9-11 August – Frankfurt : Improvisation Performance Practice

IMPROVISATION PERFORMANCE PRACTICE                             Presence & Perception | Collaboration & Community

Unterrichtssprache Englisch bei Bedarf Übersetzung ins Deutsche. Sollten Klärungsbedarf zu der Inhaltbeschreibung bestehen bitte nachfragen. 

Each day we start with focusing inward to ready the body for physical movement and expression, gradually expanding outward to awaken our spatial sensitivity and architectural awareness. Exercises and scores then deepen our understanding and appreciation for the compositional options available to us in each moment, such as phrasing & punctuation, giving & taking space and material accumulation & development.

In particular, we investigate the diverse ways of reading and relating to our fellow performers, our surroundings and the audience, and what our shared sense of responsibility is, in determining the route and outcome of the performance. An important part of this research concerns the factors of our non-/decisions why-when- how to reveal or conceal any sense of uncertainty and state of vulnerability that arises for us as performers, and when to direct the audience’s attention to this.

Each day sees greater focus on larger ensemble work, as well writing and speaking about our experiences both as performers and viewers. There is some focus on voice and text work, though always as an option rather than an obligation. Mapping adventures, role-playing games and philosophical theories serve as triggers for our performances and discussions.

Come prepared for gentle rigorous learning and serious playful fun, in a supportive atmosphere, while enjoying the presence-altering and perception-bending spirit of collaboration and intimacy of community.

This workshop is for everyone who wants to discover their moving body and improvising being; it’s intended for all interested humans, movers and performers from all disciplines and training backgrounds, and for beginners and “professionals.


9.-11. August 2013                                                                                                              Fr. 18:30-21:30 uhr | Sa. & Su 10-18 uhr                                                                     (1+ hour lunch break / 1+h Mittagspause)

Bohnus Studio, Bergerstrasse 316, 60385 Frankfurt

140 € / 120 € if paid by: / bei Bezahlung bis: 26 July

Please let us know if you need a sleeping spot, or are able to offer one.             Bitte melde dich, falls du einen Schlafplatz benötigst oder einen anbieten kannst.

Info & Registration:  Matthias Fester                                                         Waldschmidt Str. 55, 60316 Frankfurt 0174-6110342, Matthias_aus_Frankfurt@yahoo.de

Payment:  Name: David Lakein, Bank: Berliner Sparkasse                                  Bank Code/BLZ: 10050000, Account Number/KN: 6012957384                    *write David if you need IBAN/BIC-/SWIFT codes