PLAY FULL BODY
by Laura Aris
PLAY FULL BODY
Laura Aris Play Full Body Technical exercises and improvisations with clear framework will be the starting point for the work in a group, as couples or individually. We will look for creative impulses that, when released, offer us new possibilities for achievement. We will observe how sometimes extreme qualities maintain a balanced tension, that the tension attracts attention, and that many times, silence speaks.
“As a teacher and as an artist, I am committed to sharing thoughts, questions, tips, and accumulated experiences that inspire and encourage others – hopefully enhancing a collective, intellectual curiosity. Through my years of teaching, I have learned to seek out a balance between goals relating to technical mastery and abilities of individual students to make their own choices, reflect deeply, discover anew, develop personae, and encounter imaginary universes. Teaching requires a dynamic interplay between what is happening inside the teacher’s mind and what happens with the group in the room. The act of teaching and my professional artistic practice has for long been interconnected. They are in constant relation and evolving together. I often borrow ideas from my artistic work according to how relevant they are on a pedagogical level. I then invent work sessions and exercises that support the mechanisms and technical needs of the scenic idea. I select some concepts that can be taken out of context and embodied by other bodies, other minds – keeping the essence but also becoming filters for new, freshly arising materials. Teaching has undeniably become an important part of my professional life. Now, I strongly believe that the relationships between the act of teaching and one’s artistic practice are often undervalued.”
“I use dance as a Tool and not as Goal, and though it is not my intention, dance shapes my spirituality. I like to create theatrical discourses that are sustained by movement – constantly seeking generators of physicality and then setting necessary filters that maximize the content of my proposals. In dance, I find an ephemeral logic that reveals particles of truth. Sometimes, the particles disappear at the end of the performative act, but sometimes, they endure. I am interested in the echo of movement”.
Bio: Laura Aris
Laura Aris is a performer, choreographer and recognized international pedagogue. Currently, she is working as a freelance artist developing her own creative practices, leading commissioned works, creating several solo works and many collaborative performances. Her performing experience includes a decade as a formal member of the renowned Belgium company Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez, as well as working with Lanònima Imperial, associated with General Elèctrica artist collective in Barcelona, and Ember dance platform in Brussels. She has been a movement assistant for several collaborations with Ivo Van Hove (2017/2019).
Monday to Friday
Price of the workshop:
Registration fee of 80 euro required (as part of the €150)