THE SPACE IN BETWEEN _DUO_ Collaboration, created by Gemma Shrubb and Anna Katalin Németh open their tools of creation and of awakening the creative flow, within one’s body and in between two bodies, in a weekend Intensive Workshop in DOCK 11, Berlin for all performers of various movement backgrounds.
The concepts of moving together by necessity, trust, risk, presence,
instinct reaction and sensitivity will be a continuous focus of the workshop, whilst exploring the different levels of touch, contact, and the shifting of the bodies on to each other through elevating and lifting.
By the physical exploration of The Space In Between we touch on the philosophical level of the subject of shared responsibilities in Human Relations.
*On the same Weekend 23&24 March VORTEX, the new piece of THE SPACE IN BETWEEN and Co. will premier at ADA Studios, Berlin.
Where: DOCK 11, Berlin Kastanienallee 79 / 10435 Berlin, Germany
When: 23 and 24 March 2019
Deadline for applications: 22. March 2019
The SPACE IN BETWEEN _DUO_ Workshop focuses, after investigating in the tools and approach of opening oneself creative presence, on the moment of sharing between TWO INDIVIDUUMS.
The investigation is about how to share that open creative space, how can two bodies create their own language by sensitive listening and strong creative presence, using practical tools such as connecting through rhythm, breath, touch by sharing the skin, muscular and full body weight in contact and, travelling through balance and off balance in space.
Folk music and dance inspired challenging, highly physical coordination exercises and phrases shift into playful improvisations, opening oneself to creative performance presence.
Exploring the natural spirals of the Bio-Tensegrity Methode, shifting between Balance and Off-Balance, in constant search of the FLOW.
The concepts of moving together by necessity, trust, risk, presence, instinct reaction and sensitivity will be a continuous focus of the workshop, whilst exploring the different levels of touch, contact, and the shifting of the bodies on to each other through elevating and lifting.
By the physical exploration of THE SPACE IN BETWEEN we touch on the philosophical level of the subject of shared responsibilities in human relations.
The Workshop has 4 Phases
I. ENERGY WORK/ CONNECTING
Inspired by the knowledge of Meditation, ritualistic forms of Dance, breath work, and the release of sound contemplating in Improvisation and Drawing to awaken the creative source of the body.
II. CHALLENGING RHYTHM
Combining the use of Folk music and dance, such as Turkish, Hungarian and flamenco, inspires rhythmical coordination exercises raising into highly demanding, physical levels of dance, opening the source of joy through passing exhaustion, concluding in the free use of the learned sources of steps and rhythm in improvisation.
III. CHALLENGING SPIRALS
Actively engaging the knowledge of the BIO-TENSEGRITY method, the use of natural CURVES and SPIRALS of the body, as well as the basic pincipals of WEIGHTSHIFTS between BALANCE and OFF_BALANCE positions, in challenging, coordination exercises and short phrases travelling on the floor and in the space between down and upright positions.
The last phase concludes with the concepts we have explored throughout the workshop, through a task-based improvisation focused within partnering work. The concepts of moving by necessity, trust, risk, presence, instinct reaction and sensitivity will be a continuous focus, whilst exploring the different levels of touch, contact, shifting of the bodies on to each other, and sharing of weight, differentiating between elevating or lifting. By this final physical exploration, we touch on the philosophical level of the subject of shared responsibilities in human relations.
*In all four phases of the Workshop tasks will be given in individual and in duet format to be explored.
Our approach and motivation:
We believe to use all our abilities to the best we can to be able to help other people to realize their strength, their own skills and above all, to learn something new. Whether we are teaching steps, improvisation or the approach of tact in movement. The ability to bring people to a
Dancer, Choreographer, Dance teacher (UK)
Gemma began her training at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds, with a BA Diploma into further Education. Continuing to a BA Hons Degree at The London Contemporary Dance School. She then studied for her Postgraduate Diploma as part of Edge Dance Company, touring works nationally and internationally for choreographers including Hofesh Shechter, James Cousins, Helena Franzen and Danish Dans Theatre. Gemma’s professional experience has included works for Akram Khan, James Wilton,
Throughout her performing and creative experiences, Gemma has utilised her skills to bring her work and knowledge into a variety of artistic activities including dance teaching for professional as well as sharing her knowledge in local and out of area communities, health and social educational settings.
Her credits also include photographic, Art and Film projects for Pete Inkpen, Roarke Pearce and Charana Jayasuriya. Specialised and Music Films for Billy Cowie, Slow Club, High Hazels, Grey Matter, Della Lupa and Pigeon Detectives.
Anna Katalin Németh
Dancer, Choreographer, Dance teacher (HU/G)
Anna began her dance training at the Hungarian University of Dance, Budapest, including a year at the
As a freelancer, she has worked with various choreographers such as Be van Vark, Constanza Macras, Sven Seeger,
Meanwhile freelancing and collaborating Anna maintained a strong focus on her research and investigated a daily creative movement practice in nature over years, to understand possible approaches of opening oneself creative flow, by embracing
Registration per E-mail at:
Registration confirmation and payment details will be given per E-mail.
To ensure your place in the Workshop, payment of the fee will be requested within the registration following 5 working days.
Costs for participants: 85 euro *The first FIVE Registration, before the 01st of March for 65 euro.
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