13th - 20th of August 2023
by Anna Konjetzky & Huby Sahra & Quindell Orton
In this workshop we invite you to dive in 5 thematic zones of research: awakening our senses, practicing collective care, decentralizing the body in a wider eco system, queering normativity, and rewriting/deconstructing patterns.
These Ideas and topics will be explored and translated through movement, using the body as a source of knowledge, sharing and discovering together physicalities and practices for present and future.
Each day we will propose different exercises and scores linked to each zones, but also explore with the participants how to develop their own practices, exercises and scores to embody the different zones.
In that sense the workshop focusses on a self-exploration and creative process, as it proposes clear tasks and experiences to the participants, but also invites them to find their own approaches and translations of the zones in their bodies.
It is a proposal to engages as much on a choreographic and compositional level, using the body to translate ideas and topics into movement and physicalities, and it is also about creating a space for collective experience, using the body as a source of knowledge, which is shared and physicalized through movement, reflecting and exploring together around ideas and desires for the present and future.
Letting the world enter our body and tasting it.
This work is about creating practices for awakening the senses, opening the channels, and expanding to receive the world in a more sensual, sensitive somatic way.
Unknowing the known.
This zone is about changing habits, refusing normativity, questioning systems and structures.
Breaking hierarchies. Existing next to each other.
This work is an attempt to practice co-existence in a larger ecosystem, creating allyships, practicing companionship and kinship beyond human bonds, and taking humans out of center stage.
Rewriting a new past for a different future.
We want to question what are our references, if the heritage we transmit is the one we want to continue, knowing that everyday we continue building an archive, a heritage for our future self, future generations and the future of the earth.
Building a relationship up on tenderness and awareness.
This zone is about how we share, how we exist together in response-ability. A practice of care means to put oneself in relation to somebody/something else , to connect, to listen.
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.
“IN REFLECTION/RESONANCE” workshop is part of the Main Unplugged 2023 program and shares the week with “Regulatory Bodies | In Plain Sight” workshop
In the Main Unplugged we host every year new educators and artists from all over the world, through an open call process, in order to meet and highlight dance practices and methods that may exist around the world and approach dance as a practice of embodiment. We choose to emphasize on the importance of embodiment in dance education, research and choreography, in order to approach dance in a more open and inclusive way that can relate to self-determination, empowerment and expression. A dance -metaphorically and literally speaking- beyond the pursuit of a perfect form, that serves a liberating process of acceptance and joy.
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