7-9 March, Studio Room
(The Brush Factory, 1st Floor)
Talking Bodies - Intensive Contact Improvisation Workshop with
Bernd Knappe (Germany). Principles of Contact IMPROVISATION: NOT
only for beginners!
In the weekend of 7 to 9 March, the participants will discover
and play with the vocabulary in their bodies to create a free
dance, whether we are curious beginners or already familiar in
contact improvisation. EveryBODY is invited. No beauty forms,
no spectacular shows, no gender roles or hierarchic conventions.
Everybody is dancing and is able to meet for a 'talk' with an
other body. Therefore we need all those abilities that are helpful
in a conventional talk as well: Attention, awareness, simplicity,
clarity, mutual interest and a minimum of a shared language. We
will understand and grasp the main principles of contact improvisation
and we will become familiar with our individual abilities. Don't
worry: you do not need a trained or even muscular body. Beginners
will find an easy first step into this great work, participants
of my past workshops will intensify their knowledge and discover
various movements on a next level.
The second part is more about improvisation, intuition, choices
in dance: What is interesting for me in my motion?, What happens
in this moment? Do I follow an inner or external impulse? Can
I include the whole space? Bring knee pads if you have those,
comfortable clothes (without zip), long-sleeved T-shirts and a
water bottle as well. In contact improvisation I am mostly interested
in the pleasure of following movement impulses which are created
by the unpredictable physical connection with dance partners.
I am inspired by the special you-and-me of this dance form: It
is an amazing feeling to be aware that we need each other to play
around and to create
movement together! It is not about two solos side-by-side. It
is communication in a dialogue, it is connection, comparable to
a piece for two or more voices. We take images to get a sense
for the mental and physical tone that is helpful to sustain trust,
become aware of a body alignment to give and receive weight. We
will focus on listening and timing, leaning and reaching, push
and pull. We will discover ways to act and react, learn to use
eyes, arms and legs, spine and center, body weight and body tone,
momentum and relaxation in both solos and duets. We start to read
partner`s body as a landscape for a playful dance.
Full fee: 120 lei / 100 lei for students - paid in advance
Single class fee: 40 lei / paid upon arrival
Registration: Using the form here at www.fabricadepensule.ro.
Confirmation e-mail with payment details will be received.
Language of the workshop: English
Friday, March 7th:
19.00-21.00 Class 1: 'Basics, Principles, Systematics' - Dance
Beginners and Experts
Saturday, March 8th:
11.00-13.30 Class 2: 'Impulses in Dance'
13.30-15.00 LUNCH: sharEating
15.00-17.30 Class 3: "More Varieties in Connection"
18.30-20.00 Focussed JAM: open for Guests and nonDancers - let
all your friends know!
from 20.00 open DanceParty with Guests and nonDancers and musicians
- music, dance, talk, body work in the studio!
Sunday, March 9th:
10.00-11.30 (optional) DANCE DATES - dance with one partner for
11.30-14.00 Class 4: 'Spices for the Dance'
14.00-15.30 LUNCH: sharEating
15.30-18.00 Class 5: "Playful Physics" - Composition,
from 18.30 (optional) Dance TALKS: public discussions and personal
views about Contact IMPROVISATION
6 March - 6 April 2014, the Art
Museum in Cluj, 10am-5pm
Opening: 6 March 2014, 5pm
The Exhibition 'What is Penelope
The Arts and Design University in Cluj, in collaboration with
the Art Museum, organizes its third edition of the tapestry, sculpture
and arts of the fire triennial, which is an event entitled 'What
is Penelope doing?'. This year's edition gathers a number of 25
female artists, be they students or graduates of the Textile design
and Sculpture within the aforementioned University. There are
also young artists who studied in other academic institutions
in Romania. The opening will take place on Thursday, March the
6th, at the temporary halls of the Museum. The hosts of the event
are the reputed art critics Livius George Ilea and Mircea Oliv.
6 March 2014, The Shelter, 10pm
Dj Vasile & The Unusual Suspects
One of the veterans, who set the basis of electronic music and
is considered to be the first DJ in Romania, known as Dj Vasile,
promises an All-night visual show in The Shelter. Live sounds
and visuals, samplers, vinyl, world music are the ingredients
for positive vibes, at the side of The Unusual Suspects. The DJ
Snow and Mc Agent, who open the night at the club, will feature
at the Shelter a new unique set, of reggae to funk and breakbeat
with special effects.
6 March 2014, Studio Room (The Brush
Factory, 1st Floor), 7pm
Parallel, a show of the GroundFloor Group and ColectivA
The 'Parallel', a show signed by Ferenc Sinko and Leta Popescu,
is based on the experiences of main characters Lucia Marneanu
and kata bodoki-halmen. Created following the proposals of the
two artists and with the texts written by the whole team, the
show displays a direct approach of themes such as body, sexual
identity, repress, inhibition, acceptance. The bodies in movement
and the original music by kata bodoki-halmen and danaga are the
ingredients of a dynamic and powerful show. Recommended for adults
over 16 years of age. Held in English, with Romanian subtitling.
Tickets: 15 / 8 lei (with discounts).