25.06-2.07, 2023//DADATELIER on UNpredictablE DaNce. Unplugged Revisited. Lefkada, Greece
DADAtelier on unpredictable dance | one-week wild open LAB June 25th - July 2nd , 2023 Lefkada, Greece.
by Ainara Lopez Makalilo
You’re walking. And you don’t always realise it But you’re always falling With each step, you fall forward slightly And then catch yourself from falling Over and over, you’re falling And then catching yourself from falling And this is how you can be walking and falling Laurie Anderson
This workshop is a non-conventional experimental open laboratory of research and creation aimed at exploring new ways of moving and relating to environment. We will relate to elements and the states we go through by finding new strategies. We will get in touch with what surrounds us in surprising different ways, exploring the intersections of bodies and their environment. This workshop is focused in the meeting between body and landscape, the individual/ collective body and space.
In this second edition, we will explore the act of walking and the wandering:
#different ways of walking, of guiding and being guided
#sensitive wanderings and how we can approach elements, textures, other bodies, ours;
#how to deal with what we can feel through our senses but also with the invisible, and observe the movements that arise from these encounters.
#we will create different experiences around the act of remembering and build sensitive maps and cartographies in motion out of these researches.
#we will set up a play yard and will try through DADA technics to create absurd choreographies.
#we will go on a journey around different sceneries (urban and nature), ending up the week with a wild final presentation open to audience.
The distance between my body and my shadow, the walk, the fall, environment seen otherwise, unlikely moving behaviours; becoming a body for the first time, transforming into exquisite-corpses, improvising in improbable spaces, stepping back, letting go, moving on. Gravity and lightness, memory, the invisible, the unpredictable, let’s deform together daily patterns
Based on the experience with DaDá collectives (L’atelier D and La Sangria Discreta) and the Moonwalk project (an itinerant dance project during a moon cycle), this workshop is aimed at abandoning conventions and exploring the unknown, the unpredictable, through exercises developed outdoors.
The exercises proposed are inspired by improvisation, Butō dance, performance, authentic movement, Body weather techniques, DaDÁ, as well as the desire to write and share personal languages outside the everyday.
Our daily schedule:
08.30 -09.30 breakfast 10.00 – 12.00 Practice 12.00 – 16.00 Resting & snack 16.00-19.30 Practice 20.00 -21.00 Dinner
*In case the group is interested, there is a possibility of a day work in Nidri town. Please be aware that a taxi back to Neochori village would be no more than 5 euros per person.
Sunday 25th of June is the arrival day, and only welcome dinner is included.
Sunday 2nd of July is the departure day, and only breakfast is included.
All Unplugged Dance workshops are open to everyone who wants to meet, share, dance and self-explore through movement and creative process. There is no need for previous experience in dance classes, although if there is one, it is welcome.
“Dada Workshop on unpredictable dance” is part of Unplugged Revisited, an imprint left by our meeting with the facilitators of the first Unplugged Dance program.
With the intention of creating a space of educational, artistic research and exchange, that will give the opportunity for our individual trajectories to meet and our relationships to deepen, we created this branch where educators/artists from the previous Unplugged Dance programs, have a whole week in order to deepen or revisit their workshop.
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