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BODY PLAZA Workshop – ‘battles for funny games’

 

Date: 13 July 2015

Time: TBA (4 hours)

Place: Single studio (Eerste Nassaustraat 7, 1052 BD, Amsterdam)

Price: €40 / €30 for the participants on the Improvisation Summer Course Amsterdam.

 

This one day workshop is focused on working on rhythms of the space and people. This is inspired by the words of Musashi Miyamoto, the great Japanese sword master who wrote The Book of Five Rings. In his book he talks about the rhythms or tempo of the space and the relationship between people, in order to win or not to lose the battle. Iwaoka finds a tight link to dance and performance in what this great sword master says.

 

Together with body conditioning exercise to prepare ourselves, we explore this rhythms or tempo in space and between the people around you, aiming to create a ‘funny space’ – more of the strange than the comical, which Iwaoka conceives it as a poetic entity.

Being playful, supported by a great concentration is a key to this.

No professional experience is required. It’s suitable for people who are interested in exploring your bodily experiences and activating your sense of surroundings to be seriously or deadly playful.

 

The workshop is led towards a public presentation on 31 July as part of the Improvisation Summer Course Amsterdam.

 

Workshop/Lab - Concord/Discord

 

Date: 12 August 2019

Time: 19:00 - 21:00h

Place: OT301 studio (Overtoom 301, Amsterdam)

Price: €10 / €7 for the participants of the Improvisation Summer Course Amsterdam.

 

This workshop is a study of coherence. We work on the layers of individual, group and ensemble – how to create a time/space that is both clear and messy, yet, somewhat suggests a bigger whole after all. Would such a time/space composition be possible? If yes, how? If not, why? The workshop is reflective of Tashi’s life perspective(s). One of the central driving forces is to fuse his oriental roots and Western perspectives to form a more proper view on ‘being a human’ in this world.

No professional experience is required. It’s suitable for people who are interested in exploring your bodily experiences and activating your sense of surroundings to be seriously or deadly playful.

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