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DAS PLATEAU 2020
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Since its foundation in 2015, DAS PLATEAU has organized a series of workshops for contemporary dance and education in Frankfurt am Main twice a year. The event invites dance enthusiasts of all ages and with different dance experiences to come together, move together and reflect on dance and movement.

From September 26 to October 4, 2020, "DAS PLATEAU 2020 Herbst" will take place over a period of two weekends in the Frankfurt LAB - with a varied workshop programme that touches upon various aspects of different practices and reference systems of physical work in the field of contemporary dance. The workshops are offered at different times throughout the day and address contemporary dance techniques in connection with somatic studies, improvisation, composition, choreography and performance.

DAS PLATEAU was founded by Hannah Dewor, Jungyeon Kim, Nira Priore Nouak and Alexandra Maria Ścibor Infinity. "DAS PLATEAU 2020 Herbst" is a collaboration between Jorge Bascuñan, Amelia Uzategui Bonilla, Hannah Dewor, Verónica Garzón, Eri Funahashi Geen, Miranda Glikson, Jason Adam Jacobs, Jungyeon Kim, Gilda Rebello, Gregory Livingston, Ioulia Kokkokiou, Britta Schönbrunn, Zoe Alibert, Ewelina Zielonka.

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WS1 sensing - imaging - moving
Britta Schönbrunn

Sa 26. September 9:30-11:00
19€/ erm.16€ (für Frühbucher 18€/ erm. 15€)
Level: offen
Sprache: Deutsch/English

This class relates to somatic and contemporary dance techniques. We will journey through sensing – imaging – moving, as actions that connect us with the feeling and thinking impulses of our bodies. Releasing to a physical poetics of sensation and kinesthetic awareness, we will draw on inner resources of the moment to dialogue with the external environment. Principles of Yoga and Release-Technique will orientate a space of improvisation, task and score-led playfullness. A wake up into the day!

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WS2 Tanztheater & Die unsichtbare Berührung
Gilda Rebello

Sa 26. + So 27. September 11:45-13:45
50€/ erm.42€ (für Frühbucher 48€/ erm. 40€)
Level: offen / mixed-abled
Sprache: Deutsch/Englisch

Meine persönliche Definition von Tanztheater ist: sich motorisch mit dem Weltschmerz auseinanderzusetzen und in Bewegung /Motion zu versetzen. Hauptthema diese Workshops: Die unsichtbare Berührung erkunden - "Kontakthof-fnung"- inspiriert durch das Tanztheater Wuppertal von Pina Bausch. Die Vermeidung greifbarer Berührungen ist die aktuelle Richtlinie um das Leben zu schützen. Wir werden dieses Prinzip ebenso, wie die soziale Distanzierung die vorgeschrieben ist, auch dramaturgisch anwenden. Ziel des Workshops ist gemeinsam motorische + poetische Ausdrucksformen zu suchen, die die Verbindung mit dem eigenen Körper als auch den sozialen Körper weiterhin bereichern können. Der Workshop beinhaltet technische Übungen auf der Basis von Modern / Zeitgenössisch / Folkwang ("Jooss Leeder Technique" / Limón / Boden etc.) und somatische Ansätze, sowie Improvisationen und Gespräche.

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WS3 making things happen...a composition and impro workshop
Miranda Glikson

Sa 26. September 14:30-17:30
38€/ erm.32€ (für Frühbucher 36€/ erm. 30€)
Level: offen
Sprache: English

In this workshop composition is addressed as the felt consequences of awareness of the actions of our communication, and explore the potential this idea offers to change our patterns of seeing and moving.
We will look at the ways in which our awareness of the shifting external conditions of our environment and other bodies, and the internal movements within us, impact how we organize ourselves bodily and interiorly to move with others and to perceive potential for action in our environment.
Principles drawn from somatic movement practices, perception theory, as well as improvisation and score devices, will facilitate an awareness practice; one that attends to how the creative and compositional nature of our communication, makes possible moving creatively, and the other way around.
A workshop for people of all movement backgrounds, with or without dance experience. Please be prepared to move also at floor level.

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WS4 1m2 for nothing – improvisation workshop
Jorge Bascuñan

Sa 26. + So 27. September 18:15-20:15
50€/ erm.42€ (für Frühbucher 48€/ erm. 40€)
Level: offen
Sprache: English

To start, we’ll need a space of about one square meter. This will be our space for nothing. The workshop contemplates and celebrates the abstract. Everything and nothing. The meaning and the meaningless. It consists of exercises and tools that can be explored in a square meter. We are going through a moment in history in which social distance is necessary. During the meetings we will re-signify our presence, the touch, being together aiming to reshape the space that surrounds us. In a playful way, the movements and gestures will be guided through the sum of layers that suggests the changing of speeds, dynamics and levels.

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WS5 PLAYING MODERN DANCE THROUGH CUNNINGHAM TECHNIQUE
Verónica Garzón

So 27. September 9:30-11:00
19€/ erm.16€ (für Frühbucher 18€/ erm. 15€)
Level: mit Vorkenntnissen
Sprache: English

The aim of this class is to stimulate a continuous whole body awareness of movement which results in a specific presence and quality, inspired by some of the core principles from Cunningham Technique. This specific quality enables a vital and lively dance experience, freeing the body from static images and beliefs about the dance movement and its limits. We will focus on aspects such as: center of energy, isolation, and rhythm and coordination of the limbs in space. Applying these through different movement combinations, the experience of subsidiary challenges such as being with the matter at hand, perceiving our sense of phrasing, or training the mental strength will arise. While working on body shape and tone, we will enjoy dancing from the ever-present body, its intelligence and clarity and efficiency which emanate from it.

