Season 8 – Session 7: “The Ear-Body: Navigating Through Soundscapes” – a ‘Facilitated OPENLAB’ with Niya B.

The second ‘Facilitated OPENLAB session this November will be also the last OPENLAB session of this term:

The Ear-Body: Navigating Through Soundscapes
with Niya B.

 

This session will take place on Friday 29 November, 10 am-1 pm at Chisenhale Dance Space’s Research Studio.

In my performance work, I use soundscapes as environments where I explore movement and exercise presence through abstraction and transgression of the personal towards the collective, in order to deconstruct the hierarchies of performance space and weave a negotiated network of interconnectivity between performer-audience and audience with each other. I perceive soundscapes as flexible nets thrown onto physical spaces to alter the context within which a work is prepared, performed and perceived.

In this session, we will experience a variety of soundscapes and will take each other on a journey of: Listening with and through our whole body. Imagining scenarios. Counteracting time using sound repetition as a tool. Becoming responsive bodies. Exercising presence as a form of movement. Synchronising to vibrations. Positioning ourselves within emotional landscapes. Blending the internal with the external. Navigating through immersive environments. Departing from the prepared leading towards the improvised.


Remember:

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. We are looking for proposals for facilitated sessions during the Spring and Summer Terms 2020. If you’d like to facilitate one of these sessions in the future come to one of our sessions to find out more or email Antonio de la Fe.

The OPENLAB sessions alternate between ‘White Canvas’ and ‘Facilitated OL sessions. You can see the full programme for the Autumn Term 2019 here.

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’). Cash only.

Chisenhale Dance Space
64-84 Chisenhale Road
London
E3 5QZ

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About Antonio de la Fe

Antonio is a Spanish choreographer and performer based in London with a background in physiotherapy and Pilates. After coming relatively late to dance and initially studying it in Madrid, they came to London in 2006 where they completed a Performance MA at The Place, writing on The Creation of Solo Choreography Through Deep Engagement with The Application of Mental Imagery Specific Processes for his thesis. Since then, the has danced for Florence Peake, Matthias Sperling, Jonathan Lunn, Eva Recacha, Carla Onni, Annie Lok, Melita Spahic and Riccardo Buscarini and his choreographed works include the Place Prize finalist piece (2011) Cameo, an open OPENLAB: a hybrid, Va por Vds., and A void. They are also a co-founder of the performance collective anthologyofamess. Antonio was a recipient of the BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship, with support from Independent Dance, in 2015. During this fellowship, they worked on researching and developing their Unrehearsed Series (Crocodile, Make Me Cool, A Piece for Two: Lovers) in collaboration with producer Martine Painter. Currently, they are expanding on the idea of the Unrehearsed Series and developing a set of choreographic practices under the name Speculative Choreographies.

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