Workshops

Danscentrum Väst anordnar workshops och masterclasses i egen regi samt i samarbete med Dansalliansen och Kulturakademin.

Produktionsworkshop

I denna workshop är tanken att ni som deltar ska få en inblick i hur en programläggare arbetar. Vilka parametrar avgör vad som, till slut, hamnar på en scen? Vilka möjligheter och begränsningar har en producent? Finns det saker som ni själva kan göra för att nå fram? Teknik, ekonomi, marknadsföring och andra aspekter tas upp. Det finns även gott om tid att ta upp era egna tankar, erfarenheter och funderingar.

Sedan 2015 har Niklas arbetat som producent på Stora Teatern och är idag  ansvarig för dans-programmet. Han är också också projektledare för ett nystartat, regionalt produktionsresidens för koreografer inom street-genrer. Innan dess gick Niklas på Balettakademins musikallinje och spenderade 10 år som professionell artist innan han gick en projektledarutbildning, jobbade något år inom marknadsföring och event innan han fick sin nuvarande tjänst på Stora Teatern. 

TID: 7 december 2021 kl. 17:30-19:00
PLATS: Ärlegården 

Anmälan senast den 5 december 2021 till

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Broaden Your Mime with Nola Rae

Den 27 – 28 november kl 09:00-15:00 ÄRLEGÅRDEN

Mimes are the cartoonists of theatre. In these workshops the “fourth wall” disappears, emotions are projected outwards and quirky ingenious ideas of performance, explored.

  • Learn how to create textless theatre, paying special attention to articulation, rhythm and quality of movement and gesture. 
  • Learn to move one part of the body at a time for maximum effect. 
  • Learn to bounce ideas around. 
  • Learn that visual comedy is the art of eliminating the extraneous. 
  • Learn the power of stillness.

Wear comfortable clothes + flexible shoes and bring   1 juggling ball. 

The workshop is free of charge for members in Danscentrum Väst.

TO APPLY: The class is open for professional mimes, actors, circus artists, dancers and performers. There will also be places for those currently studying any of the above disciplines. To apply send your name and a few lines about your artistic practice to:  workshop@gbgmimefest.se Please write Nola Rae in the subject line. The workshop is limited to 20 participants – we will accept participants on a first come first served basis, so don’t hesitate to apply!

In addition: Members are welcome to participate            – free of charge – in the morning sessions with              Kathleen Quinlan at Masthuggsteatern, Saturday November 27th and 28th at 09:30-11:00. Booking required. Read more 

More info at www.gbgmimefest.se

Nola Rae
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Nola Rae trained at the Royal Ballet School in London and with Marcel Marceau in Paris. She has created 10 solo shows and 5 two man shows to date and her long performing career has taken her to 68 countries.

As a director, she has adapted works by Shakespeare, Strindberg, Ibsen, Dumas and Bram Stoker among others, winning the funniest play of the year award in Sweden for her version of Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba in 1996. 

Nola founded the London International Mime Festival with Joseph Seelig in 1977 which will have its 45th edition next year.

Workshop med Jarek Cemerek

Lördag 30 oktober 12:00-17:00 (inkl paus) Ärlegården

Workshopen startar med klass: This class aims to encourage a sense of body awareness and efficiency as well as physical articulation. It will start with simple exercises to build strength and to form a good foundation in order to get the body ready for the day. Special emphasis will be made on healthy body mechanics, principles of physical laws, efficient use of weight, falls to the floor, jumps etc.

The choreographic workshop focuses on understanding the choreographic language used by Jarek Cemerek in his works. This language is built on technical precision and subtle details that have a meaningful value and is often observed from civil movements. For this reason, the workshop blends together a concentration on the dance technique used in the choreographic sequences with an exploration into the perception of individual movement qualities, whilst still retaining the context of the ideological concept of the chosen choreographic works. Continually, dancers will be given the opportunity to confront their own improvisation attempts within the given choreographic language. The theme of the workshop examines the impact of today’s hyper- consumerism on individuals. We have never had so many people on Earth with so many goods, yet we are lonelier than ever. Regardless of the benefits that technology brings in today’s society, we still feel lonely in our lives and lost in the crowd. Like walking down a big street packed with people and still feeling alone, or sharing a classroom with 40 other students, yet not speaking with any of them, or knowing that if something happened to you in a crowded square no one would come to the rescue. The theme is deep and anonymity has many sides. Dancers in their exploration and processing will use different parts of their body to contact each other, as well as the floor, as the main tool for their expression. Pulling, lifting, throwing, falling, crashing, softness, and sharpness will all be explored throughout too.
 
Foto: Michal Kostal

JAREK CEMEREK is an established choreographer, teacher and dancer working around the world. He studied classical dance at the Conservatory in Ostrava (CZ), BA choreography and MA dance pedagogy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, dance at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki. He began his artistic career as a classical dancer and continued as a contemporary dancer. He has won awords both for his dancing and choreographys and is a well liked teacher all over the world.

