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Touching Base

Put freedom and limitations in one space and you find the key to infinite possibilities

Laura Vanhulle and Judith Clijsters (both choreographers/dancers)  met during their dance training in the UK. Ever since they share similar ideas about movement and performance. For this workshop they use contemporary dance, choreography, yoga and body-conditioning methods as an anchor point. Through movement and play, they will guide you towards new possibilities of your physicality, your structure and your performance practice. The workshop covers aspects of dance technique, choreography, improvisation and creative skills. It can result in a short, informal sharing of the work.
Laura Vanhulle and Judith Clijsters deliver movement workshops nationally and Internationally  

 

The base of the workshop: Play Move Connect Share 

Play-  “Welcome to the game of creativity.

We are all looking for ways to express ourselves through play, experiment and improvisation. Without obligations and where mistakes don’t exist. Like a playground. How much experience is needed in dance or in life to express something meaningful?

Move-  “Movement is dance and dance is movement. Very Simple. Just like our constant moving breath.

Through somatic (body) work, improvisation, physical tasks, choreography and movement composition we will zoom into the functioning of our body. The ’I’ in relationship to another individual as well as to the ‘group’. By receiving and giving support we will discover many possibilities and limitations to meet our strengths and our weaknesses.

Connect- “Wired through touch

By moving together we connect with each other differently. The physical body is our largest tool to communication with, yet we emphasize importance to communicate through words. Energy and body language is a fantastic way of conversing and a way of expressing and channelling energy in a new way in relationship to others.  This is important to study.  How to pronounce, how to invite, how to say no? How to care for yourself? 

Share: “Leaving a trace

Sharing what we’ve learned, emphasises our learning curve. We work towards a sharing, where everyone has a voice or space to express themselves in this universal language. We are all connected, is the motto and through our body we discover a new way, a new layer and a new zone of sharing something unique. Its an invitation to collaborate through freedom and finding new tools softly inspired by a yoga philosophy and dance history.

Summer edition 2017 special thanks to ccBerchem for studio space and hosting
Next edition 2018, stay connected 

Bored To Death

Footprints

If you only walk in the footprints of others, you won’t make any of your own

With 11 enthusiastic sweet-16-girls and a few guy’s from the sound-lab, I worked for 4 full days towards a choreography and presentation about generations.

Last april, Piazza Dell Arte took over a school in Antwerp. Together with 11 coaches from all different art forms we transformed the school into one big installation. Animation films, photo’s, dance, monumental art, monumental costumes, theatre, performance art, music and more,  all related somehow to the subject ‘footprints’. More than 100 kids worked super hard all week to present their work to their teachers, friends and family. It was a very supportive full house on Friday night!

Piazza Dell Arte is an organization that handles and breaths through 3 questions:
What if we would bring artists to schools?
What if we let them experiment with youngsters without any borders?
What if this would increase the accessibility for those youngsters to experience and get involved in different art forms outside of school?

you are my surface

STOP the bullies

Stop the bullies  –  week tegen pesten 17 tem 24 februari

’t Zal WELzijn project gathers coaches from different art forms and kids at school to make some noise about bullying, being bullied, or witnessing this painful behaviour. Rather than focussing on the hard truth, the idea is to imagine and create a playground where kids and youngsters can show who they are to the fullest without social risk. I am one of the dance coaches and will work with 2 groups from 2 different schools. Together we will prepare a small creation to share with all their other friends. We have 7 sessions to blow them away!

This project is supported by de Vlaamse Onderwijsadviesraad and managed by CANON CultuurcelIedereen Leest and Passerelle, to raise awareness on the subject of bullying.