A 2 days WS "Radial Body Radial Space"

  • Starts 29 Jul 2023
  • 195 Euro
  • Zirkus Theater

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Service Description

Radial body Radial space Aims and objectives This workshop is aimed at professional dancers, directors and choreographers, as well as beginners or amateurs seeking beauty in their inner and outer bodies and on stage. When we look at a Japanese garden in Kyoto, we are astounded. Within such a space there are very few elements, the space is mostly almost empty and still. Yet if we really observe, listen and contemplate, we might discover in this stillness a living breath, in such a vast emptiness the fullness of our entire existence. In everyday life we are already a body embedded in space and time, but when we go on stage this body-space-time can change, becoming radial. This workshop focuses on how bodies are constructed, inscribed and danced through space and time. And then the relationship of these to objects, other bodies and everything around them. In everyday life we tend to think, talk and act too much. In art we sometimes do too much. But if we go to India, Bali or Japan, we might be squeezed into a performance in which we feel more with less. In Japanese aesthetics, Yohaku-no-bi, 余白の美 is defined as the beauty of vast empty space. In Japan, we find this space in calligraphy, in Ikebana, in serving dishes and even in conversation. In the West, however, the concept of beauty and space in life and art in general changes connotation. We use space to be filled. The canvas, Van Gogh's painting Sunflower, the plate, filled with a mountain of spaghetti, the bouquet of flowers bursting in quantity. It is not a question of which way is best. But of understanding how we can move back and forth from gross to subtle body space, the use to which we put it and the differences. Then even a large amount of spaghetti can be tastier and more beautiful if we are aware of the surrounding space-time and can transform it into a living, breathing organism as 1 radial body, radial space. For information on the Programme, Registration and payment of this course do not pay here but contact directly: sofieannbracke@gmail.com


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Contact Details

  • Zirkstraat 36, Antwerp, Belgium