Approach: cross-disciplinary, at the intersection of contemporary dance, performance, visual arts, ecology, gender and psychology Keywords: performance, dance, climate change, nature, environment, ecology, psychology Form: thematic movement research laboratory (3h) Cost: FREE OF CHARGE Number of participants: limited to maximum 6 / workshop, so as safety and hygienic measures can be respected. All levels are welcome, no experience in dance is necessary.
Structured with movement exercises and performance tasks, participants during this workshop will explore the psychosocial consequences of climate change on a personal level and point out how humans are acutely dependent on the environment, deeply entwined with it on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. With the use of different techniques and tools (drawing, writing, video, gifs and photography together with solo and group performances), participants will relate major socio-political and ecological contexts to psychological and mental symptoms (anxiety, denial, aggressiveness, clinical rejection, ignorance...) discuss their parallels, open new questions and perspectives. So as to stimulate different parts of the brain and the body, participants will move back and forth between creative writing, drawing and performance tasks. They will also receive one-on-one mentoring (including critical feed-back in the analysis, application of the method and the clarity of details) during the development of their own original artworks.
During the workshop, activities will involve
Discussions, screenings and readings from texts by writers, theorists, artists; movement research ; developing scores for solo and group performances; making exercises and creative tasks in different medium (poetry, writing, dance, theater, acting, storytelling, drawing, video and photo), narrating and composing through structured-improvisation and movement; searching through historical material, archives and divers audiovisual resources.
About The facilitator
Anna Ádám is a Franco-Hungarian visual artist and performance maker whose work blurs the boundaries between choreography, image, and object, with emphasis on the body and on the movement as the central forms of expression. She studied performance and fashion before obtaining her Master of Arts from the ENSAPC Art School in Cergy, France, in 2016. By combining performing arts, visual arts and curatorial practices, Anna Ádám’s work transgresses normative discourses, challenges gender boundaries, systems of representation, standards of beauty together with the established codes of the fashionable body. Anna Ádám also considers workshops, community building activities and curatorial practices as part of her main artistic medium. At the intersection of an art workshop and an interactive performance, in the form of "Séances", she creates and curates social and spatial contexts, develops new forms of collective aesthetics based on participation, connection, and physical presence. Anna Ádám also participated as a performance artist to external projects (Palais de Tokyo (FR), Musée Georges Pompidou (FR)...). Since 2016 she presents regularly her work in both theaters (E-Werk Kul- turzentrum (DE), Theater MU (HU), National Theater (HU), Piccolo Tea- tro (DE)...) and exhibition spaces (Ludwig Museum (HU), Museum of Modern Art Yerevan (AM), National Museum of History Paris (FR)...), and holds workshops across Europe (Austria, France, Hungary, Serbia, Armenia...). In 2019 she gave seminars at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (AT) and at the University of Artois (FR). In 2020 she is resident artist at the Mediterranean Dance Center (HT) and at ZFinMalta (MT). In 2021 she will collaborate with Dance City Theater (UK), La Générale (FR) and the Abbaye de Maubuisson (FR). Facebook Instagram