10 February 2014

Spring Summer 2014

March 17-21 Body Weather Workshop Amsterdam 
5 -day intensive workshop. Please find description below this list.
Booking / info: frank.bwa@xs4all.nl Tel: +31-(0)20-6842568

March 31-April 4 Body Weather Workshop Berlin 
 Body Meets Imagination 5 -day intensive workshop at Uferstudios
2 April 7pm: Thought/Action: On Becoming a Nurse by Peter Snow and Frank van de Ven
4 April 7pm: sharing of workshop material on the nature and function of ‘images’ and their embodiment
Info and flyer: frank.bwa@xs4all.nl Tel: +31-(0)20-6842568

April 5-6 Body Weather Workshop Archa Theater Prague 
Info and flyer: terza.carna@archatheatre.cz

April 25-26-27 Body Weather Workshop Pontedera Italy 
Info and flyer: Spazio Nu info@spazionu.com tel:+34 0587 54 634

May 10-11 Body Weather Workshop Paris At studio Theatre de la Terre
Booking/Info: frank.bwa@xs4all.nl

May 18-24 Body/Landscape Isle of Skye Scotland 
Info and flyer: Neil Callaghan  neilca@hotmail.com tel:+44(0)7739 459 153

June 22-28 Body/Landscape Mourne Mountains Northern Ireland 
Info and flyer: Seamus Dunbar seamus.dunbar@gmail.com

July 11-17 Body/Landscape Itxassou Pays Basque 
Workshop embedded within the Errobiko Festival combining work in the studio with hikes through the Pyrenees. Info and flyer: frank.bwa@xs4all.nl

September 8-12 Body/Landscape Puglia South Italy At Casina Settarte.
Info and flyer: http://www.casinasettarte.org/wordpress/?ai1ec_event=bodylandscape-frank-van-de-ven&instance_id=4196&lang=en

September 15-20 Bohemia Rosa Lusatian Mountains Czech Republic 
Body - Site - Exploration Interdisciplinary workshop with Milos Sejn (Academy of Fine Arts Prague) and Frank van de Ven. Info and flyer: ms@sejn.cz or frank.bwa@xs4all.nl

Body Weather Workshop Amsterdam
5- day intensive

with Katerina Bakatsaki and/ or Frank van de Ven

Body Weather is a comprehensive training and performance practice that investigates the intersections of bodies and their environments. Bodies are not conceived as fixed and separate entities but are - just like the weather - constantly changing through an infinite and complex system of processes occurring in- and outside of these bodies.
This introductory workshop proposes a re-examination of the habitual body and it's accompanying mental structures as a means of indicating and reflecting upon possible areas of change in the perception and the actual state of our own body and that of others.

As a training, Body Weather is of relevance to anyone interested in exploring the body and physical presence and can be aligned to various dance and theatre practices.

The daily training-routine consists of:
- ‘MB’ (mind/body, muscles/bones)
An energetic, dynamic and rhythmic movement work-out that observes the kinaesthetic sensitivity and co-ordination potential of the body-in-motion while developing strength, endurance, flexibility and grounding.

- ‘Manipulations’
Structured and paced work with partners, concerned with breathing, stretching, alignment and the notion of ‘relaxation’.

- ‘Laboratory’
A wide forum of explorations including work on segmentation, different speeds within the body and the notion of time, sensory investigation, spatial awareness inside and outside the body, image-to-movement work.
Emphasis is given on observation and feedback as a means to objectify experience and to sharpen and articulate the perception of bodies.

The term and philosophical basis for Body Weather was founded in the early 1980's by dancer Min Tanaka and further developed by Laboratories worldwide. Bakatsaki and van de Ven were members of Min Tanaka’s Maijuku Performance Company in Japan, from 1983-1991. Since 1993 they lead Body Weather Amsterdam, a platform for Training and Performance Research.

DATES:     Monday 17 to Friday 21 March  2014

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday        11.00 - 17.00           
Thursday                                                    13.00 - 18.00    
The studio will be open 30 minutes before start.

PLACE: 1e Nassaustraat 7, 1052 BD Amsterdam


For further information or application: frank.bwa@xs4all.nl
T: +31 - (0)20 - 6842568