BAU Lab: Revolve/Unfold
Masterclass for dancers, choreographers, architects and artists
04.12 - 08.12, 2023 Amsterdam
Daily 11.00 - 17.00h, NDSM Loods, NDSM Plein 85 Amsterdam
Under the guidance of Ropes Aligned and Isabel Cordeiro
Participation fee € 100,-
Please sign up with a short motivation (100 words) and CV before November 20, 2023 via email@example.com.
Explore what it is like to float weightlessly high up in the air and the fun and freedom it brings! In this five-day workshop you play with gravity as you explore the four elements: water, fire, air and earth.
You'll learn to dance in the air, sometimes up to 10 metres high. Against a vertical plane (wall dance) and freely in space. You climb and descend and make jumps that make you float and spend more time in the air than when you jump from the ground.
Vertical dance reinvigorates your artistic practice. It influences the way you look at space and architecture. And when you can move 360 degrees, you play with space and your audience differently than when you are on the ground.
Experienced vertical dancers, Ropes Aligned will give you the techniques and tools to move freely in the air. It is a great workout for your abs, but no dance technique or climbing experience is required. We will teach you the basics and then you will discover for yourself the possibilities of being harnessed and attached to a rope. Above all, you will experience what it is like to float weightlessly and the fun and freedom it brings!
As well as vertical dancing, you will explore the four elements with visual artist Isabel Cordeiro and read texts such as Amnesty by Octavia Butler, a science fiction short story about the element of earth. And extracts from Bodies of Water by cultural theorist Astrida Neimanis, about water.