This workshop is dedicated to the practice of real time performance and interdisciplinary improvisation. Experienced dancers, musicians and performance artists are all welcome to apply.
We believe in the importance of recognizing the habitual body-mind patterns and automatic reactions, and turning them into conscious, reshapable states through direct observation, experimentation and on-stage practice. Setting a clear focus will allow us to say “Fuck’it” and gain the freedom of going further than we imagined, get lost and deal with what will arise next.
When we say ‘fuck it’, we make ourselves available to the present moment, and leave behind the preconceived plans that may interfere with the free expression of our hidden potential. Fuck’it is an affirmation, that takes us into the unknown. We see a great potential in stepping out of one’s own borders and becoming a vessel for the situation to play itself out, it involves trusting one’s decisions, saying ‘yes’, being total, and letting go of perfectionism.
By working with the idea of failure we set the goal of being unsuccessful, to miss the mark, go belly up, break down, be ruined, make a mess, go wrong, lose control, drop, crash, fluff, fail. We won’t apologise for our mistakes. We will systematically learn how to recognise them, and turn them into powerful allies. We believe that the ‘Fuck’it’ mindset is one of the performer’s best weapon to shift the energy and operate from one’s own intuitional epicenter
Fuck’ it is about finding the courage to go for it, being honest and exposed, It’s about listening and trusting oneself with presence and totality. We provide a safe space to explore our limits and integrate them in a focused performance practice.
The element of real time music & dance improvisation is at the centre of this work, inviting us to question the roles of sound in time, body in space and vice-versa.
** We took a firm political choice of making this workshop accessible to everyone, this is why we keep the price low as it is.
“Saying F**k It is like massage for the mind – relaxing you, releasing tension, giving up on things that aren’t working. Just starting to say F**k It can transform your life. Saying F**k It feels good – to stop struggling and finally do what you fancy; to ignore what everyone’s telling you and go your own way.” ~ John C. Parkin
Brussels | April
Friday 7th | 12:00 – 18:00
Saturday 8th | 12:00 – 18:00
Sunday 9th | 12:00 – 18:00
19:30 – workshop performance
Where: @ Studio JOJI – Rue de la Glaciere 18 – 1060 – Brussels
Amsterdam | April
Friday 14th | 10:00 – 15:30
Saturday 15th | 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 16th | 10:00 – 16:00
17:30 – workshop performance
Where: @ Studio Singel – Eerste Nassaustraat 7 – 1052 – Amsterdam
Berlin | April
Monday 24th | 10:30 – 15:00
Tuesday 25th | 10:30 – 15:00
Wednesday 26th | 10:30 – 15:00
Thursday 27th | 10:30 – 15:00
Where: @ Dock11 – Kastanienallee 79 – 10435 – Berlin
Facilitated by: Ady Elzam & Alex Zampini
Alex Zampini (IT/GER) is a multi-instrumentalist and visual artist based in Berlin. Deeply inspired by the transformational potential of improvisation practice as both expression form and inquiry tool, he mainly operates as live musician in the fields of contemporary dance and performance art, opening a dialogue between sound, body and image. Contaminated by different musical approaches, he paints improvised sound journeys which can’t be framed into a definition of genre.
Ady Elzam (IL/BE) is a dancer, teacher and choreographer, with a deep technical background in contemporary dance, improvisation and performance. Ady believes art should challenge and inspire, both the artist as well as the spectator. As a preforming artist he’s motivated to cross borders and question the norm in relation to the audience, and its roll in art.
For many years Ady has been exploring movement dynamics in partner work, his main interest is in the communication that creates clear understanding between partners, as if no words are needed. This applies also to the relationship of the observer and the observed. As a performer he’s interested in the artist’s ability to expose oneself, evoke emotion in the audience, and the connection between the two.
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