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Find the Gap
Spontaneity in movement
Either in improvisation or in choreographed dance, don’t we wish that the dancer as well as the spectator are witnessing something that feels new, like happening for the first time right now and here, something we share by being present together in the same moment? How can we stay spontaneous, each time we execute a movement or a piece of dance? Can we plan that? Or should we avoid planning altogether? How can we create a gap between routine and the present moment? In this workshop I would like to explore such questions by proposing tasks and experiments that provoke surprises and create playful and interactive settings that increase the chance of unpredictability. Improvisation and composition are both used to warm up as well as to invite technical and artistic research.
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Spice your Phrases
The dramaturgy of dynamic events in a movement sequence creates expressivity. It's all a question of context and of how the ingredients are arranged with each other. Space-concepts, use of time, energy and flow are aspects that simultaneously contribute to the complexity of such events. Extreme contrasts can give us a clearer feel for the specific colors we are using and possibly heighten the dramaturgical effect. In this workshop we rigorously explore these elements by working with self created material or adapting to a given phrase and discover how exciting movement can become when we maximally exploit it's dynamic potential.
The Way You Move
You, the creator of movement
Are you aware that each single movement you do is your own? How many times have you swayed your body to music, thinking that this was a result of your own creativity? Or that each little dance step you ever learnt was in fact yours? Even if it seemed that someone else taught you how to do it, no one actually did it for you. It was always you who moved and always you who learnt how to do it especially the way you do it. I would like to encourage the idea that every person in the world is a creator of movement, and that you have a vast physical experience because you have moved since ever. My main goal is to offer a situation that gives you the freedom to develop your own way and joy of moving. I will propose tasks that offer clear guidelines to research basic physical experiences of time, space, energy and expression, and will further explore with you how we can build dance from those elements. Simple warm-up exercises are followed by more complex tasks that include improvisation, composition and interaction between persons.
ARTISTBIO: Kenji Takagi
GOOD TO KNOW
Workshop catalogue available for download
Workshops for professionals, beginners, come-back dancers, enthusiasts: all workshops included in our new catalogue here as DOWNLOAD
Performance catalogue available for download
65 Productions in one small booklet:
All pieces and extras can be found here in the performance catalogue as a DOWNLOAD