OPENLAB‘s 2018 Summer Term kicks off with two sessions this coming April.
On Friday 6 April, 10 am-1pm, we commence the term with Mine, Yours, Theirs: Exchanging Movements, a ‘Facilitated OL’ with Danai Pappa:
During this lab, we will explore ways to produce, exchange and reproduce movement. Expressing either something visual or conceptual, we will go through a series of playful tasks such as being the same, being different, copying, and mimicking. By being present and conscious we will keep a constant dialogue between the members of the group while we will still act as individuals.
I believe that choreography is inspired by dancers. Exchanging dances and building bridges between the participants, we will challenge clichés and personal habits in order to expand choreographic possibilities by sharing movement preferences and idiosyncrasies. The theme focuses on subjectivity and raises fundamental issues such as originality, authorship, inspiration and interpretation.
This session is open to adults with minimum two years dance experience.
I am a dance artist, choreographer and movement teacher. I have studied ballet, archaeology, contemporary dance, social anthropology, choreography, museum studies, and pilates. I have worked in all these sectors. Above all, I am a human. I work with people, I work with bodies, I share ideas, I am inspired, and I aspire to be a source of inspiration. I am interested in connecting and building relationships with others in order to find my distinctive voice.
On Friday 20 April, 10 am-12 pm, we will continue with a ‘White Canvas’ with Antonio de la Fe as an anchor (if one is needed by anyone).
OPENLAB sessions are open to any performers: dancers, musicians, actors and anyone interested in presence and awareness in performance.
The facilitators of OPENLAB are also participants “in” the session and participants can propose their ideas for a future session. If you’d like to know more about this, come to one of our sessions or email Antonio de la Fe (email@example.com).
The sessions function on a pay-what-you-can contribution basis to cover expenses and as an incentive for the facilitator of the session. We suggest a contribution of £7 for the 3-hour long sessions (‘Facilitated OL’ sessions) and of £5 for the 2-hour long ones (‘White Canvas’).
Chisenhale Dance Space
64-84 Chisenhale Road