Shake it to the ground and bring it back up
My practice is mainly based on improvisation and performance tools. It is a constant delivery of tasks and situations designed to make the practioner trust their/her/his full artistic capacities and explore diverse ways of looking at space, text, voice and movement language. Or in other words this practice encourages the practioner to unfold the body by peeling off fantasies, affects, memories, emotions that are stored within it and after a while to dance or sing or recite or invent a massage technique or exaggerate through all the possible shapes that those can become. Then, play with the categorizations and assumptions that might appear in the process. The process is highlighted here because in the process lies the most creative answers we have, so we challenge that.
photo by Rodrigo Carvalho
photo of workshop at the New Space
I invite participants of all levels of experience to join, play and experiment together. We will aim to build enough trust to create an environment in which we all feel invited to be present, share hidden powers, desires and vulnerabilities. We will also try to find a balance between being autonomous in the practice and putting it in relation to the others and to the space.
Let’s use the space. Take a moment to meet, to move and share. Let’s allow ourselves to access our imagination, to be affected by our own physicality, flourish our intuition, to acknowledge technique and eventually to consider everything as an experiment. There are no mistakes, no failure, no success, only moving and creating.
This practice has been made into workshops formats and shared in:
Masters at AP School of Arts, DeSingel (BE), CultuurCentrum Strombeek (BE), Studio Alta (CZ), Fontys Academy of Circus and Performance Art (NL), Dansverkstaedid (IS), University of Arts in Iceland (IS) and Espaço Mova (BR).