Frank Van de Ven returns to London to run a 5 day intensive Body Weather workshop, “Body Meets Imagination”.

Where: London – Eastbourne House Arts – London Buddhist Arts Centre – Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 OPT.

When: Monday 12 December – Friday 16 December 2016

Time: 10h-13h (Part A) and 13h30-16h30 (Part B)

Each day will be split into two parts:

Part A 10.00 – 13.00 Body Weather training
Body Weather is a comprehensive approach to training and performance that investigates the intersections of bodies and their environments. Bodies are conceived not as fixed and separate entities but as constantly changing – just like the weather. Weather is seen as a complex system of forces and influences coursing through and beyond bodies and the world.
As a training, Body Weather is of relevance to anyone interested in exploring the body and physical presence and this workshop is suited to dance, theatre & movement practitioners and artists of varied backgrounds.

Part B 13.30 – 16h.30 Body Meets Imagination
In the afternoons we will focus on the nature and function of ‘images’ and their embodiment, working on both Omni Central Imaging and total body images. Frank will share and explore some of the legacy of images that were an integral part of his Body Weather training and performances within the Maijuku performance group in Japan as well as encouraging the development of individual images generated by participants for use in contemporary performance.

The term & philosophical basis for Body Weather was founded in the early 1980’s by dancer Min Tanaka and further developed by Laboratories worldwide. Frank van de Ven was a member of Tanaka’s Maijuku Performance Company in Japan, from 1983-1991. With Katerina Bakatsaki he leads Body Weather Amsterdam, a platform for training and performance. He has an ongoing commitment to the Body/Landscape projects conducted worldwide and since 1995 he has led the annual, interdisciplinary Bohemiae Rosa Project with Milos Sejn (Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, Czech Republic), connecting body and landscape with art, geology and architecture.

Workshop fee: Part A : £130 – Part B : £120 – A and B : £230 (students – unwaged £200)
Drop in morning or afternoon (afternoon only Monday or Tuesday): £30.

Applications/Info & reservations: Monique Hunt – / Tel: +44 – 7837 819 789/+ +33 – 6494 66 497

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