Workshop on Contemporary Dance and Dance Writing

Date

From 16 July 2018 to 21 July 2018

Place

Garage Education Center
Workshop on Contemporary Dance and Dance WritingWorkshop on Contemporary Dance and Dance Writing

DESCRIPTION

A joint project by dance cooperative Isadorino Gore and Garage aims to increase the Russian audience’s understanding of live art practices.

This edutainment project was initiated by Isadorino Gore, the most active Russian dance group focusing on educating the public about contemporary dance and performance. The project is led by three dance artists and three critics.

Silent Period is a workshop program on contemporary dance, performance, and their critical analysis. It is designed for beginning practitioners, critics, and theorists of contemporary dance and performance, who will be selected from across Russia through an open call. They will attend a series of classes by experienced critics and theorists to improve their critical writing skills. Participants will take part in dance workshops with three invited dance artists.

These parallel processes will merge in the final event, a hybrid of scientific slam and an evening of dance performances, where the program’s teachers will perform. The dance artists will present fifteen-minute solo pieces, and the critics and theorists will comment after each performance. At the end of the evening, the audience will decide which dance critic best reflected their own interpretation of what they have seen.

Concept authors: Isadorino Gore

Program teachers: Fernando Belfiore, Elena Demyanenko, Anna Kozonina, Anya Kravchenko, Anna Volkland, Charlotte Imbault

ABOUT ISADORINO GORE

Isadorino Gore (founded by Alexandra Portyannikova and Daria Plokhova in 2012) is a Moscow contemporary dance cooperative. They create site-specific performances, collaborate with cultural institutions across the country, and actively disseminate information and knowledge about contemporary dance in Russia. Recent performances include Optional Sensuality (staged for the opening of the Innovation Cultural Center in Kaluga, 2017) and Cocoon, a performative response to Louise Bourgeois’ sculpture Mama at Garage (2015).

SUPPORTED BY

OPEN CALL

People with skills in dance and performative practices, as well as critics and theorists of contemporary dance and performance are welcome to apply. The project is divided into three blocks: Dance, Theory and Criticism of contemporary dance and Portfolio review. The maximum number of participants for the criticism group is twenty people, and for the dance group, the maximum is thierty people. The workshops are free.

To participate:

  • in workshops for dancers and performers complete this application and pass the selection;
  • in workshops on dance theory and criticism complete this application and pass the selection;
  • in the Portfolio review for professional dancers and performers fill this application and pass the selection.

The deadline is 12:00 June 30, 2018. Candidates who pass the selection will receive confirmation on July 6 via e-mail.

Schedule

Workshop for dancers and performers. Fernando Belfiore

This workshop on performative practices is based on working together, sharing body knowledge and producing experiences of collectivity as ignition transformation process. The participants will work with performative practices that are not only involved around the idea of individual exploration, but exploring places of collective journey, sisterhood and meeting yourself through the other. By working together, participants will incorporate and bring layers of performativity to connect body and mind to open up for artistic choices that can include vulnerability, openness, unfamiliarity and generosity.

Date
July 16–19
Time
10:00–12:00
Place
ZIL

Workshop for dancers and performers. Anya Kravchenko

This workshop is a series of improvised exercises aimed at teaching the participants how to approach movement somatically, i.e. using various bodily systems, such as liquids, connective tissues, and organs, commonly not associated with dance techniques. Expanding the diapason and sense of perception through movement will allow participants to improve coordination and endurance. The workshop is aimed at people with stylistically different dance backgrounds, as well as anyone willing to develop their individual dancing manner via engagement in collective practices.

Date
July 16–19
Time
12:30–14:30
Place
ZIL

Workshop for dancers and performers. Elena Demyanenko

In this workshop we will develop and explore each participant's own curiosity and ability to create a constantly evolving way to be one’s own teacher: recognizing the patterns, heightening awareness of observation, selecting easier, more efficient, and more effective movement options through an in-depth examination of how they are currently organizing solutions to movement problems. During this detailed analysis, participants will be encouraged to witness their in-class transformations, towards conscious structural connections, to enhance sensory learning and encourage idiosyncratic, virtuosic ways of moving.

Date
July 16–18
Time
15:00–18:00
Place
ZIL