Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

Events are listed in chronological order. For historical interest, see also the list of past events.

24 MAY 2010
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12 Sep 2010
Gutshof 3, Stolzenhagen, Brandenburg 16248, Germany

P.O.R.C.H.
Ponderosa.ongoing.research.collaborative.happenings.
P.O.R.C.H.is committed to a mutual exchange between creative professionals and an ongoing dialogue in the field of dance and related forms. We aim to facilitate an artistic international exchange by creating an ongoing network that creates a bridge for our future projects. Check out our main partner in crime, the Alternative Conservatory: (www.la-alternativa.us)
P.O.R.C.H. is guided by a professional team of curators and faculty active in the creative and performance fields from various countries. In 3 one month long modules it presents a diverse training ground for a new or continuing perspective in performance and improvisational life practice.

Training Module May 24-June 20, 2010
Performance Module July 5-25, 2010
Choreographic Module 3 Aug.15-Sept 12, 2010

In collaboration with Kathleen Hermesdorf of The Alternative Conservatory with weekly Guest Teachers: Albert Matthias, Nancy Stark Smith & Mike Bates, Peter Pleyer, Stephanie Maher, Maria Franscesca Scaroni, Dag Andresson, Tove Sahlin, Frank Willins, Keith Hennessy,Pipaluk Supernova, Jen Polins, Saliq Savage.

The program is limited to 20 people. please send a letter of interest and cv.

CONTACT: Stephanie Maher, 0049-33365-34770, , http://www.ponderosa-dance.de
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28 AUG 2010
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6 Sep 2010
Black Rock City, NV 89412 USA

a nexus for the exploration and sharing of the art of Contact Improvisation in the social experiment of radical participation and permission that is Black Rock City.

-Daily Contact Jams and Classes
-a home base for people in the dance community to camp at Burning Man
-Food and Meals provided as well as significant infrastructure to survive the desert extremes

More details and registration are available at http://campcontact.org. Registration will open in late May.

Cost ranges between $165-$235

CONTACT: Darrell Duane, 202 667 8728, , http://campcontact.org
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6 SEP 2010
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10 Sep 2010
STEVE CLORFEINE: Workshop „Meditation, Movement and Space: Improvising from the Inside Out“, September 6-10th, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany
Germany

STEVE CLORFEINE: Workshop „Meditation, Movement and Space: Improvising from the Inside Out“, September 6-10th, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany



Meditation, Movement and Space: Improvising from the Inside Out.
5 day intensive workshop with Steve Clorfeine


WHEN:
Monday-Friday, September 6-10th, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance: Friday, September 10th, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Steve%20Clorfeine.html
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


Meditation, Movement and Space: Improvising from the Inside Out.

We begin with the powerful tools of expressive movement: stillness, silence and space. From that foundation, we investigate the contrast between the empty space and the qualities that our activities project onto it as we dance, act, and tell stories. Our improvisation practice works with six energies: space, time, kinesthetic, relationship, image, and story. These energies and the dynamics that arise from their interplay inform the choices we make as improvisers – our entrances, exits; beginning, middle, and end. How can we be ourselves in the moment and embody what we want to communicate? How does composition interact with our awareness of the shifting ground of improvisation? We will practice with forms which define and sharpen our relationship to space and to each other: solos, duets, trios, and group work in sound, movement, and text. Our work focuses on being and doing, exploring our natural strengths, doubts, attractions, and inhibitions. I think of improvisation as fieldwork, an open laboratory for expressive communication; a heightened awareness that develops and shifts with natural grace.


STEVE CLORFEINE

Steve has been writing, performing and directing theater pieces since 1975. For many years he performed in the companies of Barbara Dilley, Meredith Monk, Ping Chong and at Naropa University where he has been on the adjunct faculty since its inception. His own performances and workshops have toured the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Steve has long standing collaborations with Lanny Harrison, with jazz singer Jay Clayton, tap diva Brenda Bufalino, musician/composer Steve Gorn, and with the arts team at the ALIA Institute. He leads theater, poetry and storytelling residencies in public schools in Europe and the U.S. as well as workshops for theater teachers in Germany, computer engineers in Zurich, and actors, teachers, and business leaders in India and Nepal. Steve is guest faculty at Akademie Remshied in Germany. He is the author of In the Valley of the Gods – Journals of an American Buddhist in Nepal, several poetry collections, most recently, Field Road Sky, and a sourcebook on creative process.


FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6



CONTACT:
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10 SEP 2010
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12 Sep 2010
Costa Salentina, Lecce, Italy

International Mimecare Contact I. Workshop

Mimecare is a language with no bounderies

The workshop will be in a special point of Italy, where two sea are meeting and under a lighthouse, this is the Italian ancient greece.

