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Sven Hagolani
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Jess Curtis

Sensing, Dancing, Performing

Freedom beyond choosing?

How do our senses inform, support, interrupt confuse and enable the (inter)actions we call dancing? What is in the space between sensing and doing, or is there any space there? How does doing create sensing? How do we enact our perception(s)? How might we perform our perception?

In this workshop we will work from the most basic building blocks of experience, unpacking sensation, perception, impulse, affect, cognition, reflex, and reaction in order to create more space between them in which to locate our performing skills. Layering synesthetic sensory-motor skill sets we will ground in and surf through twisting topologies of flesh and blood to enact perceptual acrobatics that bring us into new dimensions of world. Is freedom the state of having choices, or a state beyond choosing? We will look at both possibilities, smash them together to see what kind of messy realities we can construct for ourselves. We will work in the sweaty modes of physical performance where weight, breath, momentum, desire and adrenalin intervene in conceptual structures to create pleasure, satisfaction and a rich range of performing experience.

(Intermittent practice-grounded referencing of Bergson, Bourdieu, De Frantz, Deleuze, Derrida, Fanon, Fischer-Lichte, Foster, Haraway, Hartman, Manning, Massumi, Marks, Merlau-Ponty, Spinoza, Stengers, Whitehead and Wilderson at no extra charge for those who are interested.)

The facilities at the Arsenal Workshop Centre are ADA accessible. People of diverse physicalities are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have questions regarding access or require specific accommodations please feel free to contact either Jess or ImPulsTanz.

ArtistBio: Jess Curtis
Workshopoverview 2019
Week3: 29. Jul - 02. Aug 2019
Intensive3: 03. Aug + 04. Aug 2019


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Everything about our previous festivals you find HERE

final workshop showing 2019 ©


Sneak previews of our current performances, or sweet memories of our workshops and past festival events can be watched HERE.

© Maja Preckel


Fashionable goodies of the last festivals are available HERE

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