by Sophia Rodriguez
“Under the title WITHOUT FILTER Sophia Rodriguez, invites you to work in a solo performance: Let’s bounce our cliches and inner fire, constructing and deconstructing fakenes and trueness in a relationship with yourself. Through exercises of body, voice, mind, and language, we will prepare ourselves to undress our feelings and thoughts. This will be the MASA BRUTA, the clay that we will use to create the basis for the development of an aesthetic statement. Every day we are going to construct something individually out of our voice/body/actions and show it. We are going to exercise how to open up fantasies and frustration, inaction, in poetics actions that pull out our trash/ fullness/ fail/ fight/ flame/ died/ expression, playing with superficial and deepness, with subjective and objective, fakenes and trueness, in relation with our self.
Reflecting by doing, we are going to open up our horizons between different art fields, by letting our self being dragged by poetry and metaphors. Whatever comes to us in the process of research is part of us and at the same time when it’s placed somewhere and with a concrete shape, it’s already something new. Something that we can take distance from, observe, treat, compose and decompose; creating a space between the personal meaning and the value that action in itself can have for the environment, the public, etc.
How do we stand for what we do? How do we give the value to emotions or thoughts that come from a very deep or hidden space of our body? What can we discover out of communication with a group? How do we change our perception of reality and our perception of art by giving a form to our thoughts and feelings in a group? Those things we are gonna discuss and reflect together meanwhile we develop a solo performance.”
Bio: Sophia Rodríguez
Sophia Rodríguez is a Venezuelan actress, dancer, fighter, circus artist, stretching and physical preparation teacher. Since 2001 She has been performing and teaching around the world. Her versatility and passion for the transmission of body knowledge has brought her to develop social and artistic projects in countries in different parts of the world.
Sophia Rodriguez loves to work and teach actors, dancers, boxers, fighters, circus artists, performers and non professionals and is specialised in creating relationships in between people with different backgrounds,
Sophia Rodriguez got in 2000 her Bachelors degree in Physical Theater from the National Theater of Venezuela’s Educational Program. She practiced Capoeira with Emerson Dominguez In Cuba’s National Circus School she studied for one year intensively tight rope and in 2008 she got her diploma on dance/performance from the Universidad Experimental de las Artes, Venezuela. In 2010 she participated in “50 days Flying Low and Passing Through in Costa Rica” with David Zambrano, which afterwards she started to teach at different venues
She received in 2014 a Master degree in Physical Theater at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri and won the price as best actress at Sétkani Festival (CZ) In 2013 she had a DanceWEB scholarship at Impulstanz Vienna, but that year marks also the start as artist in residence at Volksroom Brussels.
Since 2003 she has been autor of several performances working in collaboration with many artist as Ines Rojas, Nene Raul Vargas, Thomas Proksch, Ivo Dimchev, Micha Goldberg. She worked with choreographers as David Zambrano (VE/NL), Osmany Tellez (NY), Sabine Jamet (FR), Mat Voorter (NL). Since 2012 Micha Goldberg and Sophía Rodríguez create together various works: I am Your Eva (at Scuola Teatro Dimitri), The Primal Money Scream project (at Volksroom, CAMPO, Gesnerallee and TAZ2014) The Garden Laboratorium (at Something Raw, Possible (Im)possible future festival), You and Me how hot can it be (at a shop at rue Gheude in Anderlecht, Monty theater). In 2017 she performs in Autoctonos, directed by Ayelen Parolin (KunstenFestivalDesArts). 2018/19 she took part in Amateur Theater for professionals by Micha Goldberg (Batâr festival) and performed in a world tour with the piece (B) by Koen Agustijnen and Rosalba Torres Guerrero. in 2019 she created a new solo called “My Nature”, shown in Syndikate Festival (Ljubliana) and Tictac Art Centre (Brussels). Now Sophia Rodriguez creates the Ostentation Project, premiering at Batârd festival 2020.
Mondays till Fridays
Times of this workshop:
14:30 – 18:30
Performance on Thursday 12.3.2020
by Sophia Rodriguez and Marta Coronado
Duration: 20 to 60 minutes
Entrance fee is a 5€ contribution.
Price of workshop:
Registration fee of 80 euro required (as part of the 200)
In this same week the 9th till 13th March in the mornings Marta Coronado is giving also a workshop. By booking a place for both workshops that week you get the Package Deal of 300€ instead of 400€.