Keywords: performance, dance, climate change, nature, environment, ecosystem Dates: 30 May: 15:30-20:00h Venue: ZeroPlusz Dance Studio Jurányi u. 1, 1027, Budapest, Hungary Number of participants: Limited to maximum 5 people, so as safety and hygienic measures can be respected. Fee for the 2 days (4h30): ̶ ̶1̶4̶0̶€̶̶̶ ̶ ̶ FREE OF CHARGE (Due to the difficulties that some artists may experience due to the pandemic, this workshop is now free of charge instead of our regular price (140€)) Application deadline: 10 May 2021
Through the exploration of nature and environment, power and society, speculative fiction and eco-criticism, we will dress the limits and possibilities of how performing arts are able to respond and to challenge the anthropocentric conundrum. We examine our personal and professional engagements with nature, rethink and redefine the concept of human, non-human, animal, and vegetal. During this class, we place equal weight on critical theory and artistic creation, develop ideas and fluency. We will make movement research and create performances, solo and group choreographies about our relationship with nature, the protection of ecosystems and the psychosocial consequences of climate change, including scepticism, denial, critical rejection, anxiety, indifference and activism.
During the lab, following readings and discussions related to the topic, you will make thematic movement research and structured improvisation exercises, create solo and group choreographies, discover new methods and tools to generate both new performances and seeds for the work you are in the midst of creating. So as to stimulate different parts of the brain and the body, you will move back and forth between performance tasks, creative writing and drawing exercises as well. You will also receive one-on-one mentoring (including critical feed-back in the analysis, application of the method and the clarity of details) during the development of your own original artwork.
About the facilitator
Anna Ádám is a visual artist and performance maker whose work blurs the boundaries between choreography, image, and object, with emphasis on the body and on the movement as the central forms of expression. She studied performance and fashion before obtaining her Master of Arts from the ENSAPC Art School in Cergy, France, in 2016. By combining performing arts, visual arts and curatorial practices, Anna Ádám’s work transgresses normative discourses, challenges gender boundaries, systems of representation, standards of beauty together with the established codes of the fashionable body. Anna Ádám also considers workshops, community building activities and curatorial practices as part of her main artistic medium. At the intersection of an art workshop and an interactive performance, in the form of "thematic movement research laboratories", private one-on-one "séances", experimental learning and unlearning sessions, Art Fitness classes and JAM LABS, she creates and curates social and spatial contexts, develops new forms of collective aesthetics based on participation, connection, and physical presence. Anna Ádám also participated as a performance artist to external projects (Palais de Tokyo (FR), Musée Georges Pompidou (FR)...). Since 2016 she presents regularly her work in both theaters (E-Werk Kulturzentrum (DE), Theater MU (HU), National Theater (HU), Piccolo Tea- tro (DE)...) and exhibition spaces (Ludwig Museum (HU), Museum of Modern Art Yerevan (AM), National Museum of History Paris (FR)...), and holds workshops in universities across Europe (Austria, France, Hungary, Serbia, Armenia...). In 2019 she gave seminars at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (AT) and at the University of Artois (FR). In 2020 she is resident artist at the Mediterranean Dance Center (HT) and at ZFinMalta (MT). In 2021 she will collaborate with Dance City Theater (UK), Abbaye de Maubuisson (FR) and teach with the ZeroPlus Dance School (HU) and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy (FR). Web Instagram
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