OPEN CALL to performers, dancers, play-writers, actors, visual artists, and anyone with previous experience of the creative use of the body to participate in the experiential and experimental performance art workshop Corpus in tempus.

The workshop is mainly addressed to professionals and semi-professionals, preferably trained artists.

Where: Meres multifunctional space, Nicosia, Cyprus

When: 24-28 February 2017, daily 10:00 -17:00.

Deadline for applications: 10th of February 2017

The theme of the workshop is based on the exploration of time itself. The perception of time in important and perhaps decisive instances of our lives. How much length/duration may a moment have and how is it determined? How is the duration affected by the physical and therefore mental engagement of the subject? The workshop will act as an experimental stage where participants are invited to explore the broader and also the more subjective concept of time.

This workshop will attempt to investigate various physical exercises introduced by great masters like Laban, Grotowski and Butoh exploring possible time speeds, body improvisation, kinesiological action  reaction, stillness and a new symbolic corporeal alphabet. The participants will also be given the opportunity to  give their personal experience at the workshop. The final goal will be to explore the original expression in time with a performance which will revolve around the utilization of the body.

According to science man perceives and has a ” linear ” perception of time, which begins with his birth and ends with his departure from the perceived universe. Philosophical concepts of science (space-time) contain not only the body itself but its actions as well, while for Merleau-Ponty phenomenology simultaneously offers a recording of an “experiential” space, “experiential” time and “experiential” world.

Participants: 12

Language: English

How to apply: Interested artists should send their portfolio link, CV and write a short text no more than 300 words explaining why they want to participate in this workshop. Send to leniageorgious@gmail.com, with subject title ” Corpus in tempus participation.”

Costs: 50 euro

Contact details: leniageorgious@gmail.com

For further information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/MERES-multifunctional-space-827935380662777/

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