by Alanna Kraaijeveld (MTL)
6 to 10 november [6.30pm-9.30pm]: Circolando Space, Porto, Portugal
“What games do we play?” To be agile? To be inspired? To communicate?
This workshop’s point of departure is Fighting Monkey (FM), movement research co-developed by Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek that aims to nourish and restore movement patterns and mobility. With emphasis on FM Movement Situations – task and game based irregular training structures – we will examine and test tendencies and limitations, both individually and in partners, and nurture mental and physical potential.
We are invited to confront and consider:
-Our expectations and assumptions
-Exploration of a spectrum of possibilities, exertions, and engagements
-The relationship between playing, problem solving, and creativity
-Accessing complexities simply, as well as the complexity of the simple
-Igniting new pathways for our learning and our understanding
-Immersing ourselves in a practice of defining what is important to us, and taking responsibility for our learning and our work given those imperatives
The proposed practice fosters adaptability, creativity, kinetic power, increased perception and communication: essential capacities for today’s contemporary performing artist.
Montréal based dancer, teacher, and improviser. She is interested in playfulness, endurance, timing, and physical rigor.
Kraaijeveld’s humor and adaptability have supported her participation in diverse performance projects. She has collaborated with artists and organizations including Louise Bédard Danse, Dave St-Pierre, Marie Claire Forté, Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup / Frédérick Gravel, Susanna Hood, Tedd Robinson, Justine Chambers, Yves Charuest, William Parker, Opéra Québéc, Et Marianne et Simon, Mayday / Mélanie Demers, Sylvain Émard Danse, Dancemakers, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Studio 303, Concordia University, L’école de danse contemporaine de Montréal. She was a member of (now defunct) Le Groupe Dance Lab (Ottawa), a significant international centre for choreographic research, under the direction of Peter Boneham for four seasons.
Alanna’s study of movement and teaching is ongoing. She travels internationally to access Fighting Monkey workshops and intensives with Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek, and runs a training group in Montréal where she explores less traditional training methodologies and formats. Kraaijeveld holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Practice (Dance Technique Pedagogy) from Middlesex University, England.
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Target audience: pre-professional and professional dancers, physical performers, movers, and martial artists. A seleccion will be made by CV analysis.
Fee: 90 euros
Information and applications: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: 1 November
Location: Circolando Space (CACE Cultural do Porto, Rua do Freixo, 1071, sala 3, 4300-219 Porto, Portugal)
How to arrive: Metro: Campanhã; STCP: 205 and 400 (stop: EDP)