workshops - CONTEMPORARY DANCE PRACTICES

Each calendar year we offer various workshops related to contemporary dance practices.
Workshops related to production topics are carried out by
Tanznetz Freiburg gUG.

The workshops usually last 2-3 days and take place over a weekend.
They address current trends and topics in the field of contemporary dance, such as Contemporary Dance Techniques, Improvisation or Instant Composition, the Choreographic Practice or Somatic Practices.

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Registration for our WORKSHOPS requires the payment of the corresponding fee. Early-bird discounts can be granted up to a certain deadline (see current workshop announcement). Cancellation of workshop registration can only be made via e-mail to workshop@bewegungs-art.de. In the event of cancellation up to three weeks before the workshop date, 75% of the paid fees will be refunded. In the case of cancellation up to two weeks before the workshop date, 50% of the paid fees will be refunded. After the cancellation deadline (no later than two weeks before the workshop), unfortunately, no fees can be refunded. A full refund of the workshop fees will be made in the case that you have registered but there is no more place in the workshop, if you are given a place from the waiting list and can no longer take part or if the workshop is cancelled on the part of bewegungs-art freiburg e.V..

WORKSHOPS 2024

Foto: ©photo by @arnaudbeelenphotography @tictacartcentre

SKINNER RELEASING TECHNIQUE

Dance workshop with Lily Kiara

developed by Joan Skinner (1924-2021); a detailed, refined and expansive technique. It is designed to find greater ease in our dancing and dynamic alignment with our environment and a refined tuning with our bodies and imagination. The teaching strongly draws on guided imagery and hands-on partner studies, supporting an experiential understanding of both the technical and the creative process in movement. There is an ongoing fine tuning in allowing ourselves to consciously fall into unknown creative territories. We allow ourselves to be intimately in touch with our inner body as well as align with something greater than ourselves through embodied listening. As we move with imagery that guides us through different layers of the whole self, the imagery can begin to move us. The poetic imagery can attune to physiological layers and includes the mystery of intangible layers present. Embodied listening, inner spaces, presence, dynamic stillness, softening and allowing are some of the essential areas of practice in Skinner Releasing (other than release), that support action into newness. Softening supports the releasing of strength through efficiency and responsiveness. Allowing encourages listening, to one's own dancing first. This way we can become more available. In the technical work and in creating dances, directing and allowing are side by side, as are stillness and action, receptivity and fierceness. Joan Skinner says: “Letting go is a discipline”. It is a continuous practicing.

For further info on SRT, you can please visit this webpage .

  • When 27.04.2024 | 10-16 & 28.04.2024 | 10-16 h – with 1 h hour break each day
  • Where Studio LÖ45, Lörracherstraße 45 in 79115 Freiburg i. Br.
  • For whom professionelle dancers and amateur dancers
  • How much 140.- € // early birds until 08.03.2024: 120.- €
  • Where to register please mail to workshop@bewegungs-art.de

About Lily Kiara (Amsterdam, NL)

Lily Kiarais a dance artist,  a facilitator and singer-songwriter.
She danced her first improvised solo performance on invitation of her dance teacher at the age of eight. She started her professional training at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam (1990-1994), at Bennington College and Movement Research in NYC. Further on, Skinner Releasing Technique (certified teacher since 2001), martial arts and training in instant composition with teachers such as Julyen Hamilton and Lisa Nelson have greatly influenced her work and evolving vision. The work of her late teacher Suprapto Suryodarmo, Joged Amerta Movement through practicing and performing in Indonesia, continues to inspire her on numerous levels. In 2021 she graduated in London as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. Lily also is active as a folk singer-songwriter, solo and with her bands The RIVER and The Tall Tales.
Lily Kiara has been teaching classes and workshops in Skinner Releasing Technique and Creating (Instant) Dances, sometimes together with a musician or lighting designer. She has been teaching at independent studios, companies, festivals, academies and art institutions throughout Europe, USA, Australia and Indonesia and also guides artists in their process of making their own work, tuning into exactly what it is they are making this moment and what could support them in doing so with their highest potential.
www.lilykiara.nl

