4 – 11 AUGUST 2024 | Sculpting Body-Images
with Penelope Morout
Sculpting Body-Images is a movement workshop of intense physicality, shaped to challenge the known bodily patterns of each practitioner and to bring awareness to the conscious act of seeing and perceiving the body in relation to interchangeable elements. Whether in real life or on stage, whether through the bare eye or through the lens of the camera, our body is a dynamic instrument in constant transformation. However, in order to sculpt the form, we need to play and provoke its limits.
Through the use of spatial, temporal and physical constraints, as well as game-like situations inspired by Fighting Monkey Practice (founded by Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Frucek) we will engage into constant movement and test our bodily structure.
Within a safe-learning space and based upon each participant’s personal physical abilities, we will focus on stimulating the nervous system, increasing stamina and developing motor skills that improve agility through coordination, rhythm and elastic footwork skills.
Sculpting Body-Images is about approaching the body from a 360° view and consciously choosing the perspective we want to present, based upon what we want to communicate with the world.
All stories matter: they nourish our interaction with others and our connection with ourselves.
This physical practice invites the participants to keep the body in the center of attention and explore movement tasks through improvisation, collaboration and integration of various tools.
Sculpting Body-Images’s main objective is to encourage all practitioners to express and embrace their individuality, to decode their own creative methodology and weave their unique artistic voice, in order to make the communication between artist- artwork-audience clearer and more specific.
What to expect
| Refining and articulating practice through tasked-based physical improvisation (body & voice)
| Recognizing personal movement patterns, in order to consciously deconstruct and reconstruct them, when applicable.
| Embracing the child within and allowing a creative, playful, curious, creative approach to physical exploration.
| Engaging into constant movement and testing our bodily structure, in order to find ways of generating energy throughout the entire duration of the class, without actual pause.
| Stimulating the nervous system, increasing stamina and developing motor skills that improve agility through coordination, rhythm and elastic footwork skills.
| Critically developing dramaturgical and compositional modes of working
| Reflecting on the relationship between what is presented and how it is presented.
| Supporting, inspiring and motivating each other within a safe learning space
| Building upon the idea of a caring, judgment-free community, where all members are encouraged to express and embrace their individuality as a valuable asset to the learning process and the individual and collective development.
Penelope Morout (GR) is an interdisciplinary dance artist interested in creating hybrid projects through the fusion of various mediums.
All Unplugged Dance workshops are open to everyone who wants to meet, share, dance and self-explore through movement and creative process. There is no need for previous experience in dance classes, although if there is one, it is welcome.
“Sculpting Body-Images” workshop shares the week with “Laughter Somatics” workshop