Creativity is the endless associations and connections we have the ability to make when our spirit is free. Our memories and history are the source and freedom is the force for the transformational process of Synthesis.

Where: Studio 29A, Ptolemaion 29Α, Thessaloniki, Greece

When: November 2021 – January 2022
Friday: 16.00-19.00 Saturday: 11:00-14:00 Sunday: 14:00-19:00 Mondays: In total 3 individual meetings per participant to resolve issues in the creative process. Start: Friday 05 November 2021, 16.00

Deadline for applications: Thursday 04-11-21

This lab is aimed at those who want to delve into the movement composition and the art of choreography. The lab lasts 3 months and contains 4 parts: 1. Composition (Practical course), 2. Artistic research (Theoretical course), 3. Individual guidance and 4. Creation and presentation of a short performance.

COMPOSITION
The first part concerns the acquaintance with various compositional ideas concerning:
The body, The shape, The time, The space, The image, The eyes, The sound / music, The voice / text, The objects and The contact / partnering

References will be made to choreographers and improvisers who used these ideas and we will proceed to the practical application of these. The goal is to cover a wide range, so that everyone can find the principles that currently attract them.

ARTISTIC RESEARCH
The second part is theoretical and aims to become familiar with the concept of artistic research. We will explore different artistic processes, focusing on “Why and How”. We will then focus on the personal artistic research: What texts / materials / ideas / processes do I need? How do I turn them into movement? How do I compose them in a choreography?

INDIVIDUAL GUIDANCE
This part includes one-on-one meetings with participants, where we will discuss the process of creation and ways to find solutions to obstacles. A total of 3 meetings, one at the beginning, one in the middle and one at the end with each participant.

PERFORMANCE
The cycle will end with the presentation of the creations of the participants, on January 29 & 30 at Bensousan Han.

* The group will be closed and the participants will grow artistically through Feedback, Collective Thinking, Mutual Support, and the creation of an artistic community / family.

The 3-month Workshop includes:
90 hours of composition practice
20 hours artistic research theory
3 hours Mentoring meeting per participant
Performance / presentation at Bensousan Han, at the end of the Lab.

The Workshop is addressed to
• students / graduates of dance/theatre/performance schools,
• to amateurs with experience in improvisation and the creative process,
• to amateurs with experience in improvisation / contemporary dance who wish to get to know the creative process.

COVID-19
Following all the safety protocols for covid-19

How to apply:
APPLICATION FORM
https://forms.gle/HGD1sXFnN9HdTvjS9
Limited places: up to 12 participants.

Costs for participants: 140 € / month 120 € / month (students / unemployed / participants of the 1st Composition and Choreography Laboratory)

Contact details: vangelidou@gmail.com, +30 6973393122

For further information, please visit https://fb.me/e/LKN6BJf1
https://vickyangelidou.com/performances/composition-research-and-choreography-lab

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