Body Weather is a comprehensive approach to training and performance that investigates the intersections of bodies and their environments.

Where: Valais, Switzerland

When: September 22-27th, 2020

Deadline for applications: September 15th, 2020

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.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.

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, theater and movement practitioners and artists of various backgrounds.

The daily training-routine consists of:

‘MB’ (mind/body, muscles/bones)
An energetic, dynamic and rhythmic movement work-out that observes the kinaesthetic sensitivity and co-ordination potential of the body-in-motion while developing strength, endurance, flexibility and grounding.

Structured and paced work with partners, concerned with breathing, stretching, alignment and the notion of ‘relaxation’.

A wide forum of explorations including work on segmentation, different speeds within the body and the notion of time, sensory investigation, spatial awareness inside and outside the body, image-to-movement work.
Emphasis is given on observation and feedback as a means to objectify experience and to sharpen and articulate the perception of bodies.

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WHERE? In the beautiful wild nature of the Anniviers valley in Valais, Switzerland.
Workshop practice will be held in different outdoor locations in nature (practice indoors if stormy weather)
Arrival on the 21st (evening) and departure on the afternoon of the 27th!

380 CHF/355€ (students and unwaged when full fee is paid before August 1st, 2020)

Overnight in a beautiful typical location is 29CHF/27€ per person/per night (local tax included)
Possibility of working and helping insitu in exchange of lodging. Please contact for further details.

15 CHF/14€ per person/per day

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****in relation to the current crisis, we will comply with government recommendations as they develop for September in relation to safety guidelines regarding hygiene and physical distance.

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