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PLAYING GRAVITY Contemporary Dance & Movement Workshop

Always wanted to try out contemporary dance? And are interested in visual art? Now is your chance to combine the two!

Guided by two professional dancers, different movement possibilities will be explored through working with/against gravity; physical translation of what is metaphysical (relating to art works on display); and dealing with the space (influence of the characteristics of the space on movement).

The workshop includes


» SHORT CONVERSATIONS: discussion about art works 

» DEMONSTRATION: dance performance by Angelina Deck / Ana Leonor Ladas 

» MOVEMENT EXPLORATION: bodies in motion, bodies in stillness, improvisation both working individual and in groups

PLAYING GRAVITY is part of public programs accompanying the exhibition Eve's, Isaac's and Mine at De Punt that presents five Amsterdam-based artists’ takes on the term “gravity” whether it is moral, emotional, physical or scientific. As a way of expanding the dialogue, the workshop aims to take the participants on a journey using the body as the main instrument. 

Angelina Deck graduated from Codarts (Rotterdam Dance Academy) in 2004. Since then, she has worked with various production houses, choreographers, and theater groups including Korzo, Meekers, Vloeistof, Ro Theater and Rogie & Company. She also frequently takes part in physical installations at visual art happenings, galleries and museums; and research projects at Dancelab in The Hague. Currently, she is working on the Master in Art/Dance Therapy at Codarts. 

Ana Leonor Ladas graduated from Dansacademie Arnhem in 2001. As a dancer, improviser and choreographer, she has worked with many different companies and independent choreographers both in the Netherlands and abroad. She has also worked with the master Min Tanaka at the Body Weather Farm in Japan. Through her work, she attempts to integrate Western and Eastern principles.

Saturday 3 December, 2016
• 10:00 ~12:00 by Angelina Deck in Dutch
• 12:00~14:00 by Ana Leonor Ladas in English

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Up to 18 y/o or students: Free
Adults: €10

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Maximum 15 / each time slot
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