24-25 february, Kyiv,Ukraine

Contact Improvisation workshop with Otto Akkanen
To Light our way

How do you move on me?
Me being your floor, your support. Maybe not forever, not the whole of the time.
Maybe we can change?

How do I move on you?
You being my earth, my support, but not my safety. Not forever.
We can exchange.

How do we move on each others?
Building bridges and structures, sometimes letting them fall, sometimes let them burn to light our way.

To truly work is to enjoy, because to truly work, there is passion in it, and passion, is to enjoy, even when it's not fun.

How do we work together? Supporting each others, arguing at times, going against and going with, moving.

It's about organisation. How do I need to organise myself to move on you. How do I organise myself for you to move on me.
How do we organise ourselves together, to make (more) things possible?

Contact improvisation:
We look at the specific technique of moving and guiding the forces of weight and support. How our perception guides the choices we make? How do we organize ourselves in the perpetual change? Working together and working gently against, we look for new possibilities of pattern, and how to collect and raise physical energy.
OTTO AKKANEN
dance artist, photographer, bodywork practitioner, and teacher.
He was introduced to contact improvisation and contemporary dance in his twenties, becoming so involved that he went to study dance for three years, graduating from the vocational school of Outokumpu, Finland. He works as an artist performing solo works, and with different improvisation groups, choreographers, and video makers such as TTTK, Ronja Verkasalo, Hanna Lappalainen, Mathilde Monfreux, and Lena Muchnaya.
As a teacher he has been working in Eastern and Central Europe, South America and Asia, and has been on the organizational and teaching team for Skiing on Skin - a large and diverse improvisation festival in southern Finland since 2008. In his teaching he emphasizes tactile sensory perception as a point of reference and learning. His interests revolve around power and hierarchies, politics, structures, language and the relationships between beings, ideas, and categories. He works as a teaching assistant for the 'Piecemaker Software' for current students of MA CoDE, holds a BA in Social Work (2001) and an MA in Contemporary Dance Education (2015).

Price

15 hours workshop 24-25 february
80 €

before 20.01
100 €

from 21.01 till 1.02
120 €

after 2.02
For groups started from 2 persons the price is 80 euros (2800 UAH) regardless of the date of payment

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