More saturday practice sessions at Wiesenburg-Halle

I m happy to announce more Saturday Practice Sessions that I will organize/hold at Wiesenburg-Halle.

Currently I m interested in following my research around groups of people becoming one body or an organization or an organism. Soon, I m also beginning a new work on folk dancing today for which I m starting to collect ideas.
The sessions start with body practice dealing with the cellular body (embryology) and eastern practices (I m doing a shiatsu/ki-concept education at the moment), individual work, partner work or work in a group.

In the second part I m interested to experiment on ideas I have for my upcoming group projects.
Some notions I m curious about:

- different ways of experiencing our own and foreign forces (based on some principles Laban is describing as motor forces)
- on yourself
- on or through somebody else
- within a group
- different ’engines’ between towelling, sliding, flying, floating, sinking in etc.
- following the notions on vibration: how to be together, how we exist together (not alone)
- repetition and difference
- how the group becomes
— -> a political body (subjectivity within collectivity)
— -> a community (of beings)
— -> a mechanized construction / movement revealer
— -> an organized abstract form
— -> an unrecognizable form etc....
lots of space for discoveries or for scratching into details till something becomes...else...than what we know already.... images as organs, as prothesis...

- I will also research on hands and arms linking from one to another and formations applying different principles of Laban’s motor forces (e.g. in relation to folk dances), ’Verkettungen’ / formations that can cristallize and be destroyed.

The dates are :
8.12. + 15.12.
29.12. (t.b.c.)
5.1. + 26.1.
and the hours are each time: 10h-13h.

Wiesenstrasse 55
13357 Berlin-Wedding
closest U-Bahn Pankstrasse
closest S-Bahn Humboldthain

Published 11 December 2012

Harvest - research at Wiesenburg

This January 2021, we have started the research around the new work for kids from 3 years on: Harvest - at Wiesenburg.
Together with Jan Loris, Aya Toraiwa, Manuel Lindner and Emma Juliard, I have spent 3 intense weeks of working with the branches from our own harvest at Wiesenburg.

pic: I.Schad. all rights reserved.

Published 31 January

Embryology as Choreography

I have just been asked to write an essay about my artistic practices for the Magazine of the Muzeum Susch, which will be published soon, when I have taken the opportunity to revisit an older text of mine from 2013 entitled ’Embryology as Choreography’.
It has been a good moment for me to realise, which aspects are still present in my today’s approach, and at which point they have changed.
You will notice once the new essay will be published and I will be happy to share it with you.
But here comes the one from 2013.

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The text ‘Embryology as Choreography’ first appeared in: Brandstetter, Gabriele; Klein, Gabriele; Foster, Susan Leigh; Haller, Melanie; and Luken, Heike (ed), Dance [And] Theory (2013)

Published 23 January

Turning Solo @ Humboldthain

On 28th and 29th November 2020, together with Jasmin İhraç, we have experimented with an Open Air Version of the Turning Solo in public space. We have installed the work as an ongoing meditation practice allowing for witnessing Jasmin spinning when passing by. Everyone who has been enjoying the Humboldthain at this day and at this time of the day could discover a personal practice of spinning and sculpting time....
It has been an enriching experience for all of us.

pic: I.Schad. all rights reserved.

Published 23 January

I give you violence, sensuality and care

A text written on the occasion of our guest performances in Zagreb in 2017, first published on this website got finally translated into English. We are happy to use the opportunity and share this text with you!!!

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translation by Mirna Herman Baletić

See online : Express

Published 22 January

OPS @ Humboldthain

OPS has started to adapt to the current circumstances of the Pandemie:
Practice outside at Humboldthain:
This is a short message, letting you know that I ll do some movement practice, Qi Gong and training with the Jo (wooden Stick, coming from the Aikido practice) almost every day 10-11:30 from now on. If you are interested in joining, please send me a message before and we can check the details then. Isabelle

Published 3 January

Reflection / Zoom sharing @ Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

I have had the pleasure to share this work with students and audiences connected to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In collaboration with Goethe Institute Hongkong.

After sharing 30min excerpt from the piece on video, we have started a conversation around the topics, practices and concerns touching this work and my practices in general. I have been impressed by the questions coming from the students during this Zoom Meeting, thank you so much.
18. November 2020, 11 - 13h German Time.

pic: D. Hartwig, all rights reserved.

Published 18 November 2020