"The Sacred Ritual" Thematic Movement Research Laboratory
DANCE, PERFORMANCE, ANTHROPOLOGY
"THE SACRED RITUAL"
Keywords: performance, dance, ceremony, ritual, healing, myth Dates: 22 May: 14:00-20:00h 23 May: 10:00-15:00h Venue: ZeroPlusz Dance Studio Jurányi u. 1, 1027, Budapest, Hungary Number of participants: limited to maximum 10 people, so as safety and hygienic measures can be respected. Fee for the 2 days:
5 places: 30 EUR / person
5 places: 0 EUR (The fee is covered by the Grant)
Grants: Gray Box can assist with grants those who want to join the lab, but can not afford it financially. Number of available grants: 5 Application deadline: 10 May 2021
We focus on contemporary performing art practices linked to ceremonies, shamanic rites, spiritual beliefs, healing, the life cycle, political power, social cohesion, and personal identity. 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. We expand the range and breadth of the understanding of ritual, transcendence and immanence of the sacred, experience group creativity and feel the power of collective action.
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 Franco-Hungarian 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 Kul- turzentrum (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), La Générale (FR), 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
Thematic Movement Research Laboratory
"The Sacred Ritual" is part of the "Thematic Movement Research Laboratory" program. The program is composed of three independent labs: