Keywords: performance, dance, desire, love, sexuality, body politics Dates:
6 March: 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:00
7 March: 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:00
Venue: LE DANSARIUM La Piscine D'en face 14 rue Leo Lagrange 91700 Sainte Geneviève des Bois, FR Number of participants: Limited to maximum 5 people, so as safety and hygienic measures can be respected. Fee for the 2 days (16h): ̶ ̶2̶8̶0̶€̶ ̶ ̶ 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 (280€)) Application deadline: 25 February 2021
"Imagined pleasure is called desire." Paul Ricoeur
Through discussions (based on readings, life experience, self-examination) and practical application (movement research, performance, choreography making…) this workshop is an introduction to the topic of desire. We will draw on historical, sociological, religious, feminist and philosophical work to shed critical light on a variety of questions, including: What is desire? What kind of desire do we know? Is there a hierarchy of desire which values some desires and denigrates others? Who and what shapes our desire and does desire shape our lives? Are we enslaved by our desire or by the desire of others? What is the relationship between human desire and obsession? Are we aware of our religious and socio-cultural heritage and their influences on our desire? What is moral, what is normal, and who is empowered to decide it? What are the consequences of satisfying desire? Are we trying to change who we are and trying to turn away from our desires? How are our understandings of masculinity and femininity tied in with what we believe about desire?
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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