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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    The Resonating Body

    Camilla Milena Fehér

    Choreography – Composition – Performance Within this performance project we will focus on the concept of 'the resonating body’. How does sound affect us? What resonates within you? What makes you vibrate? Hearing warns us and puts us in different states. Every sound goes through us and changes our heart rate and breathing. Our physiology and psychology react to sounds thus we are sensitive listening bodies. In this project we will work with this knowledge and deepen an understanding of dance and movement that comes from hearing and listening with our whole body. Our emotional and cognitive functioning is influenced by the environment, by the sound that surrounds us. Sound shapes our movements, our way of being. Is there silence - what is noise? What is that noise? Noise? We focus on the role of the body in the combination of choreography and composition and question modes of movement, frequency, vibrations, dynamics, rhythm and space through human and non-human bodies. Body, movement, dance, objects, space, chance, sound, light, rhythm, breathing, beating, running, falling, striving, sitting, lying, walking, sliding, flying, from far to very close, somewhere undefinable, close to me, close to you, all over the place, dominant, softly, warm, robotic, human, excessive, simple, memory of sound, echo of sound, echo of movement, a chorus of dance like a swarm… At the end of the project we will present a set of ideas we have developed throughout the period of the performance project in front of an audience. Fee: 190 € / red: 170 € / professional dancers: 150 € | Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de  Additionally you can join the Contemporary/dance-research class with Camilla Fehér  24.2.-8.4.2020 The class is open to anyone who wants to move, dance, experiment with repetitive movements, explore details within their own range and strengthen the body within a flow of movement. The aim of the class is to get more centred and more aware of one’s own body, the others and the space around us. - We will work from simple movement-patterns to more complex articulation of the body. Repetition and loops form a working method within electronic music. With these ideas we will inform our movements and change the dance. Sequences will be reformulated and redesigned throughout the class. Moments of improvisation will allow you to research further upon given ideas and material. 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.: 80 €
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    Mon + Wed 20:00 - 22:00
    Showing: 8.4.2020 / 21:00
    Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
    Phone 030.786 58 61

    Elastic Endings

    Victoria McConnell

    Death is the only certainty in human existence. But the end is actually a beginning: we experience time only as a result of death, the knowledge of an ending. Just as light cannot be appreciated without shadow, living takes on meaning in time because of death. We measure time, we feel it. We see it passing in plants, seasons, and the human body. Decay becomes an indicator of time, the movement towards an end.  In this performance project, death is the starting point. We use it to frame our exploration of time and our sensation of it passing. Do we move through time or does it move around us? Time is both linear and cyclical. Tick, tock, tick tock: we measure it with watches and in our bodies. Using movement imagery from nature and cosmology, we will play with measuring time, the postures of decay, and manipulating experienced time. Can we find endless or infinite movements? Time flies and it stands still, depending on our emotions. Can we slow down or speed up time with our bodies?  Playing with improvisation as well as manipulating material from Victoria’s research, we will consider time from the viewpoint of plants and humans, and enjoy the whoosh of perspective shift between microcosm and macrocosm. With body, voice, humour, and sensitivity we will research, then knit together a performative frame for the final evening’s public showing. Fee: 190 € / red: 170 € / professional dancers: 150 € | Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de Additionally you can join the Contemporary class with Victoria McConnell 20.4.-27.5.2020 Victoria's Contemporary Dance class begins with guided improvisations to bring awareness of the breath, awaken the skin’s sensation, and invite the brain and the body to arrive in the space. Warming up further, the class flows through structured exercises to activate the core and large muscle groups while flowing in and out of the floor. Continuing to weave improvisation with technique, Victoria offers a focus or theme, which returns throughout the class. As the class progresses we eat up space with spirals, floor work and turns, moving across the space using tasks and short phrases to integrate sensation and detail with larger movements. Bringing the various elements together, the class culminates in phrase-work and integrating improvisation or individual movement qualities into the structure or choreography Victoria offers.  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.: 80 €
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    Mon + Wed 20:00 - 22:00
    Showing: 27.5.2020 / 21:00
    Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
    Phone 030.786 58 61

    Hunting Shapes

    Maria Colusi

    How we embody ideas through shapes? What underlies our movement behaviours? How we work with word as we articulates the body in space and time? This performance project has the purpose to search and develop a creative body through listening and following our own interests using the imagination, physical contact and intuition in order to challenged our own habits and creativity. The development of the work will start setting material by exploring ideas, sensations, reactions and emotions flowing from the words, playing and understanding the word as significant or as an object/ sound. The collected material will be re-work in small groups, solos and in a larger group triggering new strategies and choreographic material. Fee: 190 € / red: 170 € / professional dancers: 150 € | Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de Additionally you can join the Contemporary/dance-research class with Maria Colusi 3.6.-8.7.2020 Class The class an on-going experimental journey, where time, breath and weight are the key factors to experience the fact of being grounded. It offers practical and creative tools through touch, imagination and intuition, creating a dialogue between action and the perception of spontaneous movement. The first part of the class is a guided improvisational warm-up, in which we work the body by integrating breath, gravity, textures, supports, speed changes and coordination in order to create fluidity, efficiency and awareness in movement. In the second part we will explore different movement ideas and tasks through partner work, which will help us to stimulate and witness our own movement research. We will challenge our perception and creativity as well the listening in improvisational practice. The third part focuses on the practice of composition in a group form, using all the previously worked elements in a playful and precise way. 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.: 80 €
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    Mon + Wed 20:00 - 22:00
    Showing: 8.7.2020 / 21:00
    Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
    Phone 030.786 58 61

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