IDD Workshop with Alice Chauchat

FREE WORKSHOP THIS WEEK March 4-8: International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Alice Chauchat!

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Alice’s workshop will be based on the Ten statements on collective practice from everybody’s toolbox – check it out here. We hope to see you there!

IDD Workshop: Alice Chauchat
MON-FRI March 4-8
12:15-2:45pm
Avenue C Studio – 55 Avenue C
WORKSHOP IS FREE!! Drop-ins welcome.

Taking the following as an ambitious base, we’ll try out various configurations in which we might think-act together what a community choreography could be, understanding the idea of community not in terms of difference from other groups but in terms of a specific way of being together.
Ten statements on collective practice*
1. members of the group participate with their entire bodies, experiences and thoughts
2. each member is responsible for what she shares within the group
3. each member is responsible for the way she processes what is shared within the group
4. short-cut negotiations
5. general agreement is not desirable
6. create a common that is based on individual experience
7. practitioners should focus on their own activity rather than on the general composition
8. only the practitioners themselves can evaluate their own activity
9. leave space for individuals to resist the group dynamics
10. don’t direct each other
* ten statements is a game from everybody’s toolbox

International Dance Dialogues (IDD)
Created and Curated by Janet Panetta
International Dance Dialogues (IDD) is a program designed to address the need for New York’s developing dance artists to have meaningful interchange with their counterparts and potential mentors from Eastern and Western Europe. While New York artists are able to see the performances of larger companies like Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal, our artists are rarely able to interact with the creators and performers from these companies in an intimate setting. In addition, lesser-known yet prize-winning and critically-acclaimed European artists do not come to New York to perform due to lack of name recognition, funding and suitable venues; again, access to these artists is very rare for New York dancers and choreographers. IDD provides a venue where substantive professional exchange and even friendships develop, so that significant and often ongoing connections are created.

Alice Chauchat, born 1977 in Saint-Etienne (FR), lives and works in Berlin and Paris as choreographer, performer and teacher/lecturer. Studied in the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique (Lyon) and at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels). She works most in collaborative set-ups, developing numerous choreographic projects and platforms for knowledge production and exchange in the performing arts (everybodystoolbox.net, pa-f.net, specialissue.eu etc.). 2010-2012 she was part of the artistic co-direction for Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, a center for artistic research in the Parisian suburbs.

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