WITH JEANINE DURNING (US)
10-12 July 12.30 - 16.30
13 July 11.00-13.30
Where: Hovedscenen / Teateret
Showing: Thursday 13th at 14.00
Deadline: 1st of July
DOING BEING / BEING DOING
This workshop is based on the practice I call nonstopping. Nonstopping creates a state that moves us past our learned choices and behaviors so that we can deepen our attention to subconscious thoughts, feelings and perceptions, coming to form and action, namely through a circular series of nonstop moving, speaking and writing. This is a practice that potentially brings us closer to understanding and being comfortable with the inherent structures of our thinking (eclectic, idiosyncratic, and often paradoxical) which manifest directly in our actions, behaviors, and communications, as well as in our performance choices and compositions. Nonstoppingworks with uncensoring movement and speech as radical acts of freedom. Accepting not-knowing and the not-yet as generative states of being/doing, we’ll create, and build on, frames and scores to help sharpen the tools of choice-making in the moment, and to challenge our relationship to presence and performance, our understanding of composition and structure, and our notions of ‘should’ and ‘should not.’ We will work as a group, in pairs, and solo. All levels, all people, all disciplines welcome. Please just bring your basic, unfiltered desire to move, a willingness to articulate uncensored thought, and a notebook.
Send us some sentences about your motivation for being a part of this Performance Lab (max 1/2 page) and a short biography to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It will be a group of around 15 people, with a mix of dancers and actors. The selection will be made my Jeanine Durning in collaboration with Ravnedans.
There will also be a morning class, called "Teaching Artist", everyday from 10.00-11.30 where different artist and teachers from the festival will share their physical or choreographic practice.
Photo of Jeanine Durning by Snorri Sturluson
ABOUT JEANINE DURNING
Jeanine Durning (NY) is an artist working in dance and performance. Her choreography has been described by The New Yorker as having both “the potential for philosophical revelation and theatrical disaster.” In NYC, her work has been commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, and Danspace Project. Her most recent research is based on a practice she calls nonstopping- her solo inging (based on nonstop speaking) and the group work To Being (based on nonstop moving). Durning has performed inging more than 40 times across the US, in Europe and Canada. Her work has received support from The Alpert Award for Choreography, The New York Foundation for the Arts, a Movement Research Artist in Residence/NYC, a Dance in Process Residency through Gibney Dance/NYC, a Viola Farber Residency through Sarah Lawrence College, and an upcoming residency through the Rauschenberg Foundation. She is often commissioned to create original work, and since 2002 has created over twenty works for companies, performers, and organizations. As a performer, Jeanine has had the privilege over the years to collaborate with many choreographers with diverse creative concerns including Deborah Hay, with whom she has worked on and off since 2005. Durning has a dedicated teaching practice and has been guest faculty at SNDO/Amsterdam, HZT/Berlin, Movement Research, Tisch/NYU, New School/Lang College, and WAC/UCLA.