A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE – an instant composition process laboratory
by COMPANY BLU (Alessandro Certini and Charlotte Zerbey)
About the workshop:
This workshop plays with the predictability and unpredictability of real time composition. By engaging in the fragility of improvised action through listening, the performers are able to track, shape and mold a piece as it proceeds. The workshop’s movement studies bring out personal creativity and theatrical presence.
The warm-up will refine skills of sensing in relationship to ones experience, and will work towards an immediate “performer-audience” connection. Attention is placed on gesture and voice, as well as touch, enabling a concrete awareness of place and feeling state.
The work continues by focusing on dialogue and on composition skills organized in small and large groups with guided sessions of dance improvisation as a collective act. We will create physical narratives that derive from a clear awareness of the overall context. This practice refines the ability to develop group work in a living system, a dynamic system of improvised performance that uses the capacity “to play” with the vitality of open choice, with imagination, both personal and collective, aiming towards a vital performance in the richness of the present moment.
Space will be given to vocal explorations; pre-lingual sounding and words will be introduced to develop expression shedding new light on communication and the improvised process.
Participants may invite friends and colleagues to an informal showing on the last day.
Alessandro Certini and Charlotte Zerbey conducted their technical and artistic development of contemporary dance work in various European countries since 1979 and in 1989 founded Company Blu in Florence, Italy. Company Blu’s artistic exploration stretches from the production of full-length works to choreographic research, from improvisation to teaching. They are in residence for years at Teatro della Limonaia in Sesto Fiorentino (FI), and from 2013 to 2015 part of TRAM (Teatro di Residenza Artistica Multipla), and are supported by the Tuscan Region and the City of Sesto Fiorentino.
Company Blu has presented its work at festivals and theaters: Biennale Danza di Venezia, Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Reggio Emilia Teatri, Dance Umbrella Londra, Rotterdam Festival, Uthrect Festival, Purcell Room Queen Elizabeth Hall Londra, International Tanz Festival Freiburg (D), Teatro Nacional de Caracas. Locally presented in theaters and festivals: Festival of Castiglioncello, Fabbrica Europa, Cango Florence, Teatro Studio Scandicci, Pistoia Teatro Manzoni, Teatro della Limonaia.
Company Blu received the choreographic award Danza & Danza for Tempesta di Sogni, and the IMAIE award for the “SHOPTALK” publications.
Tuesday till Saturday
May 23rd – 27th
10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30
Registration fee of 80 € (as part of the 300 €).