The classes encourage the dancer to allow the body to be penetrable so speech and dance can lock into each other. Tongue interacts with skeleton and muscle and fuses into space, scale, matter and audience. When choreographic output heightens the poetic experience its arrangement can strengthen and focus the material into unity. In pacing actions, the dancer conceives of textural qualities and is able to convey the flow of time. He or she enters the imagined space evoked by language. Words then, as an active ingredient for the dance, can create the bodily movement that fulfils the image. This image is dynamic and sensual in essence. Students learn to bear its weight as well as navigate its lightness and humour.

MIMESIS asks / requires the dancer to go into detail and further his or her elemental understanding of making improvised compositions.

Where: Hosted by Black Dove at UV studio in Brussels, Belgium

When: 24-28 April 2017

Deadline for application: 22 April

BILLIE HANNE is a dance maker and poet focused on speech, the dancing body, space and light. Her creative practice stems from the experimental tradition and is consistently involved with rooting poetry in heart of the dance. Through radical handling of dance and speech, she creates instant choreographies, visceral works at the nexus of composition, improvisation, visual arts, dance and a new form of poetry.
Her knowledge and understanding of the body are fed by her artistic journey as well as her instructing classes and workshops in dance centres all over Europe. She is a passionate performer and teacher able to transmit her experience with zest.
As an independent artist, she brings her work to different venues from underground studios to established theatres, to galleries and industrial sites. She has made a significant number of solos, directs pieces for her company Billie & Wheelgod, creates commissioned works and gratefully engages with musicians, visual artists, lighting designers and poets in collaborative set ups.

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