We recommend online workshops organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute during the partner festival Digital Cultures.
The workshops are conducted in English through the Zoom platform.
Participation is free, registration is required via the form until October 10th 12:00 CET. The festival curators will review all applications and deliver the invitation to the workshop participants via e-mail on October 12th, 2020.
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The harmonious body of the future.
The Gaga/people movement workshop and imagination class conducted by Natalia Iwaniec
No limit as to the number of attendees.
“The dancer of the future will be one whose body and soul have grown so harmoniously together that the natural language of that soul will have become the movement of the body.” – Isadora Duncan.
We don’t know what the future holds but our current human bodies are the best we have today. We expect a lot from them. The workshop will focus on the harmony and communication between corporeality and imagination. After a long lockdown at home, it will give us an opportunity to move, connect with our body, and activate the spirit. Even though we’ll remain inside the four walls, we’ll reach far beyond them. Instead of constantly thinking about the future, we’ll focus on what’s here and now while dancing.
During the first 30 minutes, Natalia Iwaniec will conduct a Gaga/people class. This method of working with the body was developed by Ohad Naharin, a long-time director and choreographer of the Israeli Batsheva Dance Company. The class involves both the physical and mental sphere, combining imagination and action, while helping us overcome our own weaknesses. Together, we’ll flow through time immersed in dance and pleasure. We’ll transition smoothly from the Gaga class to improvisation activities, during which we’ll face our thoughts about ourselves and the future… with tongue in cheek.
Natalia Iwaniec is a dancer, choreographer, and certified Gaga teacher since 2012. She has taught at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance (both the school and the professional group), the Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance, the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, the National Dance Company Wales, the VERVE, the Central Europe Dance Company in Budapest, and many more. Her latest shows are Dido and Aeneas by Capella Cracoviensis (direction and choreography) as well as Alice in Wonderland at the Wilam Horzyca Theatre in Toruń, where she was responsible for stage movement.