Eleanor Bauer CHOREO | GRAPHY workshop
Where: TripSpace – TripDance, 339 Acton mews, E8 4EA, London, UK
When: 23- 26 October
CHOREO|GRAPHY is an inquiry into the nature (systems, processes, qualities, structures) of thought in improvised and choreographed dance in relation to the nature (systems, processes, qualities, structures) of thought in spoken and written language.
MORNING: 11am-1pm – Dancing, not the Dancer
Through a series of practice-based choreographic scores, we will work on how to get out of the way of our own dancing, allowing ourselves to be the medium for dance to appear, rather than having dance be a medium for ourselves to appear.
Assuming the subject of the dancer as a flexible and malleable agent, the interest is to experience how the dance changes the dancer, as much as, if not more than, the inverse. Dealing with dance post-self-expression, and yet situating the dancer and their choices within the system of what is danced, we assume dancer and dance as interdependent and co-constitutive.
AFTERNOON until 5pm – CHOREO | GRAPHY
Respecting that different media enable different kinds of thought processes, ideas, or concepts to be reached, at the base of the research is how movement-thought itself, translatable or not to language or any other medium, might be observed and understood, incorporating perspectives of dance experience, scientific knowledge production, ontology, and philosophy of mind.
Working with the frictions and gaps between these two media of thought, through different approaches of translation, transposition, or intermediation, the project of articulating dance-thought in language is a means to reshape, manipulate, and handle the structures of language with critical and creative agency, to question the givens, to make words move, and ultimately to forge new choreographic tools by restructuring how we talk about and write dances, taking choreography literally as the writing of the dance, or dance-writing.
Please note, if you are doing the workshop you can attend the 9:30am YOGA class at a bargain rate: £7
Book your place: BILLETTO
Costs for participants: £150/ £135 Early Bird 7th October 2017
For further information, please visit www.tripspace.co.uk