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.

IV. TACT
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 knew awareness, and throughout ourselves too, is what motivates us and gives meaning to our teaching.

Gemma Shrubb
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, Fuora Dance Project, Willi Dormer and Co_Motion Dance as well as smaller scale projects for local theatres, Companies, galleries, film and photography artists. Since 2012 she is in the position of Dancer and Rehearsal Director for Ceyda Tanc Dance Company. Touring with the company nationally and throughout Turkey the companies ethos works with fusing Contemporary Dance and Traditional Turkish Folk Dance.
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.
Gemmas teaching is characterised by her interest of Turkish Folk Dance, primarily the male roles within this traditional form, and the fusion of that with contemporary dance and improvisation, forming rhythms, patterns, almost ritualistic steps and breath within movement, as a way to approach human connections. These interests of investigation in dance and movement research were the basis which brought the motivation to co-create in 2018 THE SPACE IN BETWEEN _DUO_ collaboration with Anna Katalin Németh Berlin based Hungarian dancer and choreographer.
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 Escoela Superior de Danca, Lisbon(PT). She graduated in 2011 with a BA Diploma in Contemporary Dance. After studing for over three years with the Dance Company, Budapest Dance Theater under the guidance of Razza Hammadi (FR), Bela Földi(HU), Josph Tmim (ISR) she continued her education in SEAD, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, where she has been part of creations of choreographers such as Milla Koinstinnen, Roberto Olivan, Victoria P. Miranda and Bostjan Antoncic. After graduating from SEAD in 2015 she has moved to Berlin and became an active member of the NGO Dancers without Borders and worked in various art projects with political, educational and social engagement. This experiences made her realize, her own artistic potential and responsibilities, the necessity to investigate her abilities and knowledge of dance into embracing the understanding of human relations.
As a freelancer, she has worked with various choreographers such as Be van Vark, Constanza Macras, Sven Seeger, Dr. Caroline Vains, Nevin Aladagand since 2018 with the Dance Company Grupo Oito, founded by Ricardo de Paula. She shares the ideology, which all these above mentioned artists are performing with their work, to empower human connections through dance and art, to resist all form of oppression, and to create space for integration and discussing the philosophical question of freedom.
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 knowledge of yogic principals, meditation, traditional folk dances and moving with the awareness of the bio-tensegrity method. Those years of research and the exchange with other artists allowed her to utilise her skills and knowledge into a movement practice and ongoing creative research method called THE SPACE IN BETWEEN. This praxis gave the base of her choreographic works, which she developed during the joined Choreography MA Programm, of the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). In 2018 Anna shared the Research of THE SPACE IN BETWEEN _solo_ with Gemma Shrubb Brighton based dance artist and their collective investigation brought the research to the new level, The SPACE IN BETWEEN _DUO_.

Registration per E-mail at:
annakatalinaworks@gmail.com

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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