Desire - on Intimacy in Process and Performance
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 €