Workshop 1 – Introduction to students’ individual practices (body and bodying as focus) + genealogy

Delivery Date: 16.09.2019 | lecturer: Dr. João da Silva

4 workshop meetings:

  • Fabrication of the Body – ontology, interlocutors
  • Affirmation of what I do not what the body in my practice to be / How? – practices, concrete procedures, methodologies / constructions and deconstructions of the body
  • What are the limits? If you push the boundaries of your practice, when does it become something else? When does the body become the body you do NOT want to construct? / Risk-taking
  • Timeline – where do we come from and where do we want to go / Does the spectator become a part of “the body”?

“The Body of the Work” – creation, presentation, documentation, dissemination

The Body in my Practice is:

  • fragile
  • not imposing
  • vulnerable
  • textured
  • open
  • imaginative
  • in there
  • challenged
  • playful
  • thoughtful
  • sensitive
  • not ready
  • full
  • revealing
  • unstable
  • flexible
  • surprised
  • generous
  • limited
  • a failure
  • curious
  • light
  • heavy
  • searching
  • powerful
  • listening
  • daring
  • mutating
  • responsive

Embodied practice: improvisation in couples

  • each person chooses 1 notion about the body from Pavlos’morning lecture + 1 word from the list “The Body in my Practice is…”
  • my choices: “searching” + “the body as a receiver of all information and responding to it”

Interlocutors

  • Sacha Svetloff
  • J. Andreazzi
  • M. Cunningham
  • Meg Stuart
  • J. Luminski
  • Katie Duck
  • M. Ziólek
  • Meditation
  • Authentic Movement
  • Release
  • Floorwork
  • Isabelle Schad
  • Breathing Practices
  • Przemek Kaminski
  • David Lynch
  • Horror films (e.g. Possession)
  • Sylwia Hefczynska
  • Centrum w Ruchu
  • Anna Piotrowska
  • W. Forsythe
  • Key Sawao
  • Keyzetta
  • Kundalini
  • Arkadi Zaides
  • Classical danxe
  • Trisha Brown
  • M. szymanówka
  • Trajal Harrel
  • 15 years as a foreigner
  • Reiki practice
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • P. Almodóvar