13th to 16th of November
From: 11:00 to 16:00
Fee: 400 NOK
At: Skuespillersenter - Welhavensgate 1
Open to artists in all fields
Researching bodily perceptions in relation to creative processes. Recognizing personal presence quality, gesture and movement and working further with it to create short performance statements.
The practice explores information about physiological, anatomical and developmental aspects of the body. Based on somatic movement topics such as: development of human movement, the special senses, connective tissues, skeletal system and reflexes we prepare the body and mind to investigate personal skills in performance, movement and presence.
Experiencing different body layers and structures, investigating sensorial feedback and communication processes between the brain and the rest of the body. This work opens up new possibilities for development of a personal vocabulary in movement and an embodied presence for any kind of performance work. Consisting of: movement exercises, theoretical approach, improvisation, intervision and reflection.
Participants are invited to bring issues they would like to work during the Worksession, which can range from purely physical issues to questions on how to apply this kind of practice in their performance, creative or teaching works.
with Rose Akras
performance aspects into creation
Rose Akras (BR/NL)
co-director of BLA-basis for Live Art
Rose Akras has worked as a professional dancer and teacher for more than 25 years in Brazil, USA and Europe. Akras teaches movement research at Somatic Movement Institute and at Amsterdam School of the Arts, where she is currently pursuing a Masters in Art and Education.
After a career as a professional dancer, Rose Akras started researching more in the relation between movement, visual arts and philosophy.
Rose Akras research in her performances questions about: duration, presence, representation and space. That challenges not only the relationship of space and time, but also between movement and bi or three-dimensional representation, looking for a possible transpositions of artistic languages.
Her performances have been shown at Arti Gallery, Kunstvlaai, Museum Evening in Amsterdam and at the Month of performance Art in Berlin.
She co-curated the programs of the Museum Night at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam and she is an ongoing guest of VERBO, the performance platform of Galeria Vermelho,
São Paulo - Brazil.