ZOOM IN! EDN ATELIER ON DANCE & CRAFT 12-13 APRIL 2019

ZOOM IN! EDN ATELIER ON DANCE & CRAFT 12-13 APRIL 2019

Duncan Dance Research Centre and EDN (European Dance House Network) organize a 2 days Atelier on Dance and Craft including working sessions, performative installations, collective and physical activities, conversations and lecture/performances.

The Duncan House in Athens is deeply engaged with the notion of craftsmanship, since it was built by the Duncan family in 1903, as a utopian eco-community embracing both craft and art practices (weaving, ceramics, sandal making, painting or poetry), united in an on-going dialogue with everyday life and the art of dance.
The EDN Atelier will re-establish a bond with this history through a careful, decisive ‘zoom in’ on the relation between craft and the performing arts, as well as the social and political connotations this relation can have today.
Craftmanship -the confrontation with raw material and its subsequent transformation – have been re-appraised in recent years, both in the artistic and the academic milieu.
The attention and concentration that labor involves,  the resistance and unexpected aspects of matter, repetition and persistence,  the ‘gesture’ as a minor action capable of producing things as well as producing change,  the expanded sense of time experienced by craftsmen, all relate closely to the daily practice of the dancer, the musician, the artist.
Can the process of making concrete things bring personal re-adjustments in our ways of learning, working and exchanging?
How can this fusion between arts and crafts challenge, redirect and nourish artistic, curatorial, pedagogical and social practices?

EDN Atelier ZOOM IN! invites artists from dance and other performing arts, skilled workers, pedagogues and cultural professionals to “explore, observe and experience a range of materials, techniques and methods of craft” and to “share and reflect on the insights derived from craft”.

Attendance is free but, as places are limited, reservation is obligatory
till April the 8th.
You can reserve your place by sending an e-mai to: ddrcathens@gmail.com including name, telephone number, short cv and your motivation for attending the EDN Atelier.  
The Atelier is part of ‘Zoom In!’, a larger project investigating the notions of ‘craft’ and ‘micro-scale’ within the arts, socio-politics and education. During a two-year period, ‘Zoom In!’ will initiate, host and interconnect various small-scale projects that have the potential to bring insight to our thinking, taking action and being in our private and public contexts.           

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019

09:00-10:00 WARM UP

Based on the of 5 elements technique

(earth, water, wood, metal, fire) with Ioanna Toumpakari, dancer

10:00-10:30 BRIEF WELCOME

10:30-12:30 PERFORMATIVE INSTALLATION

“A Cuatro Patas”

with the NyamNyam collective (Iñaki Alvarez & Ariadna Rodriguez )

13:00-14:30 LUNCH BREAK

14:45-15:30 LECTURE

“Weaving as a Cultural, Political and Artistic Practice:

The Case of Dance” by Efi Kyprianidou, Lecturer, Open University of Cyprus.

15:30-18:30 LABORATORIES

Ioanna Angelopoulou, Choreographer-Performer & Sébastien Seixas, Luthier (violin maker)

Maro Michalakakos, Visual artist & Zoe Venizelou, Wicker
Simeon Tsakiris, Actor-Poet & Gigas, Visual Artist

Writer Christos Chryssopoulos traces and reveals imprints of the laboratories

18:30-19:00 GROUP DISCUSSION

“Around the table”

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019

09:00-10:00 WARM UP

Based on the of 5 elements technique

(earth, water, wood, metal, fire) with Ioanna Toumpakari

10:00-13:00 LABORATORIES

Vitoria Kotsalou, Choreographer-Performer & Click Ngwere, artisan

Anna Tzakou, Performer-Director & Theodora Chorafa, Ceramist
Androniki Marathaki, Dancemaker & Giannis Zois, Ceramist

Writer Christos Chryssopoulos traces and reveals imprints of the laboratories

13:00-14:30 LUNCH BREAK

 

14:30-15:30 LECTURE & DISCUSSION

Presentation of the educational project “Landscape after the Rain”,

a choreographic workshop with young woodworkers in Annecy (FR)
by Moïse Touré, theater director

15:30-16:30 LECTURE PERFORMANCE

“Reflection and craft, theory and practice: zoom in and out”
by Salva Sanchiz, performer, choreographer

16:30-18:00 GROUP DISCUSSION moderated by Guy Cools, dramaturge

Part of ZOOM IN! Atelier is the project Analogue Campaign (Konstantina Georgelou, Danae Theodoridou, Betina Panagiotara, Efrosini Protopapa), which participates in the rese arch program “Practicing Democracy”

(extrapole, Paris).

During the Atelier, filmmaker & dance artist Mary Wycherley presents the video-ar t “The Dance of Making” developed in collaboration with sound artist / composer Jürgen Simpson.