5 day intensive workshop with Tomi Paasonen
Monday-Friday, June 21-25th, 2010
Workshop daily from11 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance: Friday, June 25th, 8:30 pm
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany
Morning class 11am – 2pm: Improvisation
Mr Paasonen’s improvisational techniques are based on studying laws of physics and neurology, using gravity, momentum, energy effi ciency, residual vs essential, peripheral vs central movement concepts and other coordinational rules to regulate where impulses of movement are derived from and where they can lead. Incorporating imagination, memory and cognitive tools his techniques are used as means to expand the possibility of any preconceived technique. In this intensive, students will experiment with Mr. Paasonen’s task-based improvisation and his approach to cultivating original material.
Afternoon class 3-6 pm: Amplify
Explore various possibilities within the concepts, techniques and ways live video,choreography and dance can be seamlessly integrated into one another and feed each other creatively. Learn how to shape “the now” by composing the analogue and digital eye, layering information using one camera and one projector as choreographic objects to instigate new movement approaches.
Tomi Paasonen has created numerous productions and concepts involving the relationship between dance and live video installations. Related videos:
Tomi Paasonen is a Berlin-based director, choreographer, video artist and photographer, born in Helsinki, Finland. He founded KUNST-STOFF, an inter-disciplinary physical theatre and arts-event production company in San Francisco, before moving to Berlin launching PAA (Public Artistic Affairs) expanding his dance-, opera-, film and photo works to involve documentary layers. Numerous Berlin-based productions stage productions have concentrated on theme-specific improvisation methods and the relationship of live video installations and the performer. His theatrical installations often break the spacial separation of audience and stage and currently his work is increasingly dealing with interactive structures, giving the spectator more power to intervene and shape the event.
FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz