Workshop with Romain Guion – Les Ballets C de la B – Alain Platel

Where: Spazio MUVet – Bologna, Italy

When: From 23th to 24th November 2019

The One and Many

At the root of this workshop lies a fundamental question. Which is more essential to humanity: the individual or the collective? Is it a fallacy to believe that one is superior to the other?

Does collectivism crush the soul of individuals and undermine creativity and initiative? Or is the tendency towards union innate? Can we be autonomous individuals and a part of a greater whole at the same time? Does the individual lose her/his identity in union or does one become more true to oneself by contributing to a greater whole? Do individual personalities blossom in communal life and how can we balance the competing demands for caring for ourselves and serving the community?

In the course of four days and through a free-form guided improvisational tasks based on the modus operandi of Les Ballets C de la B, the participants are invited to delve deeper into these questions. Together we reflect on notions such as symbiosis, reciprocity, altruism and antagonism. Comprising playful tasks dealing with social order, power games, teamwork, consensus, cooperation and conflicts, The One and Many is envisioned as a creative playground for reciprocal exchange of thoughts, an exploratory territory that spotlights on how we behave, relate or thrive within a group. Moreover, it encourages movers of all types to experiment, question, dare and most importantly, to dance.

“Nothing is precious except that part of you which is in other people, and that part of others which is in you. Up there, on high, everything is one.” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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Costs for participants: 180€

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