BODY WEATHER TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP!
Berlin 21-25 May 2012
with Frank van de Ven (BW Amsterdam)
Part A 10.00 - 13.30 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 this workshop is suited to
dance, theatre and movement practitioners and artists of various backgrounds.
The term & 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
Tanaka’s Maijuku Performance Company in Japan, from 1983-1991. With Katerina Bakatsaki he
leads Body Weather Amsterdam, a platform for training and performance. For more info on
Body Weather A’dam: www.bodyweatheramsterdam.blogspot.com .
Part B 14.00 -17.00 Solo Performance Development
In the afternoon we all work on performance. This can include movement, text, images and
objects. Please send in a description of your plan of action before 10th of May. Exchange between
participants is part of the process as well as guidance and feed-back by the workshop leader. On
the Friday evening, the work in progress will be shown (not obligatory) to an invited audience.
Studio : Deck 3 - Ziegrastrasse 11, 12057, Neukolln, Berlin - http://aufdeckdrei.blogspot.com/
Dates : Monday 21 till Friday 25 May 2011. Time : 10h-13h30 and 14h-17h
Workshop fee: Part A : 140 euro - Part B : 120 euro - A and B : 220 euro (students - unwaged 200)
1 single morning: 35 euro. 2 mornings or more: 30 euro
Performance: Friday 25 May at 18h in the studio
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