Process-oriented, community building, shared exploration, open space, research, network, lead practices and more while taking part in the 10th edition of Ticino in Danza.

Where: Genestrerio, Switzerland

When: July 2-10

Deadline for applications: June 15 2024

July 2-10, Ligornetto-Mendrisio (TI Switzerland)
Jul 2-6
Part 1 – Lab Process (time self-organized collectively with the group)
July 7-10
Part 2 – Lab lead by Laura Vilar / No one knows what a body dancing can do
Part 1 – Lab-Process

A process oriented, self-coordinated Lab for movement artists, in south Switzerland during the Permanency/Festival Ticino in Danza. 5 days to network, share practices, meet other artists, attend the program of Festival/Permanency TiD’s new format.
Artists taking part in the Lab – Process are given a space to work as a group, to connect with the other artists virtually ahead of time, to form a community to explore and share feedbacks, have discussions, jams etc.

The participants will be put in contact ahead of time to co-create a system to work collectively for 5 days towards sharing process and ideas, there could be space to share some practices and research tools, to just receive inputs from others, to ask questions to fellow artists, to propose a format to explore movement as a collective, to further navigate the process vs product dilemma, (…)
Also participants will have the chance to attend the performances of the 10th edition of TiD, get to know more about the artists invited who have been working for months within the frame of TiD as a Permanency new format.

The participants are asked to give a small contribution for the space and other resources that are provided by the Festival (big studio space +kitchen for lunch, wifi, online tools to connect, meeting and planning coordination)

Part 2 – contemporary dance workshop with LAURA VILAR
“No one knows what a body dancing can do”

During these days I would like to propose different ways of approaching dance. We will work on fixed sequences, improvisations, and somatic explorations that allow us to explore a little deeper. I would like to propose a journey through our physical experience dancing but also through our sensitivity, ways of thinking, questioning and imagining dance.
We will organise different moments of sharing and reflecting together, writing and tracing the experience as another layer of the investigation. 
The main objective of this meeting is to share our dances, explore and create thought-action devices that contain the potential to disarm habits and trace new possibilities to dance, create or teach.

Laura Vilar (ES/AT)
Dancer, choreographer, facilitator, and researcher. PhD degree from the Philosophy department at UAB with artistic research.
She is co-directing nunArt, an artistic research center in Barcelona.
With a large experience as a dancer and teacher both national and internationally, currently, she is a member of the dance pedagogy department at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and she is involved in projects with Im_Flieger a free space and experimental ground for dance, performance and transmedia art in Vienna.

How to apply:

Costs for participants: CHF 380 early bird till May 5th / CHF 420

Contact details:

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