During the two-day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to gain awareness of their body and its motor skills, experience the stimuli coming from the surrounding architecture, their memories and stories, as well as perceiving their own self and resonating with other participants.
Anne Katalin Németh and Oliver Pinchbeck will use a variety of techniques and exercises to work on inner understanding and outer impressions. Together with the participants they will explore such issues as how to send and receive impulses by working independently, with a partner and how to act as part of a team. Many of the exercises will aim to raise awareness of the relationship between movement and space, body and material. Through improvisation activities, especially contact improvisation, the participants will engage in work with concepts such as acceptance, resistance, change, taking, receiving or letting go.
The concept of the workshops has been inspired and is strongly rooted in the idea of tensegrity, a term coined by Richard Buckminster Fuller in the 1960s, a combination of two words and their meanings: tension and integrity. The concept of bio-tensegrity connects reflection on movement/dance with body architecture and wider social context. The workshops are free of charge and open to everyone. With regard to the comfort of work and space limitations, the number of participants is limited to 15. No prior dance experience is required.