Shadow Dancing is a research workshop bringing together tools of solo/duo improvisation, jiu jitsu drills/concepts, flying low and passing through, through the metaphor of our shadow.

Where: b12 Festival Berlin, Germany

When: 19-22 July 2024

in this workshop, we will work with duality and how two opposing truths can occupy the same space at the same time. in the research, we will work with shadow as a metaphor (carl jung) and use tools from solo/duo improvisation, jiu jitsu drills/concepts, and flying low (dz), for our physical approach to the theme. our shadow never leaves us, it can be shaped through light within us and our understanding of who we are. it changes, transforms, and morphs through time. the shadow can be a place where we hide characteristics of ourselves. it can be a place where we try on a desire of a different self. does our shadow lie separate to who we are, or can we fully integrate it? we will start with ourselves, transforming through different states, passing through the reality and the desired. duality is present in how two elements can coexist, whether this be abstract or tangible, opposite or complementary, working to form a dynamic system. you will be led through different improvisation tasks, working with physical states, immediate change, invading and escaping one’s space, and restrictions to create freedom. we will work in pairs, creating a space for a witness, a support, a director, an instigator, a shadow… we will move, play, laugh, discuss, and create something together. this research has been developing through the choreographic processes linked to 3 fingers at arm’s length (2017), curl of hair (2021), and chasing ghosts (2023/24).

How to register:

Costs for participants:
4 days / 14 h total w.t. / €210 – early bird*
€230 – regular / €195 – ten years of prof. exp.

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