WhyNot x BAU

BAU Lab: Revolve/Unfold
Masterclass for dancers, choreographers, architects and artists
Under the guidance of Ropes Aligned and Isabel Cordeiro

4-8 Dec 2023, BAU Amsterdam
Daily 11.00 - 17.00h
8 Dec at 17.00h Public sharing

Like to particpate? Sign up with a short motivation (100 words) and CV before November 20, 2023 via air@bau.amsterdam. Cost to join: € 100,-

BAU Lab focuses on expanding artistic practice through interdisciplinary collaborations. It explores at the highest level the collaboration between the independent performing arts and other disciplines such as music, technology, visual arts or architecture. Using a structured working process, professionals engage in intensive discussions, share their expertise and experiment. All of this under the supervision of experts.

BAU Lab '23 takes place in collaboration with WhyNot. Under the guidance of vertical dancers Ropes Aligned (Suzanne de Bekker and Natasja Bode) and visual artist Isabel Cordeiro, participants work with gravity, vertical dance, architecture and visual art.

From Aristotle till now The focus of this year's masterclass is gravity, both as a subject and as a physical experience. By interweaving reading sessions on the subject and movement sessions in suspension, we aim to create the conditions for participants to establish their personal and bodily relationship to gravity.

Our starting point will be the first attempts to understand gravity by the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC). Aristotle claimed that the four elements - earth, water, air and fire - gravitate towards the centre of the universe according to their weight. The centre of the universe, conveniently located beneath his feet.

Moving away from Aristotle's geocentric view of the universe, we ask participants to venture into an unknown space. To redefine and construct a new space by subjecting it to their own interpretation.

BAU Lab runs with a minimum of 16 participants.