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Upcoming Workshops

The Artist and Story Part 1 - AM CEST

Monday 9th August 2021 - Sunday 12th September 2021

The Artist and Story Part 1 - PM CEST

Monday 4th October 2021 - Sunday 7th November 2021

Revealing the Jewels Part 2

Cycle 1 - Saturdays 13th, 20th, 27th November, 4th, 11th, 18th December 2021

Cycle 2 - Saturdays 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th January, 5th February 2022

Cycle 3 - Saturdays 12th, 19th, 26th February, 5th, 12th March 2022

The Artist and Story

 

Part One

Deepening our Relationship with Story & Exploring Autonomy in the Creative Process

an online course with Cat Gerrard, Lionel Ménard and Adi Weinberg

in association with TailSpin

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This workshop offers a practice-based lab space to explore a story of your choice and to investigate your own artistic autonomy in a mentored environment.

 

Over the five-week period (consisting 35 hours of contact time - see the programme below for more info) we will offer movement research (with dancer, choreographer and Gaga-teacher Adi Weinberg) and guided sessions where we will open different themes of embodied research which you will explore with your own story (with director Lionel Ménard and storyteller/teacher at Arthaus Berlin

Cat Gerrard).

Alongside these sessions will be dedicated individual research time, with individual tasks and two opportunities to digitally submit your work and have one-to-one mentoring sessions. There will also be time for discussion and exchange within the group. The course will culminate in a sharing.

This workshop is for practitioners and artists from any field who work with story in any way. You should come ready to work on your story and to share your process.

UPCOMING DATES

The Artist and Story Part 1 - AM CESTMonday 9th August 2021 - Sunday 12th September 2021 

The Artist and Story Part 1 - PM CESTMonday 4th October 2021 - Sunday 7th November 2021

Part Two

The Spaces In Between

an online course with Cat Gerrard, Lionel Ménard and Adi Weinberg

in association with TailSpin

Building on The Artist and Story Part 1, Part 2 will continue to mentor and support you through the continuation and creation of your own piece, within the frames of story and artistic autonomy.

 

In Part 2 we’ll be diving deeper, focussing on the spaces, the gaps - between the piece and the audience, between the different scenes or parts of your piece, between the layers of your material, the gaps that are blockages or unknowns.

 

We will investigate the question: where does your story meet the audience?

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Image by Gao Xingjian

BEING A MIDWIFE TO YOUR CREATIONS – AND OTHERS’

In terms of deepening our connection to our artistic autonomy, we’ll be exploring the role of the “ragi”. Archetypically closest to the midwife, the ragi helps you to birth a piece, to develop the kind of listening that allows you to be in service to the piece, to help it be more itself, to bring it fully out into the world.

 

The ragi challenges us to be more authentically connected to our work (and ourselves), to be better collaborators and to be aware and supportive of the work that we are uncovering, rather than bending the work to what we want to be creating.

Or, at least, the ragi helps us to have a lively dialogue between the two!

 

We’ll be exploring how we can bring the spirit of the ragi to our work and to others’ – with work in pairs and small groups and the opportunity to collaborate more with each other for those interested in doing so. 

UPCOMING DATES

Part 2 unfolds over 5 weeks. The next Part 2 will be in Spring 2022. More details to come soon. 

Revealing the Jewels
Part One: Don't Go Back To Sleep

 

an online course with Adi Weinberg & Cat Gerrard

 

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.

Don’t go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.

Don’t go back to sleep.

- Rumi

Revealing the Jewels Part One workshop invites us to wake up into the fullness of our senses and to living fully in and as a body in each moment. It is for anyone who would like to take more time to move, breathe and deepen the connection to themselves, to their imagination and to story - whether you attend an occasional movement class (Gaga, Tai Chi, Yoga etc) or whether you work with the body (performers, musicians, healing artists etc). We welcome anyone who wants to explore and deepen their movement practice.

 

The course is divided into three cycles and you are invited to join us EITHER for Cycle 1, which is its own full journey over five consecutive weeks on a Saturday morning (10:00-13:00 CEST) OR for Cycles 1, 2 and 3 (see more below). You can also decide to continue into Cycles 2 and 3 near the end of Cycle 1.

Cycle 1 is a guided exploration where we will work with movement research – with dancer, choreographer and Gaga teacher Adi Weinberg – and explore breath, voice and story – with storyteller, teacher and performer Cat Gerrard. 

 

We will explore how we might awaken the body and our connection to: our senses and sensuality; our wildness and ability to shape-shift into whatever shape we need; our willingness to keep turning up for what we really want; and how we let all of these discoveries not just immediately disappear but sink into the body and be available for us in our day-to-day lives. 

 

All along we will be guided by the story of Taliesin, a myth which, amongst its many shapes, offers some ways we might explore staying awake to our fullness in the world, to our sensual, changeable human animal selves. 

 

Cycles 2 and 3 (of four weeks each) shift to a different format – to a weekly 1.5 hour discussion session, still on a Saturday, held by Adi and Cat, where we have the chance to exchange, to discuss and digest our own experiences with the themes from the course and to hear each other’s. 

UPCOMING DATES

Revealing the Jewels Part 1 

Cycle 1 - Saturdays 29th May, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June 2021

Cycle 2 - Saturdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th July 2021

Cycle 3 - Saturdays 31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st August 2021