UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND JAMs
Workshop choreographic composition (the weight of the body as a creative source)
This workshop is based on the concepts of momentum, sharing and transfer of the body weight as sources of creation.
The session begins with a choreographic sequence on the ground to connect the body to the earth and to breathing, warming the joints, entering a dynamic of spiral movements and reaching a state of letting go. Then, the work develops on the notions of momentum / impulse, weight transfer and fall as essential elements in choreographic creation in duo and in group.
The workshop is open to professional and semi-professional dancers, actors, choreographers, performers and circus artists.
20th March 2021 / 9h to 12h
21st March 2021 / 9h to 13h
* possibility to attend only one day
at Micadanses, Paris.
40€ (2 days)
25€ (1 day)
This workshop explores movement as the source of devising in physical theatre. It investigates a creative path in which intention is built from an immediate physical response, the meaning is revelled as the body moves. Departing from a series of movement concepts based on rhythm, articulation of the body, weight transfer and energy, we deepen our awareness of choreography, score composition and devising in group, duos and individually.
The workshop is open to performers, actors, dancers, choreographers, circus performers, from professional or semi-professional backgrounds who are interested in exploring movement as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to devising and creating.
17th & 18th July 2021
These jams will happen in a self-managed manner, there won't be any guide or teacher. For beginners, it is advisable to come once to watch and participate slowly. Any form of participation is welcome and this practice is, above all, welcoming.
We invite all those who are passionate about movement, dance, encounter, connection through listening, weight exchange.
11/01, 27/01, 03/02, 18/02, 24/02, 10/03, 24/03, 07/04, 28/04,
12/05, 20/05, 02/06, 16/06, 30/06, 07/07, 14/07 and 21/07 . 2021
Information, fee and booking mandatory by email
We start from a simple principle: to place yourself in space.
This action implies a choice, a decision, a point of view and a perspective. The act of "placing yourself" sets up the possibility of meeting and relating to others either in agreement or in opposition. This first and political action gives birth to all others in a danced dialogue of causes and consequences. Inspired by the six viewpoint technique, the session begins with a joyful warm-up on collective movement in space and group listening. Then, improvisations based on instructions on: space, form, time, emotion, movement and history.
The workshop is open to performers, actors, dancers, choreographers, circus performers, from professional or semi-professional backgrounds who are interested in exploring space and movement as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to devising and creating.
THE PHYSICAL ACTOR AND HIS METAPHORICAL WORLD
This workshop focuses on the repertoire and choreographic work of the unique world of corporeal mime. Participants have the opportunity to enlarge their own movement repertoire and to take it further into their own creations.
Corporeal mime is the bridge between theatre and dance. It’s the precursor of physical theatre. As we work on the material, participants are able to develop their physical strength and precision in their work, building the idea of a body which thinks in movement.
Corporeal Mime, also known as Modern Mime, is a technique and an art-form. It was designed by Etienne Decroux (1898-1991) who dedicated his life-career researching and developing not only a technique for the actor, but an independent art-form, which was called “the art of the thinking body”. Having its own vocabulary and repertoire, Corporeal Mime is universal because it’s based on physical expression. It enables the performer to portray humans behaviour from its most practical aspects to the most abstract and spiritual ones. Corporeal Mime continues evolving, passing through generations and influencing the world of the performing arts.
Pre-expression is an essential part of the work of the performer. It's his work-out.
This workshop looks at this stage of preparation.
Working with the neutral mask, chorus, sticks, rope and group improvisations, participants will understand quality of energy and physicality, playing with the space, focus, articulation and precision of gesture, as well as listening, sincere relationship with the audience and presence.
Key-concepts: essence of action, complicity with the audience, presence, focus, immediate physical response, awareness of movement.