Three experienced dance educators from three different disciplines (butoh dance, contemporary dance, and contact improvisation) come together to offer a performance intensive at the beautiful theatre center Tiyatro Medresesi in Turkey.

Where: Şirince, Turkey

When: February 28th thru March 25th, 2022

Deadline for applications: February 25th 2022

3 dance educators from Nomadic Dance Collective use the creative process of performance to connect deeply to the self and to search our embodied history through both body and mind. It is formed by three artists: Concetta Cariello (Italy) who guides contemporary dance, Adam Koan (USA) who guides butoh dance theatre, and Kiori Kawai (Japan) who guides contact improvisation. Together we use our expertise to approach ways in which to execute performance.

Nomadic Dance Collective will offer Sirince Mountain Performance Intensive, a 4 weeks performance workshop intensive that facilitates the development of group/solo performances with participants, and will co-create final performance pieces.

The program includes physical training classes in contemporary dance, contact improvisation, improvisational movement, composition and butoh. There will be a co-creative performance development for the whole group as well as for solo works, or small groups’ works. By listening to the desires and performative wishes of the participants, the team will facilitate the process within a malleable structure acting as midwives while assisting the participants’ processes toward the birth of new or revisited creations. Participants are welcome to bring their own ideas and interests into the co-creative pot that we will collectively feel and generate together.

This intensive includes morning sessions and afternoon sessions for a total of 5 to 6 hours a day. Evening activities – such as CI jams, ecstatic dance, music nights – will be spontaneously organized two or three times a week.

Moreover, the three lead artists will provide private sessions to participants that will take part in at last two weeks of the intensive workshop. Those private sessions will support the participants to develop their performance skills and creative processes, dedicating valuable one on one to each person. These sessions will lead to a final multi-performances event within the Tiyatro Medresesi facilities and surroundings.

The final performance will be based on the concept of the nomadic rhizome, a performance layout that breaks from prior definitions of performance space. In a nomadic rhizome, there are multiple spaces used, both inside and outside where transitions between each performance are just as important as the individual performances themselves. There may also be use of parade, game, or audience participation. The idea is to break free from preconceived notions of performance space.

The retreat provides room and 3 Turkish meals plus snack.

How to apply:

Costs for participants: Weekly rate beginning at 390 EUR per week

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