Foto: Claudia Greco

The Joy of the Unknown

Dance Workshop inspired by the Fighting Monkey Practice

During this weekend, we will be diving into several elements of Fighting Monkey Practice, with an emphasis on communication and partner work.  Within the framework of different movement situations, we will work on listening and handling unpredictability. How do we coordinate ourselves internally and in relation to others in a constantly shifting environment? Embracing the space of the unknown, we will work with silence, chaos, rhythm and instinct. Through the lens of Fighting Monkey Practice we will be looking at how we age and how we can better prepare ourselves for the unknown. How do we spot patterns and potential problem areas before they turn into injuries, and how do we rehabilitate ourselves from injury through movement?  We will explore how we can identify and understand our imbalances in an effort to better respect our own structures and take an intentional and active role in our own long-term physical health.

Morge about Fighting Monkey: https://fightingmonkey.net

  • When 30.03.2024 | 11-16 & 31.03.2024 | 11-16 h – with 1 h hour break each day
  • Where Studio LÖ45, Lörracherstraße 45 in 79115 Freiburg i. Br.
  • For whom professional dancer and experienced amateur dancers
  • How much 180.- € // early birds until 08.03.2024: 140.- € // one day 90.-€ // early birds until 08.03.2024: 70.- €
  • Where to register please mail to workshop@bewegungs-art.de

About Anna Rose

She is a Berlin based dance artist, singer  and a recognized Inspire by FM ® instructor / practitioner by founders Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea. She received her early dance training in a variety of classical, folk, and percussive dance forms; from flamenco to ballet, the Dabke to West African Kuku, Hip Hop to classical modern. In 2016, Rose earned her BFA in dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts (NYC), and has since performed and taught extensively across the USA, EU and UK. Rose relocated to Berlin in 2018, where she has worked with a variety of choreographers including Chris Jäger, Judith Sánchez Ruíz, Luke Murphy, Maxine Doyle, and Zoe Gyssler, and has both danced in and choreographed for a variety of film and TV productions, including 'Brave New World', 'Babylon Berlin', 'Tár', 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes'.  Rose creates her own performance work, which spans the breadth of film, site-specific and proscenium, and has been presented in a variety of international formats. Her current movement and artistic research is focused on the connection of fighting and dancing, exploring the overlap between principles of combat and collaboration.

Foto: Nikolaus Ostermann

The Anatomy of Voguing

Tanzworkshop mit Plenvm Moonlight Ninjadem

Voguing is a dance form that is deeply embedded in and cannot be separated from its culture. Understanding the origins and motivations of ballroom culture, created by queer African American and LatinX individuals, allows participants to find personal and authentic expression. The aesthetic inspirations, which are based in the fashion world, martial arts and painting, are - like dance itself - subject to constant change and inspire each other. In his classes, Plenvm shows how these influences can be combined with one's own individual body language. As a trained dancer and musician, he also incorporates fitness and rhythm exercises into his lessons.

  • When 02.03.2024 | 13-20h & 03.03.2024 | 10-17h - with 1 h break each (also one day or few hours possible!)
  • Where Studio LÖ45/2  | Lörracherstraße 45 in 79115 Freiburg i. Br.
  • For whom professional dancers and experienced amateur dancers
  • How much 140.- € // Early birds until 19.02.2024: 125.- Euro // one day 80.- Euro // Early birds until 19.02.24: 65.- Euro
  • How to register workshop@bewegungs-art.de

About GREGOR 'PLENVM MOONLIGHT NINJA` KRAMMER

Plenvm has been teaching dance since the age of 16. He studied at SCD Winnipeg, was Archie Burnett's assistant for many years and has been teaching at the ImPulsTanz Festival since 2019. He is one of the pioneers of Ballroom in Austria, a father, organizer, teacher and active member of the international scene, in which he appears as a walker, commentator and judge. With EatSlayLove and Danger Class, Plenvm coordinates platforms for gatherings and performance opportunities as well as educational resources for the Ballroom and intersectional LGBTIQ+ communities. Plenvm has now hosted 20 ballrooms since 2015 and places a particular emphasis on historical context and an anatomical understanding of the sometimes challenging movements so that participants can find their own movement language with a sound understanding.

