Creative explorations of movement and imagination
BY: Progetto Gaia Terra
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HOURS: Saturday from 3pm to 6.30pm, Sunday from 10am to 6pm with a lunch break
Is there an interactive space that connects the real world and the dream dimension? Can creativity give us a key to become more aware co-creators in this liminal space?
Through a poetic re-writing of the body that becomes a malleable landscape, able to access a deeper self where a sense of universal self is enclosed, what intersections can emerge between our inner space and outer space? a reality that we are all part of? What role does this source play in coordinating events and our interaction with the world?
In this laboratory I propose a study of the perceptive elements that intersect and inform our interaction with the present moment.
Through an exploration of our inner dream, we will draw on an individual and collective ‘cocreActive’ transformative potential. Between stillness and movement, we will investigate some of the liminal spaces that link inner and outer perception, re-inhabiting the larger space in its multi-dimensional nature. Through the danced gesture, Authentic Movement, Contact Improvisation, Active Imagination (C.G.Jung), the sound vibration of the voice, automatic
writing and creative drawing practice.
Opening up the potentiality of the ‘creative body’ to reveal greater nuances and dimensional aspects of our unconscious life, revealing impulses, desires, implicit needs that can give us new interpretations to act in everyday life.
The workshop does not require artistic professional prerequisites, but a sincere desire to get involved and explore our ‘body’ in its variegated artistic-creative potential.
I am an Italian dance artist based between UK (Bristol) and Italy (Bussana Vecchia).
My artistic research investigates the potentialities of the creative body to reveal new possibilities of dialogue between different forms and artistic languages, and as a tool to investigate pluridimensionality of perception within our sense of’reality’, part of a complex system of phenomena interconnected in constant transformation. In choreography at the Dartington College of Arts in
2006, I recently completed a Masters in Creative Practices at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance in London with the support of a Gill Clarke scolarship, from Leverhulme Trust.
The project ‘Tracing Invisible Identities’ (2016), born at the end of the Master and investigating the dimension of ‘dream’ as a performative state of liminal attention, was presented first as a performance, Trinity Laban (London, July 2016), Re: Connecting Bristol (Bristol, September 2016) and later as an interactive workshop at the Post Graduate Un-Symposium of C-DaRE, at Coventry University (December 2016), the Dance Fields conference: Roheampton University (Staking A Claim for Dance Studies in the 21st Century) London, April 2017) and the Workprocessing forum of Chisenhale Dance (London, December 2017).
Over the years I have undertaken various collaborations with musicians, visual artists and performers of other disciplines in various artistic contexts. I regularly teach Contact Improvisation, Contemporary Dance and Creative Dance to professionals and not, in the UK, Italy and Brazil. In Turin I am currently collaborating with the Collettivo Arcadia PAN-k Ensemble.
Residences and Projects: (IFA 2007, Inteatro Festival Academy, Polverigi, GD’A Veneto Finalist (2010), Inside Off Residence, Mosaico Danza (Turin, 2010), Residenza Di-Es, Stalker Teatro (Turin, 2011); Lago Film Fest, Open Space (2011) and Puls-Art Residency (2015); Research Into The Unknown Residency, Trafo / Workshop Foundation, (Budapest, 2011); Premio Equilibrio Finalist, Auditorium
Parco della Musica in Rome (2012); Milon Mela’s residential laboratories at Theater House (India, 2009), PORCH Ponderosa, Berlin (2012) Co-founder of the Dance Hub Bristol projects (2012-2014), Professional Morning Classes at (The Island, Bristol, 2013-2015) , Kuumba Live Creations (Bristol, 2014-2015), Reconnections (Bristol, 2015), Bexba Body Expressive Bahia, Brazil (2014-to-
date), Artistic Residencies Casa Giampy (Bussana Vecchia International Community of Artists, 2012-today).
The ‘score’ used for the solo ‘Totem: Archeology of the body’, created during the Master’s course with the guide of the choreographer Rosemary Butcher, has recently been published in the anthology “#Performance Project: accomplices of a Present Scene” curated by Max Schiavoni.
More information on collaborations and details on my research can be found on rebeccamartadandrea.wordpress.com