Ian Kaler
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Field Projects: 2015

Ian Kaler & Heike Albrecht

On Practicing - mixed abilities

In the frame of the Field Project we will propose an introduction of basic explorations and exercises that focus on presence and somatic research within the work-frame of Ian Kaler.

We'll work on solo-investigations of each participant, building on simple investigations that explore i.e. the orientation in space, different qualities of in/direct address, weight shifts, level changes.

A basic tool for developing each persons understanding of the practice we will be alternating between doing / practicing and viewing / observing others practicing.

We'll look at the relation between (moments of) stillness, internal movement and continuous movement, how to modulate effort and intensities as the basis for a possible interaction or contact.

In order to apply for the Field Project, applicants should write a short statement what they consider as „practice“, their practice/s and why they've an interest in „practicing“.

Additionally each participant should send a visual / graphic / photo / drawing they connect with „On Practicing“.

As a means of connecting the studio practice to other areas/reflections the Field Project will take place inside the studio as well as in excursions outside the studio. Participants will be working individually and in groups and are asked to be self-engaged in the Field Project in order to build a shared practice.

Please bring comfortable shoes / sneakers and regular trousers / street clothes to work with.

Ian Kaler and Heike Albrecht have developed a working- and practice-context over different choreographic series since 2011.

Visual from (Copyright: Daniel Schwamm)

ArtistBio: Ian Kaler
ArtistBio: Heike Albrecht


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