EXIN – Meg Stuart “Yes to the wind”
21st of July till 4th of August 2019
Studio Burdag, Poland
Yes to the Wind
An intensive improvisation workshop built on three intertwining focuses; listening, practicing, and performing. In a series of guided visualization and extended sensorial meditations, we will align ourselves with the energetic field that vibrates and moves through us paying special attention to subtlety and nuance.
We will look at our studio desires, studying our movement patterns, temporal and spatial choices; what moves us physically and conceptually? what do we gravitate towards? what do we avoid? what do we need to let go of? what do we want to invite?
Moving these questions, we will explore strategies of transformation, change, and yielding to allow new and unexpected pathways to appear and to follow. We will meet each other through states of touch, shared fictions and energetic exchanges, building trust, playfully embracing risk, and discovering the bliss of vulnerability.
Saying Yes to the Wind.
Together, we will devise rituals as a context to perform for each other and the landscape in various constellations and timings. Enjoying the creative surge this heightened attention of the witness brings to our dancing and awareness.
Meg Stuart is an American choreographer and dancer, working and living in Berlin(D) andBrussels(B). She founded her own company, Damaged Goods, in Brussels through which she has realized over 30 productions, ranging from solos to large-scale choreographies, site-specific creations and improvisation projects.
Stuart strives to develop a new language for every piece in collaboration with artists from different creative disciplines and navigates the tension between dance and theatre. Her work revolves around the idea of an uncertain body, one that is vulnerable and self-reflexive. It is analogous to a constantly shifting identity and constantly redefines itself while searching for new presentation contexts and territories for dance.
Meg Stuart received various awards for her oeuvre and practice, amongst others a Bessie Award in 2008 and the Konrad-Wolf-Preis in 2012. More recently, La Biennale di Venezia awarded her the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in the category of dance, and the Deutscher Tanzpreis awarded Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods the Dance Award for Extraordinary artists.
Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods has an on-going collaboration with Kaaitheater (Brussels) and HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin).
Where and when
The workshop will be in Studio Burdag (Burdag, Poland) from July 21st to 4th of August.
The fee includes workshop, food and accommodation in rooms for two people. Unfortunately we have no option for private rooms. You are always welcome to bring your own tent in case of privacy. (This won't change the fee of the WS).
How to apply
Download the form and once you have filled it in, send it to email@example.com
Meg Stuart will select the group who will join this first EXIN with her.
You have until 22nd February to send your application form. After this date we will not accept more proposals.