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Confederate Constitutive Bodies/ Shi- Quim Bigas Bassart- Workshop & presentation- 16th & 17th of June

Confederate Constitutive Bodies/ Shi

Quim Bigas Bassart

Workshop & presentation

Saturday, 16th of June 2018

at Dancehouse Lefkosia

Workshop: 10:00-14:00

&

Sunday, 17th of June 2018

at Dancehouse Lefkosia

Workshop: 15:00-20:00

Presentation: 20:00

 

 

Early bird discount

Deposit for indication of interest is 10 euros

By 4th of May: total participation fee (deposit included): 20 euros

By 4th of June: total participation fee (deposit included): 30 euros

 

5th-15th of June: Participation fee: 35 euros

 

For more information: 22 780 960/ dancehouselefkosia@gmail.com

 

photo by Tristan Perez-Martin

Confederate – (adj) “allied, united in a league”; “leagued together”; “of or belonging to United States of America”; “of or pertaining to a confederation”.  (n) “on who is united with another or others in a compact or league”; “an ally, an accomplice”. (v) “to write in a league or alliance”; to write by a league”;

Com– “with, together”

Constitutive– “having the power of establishing”; “elemental, essential”

Constituere- “to cause to stand, set up, fix, place, establish, set in order”.

Bodies– “life”

Shi (Chinese tradition)”helps to illuminate something that is usually difficult to capture in discourse; namely, the kind of potential that originates not in human initiative but instead results from the very disposition of things”, Julien François

 

We are in an era in which taking a stance has become a major imperative. The way we deal with media is pushing us to always have an opinion and to be in constant reaction. In moments in where the morals are so present it is of relevance to go back to guides for action. For instance, back to listening and acknowledging movement and affect.

This workshop aims for stablishing a practice in which the bodies, through their discursive modes of sharing, opens up a constellation of stands in which we all become co-implicate. Through an attempt towards social bodies, concepts of confederation, constitution and assemblage, we facilitate a situation that takes place within our modes of being affected and in co-relation with one another.

In another perspective, we will trigger an understanding on how does a practice articulates itself by deepening into the logics of sharing the choreographical practice with an audience. This attempt will also favor the possibility of seeing and experiencing certain tools towards modes of presenting works that are vulnerable and that are searching for an encounter inside of the theatrical event.

All along the workshop, there is a wish to share some concrete theoretical material that will support a common ground and understanding of what we are doing and the way its frame. Following to that, we will be focusing on functional and constant movement through listening and placing. In other words, during our time together, we will be going back and forth between round tables, discussions, movement and speaking tasks while generating the right context for all of us to be in action together. At the end, there will be a presentation.

 

This workshop is open for whomever that is interested on the topics that are mentioned in this description as well as movers, dancers, choreographers, makers, researchers and whomever that wills to be part of it. 

 

Quim Bigas Bassart was born in Barcelona. Artist working within the fields of choreography, performance arts, information and education. Since 2007 combines performing for other people, collaborations and his own work.

His interest in dance lies in the choreographical, the conversational, the practice and the encounter. He has a tendency towards working focus on movement research, social interactions and information procedures. His works are very diverse and are located around concerns and triggers on the gaze, the idea of experience, the present, performativity and commitment in an a artistic environment.

Quim Bigas currently lives between Copenhagen and Barcelona where he develops his own work, as well as collborating with other artists and facilitating sessions as a regular staff on choreography at Den Danske Scenekunst Skole in Copenhagen.

More info: www.quimbigas.com

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