 

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

Feel free to contact us at workshop@bewegungs-art.de.

WORKSHOPS ALREADY HAPPENED

Foto: Malú Santos

SINERGIA

A workshop with Colectivo R3M

SINERGIA, where playful-improvisation-creation dynamics are generated to allow three or more bodies to touch either with physical contact, through space or even by intention. Engaging with the fact that our bodies grow possibilities when they relay on other bodies, we let ourselves be driven by the commitment in between the group, approaching to each other through dynamics of contact and partnering, but also instant composition and different impulses that we have used in our own research. As a collective of four, our philosophy believes in networking and negotiation. We trust in self building as we build with others, and the same thing as dancers and choreographers. The main ax of the workshop is that movement benefits from the particularity of each body within the group.
R3M is a costa-rican dance company founded in 2015 by Andrea Núñez Segnini, Sol Pardo Carballo, Sofía Riggioni Rojas and Michelle Sánchez Sancho.

Foto: Roman Pawlowski

The desire for the self

Stage presence in Instant Composition with Oliver Lange

We spend a weekend dealing with our stage personality. In Instant Composition we first of all stand on stage as ourselves. We dance, move, speak and sing as ourselves. Roles, states, worlds of feeling arise from the moment and are spontaneously taken on and absorbed by the performers. How can we present ourselves without going into theatrical exaggeration and at the same time not lapsing into the private sphere?

We will get in touch with our performance self and its individual strengths and weaknesses through various exercises from the repertoire of the performing arts. In doing so, we touch on all aspects of stage performance: dance, language and action.

Foto: Tanja Mod

Shared Levitation | Partnering-Workshop

Shared Levitation Partnering is based on the principles of action – reaction wants to liberate us from aesthetics of dance and enhances playfulness and functionality instead: an easy way to get excited again and again and to lure the inner child out. In addition, we try to eliminate prejudices regarding gender, body type, weight, and age. Anyone can be lifted and lift!
We start the class by opening our channels of awareness and connect to our partner by manipulating, testing and speculating with his/her structure and weight. A special focus in this phase is the use of our whole body doing the task, not only being limited to our hands and arms. In this first part the use of playfullness allows us to connect to our instinctive and primitive side, tuning into a shared natural flow of breath. With the help of exercises in different constellations, every time changing and adapting to a new partner and universe - we listen, follow and direct the movement as one functioning organism through space. We learn how much resistance, power and direction is needed to reach our maximum together by investigating with the given tools, and finally learning fixed Partnering material at the end of each class.

Foto: Roman Pawlowski

Me and Sebastian - a dance workshop on the musical body

Movement research with Choreographer Zina Vaessen & Julia Klockow
 

Accompanying the performance Ist Trieb, ist Geist, ist Kampf und Glück, ist Liebe - Sebastian und ich! you can dive into themes and qualities from the piece in a short movement workshop. How does music move us and how do we move music? Zina Vaessen (Freiburg/Basel) invites everyone interested to listen with the whole body. Previous dance experience is not necessary, only the desire to move.

Additional Info:

www.tanznetz-freiburg.de/dance-dates

Foto: Daniela Wolf

Sharing the language | Peninsula Flora

Movement Session mit Smadar Goshen

Peninsula Flora is a dance piece by Smadar Goshen, a choreographer from Israel who has been working in Stuttgart since 2019. She creates a poetic habitat of possibilities in which man and plants, in this case the cactus, meet at eye to eye. In her workshop, anyone interested can dive into the movement practice themselves and learn more about the background of Peninsula Flora's body language.

Additional Info:
www.tanznetz-freiburg.de/dance-dates

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