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Performance now v.2: Body/Space

Performance now v.2: Body/Space

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samedi, 17 septembre 2011

Moni Lazariston, Thessaloniki, Greece

  • 17 // 16 septembre 2011 | Moni Lazariston, Thessaloniki, Greece

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[Texte disponible uniquement en anglais] Coordinator: Dr. Angeliki Avgitidou
Instructors: Angeliki Avgitidou, Aliki Dourmazer, Fotini Kalle
This fiveday, 25hour workshop took place in Moni Lazariston. Participants included recent
graduates of the Department of Applied and Visual Arts (D.A.V.A.) of the University of Western Macedonia (U.O.W.M.), along with artists, performers, architects and dancers, who formed a diverse and dynamic group. The instructors' fields of expertise were architecture, visual arts and physical theater. The workshop built on the experiences from the “Performance now v.1:Performative practices in art and in situ performances” seminars that took place in 2010 at the D.A.V.A. (U.O.W.Μ.)
The...
[Texte disponible uniquement en anglais] Coordinator: Dr. Angeliki Avgitidou
Instructors: Angeliki Avgitidou, Aliki Dourmazer, Fotini Kalle
This fiveday, 25hour workshop took place in Moni Lazariston. Participants included recent
graduates of the Department of Applied and Visual Arts (D.A.V.A.) of the University of Western Macedonia (U.O.W.M.), along with artists, performers, architects and dancers, who formed a diverse and dynamic group. The instructors' fields of expertise were architecture, visual arts and physical theater. The workshop built on the experiences from the “Performance now v.1:Performative practices in art and in situ performances” seminars that took place in 2010 at the D.A.V.A. (U.O.W.Μ.)
The workshop's structure consisted of the following:
–presentations on the art of performance, its basic principles and specific landmarks. These were examined in the framework of discussions and exercises.
–experiential exercises on the concepts of space, such as space limits and the void,
accompanied by exercises inspired by landmarks in the history of performance, like the work of Fluxus.
–exercises on the dialectic relationship between sound production and movement, based on the method by the vocalist Chris Coe, on the research by Jerzy Grotowski and on vocal and physical improvisations, were also included. The above were complemented by exercises on the experiential recording of space, time, action, the material that is called body and the use of the latter in the creative process of performance.
The exercises were conducted either individually or in groups consisting of two or more people, while others required the participation of the entire group. The workshop concluded with a group performance, which was initially the subject of a roundtable discussion.
The body as a material was examined in relation to other bodies and to the surrounding interior and exterior space. The equipment of the venue, the objects and scenography elements provided by the instructors and the personal items brought by the participants, were additional parameters that influenced the research described above. Their minimal or wide use was a determining factor in the creation of situations, actions and compositions.

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