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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 – ‘battles for funny games’

 

Date: 26 July 2015

Time: 13:00 - 17:00h

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 and sees there is a key element for being able to read these rhythms which is to face your own ego and let go of it - 'You' are not the central generator of the rhythms but rather one part of them and create resonance or feed back. Iwaoka's main interest in this is 'how much we can be in control of them while we are sort of letting it go'. It's a battle between space, others and your own ego to control the event with the other in the space
. Yet, this battle is not fought to win but not to lose... 

 

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 the Freakatoni witchy weekend on 1 August as part of the Improvisation Summer Course Amsterdam.

 

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