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Body Weather Workshop in Berlin with Frank Van De Ven

Body meets Imagination.
Info and reservation: David Hall
Tel: +49 1578 4250969

Part A 10:00 – 13:00 Body Weather training
Body Weather is a comprehensive training and performance practice that investigates the intersections of bodies and their environments. Bodies are not conceived as fixed and separate entities but are – just like the weather – constantly changing through an infinite and complex system of processes occurring in- and outside of these bodies.

As a training, Body Weather is of relevance to anyone interested in exploring the body and physical presence and can be aligned to various dance and theatre practices.

The daily training-routine consists of:
– ‘MB’ (mind/body, muscles/bones)
An energetic, dynamic and rhythmic movement work-out that observes the kinaesthetic sensitivity and co-ordination potential of the body-in-motion while developing strength, endurance, flexibility and grounding.

– ‘Manipulations’
Structured and paced work with partners, concerned with breathing, stretching, alignment and the notion of ‘relaxation’.

Part B 14:00 – 17:00 Body Meets Imagination

– ‘Laboratory’
A wide forum of explorations including work on segmentation, different speeds within the body and the notion of time, sensory investigation, spatial awareness inside and outside the body, image-to-movement work.
Emphasis is given on observation and feedback as a means to objectify experience and to sharpen and articulate the perception of bodies.

The term and philosophical basis for Body Weather was founded in the early 1980’s by dancer Min Tanaka and further developed by Laboratories worldwide.
Frank van de Ven was a member of Min Tanaka’s Maijuku Performance Company in Japan, from 1983-1991. Since 1993 he leads Body Weather Amsterdam, a platform for Training and Performance Research.

Part A: 140 euro
Part B: 140 euro
A and B: 250 euro
Students/ unwaged 220 euro
1 single morning/ afternoon 35 euro from 2 or more 30 euro
Performance Friday 4th April at 19h in the studio

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.
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