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Looking Back and Ahead
Anatomical journeys, danced research
From my research and many years of experience as a choreographer, lecturer and performer in the field of contemporary dance, as well as from the search for subtle traces in the body in the context of biodynamic cranio-sacral bodywork, the desire arose to connect both in a playful but still sound way.
On the one hand, we will make anatomical journeys from the embryonic phase to the present in the form of experiential anatomy, on the other hand we will sense movement sequences that we have already perceived before, or develop sequences that may possibly go new ways through the special approach of this research.
In addition, we will develop and experiment with the following tools:
- How can I incorporate stored body biographies into my choreographic/dance research?
- How is change in the presence facilitated in a duet and with which preliminary exercises?
- How do I interact choreographically with different energetic levels in the room?
OTHER WORKSHOPS OF Nicole Berndt-Caccivio
Up Close and Personal – an Intergenerational Encounter 55+
Art is obliged to raise the voice!
After a warm-up together, where contacts are already sought after and found through bodywork, we explore through improvisational images: crazy states, common fears, boundaries and desires as well as playful elements that can be artistically inspiring for all ages.
Older participants thereby develop solos for young women and men. And then young participants create duets for older couples.
In a "speed dating"-session, different generations encounter and meet each other on an intellectual level. Every generation is an "expert" in their environment, their time, their moment in life.
"Each generation is characterised by a wealth of age-related peculiarities that manifest in physical, biographical and historical features. The curiosity of humans for other people is something that lasts for life. Find yourself or notice that there are differences. What are they like? Are they enriching, scary, exhilarating? The encounter of young and old keeps on stirring!"
Special Deal: Bring a family member or friend from a different generation for free!
In this case please book your workshop directly at the Workshop Office!
ARTISTBIO: Nicole Berndt-Caccivio
Born in Switzerland in 1963, Nicole Berndt-Caccivio, Nica, studied classical and modern dance in Europe and at the Cunningham Studios in NYC. As a dancer, she was particularly inspired by the collaboration with the Tanzfabrik Berlin and the Tanztheater Zürich. In 1992 with her own company Ljada in Biel-Bienne (CH), she won together with Company Ricochet/UK the first prize in the festival of the Suzanne Dellal Center Tel Aviv, which opened the doors for her international career in Europe and the US. She has been guest lecturer for contemporary dance at a.o. the MUK Vienna, ZUKT Frankfurt a.M., ImPulsTanz, Seneca and Smash projects in Berlin and lead to artistic, soloistic and performative collaborations with a.o. Jürg Lietha (organist in Bern, CH), David Bloom (Berlin), Collective F (Bern), Nicolas Caccivio (Vienna, Biel-Bienne), Annelie André (Salzburg, Berlin), Renae Shadler/Roland Walter (Australia/Berlin) and Qadira Oechsle-Ali (Berlin, Frankfurt am Main). Since 2009 she is the artistic director of three projects, in which pieces are developed with elderly people, and teaches dance pedagogy for people of 55 years and older at the MUK in Vienna as well as in other projects for further education in Austria. Golden Age Workshops are another vehicle for Nicole to get in touch with elder people on a physical and artistic level.
Since 2004 she is a practitioner of Cranio Sacral Therapy/Osteopathy. Nica lives in Berlin (DE) and Biel (CH), is married, and thinks that getting older should be seen as inspirational and not as a deficit. In addition to the intensive cooperation with aspiring dance students and choreographers in the professional field, she develops interesting, demanding choreographies with amateur dancers all over Europe in order to be able to accompany them professionally on their way into the public realm.
GOOD TO KNOW
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