OFFestival 2017 proposes a 4 hours artistic gathering between Laura Aris and dancers-movers to share some physical ideas and spend study time previously to the presentation of her video dance Cualquier Mañana, a film version of the duet in collaboration with the Spanish dancer Alvaro Esteban.
As much as we wish, there is no manual for how to choreograph a dance performance. Everyone makes their own rules when they’re working, and they most probably change them over the years, too – if not every single time a creation process begins. However, there is the possibility to give some examples, hoping to encourage participants own choices, and fuel their imaginations.
This day-workshop will be focus around the framework of “The Anatomy of Broken Things”, a long period research project that includes the creations of several solo works, commissions and artistic collaborations. In this case, we will work around the idea, universe, vocabulary and filters of movement that we used during the creation of the dance duet “Cualquier Mañana” (At Any Given Morning).
We will explore two scenes of the duet, what we called “Broken hands” and “The puzzle”. We will set up certain rules and inspirational guidance but we will not give set material instead we will improvised around the given ideas, and maybe set up a new sequence.
After the workshop, participants are invited to discover the film Qualquier Mañana tighter with the audience. An after-talk of the film’s presentation will be hold for those interested.