Movement Class XL: Lana Coporda

Sun 7 Apr | 13:00

Every first Sunday of the month you can join an extended version of the Movement Class in Dansateliers. The Movement Classes XL are specially constructed around Dansateliers’ 25th anniversary and are taught by different choreographers connected to the house. The class is an in-depth introduction to the movement material and working methods of the dance-artists. By the use of physical exercises and tasks they will take you along an exploration in improvisation, performance and body-awareness. Professional dancer, amateur or never seen a dancefloor before? No problem, the lesson is open for everyone.

On April 7th the Movement Class XL is taught by Lana Coporda. In her work, Lana departs from a sense of morality and identifies with traces of absurdity that are recognizable in social behavior. At the same time, she is looking for ways to offer humor, accessibility and new perspectives. Under the umbrella of Dansateliers she subsequently created Draaiplaneet (2016, co-production Tweetakt), ZOOM, Hestia and Sheela na gig (2016) and Creep Deep (2017) as part of DANSLOKAAL (co-production Conny Janssen Danst). This class she teaches together with Kim Hoogterp.

During the Movement Class XL she will introduce you to her way of working and creation methods.

What can participants expect from the class?

We will start with a warm up in which we explore what our bodies can do. From there we will enter the realm of motion that is accessible through our imagination. With our imagination and movement, we will explore non-human shapes and forms of movement. We will enter the realm of other natural fenomena, like biological organisms, water, trees, stones, mountains and clouds. We see our bodies as a landscape.

What are participants exploring during the class?

We will explore an adaptation of Deborah Hay’s “What if…?” questions. We will use them to enter the world of imagination. We are excited to hear what ideas the participants come up with. We will also explore the realm of non-human consciousness and let our bodies become a landscape.

What do you think the participants can gain from the class?

Participants will experience their body in a creative way. At first with a warm up, exploring all movements of our body, deepening the connection with our muscles, joints and going deeper into our cells. From this microcosmos we will explore the macrocosmos of our imagination. We will depart from the world of facts, entering the world of fantasy.

Every first sunday of the month
Time: 13.00-16.00
Location: Dansateliers
Price: 15 euro