Instructor: Alessio Trevisani
Somatic practice applied to dance training represents for me a fundamental approach to establish a true relation to the outer world and accept and explore the momentum of the body moving.
A very simple consideration in Body Mind Centering but also in quantum Physics and Eastern Philosophies asserts that we do not move with our body through a space but that we move the space and the space moves us constantly. While we are moving, we establish a constant exchange flow between the inner and outer energies occurring in the dialogue between our inner and outer body.
While focusing both on Technique as well Improvisational and research Elements, the entire workshop is going to be based and structured, on and around the perception of human presence and intention. Participants are here “osmotic stimulated” to make use of their own physical intelligence to explore and play with patterns of bodily states and given scores in order to sense, to feel, to act, to aware and to track their own exploration of the body and to release their creativity and to enhance performance as a unique state of mind.
Starting from exploring physically the fundament points of Body Mind Centering and engaging them in the composition research of Pina Bausch and of German dance theater teachings, with the most modern and refined Gaga matrix techniques, this workshop aims to let grow and explode your own identity as a performer.
The development of a performative identity is like a continuous spiral in which identity is a representation of self-awareness and at the same time of self-confidence. Re-establishing this balance is an absolute pathway to overcome new challenges and find new expressive contexts.
The workshop will be divided into different phases: training and technical analysis, personal and collective research, instant performance and composition. Through these different itineraries, we will build up a structure up to develop our own performance language in a contemporary way, combining a specific work on extroversion and enhancing individual qualities.
The workshop is welcoming an inclusive open-minded body for a decolonial and gender approach to performativity as for any kind of cultural and religious background, as they are all precious sources of mutual cultural enrichment.