NOD is excited to introduce the wonderful artists who will enrich the ICD Program academic year 2023-24.
2 weeks workshop led by Astrid Boons. Session included in the NOD International Contemporary Dance Program and only open to 5 external dancers
Where: NOD Nuova Officina della Danza , Via Mantova 34 Torino – Italy
When: March 18 – 29, 2024
Deadline for applications: As long as there is space. The number of participants is limited. First come first serve.
During this two-week workshop you will have the opportunity to dive into Astrid’s choreographic practice and movement methodology as well as study excerpts from her repertory.
In the first part of the workshop the emphasis is on studying the body through introspective research, aiming to reencounter the interior space of the body and the environment the body finds itself in, from a new sensory space.
Through sensorial improvisation tasks and experiments, Astrid leads the participants through processes of self-discovery, whilst working on decision making that uses both their existing knowledge in accordance with their intuition and instinct. We will focus on inner exploration, increasing physical awareness of body and space and encouraging to expand the overall understanding of your body, ultimately aiming to redefine what physical autonomy means for each.
The second part of the workshop consists of learning excerpts of two recent works in which we implement this movement practice and find a deeper and more layered understanding of the work as a whole.
Astrid Boons (1988, Belgium), is a choreographer and performer based in The Netherlands. Since 2017 she is a resident choreographer at Korzo Theatre in The Hague. Getting known in the European dance scene for her emotionally demanding pieces and her strongly embodied states, Astrid Boons’ creations offer a space to deeply experience the body as the site of boundaries and expansion between us and the world. She creates work with a distinctive female perspective foregrounding the subjective connectivity as a form of resistance, together with the continuous search for personal agency.
Astrid received the BNG Bank Dance Award 2017 and Piket Art Award 2017 for her duet Rhizoma (2016). In 2020 she was named artist to watch by NRC newspaper. In 2021, she was nominated for the prestigious Prize of The Netherlands Dance Days for choreography.
Her work has been produced by Korzo Theatre, Nederlands Dans Theater, Dance Theater Heidelberg, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Conny Janssen Danst, Dans I Nord, among others.
As a dancer Astrid worked with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (2017-2018), Nederlands Dans Theater 1 (2017), GöteborgsOperans Danskompani(2013-2016), Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (2009-2013), Dansgroep Amsterdam(2009) and Dansgroep Krisztina De Châtel (2008).
Alongside her work as a choreographer, Astrid is developing her movement practice which is derived from her choreographic research.
She has taught in companies and schools such as Nederlands Dans Theater, Dance Theater Heidelberg, Contact Contemporary Dance Festival Singapore, Dans I Nord, Codarts, Artez among others.
Astrid graduated from The Royal Ballet School of Antwerp (BE). She holds a BA Dance from Codarts (NL) and a BA of Arts (Honours) in Humanities (Art History and Philosophy) from the Open University (UK).
How to register:
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