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© Iris Janke
© Iris Janke

Articulating Disorientation

Dancing with eyes closed and allowing Impulses, Scores and Filters To Move You

As a student at S.N.D.O, I became wary of the normative and ‘natural’ formulations often associated with somatic practices. Via a daily studio practice with the influence of Connie Heggen, Franz Poelstra and years of working one on one with the artist / dance witch Yvonne Meyer, I began to develop a process called Articulating Disorientation (AD): a deconstructive approach to somatic forms like Ideokinesis, Skinner Releasing and Authentic Movement. The term Authentic Movement needs an upgrade, which is why I prefer to say eyes closed dancing. Let’s save the word authentic for selling Italian designer hand bags made in China, otherwise dance fake to get real and vice versa. AD provides a queer perspective on places of normalisation and "productivity enhancement" by using the virtuous and transformative capabilities of somatic practices to create agency through simultaneous surrender and control of impulses through body-scanning. AD systematically navigates "all available means" to relinquish control over the physical, emotional and normative behavioural body as it searches, guides and deconstructs experience through hyper-specificity of impulse / response. It is a practice of allowing impulses, images, sensations and anatomical images (real or not) move the body. Simply, the practice assists dancers in finding their dance, according to their own bodies (real or imagined) and on their terms. "Sorry, can you please put the essentialist fantasies on the side, I’m really trying to cut down." I have been teaching this workshop everywhere since 2009. It is my life.

Future Clinic for Critical Care: Dance The Accessible Ritual Tools

In FCCC Part 1 we will focus on an array of inclusive/accessible dance practices initiated by disabled dance pioneers and queers who give a shit about the violence of norms in the dance world. Here, Tanja Erhart and Jeremy Wade will begin with generating grounded consent and awareness of the different bodyminds that are present in the space. Negotiating everyone’s needs, disabled and nondisabled and those in between, requires an environment of care and patience. Participants are then invited to create their own warm-up ritual. Some of us might be preparing or cleaning crutches, wheelchairs or any kind of assistive tools while others are invited to find a tool or augmentation of their body to prepare, either way, the warm-up ritual is on your own terms and conditions. Giving time and space to our tools, boundaries and permissions can help us to come together better in the many group dances we will eventually propose. Jeremy and Tanja will be co-leading this session, taking turns to propose a diverse range of exercises and ways of negotiating together. We will use juicy fantastic visualisations and music that will mmmmmove us. We will work to build new myths that support inclusive accessible futures.

PLEASE NOTE: this workshop is offered on a pay-as-you-wish-principle – "you pay what you can or consider to be fair". The payment is made exclusively in person at the ImPulsTanz Workshop Office at MuseumsQuartier or at the Arsenal (our cancellation policy also applies to this workshop).

The Future Clinic for Critical Care: Building Inclusive Commons Through Crip

The Future Clinic for Critical Care is a socio-cultural animated practice exploring the messy politics of care. We, a group of disabled and nondisabled artists and activists, use fiction, feminist strategies of world making, subvertising, and activist trickster tactics to dream otherwise about more inclusive and less violent futures. Part 2 of this FCCC Workshop will focus on an easy to understand mix of Crip Theory, Queer Theory, intersectional approaches to theory and Neo Liberal Critique. We do this to find commonalities between these life saving strategies in order to promote our inclusive revolution. Here, Battlefield Nurses Nina, Tanja and Jeremy present a poly clinic of diverse activities from short lecture presentations and discussions grounded in lived experience to intimate work in small groups asking diverse participants what critical care means to them. Eventually these Nurses will be guiding future political rituals, impossible parliamentary procedures and forms of protest with simple props and graphics. Nothing says inclusive future togetherness like FCCC’s patented and user approved "Circle Dance of Systemic Support", by all means try "Solidarity Cream" and of course never miss the ever-popular "Spit Ritual". Join us for a queer and crip extravaganza at ImPulsTanz while we unpack the violence of virtuosity in Dance and Performance.

PLEASE NOTE: this workshop is offered on a pay-as-you-wish-principle – "you pay what you can or consider to be fair". The payment is made exclusively in person at the ImPulsTanz Workshop Office at MuseumsQuartier or at the Arsenal (our cancellation policy also applies to this workshop).

ARTISTBIO: Jeremy Wade

Disruption, Excess, Hyper Vulnerability, Critical Care – Jeremy Wade is an extreme performer and performance maker with an extensive practice of curating and teaching to boot. After graduating from the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam in 2000 and receiving a Bessie Award for his first evening length performance "Glory" at Dance Theater Workshop in New York City in 2006, he moved to Berlin and since then works in close collaboration with the Hebbel Theater as well as Gessnerallee, Zurich. Recently, Wade has created "Fountain", "Together Forever", "Death Asshole Rave Video", "Drawn Onward", and "Between Sirens", exploring the death of man, zombie subjectivity, strange modes of being and feminist strategies of world making to undermine the social codes that define and oppress our bodies. Jeremy premiered a new solo titled "The Clearing", a flamboyant affective engine of solidarity with musician Marc Lohr at HAU2 in the beginning of May 2019. Later in June he will re-stage "Glory", a brutal naked duet made in 2006 with Swedish Choreographer and performer Sindri Runudde and Musician Brendan Dougherty at Sophiensaele, Berlin.


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