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Intensive: "Embodying Consent in CI" by Defne Erdur

Gently getting back to touch, reclaiming contact with care

After a long, precarious period of witnessing our own inner movements and surviving in small, confined spaces for moving, maybe witnessing others via online platforms we started to move in opening bodies in open spaces! And now we meet in Fall in CI after 2 years of distance.

As always, we will all be coming from different places and shades of sensitivity. Maybe some of us already moved in open spaces and in festivals during the summer. But now, more than ever, calls for more attention to our differences and deeper study of what touch entails. Therefore, we will be inviting us all to find calm and focus, and delicately touch —physically, mentally, emotionally, politically— upon issues relating to touch in our dancing.

Are you willing to move with us inquiring into some of these questions? Can we seriously study the sliding scale between a “yes” and a “no”? Can we inquire: how we know, how, when, why our answers change, when we are able to answer, when we are confused and/or unable to communicate clearly, when we are able or unable to read others, how we can develop physical and verbal language to express our ever-changing choices? In other words, how can we develop skills to be aware and able to sense our physical states and to be informed about our mental, emotional and chemical states; how they take shape in and around our dances? How can we become the masters and not the victims of our own choices and our partner's choices in any given moment? How can we move towards developing instant, multi-layered compositions with each other that let us stay in the dance for the dance? Are we ready to fail and repair?

All for co-creating a brave safe space in and around our dance floors!
Seriously joyful, joyfully serious…

“Tact of Teaching”s  – meaning pedagogical thoughtfulness – are an invitation for teachers to find a point of contact for teaching together. Finding their individual teaching inquires and follow that together with their colleagues’. Assuming that practical knowing-in-action requires pedagogical sensitivity, vigilance, and tact we hope to challenge and inspire the teachers as well as the participants of these sessions.

We reserved time slots for the laboratories to be proposed by the participants. In the labs you have the possibility to bring in or try out your own interests with the people sharing similar interests.

You can get one one2one session with one of the teachers for ~15 min. You come with your question, interest, wish for feedback. You can work 1 on 1, come with a friend or small group.

Kitchen Table is a setting for an open discussion about any topic (in this case in and around CI), but with a rule set to create a performance out of the ordinary. During a set time anyone interested can witness and/or participate in the discussion. The topics are open and the exchange of speakers is actively encouraged.


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