Embodied Awareness

med Helena Franzén den 11-13 oktober 2021 12:30-16:30 (inkl. paus) ärlegården

I workshopen ägnar vi oss åt att fysiskt tolka ett färdigt rörelsematerial, Med utgångspunkt från detta solomaterial, fokuserar vi på olika metoder att identifiera nya lager av förståelse och närvaro-how to embody a movement within a dancer. Vad händer i överföringen/ tolkningen av rörelsematerialet, när vi försöker uppfatta vad det är som är specifikt med just de kvalitéerna? Hur uppnår vi den absoluta närvaron i den dansande kroppen? I vår praktik kommer vi att omsorgsfullt fördjupa oss i detaljer kring rörelsens egenskaper och så småningom ge efter för kroppens egna sensoriska intelligens.Tillsammans prövar vi nya ingångar till hur den fysiska dialogen kan växa fram.Vi finner nya vägar till nya insikter och upptäckter genom någon annans kropp. Rörelsematerial kommer under tiden att ge upphov till nya översättningar, skapar nya funktioner och ger rum för nya uttryck. Framförallt uppmanar workshopen till att tänja på igenkännbara gränser av förståelse och tolkningar.- både kroppsliga och mentala. En hyllning till den dansande kroppen!

Helena Franzén är en koreograf hängiven rörelsens gränslösa variationsrikedom, en koreograf vars verk präglas av det precisa i rörelsekvalitet och uttryck. Hennes verk beskrivs ofta med ord som ”fysisk intelligens”, ”rörelse-poesi med nerv och närvaro”, ”…skapar den artikulerade kroppens poesi” – beskrivningar som tydliggör hennes plats i det svenska danslandskapet. Hon skapar rum där det emotionella och associativa upplevandet får ta plats. Helena Franzéns koreografi är mångtydig och skapar lika många tankar som känslor. Hennes koreografiska arbete skapar möjlighet för ”känslans skärpa och tankens inlevelse

Efter utbildningen på Balettakademien i Stockholm och koreografutbildningen på Stockholms konstnärliga högskola, har Helena Franzén varit verksam som koreograf och dansare i 30 år och koreograferat över 90 sceniska verk. Helena Franzén har turnerat i Skandinavien, Europa och USA. Hon är en eftertraktad lärare och undervisar teknikklasser och repertoar för kompanier i Europa och Skandinavien. Helena har gjort verk för bla. GöteborgsOperans danskompani, Skånes Dansteater, Norrdans, Nytt Dansk Dansteater/ Köpenhamn, Regionteater Väst, The Edge/ London. Parallellt med scenföreställningar arbetar Helena med dansfilm och hennes filmer har bl.a presenterats på flera internationella dansfilmfestivaler som Scottland festival Screen on Dance, Tessaloniki Dance festival och Stockholm Screendance. 2019- 2020 presenterades en omfattande retrospektiv utställning, Mitt dansande liv på Dansmuseet i Stockholm.

2007 tilldelades Helena Franzén ett tioårigt konstnärsstipendium av Konstnärsnämnden. 2011 fick hon Stockholms stads kulturstipendium och Svenska Teaterkritikers Föreningens danspris. 2014 tilldelades hon Gunneviks kulturstipendium/Konstnärsnämnden med motiveringen:
En koreograf vars konstnärskap framstod som stringent och moget redan i början.  Hon har sedan kompromisslöst och konsekvent undersökt dansens oändliga rörelsemöjligheter i tätt samarbete med musiken. Hon är en danskonstnär som genom sin egen extrema fysiska kontroll, tillsammans med sina dansare skapar den artikulerade kroppens poesi.”

Last Dances

Med Rachel Tess 10 december 2020

In this workshop we will work with methods form the last group work I made ”Last Dances” at Dansk Dansteater. This will be exploring the creations of solos framed as the last dance one will ever do.

TID: 18:00-21:00

PlATS: Ärlegården

Max 7 deltagare

Foto: Uli Ruchlinski

Rachel Tess is an American choreographer and dancer living and working in Sweden. She is the director of Milvus Artistic Research Center (MARC) in Knislinge (SE) and associate curator for live-art at Wanås Konst. She received a BFA in 2004 from The Juilliard School in New York City. While attending Juilliard, Tess received a Princess Grace Award (2002), performed as a member of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and was presented with the Martha Hill Dance Award by the faculty.

Tess has been a member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Gothenburg Opera Ballet, and held a permanent position with the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm.

In 2013, Tess received her masters in choreography from the New Performative Practices Masters program at DOCH. She won and completed a Princess Grace Foundation Works in Progress Residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City with her ongoing project Souvenir in 2013. Her work Souvenir was exhibited as part of the ‘Dance Me’ exhibition at Wanås Konst in 2014. She was presented by the Lower Manhattan Culture Council, (in collaboration with Princess Grace Foundation USA and Baryshnikov Arts Center) in 2014 and 2015. She was also engaged in the project ‘These are Bodies, These are Motions, This is the Place’ with choreographer/performer Benoît Lachambre, which premiered at Wanås Konst in 2014 and New York City in 2015 at the River to River Festival (hosted by LMCC). As a freelance performer and choreographer she works extensively with Benoît Lachambre, most recently as a performer and assistant for ‘Fluid Grounds’. Her new work Any Number of Sunsets was been presented at Skillinge Teater, Dansens Hus (Stockholm), MDT, Atalante, and Dansstationen in 2019. She has curated and is part of the artistic team for “Still Untitled” by Xavier Leroy and Scarlet Yu (2018, Wanås Konst) as well as a long list of other contemporary choreographers and dance practitioners such as Maria Hassabi, Dinis Machado, Anna Pehrsson, and Marie Topp. She is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Birgit Cullberg Stipendiat for her work presenting experimental dance in rural areas throughout Sweden.

