The Awakened Body
by Rob Hayden
About the workshop:
A movement and theatrical workshop guided towards unlocking the natural dynamic and creative state of the body, allowing the individual to become totally and completely available to the work with oneself and others.
Each day we focus on the progressive development of one’s own artistic language in order to gain precise clarity in both form and content. The main focus will be on confronting the psycho-physical barriers that we consciously or unconsciously self-impose. Through guided movement and theatrical exercises, we will enter into the heart of our ‘unknown’, both within ourselves and within our work. Naturally, this asks us to develop a more refined awareness with respect to the dynamic relationship between impulse and action.
We will work with ‘impossible’ tasks allowing one’s inner ‘obstacles’ to become more transparent through dealing with elements of risk or danger, employing tasks to challenge our apparent physical, psychological, and emotional limitations to give us the opportunity to go beyond them…revealing our unique language and presence as performers and creators.
This workshop is open to all actors, dancers, and performers.
Born in the US, Robert was a nationally competitive gymnast for 13 years and in 1989 enrolled in the BFA curriculum for theatre and dance at the University of New Mexico.
He joined Ultima Vez in 2002, performing in the creations Blush, Sonic Boom, PUUR, Spiegel and the revivals of What the Body Does Not Remember and In Spite of Wishing and Wanting. Since 2009, he has collaborated as director, choreographer, performer, and composer with various artists from both Belgium and abroad.
His own work combines over 20 years of practical and theoretical research and experience into performance, dance, theatre, sound/music, voice and movement.
He regularly teaches workshops internationally and is currently based in Brussels.
Monday till Friday
February 13th – 17th
14:30 till 18:30
Registration fee of 80 € required (as part of the 200 €)
In the same week Laura Aris is teaching a workshop in the mornings. If you book both workshops, you pay 300 € instead of 400 €. Other discount options 10/15/20% you can find on the page where you book the workshop(s).