Art stations fundation - by Grażyna Kulczyk

02.07.2012 - 06.07.2012
Słodownia +2
Jurij Konjar Dynamika dialogu ALTERNATIVE DANCE ACADEMY 2012

Coaching for professionals

Monday 02.07 - Friday 06.07

Applications / deadline

Please send your applications to
by June 22nd! Please enclose your professional CV.

Coaching cost: 250 PLN

Dynamics of Dialogue

Being more similar then different, we-the-people share a playground; dealing with issues such as space, memory, music, need, body ability, panic, reading of our senses, reading our partners etc. Though much indicates our differences in how we perceive and describe such phenomena, we fill in for the lack of certainty with assumption in movement, through touch and in conversation; and keep adapting as we go. I suggest that to develop this communication platform further, phenomena needs to be experienced, observed and named the only way they can be – individually; to then enable dialogue.

In these five days I’d like to challenge you to dialogue with an old friend – your bodily movement, from a fresh perspective. Let’s assume the natural, given state of a body is movement. I can direct, transform, guide, even deny it; what I can’t do is avoid it. From this perspective, movement is therefore not something I need to strive for, but rather observe (and guide?) that which is already happening. I suggest a backwards step; to observe the various processes we call “dancing” before they result in shape. We’ll continuously work on three levels: dealing with bodily sensation, mind information and the ethics of dialogue. The workshop is appropriate for all who perceive the world through change; and who aspire to being beginners again.

Jurij Konjar is Slovenian dancer and choreographer. He studied dance in Brussels school PARTS and received twice danceWEB program scholarship. As a dancer, he worked with many choreographers (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Roberto Olivan, Maja Delak, Janez Janša, Boris Charmatz); he is presently practicing “Tuning scores” with Lisa Nelson. His own work includes several performances in collaboration with Gabrielle Nankivell (“The Right Mistakes”, “Documentary”, “Open Space Hotel”), trio “Catharsis for Beginners” with Peter Jaško and Milan Herich (2005 Audience Award at Gibanica Slovenian Dance Platform) and solo “Ulysses”. The latest creation, an improvised solo performance “Goldberg Variations” we could see in November 2011 at Stary Browar. The solo was a result of a two year research into the cult 1986 Steve Paxton’s “Goldberg Variations”. Part of the practice was writing – an invention of a vocabulary and a language. A “Chapbook” publication on the process of the piece was published by Contact Quarterly in May 2011.