PERFORMING ARTS LAB – PAL – AUROVILLE. ( under CHU Laboratory of Evolution ) together with New Creation Dance Studio is organising dance and movement training of improvisation and composition for PAL participants but also for all other Aurovillians, NC , Volunteers and guests.

As part of series of workshop and performing arts lab festival each week a small performance will be there at the end of workshop.

Workshop 1 : EMBODYING CRITICAL SITUATION (Improvisation and Composition)

5 Day Intensive with Abhilash Ningappa

DATES / TIME AND PLACE : FROM 11 till 15 February at New Creation and Cripa on final day 15 February of workshop we deliver work in progress performance at 7:30pm. Daily schedule from 12:30 to 4:30 pm and weekend full day from 11 till 5 pm

Here is more about Abilash work:

EMBODYING CRITICAL SITUATION (Improvisation and Composition workshop)  His Workshop is focused on Improvisation working on fundamentals like breath, speed and energy, involving the core structure of the body influenced by different methods of kalari payattu and other martial arts combined, focusing mainly on dancers relationship with the space and the people around.

 The practice is about identifying our way of expressing into certain situations like a moment of confrontation, dealing ,accepting and mainly reacting. Inventing a score to create an incident and let the body react and mind follows and other way around. Using senses to provoke emotions created through incidents. Identifying the space filled with accumulated information through movement and research.

 We experience reaction through various tasks and scores, to disengage mind from body and observing the reaction of body, recollecting or replaying the incident and to identify it with a new perspective, the new is nothing but a combination of various memories played in different time and space which is changing and passing every moment. Bringing feeling and letting the body occupy and transfer, letting it pass in order to give space for the next incident. Running from incident to incident, going through different emotional state, identifying the presence and absence, and identifying the state of mind and body through these different emotional state.

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Workshop 2 : REST IN MOTION

5 Day Intensive with Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy

DATES / timing  : 16th February from 5pm Cripa till 8pm, 17th till 20th – 9 till 1pm and on 20th performance at 6pm Cripa 

Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy has been developing pedagogy for contemporary dance since 2004. His training is informed from multiple sources movement methodology. Core of the work is to find safe movement practice and to recognize the individuality of a dancer. The workshop will be a combination guided improvisation and set movement tasks. Sessions encourage the participants to reflect and explore the possibilities of movement. Emphasis is placed on breath, alignment, joint articulation, and the use of gravity and momentum to facilitate movement. Creative sessions allow students to explore creating short movement
sketches which will demand them to think, question and investigate the body and its politics.