SOLO performance laboratory. (face to face or online)
A Laboratory which offers artists the time and space to research, construct, complete and present a solo performance work in the full breadth of its multiple meanings and manifestations. A limited group of 5 autonomous artists will share a 3 months’ investigative journey; working as a cooperative to strengthen and nurture each individual process.

Where: Remo studio Amsterdam, the Netherlands

When: 1st December – 1st of March.

Deadline for applications: 15 November

Description of opportunity: What is devising solo?

* We are aware of the difficulties inherent to the solo performance practice. Devising solo offers an intimate research framework in which we recreate common references, lines of action, survival methods and collaborative debates around contemporary performance practices.

This lab is an invitation to anyone keen on developing live solo performance work regardless of their level of experience.

Itinerary

We will share two group practices a week using effective tools of movement, voice and text research; supplemented by group studies, readings and feedback. Coaching will be available via face to face or online meetings. There will be opportunities to experiment with a wide range of stage possibilities including lighting, photography, video, sound, costume research and set design. Participants will be offered time in the dance studio/atelier to develop their ideas.

Individual artists are required to be committed to the process and are encouraged to participate fully. Further tasks will be assigned based on individual needs. Participants can also choose to work online. Each process has its own time frame; however, the completed works are to be presented on the 1st of March, an event which the group will produce together.

Enquiry

-How do we encourage the performance material to manifest itself?
-How do we develop a practice?
-How can we integrate different disciplines into a concrete form?
-How to emancipate our ideas through the body?

This laboratory is facilitated by Javier Murugarren
[Basque country / The Netherlands]

Multidisciplinary artist working with choreographic experimentation, bringing movement together with textiles, sound and language. His work has been presented in places such as Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Royal Palace (Amsterdam), Saatchi gallery & V&A museum (London), Casa Encendida (Madrid)……. He is a founding member of the performance troupe Instant collective (2006), he curates ReMo (2018), a Movement Research studio in Amsterdam Noord. www.hobelasai.com

How to apply: If you want to participate please send a motivation letter explaining your background and ideas to murugarrenj@gmail.com

Costs for participants:
Laboratory costs: a prepayment of €500 or 3 monthly payments of €200.

For further information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ReMoAmsterdamNoord

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