Dancing with Violence  
a participatory audio dance performance

ONLINE PREMIERE December 1 at:
DANCINGWITHVIOLENCE.COM

November 12 :: Live Performance
at Hošek Contemporary, Berlin
Two Showings at 3:30pm and 6:30pm
Tickets on EventBrite
generously supported by // Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ - STEPPING OUT, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz.


Dancing with Violence is a participatory audio dance performance, inspired by the somatic memories and transformation of violence of Anonymous One… a psychosomatic experience… a meditation… a fictional memoir set in landscapes of perspectives… an immersive performance in the dark with heightened auditory senses and movement of the audience...

with inspirations from Anonymous One //
Artistic Direction, Dance Research, and Words by Min Yoon tr. “Citizen Truth” //
Music, Composition and Sonic Landscapes by Wieland Möller //
Words and Production by Rodrigo Zorzanelli // Movement Research by Nicola Bullock // Dramaturgical Advice: Jan Maihorn (sound / theater), Jessica Gaynor (dance / choreography), Tom Foskett-Barnes (sound / theater) 

you are invited to dance with the personal and trans-personal exploration of violence. in darkness, the participants will be invited to dance with the memories, sensations, and imaginations of One dancer’s experience of violence, inspired by butoh-fu, movement instructions using imaginative and poetic language and evocative sounds...

... to evolve the perpetrator and victim archetypes ... to express and transform impulses in all of us… dancing with the different tendencies may they be called anger, fear, angst, justice, collisions, some existential joke or symphony…

we hope that this piece will contribute toward more spaces for more people to experience the multitude of perspectives toward healing and reconciliation or possibly a deeper understanding beyond words without resolve. & In a moment of coming out of isolation and possibly more attuned to our inner feelings, we hope that audio can bring together the inner, outer, and collective experiences in moving together…

in moments of continuing to search for answers to the atrocities happening all around us…

. . . 

Thank you to the Anonymous One who was open to sharing their story for the possible openings in others. They were identified in an open call workshop exploring the victim and perpetrator archetypes.

Thanks to Brukmuk and Michiel Renger for generously allowing us to use their driving Technobeats in the soundscape. We would also like to thank the European Academy of the Healing Arts, Klein Jasedow for sound inspirations, as well as Hošek Contemporary Gallery, Theaterhaus Mitte, and Laborgras Studios for support throughout the research and premiere. The piece also has many inspirations and connections to Anna and Daria Halprin’s Life/Art Process, Process Work, butoh dance, and Laurie Anderson.


about Movement workshop and collaboration



We hosted an Open Call for one Mover Collaborator to collaborate with us in exploring themes of violence and evolving the perpetrator and victim archetypes.

Timeline


Workshop Offerings:
August 6th, 14 - 19h :: Perpetrator Archetype
August 7th, 14 - 19h :: Victim Archetype
at Studio laborgras | Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A, Berlin | 2nd backyard, groundfloor

Week of August 8 :: research with Mover Collaborator

If you are potentially interested to be the Mover Collaborator in this collaboration... 

... you’re invited to join a 1 day of workshop offering to explore and evolve the archetypes of perpetrator and victim. The workshop methods are inspired by Anna & Daria Halprin’s Life/Art Process and butoh dance.

*** The workshop will be limited to 15 people per day and you will receive a confirmation within the week of your signing-up.
*** This workshop will be a free and open workshop as the facilitation is funded by NPN.
*** We are looking for folx with experience with movement and an openness to sharing their story.
*** We recognize the fluidity and multitude of experiences between the perpetrator and victim archetypes. Although each day has a primary focus, both days will explore both to an extent. Please choose the experience that you resonate more deeply with, in connection to one particular story that is meaningful for you. 
*** This will be a way of seeing whether we would like to work with one another more deeply as the main Mover Collaborator.
 
*** Then the one main Mover Collaborator will receive compensation for five days of their time, as well as 1:1 somatic facilitation during this research period. 

The format for this piece and creation process values experimenting across the personal, universal, and abstractions toward sharing somatic experiences beyond the stage and in the collective somatic experience.  A new experiment for this performance will be that - the audience will be on stage as well dancing to this audio theater piece - with the intention to create more spaces for more people to experience the multitude of perspectives toward themes of healing and reconciliation or possibly a deeper understanding beyond words without resolve.  In a moment of coming out of isolation and possibly more attuned to our inner feelings, we hope that audio can bring together the inner, outer, and collective experiences in moving together.

*** To register for the workshop, send an Email to dancetotheedge@gmail.com with:
  • a few sentences about your interest in project & theme of violence
  • a few sentences about your experience with movement
  • your choice of August 6 (exploration of the Perpetrator archetype) or August 7 (Victim archetype)
  • portfolio, questions, or anything else you’d like to share (optional)



“dancer in the darkness in tesengrity” created with Dall-E2

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