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INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM 1 - WEEK 5 (07–11/08/2023)

PIlates with Chloe Chignell
The class focuses on gaining greater articulation of the body through building specificity and clarity. We will build strength and find release as we work through particular muscle groups and joints with targeted exercises. We will work towards increasing our range of movement by physically understanding the shape of our joints. We focus on the initiation of movement through deeper muscle engagement. The class seeks to give participants a better understanding of their own biomechanics through physical sensation.
Biography Chloe Chignell >>

Contemporary technique class with Thomas Vantuycom

This class aims to develop a greedy body; a body that’s both voluminous and compact. For this, we’ll explore how different levels of tonicity in the body can act as a complement to the paradigm of release of tension. Through short movement sequences and improvisations, we’ll cultivate our ability to be both playful and deliberate. Now and then, we’ll turn up the dial and practise moving with speed and with ‘punch’. All throughout the week, we’ll work on a longer, somewhat quirky movement sequence that fosters a groovy body and leaves space for one’s own embodiment.
Biography Thomas Vantuycom >>

Workshop 'choreographic scores' with Vera Tussing
Choreographing Quartet(s) - a workshop based on Tactile Quartet(s):
The material of this workshop will be drawn from what I refer to as the Tactile Cycle of my work – a series of stage performances, installation pieces, lectures & podcasts created over a decade, that focus on tactility, collectivity and consent. More specifically we will work and re-work two sections from a particular performance called Tactile Quartet(s) created in 2019 in collaboration with the Brussels based String Quartet MP4. There are three ‘communities’ in the piece – the quartet of dancers; the musicians of the Quatuor MP4, and the audience. All three of these ‘communities’ carry its own formative and coded rules of conduct. For this workshop the participants will be invited to create their own group, their own tactile, choreographic quartet guided by already existing scores as well as developing their own movement material inside a group setting.
Biography Vera Tussing >>