Uferstudios 3
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Emotional Spaces


This research aims to free ourselves from the habits, the recurring patterns and the social behaviors we project into our actions. We will begin from an emotional perspective, questioning the border between performing and not performing to trigger notions of nothingness and vulnerability. We will engage our physical and emotional sensitivity and openness in a dialogue with the surrounding space including the architecture, audience and colleagues. We will focus on questions such as: How does one recognize and use the gaze of the audience while acknowledging the emotional frictions induced by a direct confrontation with the 'other'? How does one transform triggered emotions into an energy that allows us to explore and play with the present moment? How does one subdue his/her/here own ego in order to work with the space and people around them? In this workshop dance as visible event is not the goal. Dance as a vector of an emotion, of a tension between performers, observers, and space that is managed in real time. What would it mean to work on ways of sharing more than showing?

Open training:  The training will focus on sharpening our senses in order to open ourselves to a 360° spatial perception. Our surroundings will become just as important as our internal world. Each individual presence will therefore be understood as part of a living and conscious human network, sharing and influencing itself and those sharing the space. In order to embody the outside world internally and externally simultaneously, we will work at silencing our expectations and internal noises. How does one let go? We will explore several ways to trick our perception, taking inspiration from : Grinberg Method exercises, voice/sounding, meditation, physical exhaustion, Holotropic breathing, outdoor experiences, the perception of the invisible. Not to be « a head », but a body. Not to be « a head », but in the now. We will aim to build a space of trust and freedom between the self, the bodies, the space and the people. We will cultivate a certain fragility which, in turn, will allow us to plant the seeds of different movement qualities and experiences, and learn to play with energy rather than controlling it.

Fee: 170 € / red.: 150 € / professional dancers: 130 €
Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de

Open Contemporary training: Mo & Mi 18:15 - 19:45 Uhr
Fee: 10x card: 95 € / red.: 90 € / prof.: 70 €
Project: 27.10.-17.12.2014
Mo + Wed 20:00 - 22:00
Showing: 17.12.2014 / 21:00
The performance project is fully booked!

27.10. -17.12.2014