“Cells, Politics and Choreography” workshop with Frédéric Gies


From the 6th until the 10th of February, Gies proposes to explore movement practices that consist in the embodiment of anatomy and physiology, and experiment different strategies to use these practices as a soil for making our awareness on a cellular level and on the embodiment in movement of sub-cellular structures (i.e the cellular membrane, amongst others). I will propose to observe how different modes of organisation, communication and negociation at stakes in these practices and in the choreographic materials that we will elaborate out of our practice, can raise specific political questions around the notion of the individual and of community.

Frédéric Gies was born in France in 1973 and lives and works in Berlin. After studying ballet and contemporary dance, he worked with various French choreographers, before moving to Berlin in 2004. He is co-initiator of the collective Praticable. He creates his pieces alone or in collaboration with other artists (Jefta van Dinther, DD Dorvillier, Alice Chauchat, Frédéric de Carlo, Manuel Pelmus, Bruno Pocheron, Isabelle Schad and Odile Seitz). He also keeps on dancing in pieces of other choreographers (Jefta van Dinther, Antonja Livingstone, Petra Sabisch, Isabelle Schad). Deep researches in the field of somatic practices constitute the soil of his most recent work, which seeks for the emergence of the political within choreography. He is regularly invited as a guest teacher in different contexts such as DOCH (Stockholm), HZT (Berlin), SNDO (Amsterdam).
Further informations on: www.praticable.info


06th – 10th February 2012 at Agora Collective/ 18h – 21h  / Fee 50 euros

Date: April 15, 2012