MOVING BODY is an educational platform oriented towards students and professional dancers. Classes are led by active dancers and well-known names, having something to share from their own technical skills and philosophical views. MOVING BODY is a time and place reserved for studying your own artistic and physical abilities in a space where 1 + 1 = 3, and collective questioning leads to personal improvement.

Where: Varna, Bulgaria

When: 21.08 – 03.09 2017

Deadline for applications / master classes: 18th August 2017      

This year’s program opens its doors far more widely, including workshops for children, youngsters, as well as performances open to public and open call for DANCE SCREENING. In the same time, the creative labs and master classes led by Sasha Dodo, Attila Bordas, Diego Agullo and Adi Weinberg – are designed for professional and advanced pre-professional dancers. The location of City of Varna, on the coastline of the Black Sea, offers great opportunities for fun, beach networking and culture life in the free time between the master classes.

Through the MOVING BODY Platform Video Screening, we open a window for Bulgarian audiences to look into the work of dance artists around the world. We are interested in innovative video art works created through the crossbreeding of dance and video media.

All filmmakers, audiovisual artists, choreographers, dancers, creatives, artists, professionals and students of these disciplines, are invited to submit their dance films, video dance works, and be part of MOVING BODY17! There is no application fee.

*More info for the open call for dance screens here: (http://dancingopportunities.com/moving-body-platform-video-screening-open-call/)  

How to apply / master classes: hWL4^)m$984GL1sP^IQ99q#f                                                                                                                                       
Costs for participantshttps://performanceroomvar.wixsite.com/movingbody/copy-of-ceni 

S O L I P S I S

m e e t i n g  w i t h  t h e  m y s t e r y 

led by SASHA DODO

date: 21 27.08.2017 

time: 10:00-16:00

The process consists from creative tasks, meaning self-research grounded on one formula. In the process, we mix different creative spaces like voice, writing poetry, butoh, contact Improvisation and whirling. Solipsis has an open format which means each participant has the freedom to enjoy the creative direction in which he has curiosities.

 In our creative process, we appeal at texts written by Arvo Part, Kazuo Ohno, Claude Regy and Zarey Garunts. Regarding participants interests and overall creative stream we are in, the result of the lab are poetry, musical compositions, video-performance and short poetic videos. The workshop will end with public presentation on stage.

W H A T  T H E  B O D Y  T E L L S  A B O U T  I T S E L F 

led by ATTILA BORDAS

date: 28 30.08.2017 

time: 10:00-17:30 

The workshops main aim is to provide the art of dance through different contemporary dance techniques and physical exercises in order to obtain and discover a powerful, organic fluidity in dance and stage performance. Through different group exercises, the participant will get the opportunity to explore and develop a better and profound understanding of his own physical and psychological limits.

 The laboratory will be an intense introspective journey which will have an explorative approach regarding the improvement of the choreographic composition and the stage skills.

The workshop will end with public presentation on stage.

B O D Y  A N D  E V E N T 

what has to happen to say that something has happened ?

led by DIEGO AGULLO

date: 29 31.08.2017 

time: 10.00-16.00

In this workshop, we will become a collective body of spectators travelling through all type of spaces using the choreographic exercise of The Chair Game. The Chair Game brings seated bodies into motion. A group of seated bodies constitutes a collective body of spectators, such as a theater audience or a group of students in a class. The Chair Game responds to the question of how to set in motion seated bodies? How to set in motion a theater audience? We will train on how to move collectively while sitting on a chair and how to place ourselves in the position of observers of public spaces and everyday life situations. 

Our central idea is to produce estrangement towards everyday life, to exercise complicity as a group and to train our capacities of movement based on collective principles.

This workshop is an investigation on the relation between theory and practice, philosophy and art. How to practice theory? In which way is art a form of theory?

No special professional background is required. Just come and play. Be ready for the unexpected to happen. 

G A G A / D A N C E R S

open to professional dancers and dance students

led by ADI WEINBERG

date: 01 03.09.2017 

time: 10.00-13.30

Gaga is a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin; it is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body.

 These classes last for an hour and fifteen minutes and are taught by dancers who have

worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Gaga/dancers classes employ the specific vocabulary and skills that are part and parcel of a dancers knowledge. The layering of familiar movements with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well. Gaga/dancers deepens dancers awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures.

Contact details: performance.room.varna@gmail.com 

For further information, please visit https://performanceroomvar.wixsite.com/movingbody/copy-of-home 

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