WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

Workshop with Wim Vandekeybus  
Evolution and Revolution within you as an empathic dance performer
Mardi 1er juin 2021 de 10h00 à 13h00

After observing and working with all kinds of performers for years, I am still fascinated with the “uniqueness“ of people. A performer with personality catches the eye. Technique, training and talent are a plus in the professional world of the stage, but personality, freshness, humor and empathy can make the difference. No matter how many hours a day we invest in becoming performers, the “origins of theatre” as the art of understanding or feeling what another person is experiencing can never be bypassed. This is the capacity of understanding physical affection or passion. We humans are the only animal that likes to become what we are not; become the other from within.

In English

In person and / or via webex | For TalentLAB participants & dance professionals | Participation is free but spaces are limited |  
Please register via info@talentlab.lu

Workshop with Belarus Free Theatre
Creation under oppression and dictatorship 
Mercredi 2 juin 2021 de 14h00 à 17h00

Join Belarus Free Theatre for a workshop on their creative method, exploring how they create and devise theatre under a system of oppression. Taking themes from their production Generation Jeans, participants will be given an insight into the creative process, focusing on personal experiences and developing them for stage through a physical devising process.

In English

In person and / or via webex | For TalentLAB participants & theatre professionals | Participation is free but spaces are limited |  
Please register via info@talentlab.lu

Workshop with Centre for the Less Good idea
Thinking through Material

Led by Nhlanhla Mahlangu

Much of the Centre for the Less Good Idea’s collaborative and methodological approaches have been drawn directly out of Kentridge’s practice. In William’s words, ‘Often, you start with a good idea. It seems crystal clear at first, but when you take it off the proverbial drawing board, cracks and fissures emerge, and they cannot be ignored. It is the process of following the secondary ideas, those “less good ideas” coined to address the first idea’s cracks, that the Centre nurtures, arguing that in the act of playing with an idea, you can recognise those things you didn’t know in advance but knew somewhere inside of you.’
Vocalist, composer, theatre-maker, dancer, educator, and creative collaborator at the Centre and of Kentridge himself, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, will guide an incubative workshop, using strategies discovered in the pursuit of the less good idea, Mahlangu will take participants through a journey of creative playfulness, released from strict definitions of discipline, the process will rather be propelled by curiosity towards the development of multiple literacies through looking and doing. It is a workshop that seeks to celebrate the seriousness of play, the pleasure of making, the productivity of miscommunication, mistranslation, uncertainty and ultimately an experience that praises doubt so that we might find strategies towards thinking through making and giving birth to ideas that are unexpected, that expand our vocabularies and that surprise us.

In English

In person and / or via webex | For TalentLAB participants & performing arts professionals | Participation is free but spaces are limited |  
Please register via info@talentlab.lu