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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    Border Areas Reconstruction Series

    Sasa Queliz

    In this project we will deal with the questions: How each one of us functions and creates movements? How do we approach movement and take care of ourselves? The exploration of the deep tissues in the body, the awareness through movement and, the neural reorganization of the body supply an exchange of forces that guide us to relax physical tension. Once the body`s tension is released, a neutral approach to what we do or how we move, emerge and enable us to focus differently on the creative process itself. In this project, we will work with certain improvisation tools and instant composition which will create individual and group processes that can be recalled at any time by concentrating on feelings, clarity of the movement, specific structures or by changing focus. The aim is to persuade the body to manifest itself in ways that a real listening happens. The participants are encouraged to track the initial reason behind their choices and to rethink how one functions and creates.  Rather than following a product-obsessed process, we look forward to deepening the research by doing and/or undoing dance materials as well as reviewing and understanding the structure we are creating.” Dancing is a loving practice of understanding dance as a conversation lead by intuition. Fee: 190 € / red: 170 € / professional dancers: 150 € | Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de Additionally you can join the contemporary class: This class is a holistic dance technique where we will focus on the awareness of the technical functionality of the body. We will work with the aspects of three-dimensionality, coordination, suspension and gravity. As well as taking a closer look on the organization and integration of the given information in relation to the personal alignment in order to find natural anatomical connections. Integrating this information into movement material, where body parts are constantly changing in speed, rhythm, spirals, elasticity, direction in the space, the body will find its natural and organic way to be connected and will allow us to move with more ease and efficiency. The dance material composed for the class will help the participants to focus (while training) and to experience dance without using unnecessary tension in the body. The class draws from a wide range of movement techniques that has influenced me: My own teaching and dance experience including Klein technique, Feldenkrais, Aikido, Tai chi, Yoga, Modern/Release Dance techniques & Contact Improvisation. 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: 23.10.2019 / 21:00
    Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
    Phone 030.786 58 61

    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

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