Forgetting the Body with Przemysław Błaszczak
Social norms, conventions, etiquette and rules create an environment that shapes our physicality and relation to the body – that is our ‘body view’. The way we walk, run, dance, touch ourselves and each other is culturally determined but so deeply ingrained that we readily identify with it and say: ‘This is the way I am’. We don’t remember or seem not to remember that from birth we are exposed to intense training that never really ends and our behaviour is a way of conforming to the prevailing norms. The aim of the workshop is to make us forget the body as we know it and make us listen to it in the here and now, in relation to ourselves, the surrounding space, our partners and the group. By focusing in solo and partner training we will discover new modes of perception, communication and improvisation that brings together, in a creative process, co-action, co-creation and co-existence.
The workshop will involve intense physical work.
The workshop will include the following:
– solo and partner training
– identifying the structures in the body that affect the quality of movement
– rhythm in group, partner and solo actions
– improvisation within the elements developed during the workshop (transition from training to improvisation)
– developing movement sequences