Accentuate your uniqueness as a performance maker! Develop originality and out-of-the-box thinking, create your own choreographic voice and personal aesthetic! Foster your creativity, critical thinking and innovation capabilities! Through an experimental and a trans-disciplinary approach, this thematic movement research laboratory is helping you to push yourself out of your comfort zone, transform your imagination and open yourself to new forms, aesthetics and inspirations.
The program is composed of 3 independent thematic labs: "Who is the boss?", "CLIMATA" and "The Sacred Ritual". At the beginning of each lab, through joint analysis of historic and contemporary examples, participants will approach different discourses connected to the topic. Building on these discussions as well as on selected readings, creative exercises, performance scores and improvisation tasks, participants will be guided to explore various approaches, make movement research, elaborate thematic performances, solo and group choreographies. With embracing multiple media, participants will be invited to challenge artistic conventions and traditional canons, propose new forms, aesthetics, alternative, experimental solutions in order to defy norms, undermine tropes, express criticism of structural and ideological concerns.
During the labs, activities will involve
Performance, dance, narrating and composing through structured-improvisation; thematic movement research; developing scores for solo and group choreographies; discussions, screenings and readings from texts by writers, theorists, artists; creative writing in different form (poetry, manifest, comics, diary, fiction, critics...) making exercises and creative tasks in other medium, searching through storytelling, personal narratives, historical material, archives and divers audiovisual resources.
Accentuate your uniqueness
Find your own artistic voice and personal aesthetic
Develop your originality and out-of-the-box thinking
Foster your creativity, critical approach and innovation capabilities
Acquire interpersonal communication skills, collaboration and co-creation practices
Take the path of the non-conform, the “other”, the “not allowed”, the risky, the unfamiliar, the uncanny
Discover a trans-disciplinary and experimental learning, transmitting and creating approaches
Learn about performance art and social sciences from both a theoretical and practice oriented perspective
Get involved in an international group gathering the most creatives, meet new people, make friendships, expand your professional network, collaborate with artists, initiate and engage yourself in new projects
Experiment with the choreographic, narrative, and sculptural dimensions of costume, prop, and setting
Play with different materials, objects, images and tools
Challenge artistic conventions and traditional canons, confront standards, defy mainstream aesthetics, beauty norms
Liberate yourself from your fears, transgress your boundaries, go beyond your limits and push yourself out of your comfort zone
Participation & Topics
Our "Thematic Movement Research Laboratory" is composed of three labs. Attendees can register independently for the 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd lab.
Dates: 20-21 March 2021 Venue: ZeroPlusz Dance Studio (HU) Application deadline: 5 March
Why are people so willing to humiliate people from other social groups? What are the factors responsible for psychological and physical aggression? What are those aspects of human nature which lead to social exclusion? What are the cognitive, affective and motivational components of intergroup brutality? How can we resist, protest and fight against domination and oppression? What are our tools and how can we use them?
Dates: 27-28 March 2021 Venue: ZeroPlusz Dance Studio (HU) Application deadline: 10 March
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.
Dates: 22-23 May 2021 Venue: ZeroPlusz Dance Studio (HU) Application deadline: 10 May
We focus on contemporary performing art practices linked to ceremonies, shamanic rites, spiritual beliefs, healing. We explore how rituals embody and activate myths through dramatic and choreographic transformative devices, and how contemporary artists appropriate and traverse traditional boundaries between performance art, ancient rites, shamanic action, transcendental experiences, and myths.