26 December: Arrival day with an evening impro session.
27 – 30 December: These days the workshop will take place in Murcia City, at the Contemporary Art Space Centro Parraga. We will also work outside in the surrounding city areas. (9 – 9:30am Meditation / 9:30 – 11am Yoga Praxis / Break / 12 – 2pm Improvisation/ Movement Session / Break /4 – 6pm Improvisation/ Movement Session (the 30th we will not do this session, we will travel to Caravaca de la Cruz))
30 December – 2 January: We will be staying in Caravaca de la Cruz and visit other villages near by: Cehegín, Calasparra, Mula. We will be working mainly in site-specific locations in the villages and in nature, giving each other enough time to enjoy these amazing places. (10 – 14am Improvisation/ Movement Session. In the afternoon enjoying time together walking in the village, eating, walking in the mountains.) The 2nd of January we will create a video with Selu Herraiz during the whole day.
The prices of the dance workshop are on a sliding scale between 210€ and 350€. This means that you can choose between these amounts depending on how much you can afford or wish to give. We hope to make this gathering affordable for everybody. Thanks for generosity!
Step 1. Please fill up the registration form below.
Step 2. Transfer the price* of the workshop and, if necessary, lodging to the following account :
Bank: GLS IBAN: DE44 4306 0967 2066 1914 00
Specify if the transfer is for only for the workshop or also for lodging. Thanks!
*Important: Money will not be refunded, unless the organizers cancel the event for major reasons. Thank you for keeping this in mind.
Airport: The closest airport is near Alicante. There are regular buses going from Alicante Airport to Murcia City, but not late at night. So, please check the bus schedule before buying your plane ticket! There is also an Airport in Corvera, Murcia.
There are also buses operating regularly and late at night from Alicante Airport to Alicante City.
Caravaca de la Cruz: We have reserved 14places for just sleeping in Caravaca de la Cruz. The prices are between 60€ and 75€ the 3nights in shared rooms. We will be happy if you stay with us. If you are interested, you will need to register via the registration page and transfer the complete amount to the same bank account. We will be lodging here: Apartamentos Aixa.
Murcia: We will not organize lodging and meals in Murcia City, but you can check in at La Casa Verde. Here you can lodge sharing a room with other people. They have different possibilities: 15€ for a shared room and bathroom/35€ for your own room/40€ for a double room. There is a kitchen to cook in and the place is only a 15min walk to Centro Parraga. You can connect with people from the dance workshop and share a room with them.
Bring an appropriate yoga mat with a good grip. We will practice meditation and yoga every day.
Clothes: We will be working outside a lot. Please bring appropriate shoes (running shoes work best for me) and comfortable warm clothes (layers work best). Choose clothes that not only feel comfortable, but you are comfortable being seen in. When we are moving outside, the performative aspect is automatically there. For the kind of work we do, I advise discrete, simple, but nice clothes.
– Maximum number or participants is 15.
– It is possible to only take part in the Meditation and Yoga Sessions. They are open to everyone, but registration is required.
– Please keep in mind that small changes to the schedule and given information is possible.
I look forward to travelling with you!
IDEAS TO BEGIN WITH:
At the “Capilla del Apóstol Santiago” in Murcia we created an improvisation score which has been remarkable to me. During this chapel intervention our aim was not to distract anyone who is praying. Our presence aimed not to give the slightest feeling of discomfort but to offer solace.
Twelve dancers began in a reduced minimalistic way, daily, discrete. Intuitively the group tuned into the space and each other. We altered the environment like earth absorbing water.
The performance kept growing and developing over time. People kept praying and we generated a complex landscape, invisible but perceptible. We connected to everything. We existed in small details.
One of my favorite elements in site-specific improvisation is inhibition. For me, it is an essential tool for adaptation. It has to do with listening, waiting. We are conscious and sensitive to our surroundings and how we add to it. Nevertheless, curiosity and boldness is welcome.
With respect, love and non-violence, we never invade but invite the spectator. We participate, create, add, fill, complete and surprise. We allow for something to be born in our daily lives. With no pretension, we create from nothingness.
Does this resonate with you?
Which aspects related to resilience can we translate into movement?
Let’s feedback from the words. Let’s allow words to feedback. Let’s be art and live in the moment.
Improvisation: An inexhaustible search of being in the moment. Maybe it has something to do with resilience.
Luis Rojas-Marcos’ discourse inspires me, especially the way he executes it. It appears to me natural and honest. He is a psychiatrist on a stage and he reacts with subtlety. He performs.
I loved what he said about the importance of social environment, of belonging to a group.
About the automatic thought and its analysis.
About how to run a company in times of crisis.
About how humor helps us to find distance and ways to communicate.
About recalling the past and memory.
About optimism and surprise.
The physical aspect to resilience is strength and flexibility.