DANCE OF LIKENESS – TRADITIONS WITHIN ME: POLAND 22 SEPT – 1 OCT 2017

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Through intense physical experience we will enter an intimate process involving memories and perceptions of our own life and the life of our ancestors. We will blend real stories with fictional ones in order to balance imagination with reality, truth with deception. It is an opportunity for those who are wishing to cross other personal borders and find out how to get the most out of it towards creating theatrical actions and unique forms of storytelling. The workshop is open to all participants regardless of theatrical or movement experience.

How deep can dance take you into yourself? How often do we realise that we repeat things that our parents, grandparents and earlier generations passed onto us? We move like our mothers, we touch like our grandfathers… Would we dance the same way to the music they danced to? And how would they dance to the music we listen to today? In this new workshop we will allow each other to go deeper into traces of traditions inside of us.

In the Dance of Likeness workshop, we are referring to traditional dances and music along these themes. The rich traditions will be used as an initial ground floor for our workshop journey. The traditional dances and songs confronted with our postmodern society will meet in one open pot. What can be the outcome? We are looking forward to encounters with a wide spectrum of traditions brought by participants themselves. We will meet in a place where our body and voice grow in their freedom and limits, in their spontaneity and calculations, in their chaos and order, on a journey towards a deeper understanding of ourselves.

This work session is targeted towards practitioners with an interest and experience in theatre, dance or physical performance. It is open to both professional actors and dancers willing to explore less common fields of physical expression. This challenge requires serious focus and precision from all engaged in the work.

The workshop will be held in English with Matej Matejka, Sam Alty and members of Studio Matejka. As the practice is based on the platform of listening and communication through the body and intuitive experience, verbal explanation will be kept to a minimum.

If you interested or know someone who might please spread the information.

Places are limited so get in touch quickly!

Application closing date: 17 September

Contact: Sam: samalty@gmail.com

For more info visit: http://en.grotowski-institute.art.pl/wydarzenia/dance-of-likeness/

Date: 22 September – 1 October 2017
Venue: Studio Matejka,  Brzezinka, forest base of the Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw, Poland

Thanks – Sam