It will happen from the friday 10 to sunday 12 september 2010

Is a trip from tribal dance, mime and contact with aborigen sound, (Didjeridoo) Indian atmosphere, brasilian mood and a special activities with “pizzica” style
Is a tradition of a women that was bitten from a spider that will make her dance and go in trance.

The workshop will be leaded by a singer and musician of salento “Angelo Litti”
André Presa a musician that mix music from India and taranta sounds ".
Francis Calsolaro a expert in mime and contact improvisation
Bel Mattos a Brasilian tribal dancer and Mandala master.

The web site is www.mimoterapia.org
To join the workshop please fill www.mimoterapia.org/form
Info at smartin@email.it

euro 150

CONTACT: Francis Calsolaro, +39 335376906, , http://www.calsolaro.it
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18 SEP 2010
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19 Sep 2010
Waterside Theatre, Glendermott Road, Derry, Northern Ireland BT47 6BG, United Kingdom

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, based in Derry city County Londonderry in Northern Ireland will host Russian dancer and improvisor Angela Doni in September 2010.

There will be an open weekend workshop on 18th and 19th September in the Echo Echo Dance Studio.

Artistic Director of Echo Echo, Steve Batts said: “Echo Echo is very lucky to have Angela spend time with the company, guiding and teaching us. She is a long standing colleague and someone whose work as teacher, organiser and performer has been an inspiration to me since we first met 8 years ago.”

For more information, visit www.echoechodance.com or email info@echoechodance.com

£40 for 2 day workshop

CONTACT: Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, +44(0)28 7134 2266, , http://www.echoechodance.com
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18 SEP 2010
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19 Sep 2010
20 de noviembre norte 51 (zona centro), XALAPA, VERACRUZ 91000, Mexico

Intensive workshop
18-19th of September 2010
with ANTON REZA

SATURDAY 18th 1-5pm
SUNDAY 19th 1-5pm

$ 420 (Mexican Pesos)

CONTACT: Lou Sturm, +52-2288-449747, , http://www.tempesdanza.com
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25 SEP 2010
18 Huia Road, Titirangi, Auckland, 0604, New Zealand

A FREE day of workshops, classes, clinic treatments, performances, stalls, live music…and more!
Including…Belly Dance, Hoola hooping, Prayer flag making, Cranio-sacral therapy, Rolfing, Massage, Yoga, Pilates, Chi Kung and other stuff!

Shake off those winter blues,
see our website for timetable updates!

www.soulcentre.co.nz
September 25th 10-5pm

FREE

CONTACT: Wilhimeena Monroe, 09 817 3051, , http://www.soulcentre.co.nz
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27 SEP 2010
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1 Oct 2010
YUMI FUJITANI: Workshop „One’s own energy“, Sept 27 - Oct 1, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany
Germany

One’s own energy
5 day intensive workshop with Yumi Fujitani

WHEN:
Monday-Friday, Monday – Friday, Sptember, 27 – October, 1, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance (maybe): Friday, October, 1st, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Yumi%20Fujitani.html
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


One‘s Own Energy

The work will concentrate on walking, the spine, the pelvis, the sole of the foot, the axis. The body suspended, balance and imbalance,
to be charged, contorted, to let go.
Working in-depth on breathing, muscle control and tactile perception.
Working on the state of “trance”,
on being believed
Trying to find “one’s own energy”, what it is “to feel”.
Becoming aware of the atmosphere, to become space and matter through improvisation.
In a spirit of listening (to oneself and others).
The mind begins to listen, the spirit then begins to dance.

To embrace is to be embraced
Open the door the way the body can open
When you look at the flower, the flower looks at you, you have already become a flower
The inside of the body is the outside of the body, the outside of the body is the inside
The body’s outline disappears, the body melts into space
The line between fantasy and reality is as fine as piece of paper

YUMI FUJITANI
Yumi Fujitani is performer and choreographer. She was born in Japan in 1962. She first learned classical dance and theatre in Kobe. She then received training in jazz, contemporary and butô dance. In Tokyo she met Kô Murobushi and Carlotta Ikeda, co-founders of the ARIADONE company. She joined the company as a leading dancer. From 1985 to 1995, she performed in the company’s various productions, such as “Himé”, “Black Grey White”, “Le Langage du Sphinx”, “En Chasse”…Besides touring worldwide, she taught butô in Tokyo, and continued her training in New York and Paris, where she experimented with new forms of corporal expression, through the use of masks and the art of the clown.

www.yumifujitani.info/

FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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