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WS6 Into the swinging motion
Ioulia Kokkokiou

So 27. September 14:30-17:30
38€/ erm.32€ (für Frühbucher 36€/ erm. 30€)
Level: offen
Sprache: English

Inspired by the pendulum, this contemporary dance workshop will physically reflect on movement qualities of swing. A focused warmup will build relations between gravity, the materiality of bodies and movements in time and space. Improvisation tasks and set sequences will deepen our investigation into our bodily responses to gravity as a condition and initiator of swinging actions. No previous dance experience is needed.

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WS7 SOUNDING BODIES
Zoé Alibert

Sa 3. + So 4. Oktober 10:00-12:00
50€/ erm.42€ (für Frühbucher 48€/ erm. 40€)
Level: offen
Sprache: Deutsch / English

Dieser Workshop widmet sich der Verbindung von Bewegung/ Tanz, Atmung und Stimme, sowie dem Horchen auf innere und äußere Klänge – in Improvisation und kreativem Selbstausdruck. Unser Wesen als ein Instrument betrachtend, üben wir uns im Stimmen und Zentrieren dessen, bringen Atmung und Bewegung in Einklang, und versetzen das ganze Sein in Schwingung. Tönend, atmend, zuhörend erleben wir die verschiedenen Ebenen des Seins, verbinden innere und äußere Welten, schärfen unsere Sinne, und begeben uns auf die Suche nach einem Zustand des kreativen Flusses, einem Einswerden mit dem Tanz und der Musik in uns, aus uns, und um uns.

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WS8 Dynamics of letting go
Eri Funahashi Geen

Sa 3. + So 4. Oktober 12:45-14:45
50€/ erm.42€ (für Frühbucher 48€/ erm. 40€)
Level: mit Vorkenntnissen
Sprache: English

In this contemporary dance workshop we will explore our dynamic relation to gravity and space. Tuning to our bodies and opening the senses to the surrounding space, we begin by letting go. Bringing our attention to the contact we make with the floor, we will move from sensing weight to playing with various configurations of the body in relation to the present spatial temporal environment. Improvisational dances, sequences, and group work will guide a practice of letting go – as action, as an initiator of movement and in the possibilities it generates for flow and change.

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WS9 ON – ein Tanzworkshop mit allen Sinnen
Hannah Dewor

Sa 3. + So 4. Oktober 15:30-17:30
50€/ erm.42€ (für Frühbucher 48€/ erm. 40€)
Level: offen / mixed-abled
Sprache: Deutsch / English

Zeit sich zu beSINNen. In diesem Tanzworkshop steuern wir über den Tanz und verschiedene Improvisstions-Set ups unsere unterschiedlichen Sinne Hören, Sehen, Propriozeption und Tastsinn an und erhalten so Impulse um unser Tanzvokabular kreativ zu erweitern. Der Körper wird stark präsent und ist verbunden im Raum. Der Workshop richtet sich an fähigkeitsgemischte Gruppen, Menschen mit unterschiedlichen Vorkenntnissen und evtl. Einschränkungen sind willkommen!

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WS10 Composition: choreographing with four essentials
Gregory Livingston

Sa 3. Oktober 18:15-21:15
38€/ erm.32€ (für Frühbucher 36€/ erm. 30€)
Level: offen
Sprache: English / Deutsch
This resource lab will explore essential elements of choreography (space, shape/design, time & energy); useful fundamentals involved in creating and transforming movement content and choreographic structures. Skills will be developed through practical usage of each element applying manipulation and improvisation. When combined, there should be a complete understanding of each element, what each entails and how each can be used to its fullest potential.

In diesem Resource Lab werden wesentliche Elemente der Choreographie erkundet — Raum, Form / Design, Zeit und Energie; dabei erarbeiten wir uns nützliche Grundlagen für die Erstellung und Transformation von Bewegungsinhalten und choreographischen Strukturen. Wir entwickeln unsere Fertigkeiten in praktischer Anwendung, Manipulation und Improvisation mit jedem dieser Elemente. Angestrebt wird ein umfassendes Verständnis jedes einzelnen Elements in Verbindung mit den anderen, dies auch im Hinblick darauf, was es beinhaltet und wie sich sein volles Potenzial entfalten lässt.

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WS11 Let's begin!
Ewelina Zielonka

So 4. Oktober 18:15-20:15
26€/ erm.22€ (für Frühbucher 24€/erm. 20€)
Level: offen
Sprache: English/Deutsch

Check out if dance is something for you... An introductory workshop for anyone interested in taking dance classes for the very first time. In an atmosphere of playful exploration we experiment with elemental patterns of moving and the bare-bones-impulses of movement beginnings. Also addressed are the foundational structures of dance training. Feel connected and content with your body. Explore the limitless possibilities of movement. Tune in to the lightness of musical accompaniment. Experience how the active rest of mind helps to release tensions in our body.

registration and more information:
https://dasplateau.org/