WASP Studios and 4Culture Association are inviting you to the “Touch Move Talk Write (TMTW): Observing Practices” workshop led by choreographer and dancer DD Dorvillier, on September 26, 2019, at WASP Working Art Space and Production, in Bucharest.
▪ The workshop is dedicated to art and dance practitioners
▪ Please send your CV in English to firstname.lastname@example.org for the registration
▪ Free of charge participation
▪ Limited number of participants
▪ Date and time: 26.09.2019 // 11:00 – 13:00
▪ Location: WASP Working Art Space and Production (67 – 93 Ion Minulescu Street, Flaros Factory, E building, 2nd floor, Bucharest)
The event is organized by WASP Studios within the RAW Practices in Performance Art program, co-financed by The Administration of The National Cultural Fund.
▪ Workshop details:
Touch Move Talk Write (TMTW): Observing Practices
In this workshop we will explore four elements intrinsic to choreographic practice – touching, moving, talking, writing. Each practice lasts the same duration, varying between one minute to one hour. The characteristic ways each individual sees things come to the fore and this becomes a subject of research. We observe how we work, see, and think. The practices act as a mirror, a reflexive space where we can collectively and individually discover and invent. Your own experience, curiosity and desire to share, are the fuel for experimenting with emerging forms, shared knowledge, new ways of being together with our choreographic questions. Please bring a notebook and something to write with.
Through her artistic practice, DD Dorvillier has always challenged pre-established definitions, including her own, of dance and choreography. By building works through physical, conceptual, and philosophical approaches she researches the complex relationships between gesture, spectatorship, embodiment, language, and perception, in a playful yet urgent manner. An approach to sound, light, and objects as quasi-linguistic materials is at the heart of her process. In recent years she has developed a special attention to how place and site inform her artistic work.
Before moving to France in 2010, she lived and worked in New York City for 20 years. In 1991 she and dancer/choreographer Jennifer Monson created the Matzoh Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For over a decade the studio was a grassroots haven for wild experimentation where artists congregated for shows, rehearsals and readings.
Her works have been extensively presented and produced in Europe and New York and she has received numerous awards. In 2008 she was artistic mentor (alongside Trajal Harrell) of the DanceWeb program at ImPulsTanz. She worked as Associated artist-researcher with the exerce MA program at ICI – CCN in Montpellier 2017-19 and is now the Associated Artist at the Centre de développement chorégraphique national (CDCN) “Le Dancing” in Dijon, France. In 2019 she and composer Sébastien Roux will inaugurate La Corvette, a new grassroots space for research and experimentation in dance and music, in rural Burgundy, France. humanfuturedancecorps.org
Photo credit: Caroline Vincart