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.
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