Framed by a question, Open Platform invites participants into a conversation while moving through a loose series of physical prompts. For this Ground Work, we propose the following question: What are the gestures of sensation?
Open to people from a broad range of experiences, practices and disciplines, this workshop hosts observation, exchange and translation in a speculative and playful environment. We expect participants to carry with them their own enquiries and complaints; and to use this space as a chance to move, chat, moan or question, recognising the intertwined nature of conceptual and bodily exchange. Open Platform encourages an oblique discussion which can critique the apparently relaxed or accepting environment of the dance studio and somatic practice, which might be full of unspoken tensions and expectations.
Practical notes: We expect participants to be comfortable working with their body - rolling about, being on a yoga mat - or, if not, willing and interested to meet their discomfort.
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Tempura Batter’s playful work considers meaning and meaninglessness through oblique gestures. The collaborative practice of Rohanne Udall and Paul Hughes, it takes place across choreographic, performance and visual arts contexts. The work is born out of, and speaks to, a culture that is saturated in content and subject to endless streams of reference and possibility; we are attracted to sidestepping, fidgeting, obliviousness, distraction and emulation.
The next few dates:
March- Monday 20th- with Improvisation Laboratory MēTAFōRA
April– Monday, 24th- Open for Proposal