Date: 9 July - 10:30 - 12:00 (1,5h)
Location: ITA Studio (back stage entrance: Manixstraat 427
Fee: 11€ to pay cash or via pin on location.
Register: Register by email via firstname.lastname@example.org / or direct message on instagram @festivalwhynot.
Limited spots available, please register before 5 July.
Level: (semi)-professionals / advanced level
During this workshop we will dive into choreographer Astrid Boons’ movement practice; approaching the body as a space of discovery, as a territory that has fragile borders, which expand into other physical spaces and realities. Through improvisation tasks we will empty the body from its meaning and acquired knowledge so that we can start to reencounter the world from a new sensory space.
We will work on sensorial experiments and guided improvisations which will lead the participants through processes of self-discovery. We will focus on inner exploration, increasing the physical awareness and encourage you to expand the understanding of your body.
Getting known in the European dance scene for her emotionally demanding pieces, Astrid Boons’ (BE, 1988) creations offer a space to deeply experience the body as the site of boundaries and expansion between us and the world. She creates work with a distinctive female perspective foregrounding the subjective connectivity as a form of resistance, together with the continuous search for personal agency.
In 2021 Boons was nominated for the prestigious Prize of The Netherlands Dance Days for choreography. Astrid received the BNG Bank Dance Award 2017 and Piket Art Award 2017 for her duet Rhizoma (2016). Since 2017 Astrid is connected as a choreographer to Korzo Theatre in The Hague, The Netherlands. Her work has been produced by Korzo Theatre, Nederlands Dans Theater, Dance Theater Heidelberg, among others.
The performance Arise by Astrid Boons is part of Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE. You can visit this performance as part of tour A, B, C, D, G or H on 2 or 3 July. Read more