Enquiring under the forms - internal and external adaptation
(...)but the exterior of a living thing what else is it but the eternal manifestation of the interior? The exterior is so finely tuned to the internal construct in all its variety and delicate complexity, that it is itself destined to become internalized, because the two qualities of internal and external are in a direct and permanent relationship, whether in a state of repose or virtuosistic movement (...) J.W.Goethe
How can I differentiate the perception of the multiple actions-reactions of the body while is moving? How does individual morphology influence our experience?
How can I use and specify the role of my structures to absorb, resist, push, pull, get closer, get away?
How do we share the moment? How do we share space?
Photo: Federica Guglieri
Body to Body
I look at my body insistently, soon I will ask it to modify his structure. I will ask it to change, to expand, to grow new appendices, to be something else.
In this lab I will share thoughts, practices, scores that I am developing in my artistic research within the collective MYELIN ZONE. We will focus to prepare the body for encounters both with human and other than human partners, we will explore the concept of agency, we will enjoy shifting the borders of what we perceive as "us" and what it is not.
Moebius Portal re-elaborating repetitions
During the lab I will focus on three observations or thoughts:
*repetition is a primary learning tool and gathering knowledge instruments in this universe
*the human body in itself is an ensemble of repeating architectural ideas in endless variation
*in the traditional dance forms I have witnessed, repetition plays a key role in building focus and transmission.
We will use these three starting points to study habits and patterns, allowing choice and integration, and also as a creative tool to discover endless variation once the parameters of a form have have been found. Playing with memory will be a let-motif throughout our journey.
drawing: Sabrina Marzagalli
Walk the Beat - basic rhythmical cues and walking mechanics
Walking is a practice common to all human beings and cultures. Walking could therefore be thought as the matrix for all traditional dances.
This fundamental gesture, that has so profoundly shaped our species, allows us a transdisciplinary access portal to the moving human body, to its cellular memory, it's individual and collective identity.
Walking is also a profoundly polyrhythmical action: the alternance of the shift of weight expressed by our feet, the offbeat pulse of our knees, the melody of the undulations of the spine and swing of the arms, not to mention all the different accent and rhythmical colors that we can make while we walk according to our objectives or mood..
We will start from a promenade and we will move into a dance that can expand theses principles in time and space.
Can we move and share space & time with others without losing the sense of ourselves?
Where are we exactly in the space/time continuum? When are we acting and when are we reacting?
Moving is a constant negotiation between subtle, impalpable inner perceptions and our sense of the surrounding environment.
Dancing and finding pleasure in it is the supreme art of playing and juggling with all internal and external imputs we receive.
During the workshop, we will keep bridging interoception and proprioception with theoretical information and pratical experience to create a fluid dialogue and a pleasurable way to share the moment in motion.