Thu 28.09., 17.30, 120 min
María Auxiliadora Gálvez
Embodied Imagination Theories
The workshop will go through different theories of imagination and will relate them with embodied experiences. Starting in the 1940s and reaching our days, we will go through poetic imagination, invention, the imagination of the flesh, perceptive imagination, and political imagination. The goal is to feel these ideas in our flesh and to be able to transform them into tools for our creative work. Participants should bring a pen and paper and their mobile phones. María Auxiliadora Gálvez has been directing the Platform of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape (PSAAP) and its associated laboratory (LSAAP) since 2016. She works in landscape, art and architecture from an embodied perspective and explores Somatic Architecture’s possibilities. psaap.com
Fri 29.09., 17.30, 120 min
An Introduction to Radical Calmness Practice
This work is a multilayered attentional practice that focuses on the experience of movement in the individual, collective, and more than human worlds. It aims to reduce the noise in our human nervous systems. When calm, we are better able to: sense ourselves and our environment better; think more clearly; become more emotionally responsive rather than reactive; and act more decisively and effectively. The practice is accessible to anyone. There are no movements to learn. You will be offered a series of movement tasks to explore while your attention is guided verbally. It is the creation of Malcolm Manning, who has spent more than thirty years specialising in the application of somatics to contemporary dance practice. movetolearn.com
Sa, 30.09., 11 Uhr, 120 Min.
N. Eda Erçin
Song, Border, Body (Embodied Voice as Intercultural Communication)
Is voice a starter or barrier in our encounters with others? What can voice be and do beyond language? What is the relationship between voice and identity? How do human voice and non-human sound effect, change, enable and relate to each other? In this workshop, we will explore the role of voice and vocal expression in experimental performance and everyday life. By engaging with movement, extended vocal techniques and singing, we will use sounds and songs as physical actions and cultural stimuli to connect and communicate with each other. You are encouraged to have a song in mind (in any language) to play with. You do not need to have experience in movement or singing to attend the workshop. Eda Erçin is an interdisciplinary and intercultural theatre maker, performer and researcher of contemporary performance. Born and raised in Turkey, her work questions the shifting relationships between body, movement, language and identity. She holds a PhD in Performance Practice (Drama) from the University of Exeter (UK) focusing on performance of gender, auto-performance, physical theatre and phenomenological performance. Former manager of HopKins Black Box Theatre at Louisiana State University (USA), she is currently a lecturer in Theatre and Performance at York St John University (UK) teaching actor training, voice and ensemble making. One of her latest video works, Song, Border, Body, can be accessed here: urbanresearchtheater.com
Sa, 30.09., 14 Uhr, 120 Min.
the absence in the presence
In this workshop, I will be offering a perspective into the intersections of the cognitive psychosocial concept of participatory sense-making and participatory performance. We will specifically be diving into my practice that explores the phenomenology of silence. Imani Rameses is in service to her community as a cognitive scientist, choreographer, and dancer. She investigates the phenomenology of silence within the intersections of cognitive (emotion) psychology, participatory performance, and African alchemic practices. She received her Master’s degree at the University of Vienna with a focus on Neuroaesthetics. Rameses has presented work at Impulstanz, SAR, the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Harvard University, the University of Zurich, and other international festivals and conferences. imanirameses.com
Sa, 30.09., 16.30 Uhr, 120 Min.
Embodied practices & philosophies of embodiment
What does it mean for a practice to be ‘embodied’? In which way are our practices (in)formed by our specific ideas of embodiment and of us as embodied beings? And how, on the other hand, do our practices and the individual experiences we derive within them influence our choice and interpretation of relevant concepts in describing them (and us)? This workshop addresses the interaction between somatic practices and philosophies of embodiment, highlighting the influence of Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology of embodied perception in this field. After a lecture on the topic, we will practically explore some of the involved concepts within the practice of Shiatsu and its specific approach to touch and movement. Heidi Wilm’s work in philosophy and Shiatsu encourages the participants to explore the great potential of embodied practices as a site for intercultural philosophical discourse. shiatsu-vieira-wilm.at
is a practitioner and scholar of contemporary theatre and performance.
is a PhD architect, artist, landscaper and Feldenkrais teacher.
is a dance maker, teacher and somatic practitioner.
is a dancer, choreographer, and cognitive neuroscientist.
is a philosopher and Shiatsu practitioner.
€ 24/*10 per workshop (individual tickets are available at the TQW box office)
Participants should wear comfortable clothes that allow movement.
Everyone participating in all five workshops will be invited to a dinner (vegetarian meal) on Saturday evening.