performance as encounter

performance as encounter

version for 5 days (adjustable), group of 5 – 20 participants

This workshop focuses on the performance as an encounter in real time

Encounter

with space

with time

with materials/ objects

between performer(s) and audience

 

Question:

You might know something about what you are bringing as performer, but what does the audience bring to the performance?

 

There will be an emphasis on process through excercises, using our bodies and creating material, trying to get a bit further in how to be present in a performative encounter. The students will work individually and in groups. Students are asked to bring an open mind and wear loose clothes.

 

Program:

Day 1: Encounter between body and space

Day 2: Encounter between body and material

Day 3: Encounter between bodies

Day 4: Encounter with time and memory

Day 5: Encountering yourself in meeting with the other

 

The workshop is tailored to end with a public showing at the end of the workshop, for the students to encounter a “real” audience. This can be in an indoor space or outside in public space. Can be omitted or included as desired. The duration of this workshop can also be changed – reduced or stretched out, from one day to a month – according to need and resources.

Can be taught in English or Norwegian.

 

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performance as encounter

version for 1 day only, group of 5 – 20 students

 

 

This workshop will focus on the performance as an encounter in real time

Encounter with space, with material, between performers

 

How to set up and be present in a performative encounter?

 

We will emphasise experimentation and process, through a series of exercises.

At the heart of this workshop is the encounter between body and material, within the parameters of space, time and the presence of the others. The students will work individually and as a group. Students are asked to wear loose clothes that can take some beating.

 

INSTRUCTION:

Bring a material that you like, in the dimensions of your own body.

This can be one object, or many of the same that together adds up to (or folds out to, melts into etc.) the size of your body.

It is good (but not an absolute requirement) if this is a material you already have worked with in your practice or that you have thought of using, something you have some kind of relationship too.

Do NOT bring precious or dangerous materials.

Can be taught in English or Norwegian.