16 – 21 July 2019 DANCING ARCHITECTS: Architectural Body // Urban Choreography
With Takako Hasegawa & Julie Anne Stanzak (Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch)
Calling for Architecture students, recent graduates, architects and designers in spatial practice! *
This summer, Dancing Architects invite you to open up a fresh perception of space and architecture by moving.
No prior dance or choreographic experience required.
An interdisciplinary exploration, the workshop will take you to a personal journey of architectural choreography. Julie Anne Stanzak will awaken our spatial awareness in various invigorating movement workshops. With individual inner motivations and senses, participants will learn to express embodied ideas through the physicality of our bodies and choreography in relation to people; to objects; to the space and surroundings; to the streets and the city; and to the world around us – constantly transient in time and space that also change with our body and mind. Together, we will work towards creating shared experiences in the form of performance, as an experimental architectural dialogue. Our field of operation will be the beautiful and sustainable setting of Casina Settarte, as well as the urban streets and spaces in the white city of Ostuni, Apulia, Italy.
Activities include various movement workshops, talks and seminars on architecture and movement, discussions and tutorials, making of props and body extensions, and the final performative presentations with invited guests. Expect to challenge the idea of architecture by moving together!
○ Application deadline 20th June 2019. Spaces are limited – apply early to avoid disappointment!
○ Early bird offers available for applications before 25th April 2019.
For more information and application, visit www.dancingarchitects.org
Facebook page www.facebook.com/dancingarchitects/
* If you are a dancer/dance student; or an artist/art student, who are interested in the relationship between architecture and dance: please get in touch first as there might be limited places available.
About Dancing Architects
With the idea ‘architecture as movement’, Dancing Architects cross-pollinates architecture and contemporary dance through dialogues, workshops and forums. While learning from various choreographic practices, Dancing Architects invite radical experimentations and explorations in search for alternative ways of articulating and creating architecture and its experience. By activating ideas through the physicality of our bodies, we explore new possibilities and horizons in relation to space and people; occupation and habitation; notions of time and change – the embodied and intangible choreographies that make up the world.
Takako Hasegawa (Initiator of Dancing Architects)
Born and raised in Tokyo, Takako is based in London and works across architecture, performance, education, and photography. Engaging with movement as an agent for architectural thinking and its creative process, Takako approaches architecture through choreography, and as choreography.
Julie Anne Stanzak (Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch)
Since her young age in the USA, Julie Anne Stanzak has always been a dancer. In 1986, Julie joined Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, a legendary Dance Theatre Company in Germany, where she has been performing to this day, and has travelled throughout the world with the company to its critical acclaim.