Working with Props 

Med Rachel Tess 8 december 2020

What are the objects we chose to have with us when dancing or choreographing? How do we relate to them with our bodies, what do they represent, and how do they create intended and unintended meaning? Through the workshop ‘Working with props’ we will use what we have in the rooms we are in, the rooms we spend time in continuously – every day objects – in combination with movement practices to question and understand the notion of scenic elements in dance and choreography.

Photo credit: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Rachel Tess is an American choreographer and dancer living and working in Sweden. She is the director of Milvus Artistic Research Center (MARC) in Knislinge (SE) and associate curator for live-art at Wanås Konst. She received a BFA in 2004 from The Juilliard School in New York City. While attending Juilliard, Tess received a Princess Grace Award (2002), performed as a member of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and was presented with the Martha Hill Dance Award by the faculty.

Tess has been a member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Gothenburg Opera Ballet, and held a permanent position with the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm.

In 2013, Tess received her masters in choreography from the New Performative Practices Masters program at DOCH. She won and completed a Princess Grace Foundation Works in Progress Residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City with her ongoing project Souvenir in 2013. Her work Souvenir was exhibited as part of the ‘Dance Me’ exhibition at Wanås Konst in 2014. She was presented by the Lower Manhattan Culture Council, (in collaboration with Princess Grace Foundation USA and Baryshnikov Arts Center) in 2014 and 2015. She was also engaged in the project ‘These are Bodies, These are Motions, This is the Place’ with choreographer/performer Benoît Lachambre, which premiered at Wanås Konst in 2014 and New York City in 2015 at the River to River Festival (hosted by LMCC). As a freelance performer and choreographer she works extensively with Benoît Lachambre, most recently as a performer and assistant for ‘Fluid Grounds’. Her new work Any Number of Sunsets was been presented at Skillinge Teater, Dansens Hus (Stockholm), MDT, Atalante, and Dansstationen in 2019. She has curated and is part of the artistic team for “Still Untitled” by Xavier Leroy and Scarlet Yu (2018, Wanås Konst) as well as a long list of other contemporary choreographers and dance practitioners such as Maria Hassabi, Dinis Machado, Anna Pehrsson, and Marie Topp. She is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Birgit Cullberg Stipendiat for her work presenting experimental dance in rural areas throughout Sweden.

Complex Simplicity

med Sita Ostheimer 29 -29 november 2020

INSTÄLLT pga restriktioner med anledning av pandemin.

Description

The beginning of the workshop is based on an improvisation technique called COMPLEX SIMPLICTY, developed by Sita Ostheimer, which brings the mover towards an understanding of totality in movements and perception, through connecting to senses and imagination, recognising limits and learning how to deal with them. The physical guidance gives the dancers an understanding of their connection between mind and body in order to be in control of their own physical instrument and therefore continue growing creatively and technically and mentally.

Further into the workshop a game of images, situations, feelings, rhythm are use to create material. The physicality is built on fast rhythmical changes of emotions and Images. The movement language is expressive, fluent, sensual and earthy. The unique animalistic movement language that arises from the human instinct is Sita Ostheimer’s particular and peculiar signature in dance.

Foto: Gilles Aguilar

After finishing her study in Frankfurt, Germany, Sita Ostheimer joined MS Schrittmacher-Oldenburg, worked with Itzik Galili-Groningen and Krisztina de Chatel-Amsterdam. In 2008 she joined Hofesh Shechter Company. As a choreographer Sita created Noble thinking, Accompany and Dissimilar foxes for Shechter’s IN GOOD COMPANY. As a freelance Choreographer she created Metanoia, Balter, Ubuntu for Bodhi Project Sead Salzburg, Mangata for Frontier Danceland Singapore, Eigenrausch for CobosMika Spain, Creatures of the wild for b12 Berlin, Nobody 'Cept You for Verve Leeds and Spechies Pitches for Folkwang University Essen.
In addition Sita works as Shechter’s choreographic assistant, re-staging his work at companies such as NDT I, Staatstheater Kassel, where she has also been rehearsal director 2014-2015, Ballet Basel, Staatsballet Berlin, Aterballetto, Staatstheater Darmstadt/Wiesbaden, Paris Opera Ballet. She teaches regular Intensive Workshops and classes around the world.
Since 2017 Sita is the Artistic Director of her company Sita Ostheimer Company based in Berlin and created work such as Molimo, Chasm, Us, and Two Human in pieces. With her workshops series COMPLEX SIMPLICITY she shares her philosophy and physicality world wide.