“Everything comes alive (when contradictions accumulate)”
Focuses on connecting primal animal intuition to contemporary human life. With 2 parts: Organism and Identity.Organism: An eyes-closed visualisation, 1 – 2 hours long, with live music, led to encourage suspending willful action in favor of witnessing the phenomena of sensation, pleasure, curiosity and movement. This is time/space slowed to our aquatic origins. A collective human Magma often unsues. As bones are discovered, verticality tends to increase.Identity: Eyes open play with clock-time, finite space, and choice as a conscious process. Using games, rhythms, and voice work to activate the social body. One-minute improvisations in a taped-off square.
Explore strategies for thriving in the seen world and foundations of improvisation.
A post-CI intensive, informed by but not limited to the codes of CI.
Beneficial to dancers, actors, social scientists, ontologists, body workers, meditation practitioners or anyone interested in studying the art of being palpably present.
Saturday February 9th
Jules Beckman (USA/Fr), multi-instrument-playing-performer, will rock the non-metaphoric house with both homemade and conventional instruments. Get creatively shocked and soothed. Get extra points for not trying to not laugh.Sunday February 10th
Sunday Class OR Jam only: £7/£5
CONCERT: £5/£4 concessions
is an American interdisciplinary performing artist and teacher living in France since 2002. He has been making work collaboratively, teaching, and touring steadily in contemporary dance, performance and new circus since 1987. Beckman co-created Autochtone, with Collectif AOC/Karin Vyncke (2009 ? 13) ; co-founded, libertivore with Fanny Soriano (2005) ; joined I.D.A./Mark Tompkins (2005 ? 08) ; collaborated intensively with Cahin-caha, cirque bâtard (1998 – 2005); Core (1995-98) and Contraband/Sara Shelton Mann. Beckman worked for Anna Halprin several times in both performance and pedagogical contexts (1990 ? 96), as well as Zaccho Dance Theatre/Joanna Haigood (1996-98). In 1995, Beckman founded the collective Core with Jess Curtis, Keith Hennessy, Stanya Kahn and Stephanie Maher. Beckman is an ongoing collaborator with Hennessy (1987- ).