Performing Arts For the Future Workshop Week During International Festival zero Point 2018

Where: The Academy of Performing Arts, Malostranské nám., Prague, Czech Republic

When: 16th of July – 20th of July 2017

Group 1/ Masterclass

David Espinoza (ES): 16th- 20th July, 2018  /HAMU, 10:00 – 14:00, last day of workshop will be at Werichova vila, Prague, where there will be also presentation of Masterclass workshop

“Adult toys and performing arts”

David Espinosa’s work is questioning the idea of performing through a research about theatrical limits, and manipulating the elements of the “stage equation”. Keeping a critical spirit, full of irony, about society and the art world, he tries in every creation to develop a formal game that surprises the audience and make him participant in the viewing of the piece, exposing crudely mechanisms and approaches of the work, away from tags, always in the middle of visual art, dance and theatre. And just about his ideas and skills this workshop will be.

Interested more and more by the creation of meaning through the relationship between form, light and sound, he has delved into the performing concept proposing devices that through precarious methods and “low tech” generate sophisticated effects loaded with theatricality. Adult toys, which provides one particular experience where the ludic or recreational component is as valuable as the artistic discourse, handmade and homemade, following the “do it yourself” doctrine to approach contemporary creation to the citizen, avoiding sublime, elitist and endogamous artist image.

Group 2

Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas (UK/IT): 16th -17th July, 2018   /HAMU, 10:00 – 15:00/

A two-day choreography intensive with Igor and Moreno
Choreography will be thought as a medium of communication rather than as a compositional toolbox; it will also be thought of as the construction of an experience and therefore regard the audience as an essential reference point during its creation. The workshop – aimed at professional and aspiring choreographers – will encourage working with playfulness, instinct and self-discipline and try to get closer to understand what choreography is for us individually and collectively.
Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinasare two London-based artists. They started creating collaboratively in 2007; they founded ‘BLOOM! dance collective’ in 2009 and ‘Igor and Moreno’ in 2012. Their work is characterised by their interest in the moving body and the immediacy of action as a vehicle for meaning, ideas and desires.

They have received a number of awards and recognitions, including the Rudolf Laban Award 2010, top-20 Aerowaves 2011, 2013 and 2015 and an artistic residency at the Prix Jardin D’Europe; most recently they have been nominated for the Total Theatre Awards 2015 and selected for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival British Council Showcase 2015. Igor and Moreno are currently Work Place artists at The Place and associate artists at TIR Danza.

Daina Ashbee (CA): 18th -20th July, 2018 /HAMU, 10:00 – 14:00/

A three days choreography workshop with Daina Ashbee

Ashbee’s workshop will focus on developing your own artistic language to describe images, energy, feelings with our interpreter. How can this language develop what you see and what you want to see? Moving on, we learn to receive, listen and witness the body we are working with and open ourselves to the images, energy feelings that they are putting out. This exercise can change your initial idea or what you were intending to create.

Then try to develop a repertoire or bank of ideas, creating variations of gestures or images that have created. You start to see many directions we can take the work and note them as you create on the interpreter so we can always move backwards and explore other directions. As we (you) keep moving forward in developing the work, one moment building into the next, we can try stepping out of the material to look at the overall composition we are creating. Everyone will have different ways of doing this, so we will explore different tools and everyone shall develop their own techniques of stepping out of the work and taking notes or documenting the work for themselves.

Daina Ashbee is an artist, performer and choreographer based in Montreal, known for her radical works at the edge of dance and performance, which intelligently approach such complex subjects and taboos as female sexuality, Métis identity, and climate change. For the choreographer, creation is an instinctive and quasi-spiritual quest, which embraces her relationship with her ancestors, the universe and the entire cosmos. At the young age of 26, she has already won two awards for her choreographies. She was a double prizewinner at the Prix de la danse de Montréal, winning both the Prix du CALQ for Best Choreography of 2015-2016 for her choreographic installation When the Ice Melts, Will We Drink the Water?, and the Prix Découverte de la danse, presented by Agora de la danse and Tangente, for Unrelated. Also Daina was named by the prestigious German TANZ magazine as one of 30 promising artists for the year 2017 and named one of 25 to watch by the American publication, DANCE in 2018. Recognized as one of the most promising choreographers of the next generation, her work is regularly presented in the most prestigious festivals (The Venice Biennale, Oktoberdans, Les Rencontre Chorégraphiques de Seine Saint Denis, and the Munich Dance Biennale) and on the stages of the world (Canada, France, Spain, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Greenland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Mexico).

To apply 

Send CV + motivation letter on email address

First round of applications:

Deadline: June 14th, 2018

• €130,- / participation in the workshop week Group 1 + free admission to all performances – International Zero Point Festival 2017
• €110,- / participation in the workshop week Group 2 + free admission to all performances – International Zero Point Festival 2017

Second Round of Applications:
Deadline: July 6th, 2018

•€150,- / participation in the workshop week Group 1 + free admission to all performances – International Zero Point Festival 2017
•€130,- / participation in the workshop week Group 2 + free admission to all performances – International Zero Point Festival 2017

Contact details:
Barbora Repická – production
+420 775 426 733

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