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 Radical Alterity of the Body

    Alessio Trevisani

    An open performative postcolonial approach to the gender body, the symbolic body and the body-mind mystery. “(…) one is suddenly looked at by one who is strange or … one wishes to look at or commune with another person but suddenly cannot because he is strange, or one expected him to be familiar but he suddenly appears unfamiliar, or one started to smile but found one was smiling a stranger (…).” Silvan Thompkins – Shame and its sisters- 1995.135) Where and what is the other today? Can a non-dualistic bodily awareness of otherness challenge and get away from this arrogant insular European cultural narcissism and mode of thinking? In this performance project we will start investigating politically and bodily the relation between shame and performance, as shame according to the pioneer in queer theory, “(…) generates and legitimates the place of identity – the question of identity – at the origin of the impulse to the performative but does so without giving that identity space the standing of an essence.” (E. Kosofsky Sedgwick). This Project is a claim to openness and not knowing reflecting on topics like gender, death, simulacrum, mystery. It aims at linking and mobilizing instead of isolating and immobilizing the self (and his own) body on the painful knots “Do I really realize?”. Reflections are able to open around to think, to perceive and explore about the many things we all have never done because of being so averse to (among others) just simply physical and mental discomfort. Through different levels of movement research enriched by readings, personal improvisation, a specific work on extroversion aimed to enhance individual qualities and through the fundamental sharing of personal experiences we will build up gradually the structure for a performance showing. Alterity definition: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alterity “The quality or state of being radically alien to the conscious self or a particular cultural orientation” Fee: 190 € / red: 170 € / professional dancers: 150 € | Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de Additionally you can join the Contemporary training for Body and Mind with Alessio Trevisani 28.10.-18.12.2019 The training will start from a specific physical exploration of the fundament links and teachings of the contemporary Body-Mind approach to movement. This somatic work aims to a better balance bet- ween your will and your body, in order to track new kinetic impulses and develop strong performative strategies. The development of a performative identity is like a continuous spiral in which identity is a representation of self-awareness and at the same time of self-confidence. Re-establishing this balance is an absolute pathway to overcome new challenges and find new expressive contexts. The class will be divided into different phases: training and technical analysis, personal and collective research also based on contact and hands-on practice, instant performance and composition. Through these different itineraries, we will build up a structure up to develop our own performance language in a contemporary way, combining a specific work on extroversion and enhancing individual qualities. A class training dedicated to expressive, bodily-compositional research. Where expressive means leaving one's comfort-zone to reach a dynamic, highly physical and at the same time meaningfully significant adventurous space. The class is open to everyone - professionals and non-professionals dancers, actors, students and movers of all kind. Moreover, this class is also open to all ages starting from 16, to every type of Gender and to every different able person, to any kind of cultural and religious background, as they are all precious sources of mutual cultural and social enrichment. 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: 18.12.2019 / 21:00
    Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
    Phone 030.786 58 61

    Identifying a physical script

    Sagí Gross

    An emotional colourful creative collaboration, inspired by a personal memory. A memory towards a place that reflects a transition within the layers of human experiences, which are getting exposed.  The project explores the subjects of identity forming, desire for belonging, connection to others, in relation to stereotypes in our society.  Aspects we will focus on are the connection between daily life gestures and its physical expressive motives, individualism and personal characteristic expressions. That, next to group dynamics and the human need to be a part of a collectivity.  The development of the work will start with creating set materials by using specific tools of Sagi's choreografic method Physical script. We will develop very physical, detailed movement sequences, which deals with sensations and emotions. Later in the process, the participants will be divided in to smaller groups. The given movement materials will get re-constructed with tasks and creative tools to express the personality of each participant. It will vary between personal solos work, next to moments towards a collective of a large group manipulation. Fee: 190 € / red: 170 € / professional dancers: 150 € | Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de Additionally you can join the Contemporary training 6.1.-19.2.2020 Sagí Gross named his choreographic method "Physical Script", as he likes to think about the dancers more as moving actors who use their bodies to produce "physical expressive words", instead of "movements.” He seeks to create meaning to every moment and movement and to articulate its meaning, within the context of the material provided by this physical language. He is attracted to the sense of present of being in the 'here and now'. The class focuses on different qualities and dynamics. Developing exercises that focus on articulating movements, to give space between the bones, joints and against the floor. Finding ways to individualize these physical ideas for each person, considering their needs and unique way of working. Further more, using musicality to develop and challenge. Motivating the dancers to enjoy and appreciate the technique, next to self awareness, as well as keeping a healthy mind and body. 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: 19.2.2020 / 21:00
    Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
    Phone 030.786 58 61

    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

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