Physical sharing seminar with Tim Matiakis on 24+25 Nov.

This physical knowledge sharing seminar, is a sharing of Tim Matiakis’ choreographic methodology and practice development experiments, at and in collaboration with the Forsøgsstationen.

Tim looks back at his choreographic activity over the last five years, sorts out relevant physical and choreographic material, text, sketches, ideas etc. and then brings the material that resonates most strongly back into the studio and examines it, alone and with other dancers/choreographers, through a detailed research methodology, developed in collaboration with the two consultants on the project, Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Karen Vedel and choreographer, dancers and artistic director of MARC, Rachel Tess.

The study aims to find dynamic, mechanical and kinesthetic physical logics that can create a specific physical engagement of the body and a genuine relationship between material and experience. The study also looks at the relationship between the different materials and how they interact, relate and complement each other and what their individual and shared potential is.

At the seminar, Tim will share concrete examples of his study on the floor, so that all participants can get a feel, on their own body.

The seminar will conclude with a conversation between Tim Matiakis and Karen Vedel, who will go behind the process of this study, which will also address Tim Matiakis’ choreographic work and the need for practice-based artistic research.

Information about the actual times on the two different days and the possibility to register will be announced on 15 September.