Workshop: 16th Oct - 21st Oct, CTC Salzburg
Mon, Tue: 9:00-12:00
Wed, Thu: 11:00-13:00
Fri, Sat: 9:00-12:00
Research phase: 23rd Oct - 26th Nov (Mon - Fri), 10:00-12:00, CTC Salzburg
The 5th and coming up research cycle will be introduced by a one-week workshop with
Kim Ceysens. In the work she proposes we will focus on three different subjects:
The first subject is musicality and the relationship of movement to music: how can we move,
dance or perform a circus discipline on (or off) the music? We will research multiple
approaches of relating to music, through precision, through walking and moving, being on
the notes or on the lyrics, diving into different layers a composition offers, etc. Supporting
these studies, we will analyse two short pieces of music (one classical and one modern
work) to work with their multiple layers and intricacies.
The second subject will be related to a movement quality that Kim calls “magic hands”,
which is deep and endless and applicable in multiple movement disciplines. Magic hands is a
quality she developed and refined in her solo work PATSY. It relates to hyper isolation of
body parts and mixes elements of hiphop with contemporary dance principles. In this
movement quality the hands lead the entire body, let body parts react in a chain reaction to
one another or pull invisible ropes of resting body parts. It generates a vast amount of
expressive and intriguing material, which you will be able to harness for your own
movement or theatrical practice.
The third subject will engage with the craft of performing or more specifically: transforming
and creating characters. It is an opportunity to be present on stage away from our owndaily selves and to experience play from that place onwards. We will explore and
experience the portraying of a character / a role that wants to challenge the common
neutral stage presence we often find in contemporary dance performances. We will play
with facial expression, change of posture and our typical ways of moving and will work with
make-up and costume. We will spend time performing and watching each other. We will
work with improvisation and theatrical tools.
Following the workshop we will enter a research phase of 5 weeks, where we will be able
to dive deeper into the subjects proposed in the workshop, develop them further and find
and train our own personal interests within these topics.
It is not required to be present for the entire research phase, it is recommended though to
take part as much as possible, to acquire depth and ensure high quality of the work.
We will close the research cycle with a showing, where the studied topics will be presented
to the public in a format chosen by the participants (performance, talk, installation, film or
audio presentation, etc). Every participant of the showing will receive a symbolic fee.
Date and place will be announced on our social media channels and our website.
To start the registration process, please send a short cv to our registration e-mail:
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