This two-day’s intensive workshop puts in dialogue performing arts and the field of clothing, textiles, and scenography. It seeks to offer participants a deeper understanding of the creative process as a whole, starting with the construction of the object (costumes, set design) and its implementation on the body and on stage; seeking to cross the borders in the position of the participants beyond their original disciplines, inviting them to generate an autonomous and versatile discourse.
Where: Remo studio, Slijperg 7 Amsterdam
When: 11 and 12 of July, from 12h till 20h
Deadline for applications: till fill up (only 7 participants)
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Clothing / performance Laboratory facilitated by HobeLasai
This hands on five-day’s intensive workshop puts in dialogue performing arts and the field of clothing, textiles, and scenography. It seeks to offer participants a deeper understanding of the creative process as a whole, starting with the construction of the object (costumes, set design) and its implementation on the body and onstage; seeking to cross the borders in the position of students beyond their original disciplines, inviting them to generate an autonomous and versatile discourse.
By studying the different layers of identity and performativity that textiles and clothing can bring; this inclusive and accessible workshop, will manipulate materials, and create spaces in order to build textile structures and body images that will invite the arousal of movement configurations; sonic and verbal manifestations.
This laboratory will provide and implement the following information:
- Introduction to the use of the sewing machine both as a sewing device and as music/sound mechanism.
– Manual processes of textile transformation (cutting, pasting, knotting, assembly).
– Introduction to pattern making and its relation to choreographic patterns .
– The image that the textile produces in the body and its kinaesthetic development.
– Construction of the image in space, the cloth and its scenography potential.
– Physical and conceptual research. Codifying physical dialogues through presence, gaze and observation.
– Textual and vocal research from the garments and pieces created.
– Spatial & real time composition; collective geometries. Development of multiple attentions.
– Patterns of improvisation, implementation and performance.
We will look for the realization of experiential and emancipatory aesthetics, connecting in a work system artisan and phenomenological experiences and its appliance to devising theatre and choreography.
Special attention will be given to the concept of reuse and waste (recycling & upcycling of materials and ideas) and the reinterpretation and working with disused materials.
This is a resourceful lab for performers, theatre makers, choreographers, fashion designers, artisans of any kind, musicians and anyone interested in exploring the interlaced dynamics of clothing, set design and performance.
*Participants need to bring: scissors, smartphone (to make and crop pictures), notebook, second hand clothes and/or inspiring materials (paper, cloth, plastic…) and comfortable clothes to move.
We are aware of the new guidelines on covid 19, which is why this workshop is open to a maximum of 7 people. We have two large work studios to work respecting the 1.5 meters safety distance between participants.
##### Clothing/choreography/Design/Recycling/Visual Language/Identity/Performance
laboratory facilitated by:
HobeLasai (Basque country / The Netherlands).
Multidisciplinary artist working with choreographic experimentation.
Reserve your spot and ask for more info sending a mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Costs for participants: €120
HobeLasai (Basque country / The Netherlands). Multidisciplinary artist working with choreographic experimentation.
For further information please visit www.hobelasai.com