body language in an experimental approach, working with sounds, images, drawings, individual-group exercises. Movement and musical tasks are used as a common vocabulary; we explore themes such as dancing in a group, dancing as a couple, listening to sounds in the dark, generating sounds through dancing, questioning the emotional impact-influence of sound on movement. The live music, besides improving the individual musical skills, becomes a fundamental element for the analysis of the sound’s physics. Three are the keywords in this project: movement, sound, playground. Live Music: Giacomo Mattogno Fee: 180 € / red: 160 € / professional dancers: 140 € | Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de Additionally you can join the contemporary class Mon & Wed 18:15-19:45 | 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 €
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    Mon + Wed 20:00-22:00
    Showing: 27.3.2019 / 21:00
    Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
    Phone 030.786 58 61

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