Workshop delivered by Deux Oiseaux (Natalie Raven and Joanna Partridge) in conjunction with UKYA. Outline below.
8th November 2014
PACE Building, De Montfort University Leicester.
Full application details to follow.
Image Credit: Helena Goldwater
Being Present is an intensive, body-based live art workshop delivered by live art performance company Deux Oiseaux. Based on their mutual, body-based live art practice, Natalie and Joanna will guide you forwards on a journey of self, spacial and bodily awareness. Exercises will help you to explore notions of presence and energy in the space, with a clear focus on why and how these exercises are useful and/or transferable to your own performance practice. Our workshop is a collaborative event. You will be working closely with others, sharing thoughts, ideas, time, space, energy and breath. You will be developing new, visual, body-based material with others, and you will be asked to continually document these collaborative processes throughout the session. Thus, each participant is required to bring along a means of visually documenting the workshop. Resulting images will live on as legacy of this shared experience.
Our workshop will require you to bring with you a level of integrity; a commitment to yourself, to others, and especially to your practice. It is open to performers from all disciplines, as the exercises and techniques we will teach you can be applied to all performing arts practice which utilise the body. Natalie and Joanna look forward to working with you.
Deux Oiseaux is a live art performance company co-directed by Joanna Partridge and Natalie Raven. Natalie and Joanna have extensive experience performing, producing, teaching and supporting the development of live art and performance making in the East Midlands. Joanna recently completed her Community Arts PGCE in Canada, and is currently teaching in the UK, adopting live art principles to her teaching methodologies. Natalie is undertaking a practice-led PhD in body-based live art, focusing on textile and feminist ideologies. We are pleased to announce an exciting new project taking place in our home-town of Leicester, in conjunction with UKYA