8 days INTENSIVE Body Weather Dance and Movement workshop with  Frank van de Ven in the Cevennes, France from September 3rd to 10th, 2024

Where: Church in Molieres-sur-Ceze, near Ales and Nimes, France

When: 3-10 September 2024

Deadline for applications: 15 August 2024

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. 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 Art and Design,
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, theatre 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 coordination potential of the body-in-motion
while developing strength, endurance, flexibility and grounding.
• Manipulations Structured and paced work with partners, concerned with breathing,
stretching, alignment and the notion of ‘relaxation’.
• Laboratory 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. Please visit our website: bodyweatheramsterdam.nl
This workshop will appeal to artists and mature students working in performance, dance, art,
sculpture, photography, theatre and visual arts.
Selection of participants is based on a CV and your expressed motivation. No previous (dance)
training is necessary but the workshop is physically demanding and requires a reasonable level of fitness.

How to apply:
To apply send your name, address, short cv, and a brief statement of your motivation
to Ainara: dadadeando@gmail.com

Costs for participants: workshop fee: €480. Early bird, students and unwaged €420. Food and Lodging €24 per person per day

further questions: frank.bwa@xs4all.nl

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