We will be sharing our research and practices through a workshop for movers and musicians and a performance on Saturday 21st of July in the URBAN festival in the Kreativquartier. Experience and discover a catastroflixic blend of contemporary dance and music!
*** Workshop: “Playing in new worlds” ***
A dance and music improvisation workshops based on contemporary worlds.
Saturday 21st of July, from 4 to 6pm.
Only 10€ per participant.
Registration at email@example.com
Open to all : movers, dancers, sounders, musicians of all levels and ability.
The Catastroflux collective invites movers and sounders to join them in an improvisation workshop exploring worlds they created for their piece “Absurd Journey”. Floriane Dardard will lead musicians into musical landscapes while Lucile Belliveau facilitates a corporal exploration of situations and emotional states. We will use the power of imagination to free ourselves and find new ways of playing instruments and of moving. We will be together in the present and rejoice in this opportunity for expression, letting go and togetherness.
*** Performance: “Absurd Journey” ***
An atmospheric and immersive contemporary performance exploring absurdity and harmony through dance and music.
Saturday 21st of June, at 8pm.
In “Absurd Journey”, we explore though dance and music our perception of the world as an absurd space, which does not follow rational or logical rules. We go on an external journey through the world and an internal journey through ourselves. We travel from one place to the same place, yet our awareness is increased. At the end of the journey, the absurdity is still there but instead of letting it overwhelm us our better self-awareness allows us to find meaning and to create human connections with ourselves and with others.
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.” ― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
Two performers create experimental music and dance in the moment, and guide you through different worlds of their own.
Extracts from the piece: https://youtu.be/7AtB1iKLO-A
On July 21st:
Dachauer Straße 110-114 / Schwere-Reiter-Straße 2
Tram 12, 20, 21, Bus 53 Leonrodplatz
Check out the rest of the URBAN 2018 program:
See you very soon!
We are showing Absurd Journey for the first time in France in Paris, at théâtre associatif de l’Ogresse. Meet us at 19h on Sunday, June 10th ! We will partake in the joy and peace of dhrupad combined with danse in “The inner peace generator”, and then take a deep plunge into a chaotic journey.
We did it ! Thanks to a wonderful team, we performed a new work called “A l’heure ou scintille la tuile”, or “The time when the tile is shining” in Frazé, France on May 19th. From the smiles we saw, it was a great experience for everyone.
À l’heure où scintille la tuile
I am organizing workshops called ‘Dare to be and create’ with my colleague Sonia Delabre. Come to explore dancing, singing, the Self and creative processes with us!
There will be a workshop in January 2019 close to Paris, France and a workshop in April 2019 in Greece!
I spent 3 months in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. I had a wonderful experience, developing and performing Absurd Journey, teaching contemporary dance improvisation, researching and performing with an amazing group of people and learning kuchipudi and kalaripayattu. I am now in Paris and hard at work on my next projects:
- inner peace project (temporary title): a movement and music installation and performance about inner peace. I aim to share a state of inner peace and silence with the audience, using movement, performance and music as a medium. The movement will be inspired by my own contemporary vocabulary and the little I know from kuchipudi and kalari. The performance will revolve around ritual objects that have a personal meaning and a video installation. The music will be traditional dhrupad singing with tanpura, one of the oldest forms of Hindustani classical music. This project will have different incarnations as gallery installations and stage performances.
- Tuiles à Frazé (temporary title): a site specific installation in the beautiful country side town of Frazé, France. It will take place in and around a building that was used to make roof tiles for the local village.
- Visual columns: a choreographed dance piece drawing inspiration from neuroscience. I will use seminal research on the visual cortex from the 1960s to devise movement and structures inspired from the experiments Hubel and Wiesel did on the visual cortex of cats.
If all or some of these projects resonate with you, just talk to me! I am looking for support and collaborators.