"The invitation from the ensemble Collective B is a 4-hours workshop of movement with live music, based on working style and methods developed in the work Wonderful World.
The workshop is led by three sentient movers and two versatile musicians, composed as a poetic collage of Movement and Music, sometimes harmonic, sometimes embracing contradiction.
Dynamics, rhythm, and musicality will become key to a world of comical and absurd contexts, challenging the perception of how to move and how to listen, as well as offering tools for potential work on performative characters.
From sweet to energetic, sometimes awkward exercises, that allow the individual to ground oneself and at the same time connect with the group, we will move towards opening the space – metaphorically and literally – to open our ears, our attentiveness and creativity."
Collective B is an Art ensemble established in Vienna (Austria) and Lodève (France). The ensemble consists of international young artists who combine close friendship, dance, music, circus and visual arts. The members of Collective B share common artistic and living visions upon the contemporary world, giving rise to time-sensitive Art-works.
COLLECTIVE B: Epic and Freaky Marriage of Movement & Sound
4-hours long workshop
When and where:
19th April 2020, 1-5 pm - Old Power Plant, Ljubljana.
For professional performers, dance makers, and sound artists with an interest for movement. Musicians experienced in improvised music are also welcome to join with their instruments!
Please, send a biography and a short motivation letter describing the reasons why you would like to attend the workshop at firstname.lastname@example.org, before Wednesday 15 April 2020.
The number of participants is limited; in case of large interest, we reserve the right to make a selection.
Spoken language, English.
Workshop free of charge.
Workshop by: Collective B
Photos: Simon Alleyne
Collage: Collective B
Organised by: Emanat
In collaboration with: Old City Power Plant
Coordination and executive production: Sabina Potočki
Collective B team:
Elsa Mourlam: French performer, dance maker, and collaborative artist. Elsa is in the early stages of creative development within her professional career, travelling widely to perform and create dances. Her artistic drive is to mingle poetic movement, sound' mise en scène, and alternative living/artistic co-operative forms. Heartily beating for a world of senses and imaginary, she cherishes a creative relationship towards somatic practices. Recently, Elsa has also developed a zeal for Do-in and Contact Improvisation practices.
Sonia Borkowicz: Polish freelance performer and dance pedagogue. She works as manager/producer/curator for different art events and festivals, recently cooperating with the Malta Festival in Poznań, Poland. Sonia co-founded an Austrian / French association - Collective B and an art residency place - KALISKA, in the middle of Polish woods.
Alja Ferjan: Freelance dancer, performer and dance pedagogue from Slovenia. Her vision for artistic work is to dive deep into the play between the visual and the imaginary. Next to co-running an emerging art association Collective B, Alja does organization and curation of alternative interdisciplinary events in her current home in Linz, Austria.
Tomáš Novák: Born in Prague, Tomas Novak lives and works as a violinist in Vienna Austria. His music ranges from contemporary classical over swing to free improvised music. Currently, he is active in various groups, such as Hot Club du Nax, Duo Schuberth-Novak a.k.a Duo Vakkordeonioline, SEPP, etc.
Christopher Haritzer: Bass clarinettist who currently lives in Upper Austria. He loves to combine jazz with his alpine folk music roots. Besides his collaboration with COLLECTIVE B, Christopher is head of the SEPP octet, a member of the independent Viennese theatre group SCHLÜTERWERKE and of the quartet KLEZTORSION.