In her current work, Claire Lefèvre is exploring “radical softness”, a movement born as a response to patriarchy’s discomfort with anything overly sensitive and vulnerable, anything emotional, anything which associates itself with femininity. Embracing the idea that unapologetically sharing your emotions is a political move, “radical softness” is about de-stigmatizing sensitivity in people of all genders and finding strength in one’s softheartedness.
In this workshop we will explore “radical softness” not only as a political and aesthetic statement, but also as a sensory and tactile embodied experience. Claire will share elements of her research, such as soft dances and whisper practices. There will be a massage corner and a place to write love songs, as well as soft and fuzzy fabrics to cozy-up into. The first part of the workshop will be guided, and the second half will be an open frame for gentle experimentation.
Claire Lefèvre holds a TQW Training Scholarship 2019.
is a French choreographer and performer based in Vienna. After graduating from London Contemporary Dance School (BaHons) in 2012, she studied in SEAD, taking part in the International Choreographic Exchange programme.
Her works Function Man (2016) S/M (2017) and Welcome to the Fisch-Haus (2018) have been showcased in several festivals in Austria and internationally and have been supported by Life Long Burning, Im_Flieger, Wien Kultur, BKA, WUK, brut Wien and Huggy Bears. Claire teaches concept-writing to movers and makers and is a contributing writer for Springback Magazine.
This workshop takes place on 29 November 2019.
Price: € 45/22
Weekly pass: € 60 (valid for all 4 workshops by TQW Training Scholarship artists)
Participation is free of charge for Kulturpass holders as part of the action Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur.