“Sich im Ungeborgenen geborgen wissen…”
Dance Improvisation- Intensives

This Week Intensive is designed as a research in dance and improvisation technique as well as providing a basis for working creatively in a broader sense.

In the morning we will begin with physical exercises to awaken and open up the body, building a basis from which creative movement can start.  Exploring and deepening our relationship to time, space and energy, connecting to our voice and emotional states of being.
With this sense of presence and listening, we can let the reigns loose and begin the serious business of playing.

With the afternoon class the focus turns to playing. By way of simple exercises and games (influenced by Action Theatre among others) new doors of imagination are opened up, giving rise to a more complex way of improvising, having to simultaneously listen to one’s own impulses as well as those of the group.

So far improvisation has mainly been used to discover new elements of moving. Now, the group will start to use improvisation as Instant Composition, as short dance pieces created in the moment. Different layers of composition such as use of space, timing, rhythm, atmosphere, dramaturgy and story will be explored.

“By practicing Instant Composition in different configurations one develops the ability to read other dancers, the specific compositional situation, as well as one’s own body while dancing. Here lies the challenge to coordinate sensing and making sense with compositional activity: to be quick enough in tasting and reading what is being made – and making clear decisions while dancing.” (Bettina Neuhaus)

All through this will be the important experience of watching and being watched, of listening and being listened to. This not only provides insight into the different perspectives of dancer and audience but also reflects the kind of dual-awareness that is required in all performance; one is never only doing; never only receiving, but rather in constant flux between the two.

25.06.2018 – 29.06.2018 //10-16h

Information and registration:

€ 97.85 /€ 52.18

VHS Lichtenberg
Paul-Junius-Str. 71
10369 Berlin

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