Parkour, Floorwork, Contact Impro,...
MOVING CELLS proposes a variety of Workshops, both aimed at Dancers and Curious.
BACK TO THE SEE: FISH & CHIPS (“Retour à la mer”) – Marie Orts (France)
We offer a time of exploration and transmission, that will fill the studio with aquatic fictions. By means of metaphor, we will transform ourselves into maritime monsters of all sorts, and we will explore different body techniques such as swimming, surfing, apnea, mutating, parading, navigating,… In this Improvisation Bathing, we will laugh and make laugh, and we will eat up together a choreographic Fish & Chips
Check out “Seabed” (“Fond”), the performing side of Marie Orts’ “Back to the See” project. Friday and Saturday during the “Performance Series” and Sunday at the Dance Picnic!
Thursday, June 25th (Engerststraße 6), Friday, June 26th (Tanz Zentrale) and Saturday, June 27th (Engertstraße 6) // always at 10.00AM. (1,5 hours)
Sunday, during the Dance Picnic, all participants are invited to a small conclusion performance!
CHOREOGRAPHY – Ricardo Gali (Brazil)
“A mente como corpo coreográfico” (“The mind as a choreographic body”)This workshop is meant to share and develop the creative tools that Ricardo Gali applies and methodifies in his works.
A great occasion to get to know Ricardo before the production of “Movement for a single man” on our stage saturday night!
Thursday, June 25th – 13.00PM (2 hours) @ Tanz Zentrale
DANCE, PARKOUR & ARCHITECTURE – Jerônimo Bittencourt (Brazil) and Twio X e.V. (Leipzig)
Jerônimo Bittencourt is one of the two dancers of “Movement for a single man”. He combines Dance & Parkour in his own way, and proposes us this workshop, in cooperation with the local Parkour specialists, Twio X.
“We investigate physical concience in relation to architecture. Through synesthetic exercices, different ways of perceiving the environment are explored. Through balance, impulse, damping, jumping, climbing and small paths, the participant “reframes” his body as he enters into a new relation with the space around him. What emerges from of this refined contact is the dance with architecture, the dance that rediscovers the surroundings and recreates landscapes.
Thursday, June 25th – 4.00PM (2 hours) – Alte Messe
FLOORWORK: FRAGILITY & RISK – Natalia Vallebona (Belgium)
“My world speaks about a strong body, ready, dynamic and flexible.
A body with a fragile soul.
This fragility is one way to meet the error, fundamental element to develop the creative machine. “
We will use the ground to develop physical sequences. Hand standing, spinning, sliding, falling… These will be some elements that we’ll use to take some risks and to arrive in a power fragility of the body. We will try to combine the virtuosity of break dance with the fluidity of contemporary dance language to reveal a poetics of multidimensional body. The objective is to develop a “technical but not formal” approach of movement.
Keywords: need, focus, concentration, transformation, body’s musicality .
Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th – 12.30AM (2 hours) @ Tanz Zentrale
CONTACT IMPROVISATION – Frédéric Holzwarth (Leipzig)
apex—Laboratory for applied physics and experimental chemistry in Contact Improvisation
We will explore the physical aspects of CI: lifting and flying, jumping, falling, landing. – The moving body.
And we will experiment with the “biochemical” aspects of CI: attraction and repulsion, emotion, action, embodiment. – The live body.
Thursday, June 25th – 17.00PM (2.5 hours) @ Engertstraße 6
CONTACT IMPROVISATION – Jörg Gönner (Leipzig)
“Contact Improvisation appears to me as an essential subcultural communication technique.
It’s about listening and leaning on one another. The workshop is open to anyone and will challenge each participant without overstraining anyone!”
Friday, June 26th – 12.30AM (2 hours) @ Engertstraße 6
CONTACT IMPROVISATION – Ulrike Christl (Leipzig)
“Moving with shared weight and exploring the backspace.
Moving with shared weight is one basic principle of Contact Improvisation. In this workshop we research how we can move with a partner in a playful way. We explore how we can organize our bodies to move together through the space, finding ways to change levels, opportunities of lifting and finding ways to get a taste of the (unknown) backspace.
The class is open for all levels.
Saturday, June 26th – 12.30AM (2 hours) @ Engertstraße 6
CONTACT IMPROVISATION & KREATIVER TANZ FOR KIDS AND PARENTS – Anett Wolter (Leipzig)
Saturday, June 27th – 10.00AM (2 hours) @ Tanz Zentrale (10 euros is the price for each “Kid+Adult” pair)