Listening Dance, Sensing Sound – Summer Workshop
27 – 29 of August, in Anga, Gotland, Sweden
Movement improvisation workshop blending perspectives from performance, visual, and sound art in playful exploration
French artist Louise Bourgeois has described how her creative process evolved from “the fear of falling” to “the art of falling”, and finally, to “the art of hanging in there”. Inspired by this notion, we will work with improvisational scores and minimalist choreographic phrases that revolve around the concept of counterbalance.
- In the first session of each day, we will support and deepen the improvisational movement work through “acts of listening and making” – simple material-based explorations with paper, threads and yarn, etc. By turning the attention away from transmitting toward receiving, the transition between inside and out come into focus. We translate these thin transitions between surfaces, membrane, and skin as a weaving between environment and person, a listening from the inside out. The work will focus on sound / timbre, and we’ll even make some!Towards the end of each day we will combine improvised solo, partner and group scores with simple set phrases that cultivates improvisations towards autonomy, momentum follow-through, and good old joy of dancing together (to music!).
Katarina Eriksson is a dance artist based in USA and Sweden who has been involved with improvisational dance since 1989. She creates interdisciplinary performance work, and teaches Contact Improvisation and improvisation-based dance internationally. Katarina’s instruction supports collaboration, diversity of expression, and “beginner’s mind”. Her main guides in art- making are vulnerability, musicality and deep play. https://katerimpro.wixsite.com/website-1
Anna E Weiser is a Swedish composer / sound choreographer, vocalist, writer, and studied BMC®, Somatic Movement Education with Movimiento Atlas. Her artistic focus is spatial sensibility and listening. Listening is central to her practice; she works from a somatic perspective, in a transdisciplinary sounding art context. Creates interdisciplinary works or participates in collaborative projects. www.annaeweiser.se
Friday 17.00-19.00, Saturday 10.00–17.00, Sunday 10.00– 14.00
At Vibrationsverket in Anga, Gotland, in a big, white, beautiful TENT!
(Anga Stenstugu 436, Katthammarsvik)
1800 SEK, price reduction for students and unemployed
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea will be served.
Cheap and simple accommodation (sleeping pad and sleeping bag) nearby can be organized, in “Anga Old School”. There is a kitchen, toilet, but no shower. There is a shower near the tent where we work.
Due to Covid-19 we limit the number of participants to max 12. You have to be symptom-free. Should you need to cancel at short notice before the start of the course due to symptoms, the course fee will be refunded. The same apply if a teacher have to cancel at short notice due to illness. We follow the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden, and will adapt to any changes they might implement.