Workshop | Body /material
body/material is a dramaturgy of dances, where dance is intended primarily as a movement of attention and a technology of ecstasy, done both «alone together» and ‘together together’. The work invites the participants to look and treat the body as material, addressing its organic functions and spiritual potential as well as its cultural implications, holding bodies as biographies affected in different ways by power-over systems. The nature of the approach is eclectic and sources from ‘chi’ cultivation techniques such as Qi Gong (energy circulation technique) and Pranayama (breathing techniques), spine and limbs patterns explorations (body connectivity, experiential anatomy) and Contact Improvisation/hands-on work (touch and imagination as portals to the felt sense). Improvisation, fiction and free movement play are central to access physical states of enhanced consciousness. The work happens in contained frames or journeys that allows for departure, investigation and integration, relies on consent practices, improvisation as mindset, and queer magic as the invisible thread.This laboratory suits anybody who is a fan of bodily expression, approaching dance as a committed zone for personal and mutual liberation. A certain stamina is required, but no specific skill, therefore is open to any moving body.
As for access needs, please please get in touch with the organizers, who will inform me.