The Nomadic School of Moving Thought | e x p a n s i o n | from Art to Life
July 16th - 23rd , 2023
by Sonia Ntova
Οur self as a geographical multitude. The I of the many. The self of the earth. The vitality of the vibrant matter. The ‘I’ becomes we. The ‘we’ is been decentralized from the human. The human becomes part of nature. Nature becomes a collective topography. Care is been applied as a way to sustain and nurture life. A sensitive micro-perceptual world active to feel the relational ability to move and be moved.
A creative school where the practices of embodiment and care are the essential elements throughout the whole week.
This ‘school’ is not only about acquiring skills but taking a step further by applying them to other aspects of our daily practice. It is a process that moves towards a sensitive ecological understanding of “becoming”.
The somatic practices that we will be shared during the week, are a series of movements and interactions for everyone to investigate the sensorial self.
The practices suggest the body as an ontological space that functions with care for equal relationships in the world.
#We will work daily in different locations.
#We will work on somatic practices and instructions that will expand our sensorial world.
#We will investigate our sensory perception and expand our imaginary potential.
#We will work individually and in groups.
#We will reflect on the training practices.
#We will enter into the dance archive of ecofeminism, corporeal art, somatic practices, and sustainable body.
#We will create different modalities of learning, and we will apply notions of embodiment through our common daily life in Palaichori.
#We will permit our encounter to evolve the practices further.
The further application of the practices in daily life examines and wishes to unfold an alternative way of thinking and raises questions about the sensory dimensions of existence in the current era. It activates the body as a vital force that acts collectively and sensitively, bringing forward the importance to re-evaluate the common space.
By activating our attention, critical reflection and emancipatory potential, the school aims to create a space where ‘discourse, fantasy and corporeality’ (Massey, 1999) formulate landforms of mutual understanding and care.
The school invites all different bodies to attend. No experience with movement/dancing is necessary.
The school includes:
Somatic practices outdoors
Conversations and collective reflection
Collective raw cooking
Interaction with the locals
Our daily schedule
8.30 – 9.30 Breakfast / Collective cooking on 22nd
9.30 – 11.30 Somatic Practice
11.30 – 13.00 Meet my roots walk / Collective cooking on 18th
13.00 – 14.30 Snack / rest
14.30 – 16.00 Slow practice- Moving Thoughts / Under the shadows
16:30 – 19:30 Somatic Practice / Sharing – meeting the locals (last day)
20:00 – 21:00 Dinner
Sunday 16th of July is the arrival day, and only welcome dinner is included. Sunday 23rd of July is the departure day and there will be an Early Ritual and Salutation Breakfast!
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.
“The Nomadic School of Moving Thought | e x p a n s i o n | from Art to Life” is part of Unplugged Revisited, an imprint left by our meeting with the facilitators of the first Unplugged Dance program.
With the intention of creating a space of educational, artistic research and exchange, that will give the opportunity for our individual trajectories to meet and our relationships to deepen, we created this branch where educators/artists from the previous Unplugged Dance programs, have a whole week in order to deepen or revisit their workshop.
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