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The workshop will be held in Poznan, at Studio Słodownia +3from 10th to 14th of August, 10:00-16:00.
Participation in the workshop isfree ( participants cover the possible costs of travel and accommodation in Poznan).
Workshops in the frame of the residency supported by The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in frame of the pragram So what about Polish dance? 2015
The work will focus on the practice of dreaming aware, and on becoming awake to the ongoing dreaming process that is accompanying our conscious existence, allowing this continuous flow of images to in-form the body, influence its’ presence and become the source of actions. We will work on participants’ night dreams, opening a dialogue with them and using their structure as a kaleidoscopic map for creativity. Employing the procedure of dream opening and the tool of shifting perspectives, we will discover ways of unfolding the body, expanding it into a multiple, ever flowing entity that playfully shifts between real and imagined, between being and doing, distance and proximity, aware of the continuous flow of impulses, able to choose which one to follow and embody. The aim of the research is to combine intuitive ways of creating with conscious choreographic decisions, and to empower performers to connect with their dreams as legible sources of knowledge and foundations for creativity.
During the whole process, dancers will be collecting their night dreams, starting a dialogue with them, and systematically ‘opening’ dream material through the body with the help of the tools from “The School of Images.” By immersing into this layering process, which combines conscious operations with sensing, feeling and embodying the dream, one receives multidimensional access to the night material. With the help of the tool of shifting perspectives: between being performer, witness and observer, one expands a singular text of a dream into an embodied, versatile movement scape with vast spaces for dreams’ own work, and for further performative explorations. I aim at finding ways in which one can become an expanded, alert and active agent, letting go into the dreaming process as the source supporting creative choreographic decisions.
Anna Nowicka is a choreographer and performer, MA psychology graduate at the Warsaw University, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, and MA Choreography at the HfS Ernst-Busch/HZT in Berlin. In recent years, expanding on her long term interest in the work on dreams, imagination and physical actions, she started developing tools to be applied to artistic creation. Her focus lies on questions of imagination and creativity, and the potential of images to expand the body into the state of continuous becoming. Since 2011 Anna's research has been recognized: she was rewarded the DAAD Prize, followed by the choreographic scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and Tanzstipendium from the city of Berlin. Her performance: “fire is raging in your hair” won the 100GRAD Festival in HAU, Berlin, and her solo: “the truth is just a plain picture. said bob.” was selected for the Polish Dance Platform. Since 2010 her individual choreographic practice is connected with the Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk in Poznań. Currently, Anna is doing her PhD at the Polish Film School / Acting Department in Łódź, and is a practitioner at the School of Images of dr Catherine Shainberg, also expanding her research through intense dreamwork with Bonnie Buckner. She divides her life between Berlin and Poland.