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The Experimental Station will host a Platform Event on Friday 17 June 2016 from 17.00-21.00.
Platform is an artistic exchange in word and display between experimental projects held at Forsøgsstationen the last six months, led by Lotte Faarup and Øyvind Kirchhoff from the artistic direction.
Work is done both in small groups and in a larger plenary, focusing on the specific experiences of each trial and on common trends and interests.
The event ends with a dinner.
The platform is primarily for the trial participants involved, but other interested parties are also welcome, as long as you register at lotte(at)slotsherren.dk
Deadline for registration is Wednesday 15 June 2016.
Below you can see the trials the Platform includes this time:
Experiments autumn 2015/spring 2016 at the Experimental Station
Anette Asp Christensen
Second Skin Experiment – The doll as a second skin: Using body fragments based on casts of their own bodies, the transition and encounter between doll and human is explored.
Theatre 1760/ Ida Kenskov
Kvarterløft – Based on the urban renewal of Vesterbro, the concept of renewal in relation to city, home and identity is examined.
Earth Year 2016 – Is there a particular perception of time in the European drama, a chronological perception of time that underpins and reflects the economic notions of growth, progress, development?
Julie Schmidt Andreasen
V Figurines – What do women share and in what ways can we empower and understand ourselves and each other?
What exercises in empathy are there through breathing, contact, sound and movement?
Jesper la Cour/ The Narrative Theatre
Story Play – a study of the use of a creative and innovative tool in the creation of oral narratives as performing arts expressions, developed in a non-competitive context.
Nina Kareis, Pete Livingstone and Julie Forchhammer
QUIET – a study of a performing introvert form of expression.
Øyvind Kirchhoff, Rolf Søborg Hansen and Malte Claudio Lind / The main experiment at the Research Station 2015/2016
The Übermarionette and the Actor – an exploration of the relationship between the biological and the artificial body, between representation of the dead and representation of the living.
Seimi Nørgård and Boaz Barkan
HOME – Building and rebuilding from the known to the unknown. Research on audience involvement and ownership of a work and thus possibilities for a meditative presence.
Ellen Kilsgaard, Anu Rajala-Erkut, Birgitte Lundtoft and Rosa Isaldur
DAILY DANCE – a weekly exercise group and physical think tank. Development of sensual dance practice.
Vera Mäder/ Hello Earth
“Liminal States of Mind in Participatory Performance Making” – 1st part of sleep experiment.
Last time with “Get better with Shakespeare”
The last workshop of the season “Getting Better with Shakespeare” will take place on Saturday 11 June 2016.
It is in two parts:
Introduction to Fitzmaurice Voicework for new and curious 11.00-13.30.
The “Get better with Shakespeare” training group meets from 14.30-17.00.
For registration contact: rikkeliljenberg(at)gmail.com
Fitzmaurice Voicework Workshop at the Experimental Station
There will be a Fitzmaurice workshop on Sunday 4 September 2016 from 10.30-16.30 at the Experimental Station. There are three free places for members of the Research Station at the workshop.
The title of the workshop is “Breath into Song and the Dramatic Moment” with and by Karla Nielson, Associate Teacher from New York, USA.
Karla Nielson has Danish roots and will visit Forsøgsstationen in the summer of 2016, where she will give a workshop called “Breath into song and the Dramatic Moment”.
Karla Nielson says about her workshop:
This one-day workshop will explore Fitzmaurice Voicework as it applies to song and the dramatic moment when speaking becomes singing.
Singers and theatre makers who are familiar with Fitzmaurice Voicework as well as those with no experience are welcome.
Please bring a song of any type and/or some heightened lyrics to play with.
Karla Nielson holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Delaware and an MM in Piano Performance from the New England Conservatory. She teaches voice technique (speech and singing) privately and is part of the teaching team of the Fitzmaurice Voicework certification programme.
Fitzmaurice Voicework is widespread in the US and is starting to spread in Europe.
The technique is known for tremoring, the body’s own form of healing – an involuntary shaking. The main aim is to release deep tensions that prevent free breathing.
In the first part of the technique, destructuring, by gently challenging the body in a series of yoga-like postures, you get in touch with the primitive autonomic nervous system; tensions are released, breathing becomes freer and the body more sensitive to vibrations. You experience presence and spontaneity.
The second part of the technique, restructuring, is about support and focus, about how we can make sure we use our voice in a healthy and effective way. The technique is a holistic form of voice training, combining elements of yoga, bioenergy and healing with traditional Bel canto singing techniques.
For more info: www.fitzmauricevoice.com
Fitzmaurice Voicework is used in the “Getting Better at Shakespeare” training group here at the Experimental Station.
The workshop on 4 September 2016 is a unique opportunity to work on technique in relation to singing. Rikke Liljenberg and Ellen Foyn Bruun, also certified trainers in Fitzmaurice Voicework, will assist Karla Nielson.
The workshop will be held in English.
There are 12 places.
Price: 300 kr. There are three free places for members of the Experimental Station.
For registration contact: rikkeliljenberg(at)gmail.com
The Olske Orkester is in full swing with the performance “Escape”.
The artistic directors of Forsøgsstationen, Lotte Faarup and Øyvind Kirchhoff, are behind a new site-specific work, “Escape”, which can be seen from 28 May to 12 June 2016. It is entitled “Escape” and has a duration of seven hours. It takes place at night.
The work is described as “a night walk with a lost soul” and is written and directed by Lotte Faarup, with Øyvind Kirchhoff playing. Read more about the performance here.
The Experimental Station will be closed for the summer holidays throughout July 2016.
We will reopen in August 2016, when you must remember to re-register for the 16/17 season.
If you would like to become a member of Forsøgsstationen, please send a short motivated application and your CV to: mail(at)forsoegsstationen.dk
You must apply to renew your membership, even if you are a former member.
The artistic management will process your application and you will receive a reply as soon as possible.
There will be an increase in prices for both the membership fee and salsa rental at the Experimental Station in the 16/17 season.
The new prices will enter into force on 1 August 2016.
The new prices for daily rental of the halls are DKK 1,030, and weekly rental is DKK 5,150.
A single membership will cost DKK 120 per month, and a group membership will cost DKK 2,850 for the season.
Group membership outside Copenhagen 1.500 kr.
Membership outside Copenhagen 350 kr.
Membership outside Denmark 250 kr.
The season start price will be 900 DKK for a season if you sign up in August and September 2016.