A Warm Place shows how in anxiety and depression the body takes over the mind. Trembling and kicking four dancers keep escaping every attempt to pin down the issue in thoughts and words until finally fatigue catches up and the mind finds itself still not understanding. A Warm Place is a personal testimony about living with depression and anxiety. It is a monologue of failing metaphores full of dance and pounding or whispering Nine Inch Nails music. A Warm Place reveals the mirror we show ourselves, how we try to comprehend our own mind and how suffocating that attempt can be.
In this workshop participants will catch a glimpse of the creative process resulting in the movement sequences of A Warm Place. The central question is how our bodies can understand, translate and express texts, music, ideas, emotions. Collectief Verloren developed clusters of meaning around themes and material they start out with. Working from these clusters rather than directly from the raw material allows performers to approach the material from their own personal background and creates an openness for the audience which allows for multiple layers to be read in the performances. The workshop will introduce this method to the participants through the movement.
The play is developed after humanity was divided by language and the wars for natural resources, in this context five characters with different origins and complementary skills, embark on a journey in search for water, with the body language as an unifying element, transversal to humanity. Through the circus, music, theater, dance and the manipulation of objects and marionettes the company Racún seeks to approach the public with this interdisciplinary proposal, making it reflect on the borders and what it means to share this land.
Referents: Colectivo Racun, Santiago de Chile
The workshop, given by 5 people with different and complementary skills, has the purpose of recognizing and enhancing the different possibilities of each person who takes the workshop by giving them new tools for the stage work. The intention is to show how the body, without the word, is a universal language that can bring us closer to understanding the person as a human being in a world without borders. Body awareness, manipulation of objects, play and complicity can improve the interpretive level, enriching it with nuances and skills that allow a greater range of possibilities when creating or standing on stage.
„1980 and upwards“ consists of separate sketches showing the guy’s born from 1980 year to now, his society problems, women’s problems in Egypt, marriage problems in Egypt, political life. The generation perplexity in this period will be discussed in this comedy show with Arab community issue.
In this workshop participants will get in touch with the art of improvising and learn how to create a play characters, create a drama for the play.
Malini (The Princess of Garden) is a poetic play by Rabindranath Tagore which advocates for love and compassion against hatred and revenge. It has connection to Nepal and especially to Nepali Buddhist scriptures. It is said to have been adapted from the Buddhist legend of Mahavastu Avadana which Tagore found in his friend Rajendralal Mitra’s The Sanskit Buddhist Literature in Nepal. The play deals with the historical conflict between the age old Brahminism and newly introduced Buddhism.
Referent: Bimal Subedi (Nepal)