fall lab 2016 - barcelona
in november 2016 choreolab europe organized a 4-day lab in barcelona where advanced and professional dancers, movers, dancing choreographers and dance students could participate.
in this fall lab the following choreographers facilitated the labs:
anja gallagher (ch)
the arising of meaning through structural use of music
the lab focuses on how meaning can arise by simply making the music visible through movement. we use movement created on a specific instrument within a score and put it in different relations to fellow dancers, to explore what meanings can arise when combined in different ways. we also explore the concept of dancing through an inner rhythm as opposed to an outer stimulus. can we find an unexpected, surprising focus in this way of creation?
danielle dugas (us)
can meditation create a more enlightened perspective from which to make work? can our collective focus be used as a tool in deepening the art that we produce? we will see... in this laboratory we will start with a basic meditation practice and a common focus. then we will dive into an individual meditative/improvisation structure. to finish we will explore these questions by creating an instant choreography together on our new found platform.
sanne clifford (nl)
'the body never lies' perspectives and approaches
for my new upcoming work I would like to research different aspects and approaches based on graham's quote 'the body never lies'. we will explore intuitive and/or instinctive physical reactions, approaching by among others: senses, gestures, relationships, and spacial settings. how do we look, what do we see, how do we read this and is what we see what we get? when, how or what do you trust; yourself, the situation the other? how do you respond? we will work in groups to research these different approaches which we will develop into fragments, scenes or phrases.
also part of the programme were: a lecture/workshop by manuela calleja of salzburg dance company cieLaroque/helene weinzierl, several 'playgrounds', a workshop by Almudena Pérez and a collaboration with the fenòmens festival.
what participants say about the labs:
I am very grateful for participating in choreolab. it was really for me a 'revitalizing' experience in many aspects. I am 100% positive about it.
gabriela - participant winterlab 2016, amsterdam
the winterlab was a fun and intensive three days. it was great to get to meet and work together with different people from different backgrounds. feeling inspired and motivated!
sara - participant winterlab 2016, amsterdam
playful, inspiring days; daring to dream, laugh, experiment, flip over, start, start again - but mainly just move and dance!
amelia – participant fall-lab 2015, berne
choreolab is a safe space to begin your choreographic explorations. to share thoughts and knowledge and to play with choreography with different types of movers.
katrina - participant spring lab 2016, berlin