“Telling stories that people believe in is the foundation of a bigger society.
When stories manage to make people cooperate and work together it gives them immense power.
An imagined reality is something that everyone believes in, and as long as this communal belief persists, the imagined reality exerts power in the world.”
From “Sapiens, a brief history of Humankind” Y. Hariri
We are coming to realise, as human beings, that the stories we have believed in have caused dramatic changes on the whole Earth. Among other concepts we have believed in the separation between Man/Woman and Nature, and in that way, we created and then became ruled by a primitive form of industrial consumerism.
This extravagant belief is miles away from the reality we are now slowly coming to accept: that we have been created by, and we live because of our close interdependence with all living beings.
With movement, words, sounds, music and theatre, we will create and reconstruct our communal stories to nourish a deepening connection between ourselves and all things alive and not.
For one week, (12-20th August), we will create an ephemeral community, allowing the complexities and contradictions of connections to manifest, exercising a pluralistic open mind through sharing and mainly, through exploring diverse ways of storytelling.
Where does our stories meet and do they? How can we find moments of unity and moments of diversity and yet still nourish communication and acceptance?
To invent, rediscover and communicate our stories, we will draw upon: elements of contact improvisation, martial arts, voice movement and symbolic action, music, ecological concepts, stories composition, and shadow theatre.
This week residency workshop will be developed partly in the farm house Il Canto del Bosco (www.cantodelbosco.it ), enjoying its gardens, pool and the forests that surround it. And partly in the rehearsal space in the medieval village of Serra de’ Conti, in between Le Marche hills in Italy.
The performance will be shared during Nottenera Festival in Serra de’ Conti (AN), Italy. (www.nottenera.it )
Note: It is not mandatory to participate in the final performance.
COSTS AND REGISTRATION
Cost: Early Bird registration up to July 22nd: 225€. After July 13th: 265€. Special discounts for students, unemployed and former participants to Nottenera workshops.
Note: There is no previous experience or a limit in age to participate
INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org +39 3355384925 Francesca Carnevali
and email@example.com +49 176 2145 2059, when in Italy +39 3331623932
The Farm house Il Canto del Bosco (www.cantodelbosco.it ) in Poggio San Marcello (AN), Italy, will host us and offers: bedrooms for 2 to 5 persons + pool + kitchen and grill were to cook our own lunch + beautiful surrounding gardens, forests and a donkey. It is only 10 mins by car to Serra de’ Conti.
The dinners have already been arranged at a cost of 9E for vegetarians and 8E for not vegetarians
The accommodation cost varies in relation to the bedroom: and it goes from 15€/night/person to 30€/night/person. Once we arrived to 15 participants there are also some limited number of tents possible for a cost of 8€/night/person. Please note that the cost of accommodation might vary a bit in relation to number of participants: more participants, less cost and the other way round
After 20 years of researching, experimenting and teaching, Javier Cura has developed a methodical approach to movement in general applying it specifically to Physical theatre, martial arts, Contact Improvisation and Tango teaching. He has condensed into this system his experience in different fields and art forms ranging from Visual arts, Theatre, Bioenergetics, Somatic Movement and Linguistics. He has been one of the generators of the Contactango form which combines the possibilities of Contact Improvisation and Tango. As a performer, choreographer, artist or teacher you can find him at Fabrik Potsdam Tanztage in Germany, Farma Dance Theatre Festival and Alchemie Tango in Prague, C.I.R.A in Strasbourg, as well as in Contact Impro Festivals in Freiburg, Goettingen (Germany), or San Francisco (USA). He has collaborated with the Berlin Free University on a research about expression in Contact Improvisation and Movement. He has also dedicated himself to researches in anthropological and sociological themes developing them in social theatre projects in Italy, Morocco and Germany. www.javiercura.net
Videos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Py1SiCrco www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s20bn5Xej8 www.youtube.com/watch?v=lts3nIA0rmg www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM575qk7l2U www.youtube.com/watch?v=elW1hxzzZDc
Contactango video: https://vimeo.com/110580854
Underwater contactango: https://vimeo.com/106280101
MOSS BEYNON JUCKES is an artist, performer and composer. She works with voice and body, theatre and music. Performances include “The Passion of Lady Vendredi” with Mas Productions at The Roundhouse and Soho Theatre, London, “One Revolution, Respiration”, Sophiensaelle, Berlin, “These Associations”, Unilever Series at the Tate Modern, London and “This Variation” by Tino Sehgal- in Amsterdam, Berlin, Athens, and in Kassels’Documenta13. She has taught “Multiple Bodies, Multiple Voices and Pathways” for Smash Berlin, Hlasohled Voicescope- Centre for Voice, Prague, Universität der Künste in Berlin and Vienna. She is part of the Balkan Band “Tralalka”. www.mossbeynonjuckes.com Video: http://vimeo.com/30143501
FRANCESCA CARNEVALI is a social and community theatre operator, graduated with a Master degree at Turin University in 2009. She conducts theatre workshops for business companies and in social communities. Since 2007 she works as an actress with the theatre company Fabula Rasa. In recent years she has devoted herself to her own research on the social value of dance Contact Improvisation.