The Importance of Doing is a week workshop mixing morning training with afternoons full of improvisation and composition, a work session in which you can learn new techniques and apply them immediately.
Fabian Wixe is looking for dancers and performers who wish to develop their skills and spend a week exploring their own physicality in relation to a group.

Where: The Au Brana Centre, Pauilhac, France

When: 20-24th of May

The morning sessions will be dedicated to technical and physical training; a mix of Flying Low (David Zambrano’s technique) and other floor work, training and games to improve strength, flexibility and awareness. I will also propose choreographic material in the mornings with a focus on increasing speed and precision.
I want to explore listening through the physical work, listening to the group and to oneself within a group, and how energy can be re-cycled and shared. Run with your heart rather than with your feet (they will follow).

In the afternoons we will work through both improvisation and composition; I’d like us to move together, creating a space where we practice, explore, perform and ’fail’ without judging ourselves or others. I would like to create an environment in which we can be inspired and inspire each other, a place to see each other and to let ourselves be seen.
We will establish a routine of performing improvisation for each other, to let this work be a way into creating, to shift between not knowing in advance what you will do, into creating very detailed scores.
In terms of the compositional work I would like to share methods of working used and developed within ’Project i19’ for our latest production ’Birds (come back to bones)’ and the creation of ‘New Sites’ for Theater Bielefeld.

The approach aims to remove the need for inspiration in order to be able to work, to give tools to bypass your own sense of judgement in the creative process and to use what you know to shape what you don’t know yet.

The registration is on a first come first served basis, with a maximum of 15 participants, and to secure a place you will need to complete an application form and pay a non-refundable deposit of €50 (refunded if we cancel).

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Application form can be found here:

Costs for participants:
Cost of the session is €200 with accommodation and all meals onsite at Au Brana for another €150. (350€ in total)
Food will be prepared collectively during the residency.


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