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Intensives 2018

 

Anya Cloud (California/ USA)
The Disorientation/Orientation of Softening Into Space

Nina Wehnert (Berlin/ Germany)
The Mystery of Potential - Body-Mind Centering® into dancing

Paolo Cingolani (Ancona/ Italy)
The Sense of Time in Improvisation

 

 

 

Anya Cloud (California/ USA)

 

Originally from rural Alaska, Anya is based in California, US. She dances, make dances, and teaches dance in multiple contexts. Collaboration is central to her artistic practice. Anya believes in dancing with the bodies that we have in order to cultivate radical aliveness. She teaches/facilitates contact improvisation, improvisation, and contemporary dance internationally at festivals and institutions most recently in Mexico, Austria, Sweden, Ukraine, Israel, and across the US. Working with and performing for Sara Shelton Mann and Nancy Stark Smith continues to inspire Anya about the immensity of human potential through dance. In addition to making dances and performing, Anya teaches as a Lecturer in Dance Studies at California State University San Marcos, is in the Feldenkrais Method® Training program, and co-directs PADL West, an independent dance presenting organization. Anya holds an MFA in Dance Theatre.

www.anyacloud.com

 

 

The Disorientation/Orientation of Softening Into Space

This intensive will take a highly technical and deeply human approach to contact improvisation and solo/group body improvisational practices. It will include practical physical skill building and perceptual practices. What else becomes available through focused training of the physical platform? We will find soft edges and nuanced specificity. This will support sensitivity and risk taking that can extend through us into space, imagination, and play. We will tune the round volume of our bodies. How can we orient/disorient within our dancing? We will cultivate precarious and generous states of being. This will include working with durational proposals and wildness. How can we be demanding and unrelenting in the research and practice by fully showing up together? What is at stake for each of us? How can we not make assumptions within our dancing? This means radical independence and responsible citizenship. This intensive is designed for people who are willing to be in physical intensity/endurance with the bodies that they have.

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Nina Wehnert ( Berlin/ Germany)

 

Nina teaches Body-Mind Centering®, Contact Improvisation and Yoga in Workshops, Retreats and Festivals around Europe. She is offering her own Body-Mind Centering® Training in Berlin and is engaged in the Somatische Basis Ausbildung at Somatische Akademie Berlin. She is co-hosting the yearly BMC® Festival with 16 BMC®/IBMT Teachers and offers regular classes at Tanzfabrik Berlin. She has great joy to immerse deeply into the exploration of sensing, perceiving and the development of the body. She studied dance, is certified as a BMC® Practitioner and Yoga Teacher as well as in Embodied Anatomy & Yoga. She teaches Embodied Anatomy in dance and yoga schools in Berlin.

 

The Mystery of Potential - Body-Mind Centering® into dancing

In human development we pass through certain stages of movement, articulation and presence. As a multicellular being our development begins in a fluid environment. Through the flow of fluids in spirals, folding, unfolding, yielding, resistance and breathing our body and movement patterns develop. Later earth, space and our social environment are our partners and we become a human being that can dance.

In this workshop we will explore certain milestones of our movement development. It's the mystery of potential- a beginning vocabulary of movement that allows growth and interaction in this world. Development is not linear but is overlapping and goes in circles. Even now we are still informed by the early developmental movement patterns and they can support us in stability, lightness and freedom.

We will explore our relationship to space in and around us. Aspects of our bones, fluids, connective tissues and organs will support ease in movements. Moments of embryological development, the inner support of a soft spine and the interrelationship of core and periphery will weave into the classes. We will discover the inner organisation of the body's function and how it balances movement, awareness, stillness and action.

I am interested in a class situation where our curiosity and alertness for improvising alone and with a partner can emerge. Opening ourselves for creative dancing at the jams.

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Paolo Cingolani (Ancona/ Italy)

Paolo Cingolani is an Italian dancer specialized in the art of improvisation and instant composition. Teacher of Tai-Ji Qi Gong since 2006, he is mostly dedicated to make performances with other artists, dancers, musicians and visual designers. He presented often his works in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherland, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Greece. His dance formation includes years of practice and study of Contact Improvisation, contemporary dance, physical theatre, improvisation techniques and instant composition skills. Since 2012 he’s a member of Allen's Line Company of Julyen Hamilton. As a teacher he has developed a personal body-mind technique originated from an original integration of Tai-Ji with the dance improvisation. Since 2006 he has been teaching at various festivals and schools of dance in Europe and in the US. For videos and other material :

www.paolocingolani.com

 

 

The Sense of Time in Improvisation

The sense of time in improvisation will be the main topic of the workshop. How we perceive the time? And how we can use this perception in our dances? the workshop we will give tools to improve the use of time within an action. - From the single instant to the passage through time, making dance phrases, living the present moment, playing with the streaming of actions - will be some of the issues touched during the workshop. The material proposed in the classes includes exercises from instant composition work, contemporary dance, Contact Improvisation and Taj-ji Qi Gong. The workshop is focused to dancers and movement’s makers interested in the the improvisation as a special tool for creating art and performances.

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