DUO2015 of William Forsythe with Riley Watts, Elizabeth Waterhouse, Brigel Gjoka

Brigel Gjoka and Riley Watts, both former dancers of The Forsythe Company, practicing for long time together, are face to the practice of entrainment as a form of progressive work, reaching a level of interrogation on how connections, composition, rule breaking and listening can create a dialogue between individuals. The work will be focused on explaining and exploring how connections can be acquired through entrainment. “DUO2015” is the latest work of William Forsythe in which both artist are facing and confronting each other in constant research for new dimensions of being creative.

In this residency we have also Elizabeth Waterhouse, a dance theorist and also a former dancer of The Forsythe Company. Since 2014 Waterhouse has collaborated with Bettina Bläsing at the University of Bielefeld, exploring how research of William Forsythe`s choreography “Duo,” made with consultation from the dancers, can productively contribute to the science of entrainment. In this residency, Waterhouse brings her perspective of the science of entrainment, as well as her experience bridging theory and practice. Working with Gjoka, Watts, and the participants, she asks: What skills have “Duo” dancers cultivated, and how do these define their sociality and sense of self? And, more generally, how do expectations and procedures of research differ between dancers and scholars?

Where: Art Factory International, Via della Casa Buia 4/A Bologna, Italy

When: 28th – 29th October | time: 10am to 4pm

How to apply:
The workshop is open to a limited number of participants.
Applicants need to submit a full C.V to:

*Registration by October 05th | Workshop fee: 150€
*Registration after October 06th | Workshop Fee: 170€

Contact details:
Art Factory International
Via della Casa Buia 4/A
Bologna 40129 – Italy

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