Physical Manifestations: Body as an Archive
Discussion No. 1
Friday, 19 October 2018, at 4 p.m., seminar + MSUM
Laboratory research meetings led by choreographer Snježana Premuš have been taking place since 2012 in various formats – from closed, intimate work studies with individual artists to open meetings, where research meets with a staged moment, in which participants co-create, re-establish, and delete "a divide" between the viewer and the performer.
This time in the form of a laboratory workshop, we will host a well-known Body-Mind Centering (BMC) expert, Lisa Clark in the context of Physical Manifestation (2017–), which deals with elementary principles of the body's functioning: horizontal – vertical and center – periphery.
The workshop by Lisa Clark will explore hidden sources of structure and integrity by opening new layers of kinesthetic consciousness, as well as primary relationships between the body, the earth, and others.
In the discussion, we will touch on a few questions that relate to working methods of dancing practices and are related to a wider context of working, perceiving and understanding dance.
- How is "warm-up" re-defined through somatic practice?
- What does tuning mean?
- What happens to thoughts while the dancer moves?
- Is there something that can be called kinesthetic (or somatic) empathy at the heart of this mode of working?
- In terms of organizing the movement in space and time: how do you know that you are doing the right thing?