Don’t miss out on our open DEEP DIVE ACTVITIES at AFUK! We invite you to participate in free workshops and artist talks with the international artists –
We have challenged the international artists to take a deep dive in to their own practice – and then share it with all curious souls! The result is a line up of exciting workshops and lectures from monday to friday at AFUK under the headline: DEEP DIVE ACTVITIES.
Kitt Johnson moderates all the activities and there is a limited availability of seats. If you wish to participate in any of these activities, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are prevented from participating, please let us know, so someone else can have your seat!
DEEP DIVE PROGRAM
Man. d. 25/3 kl. 16.00-16.45
LECTURE AND TALK: Loosening control within skill-based practices
Starting from Salustris personal journey into dance and circus, he will share concepts and methodologies that he has developed in his approach to object manipulation. It will then be discussed which kind of notions of technique, context and intention that allow and surround performative and non-performative artworks. From an historical-philosophical perspective, Salustri will then try to draw parallels between the evolution of circus and other art fields.
Andrea Salustri comes from Rome, where he first encountered juggling and has been working as a street artist. In 2013 he graduated cum laude in Philosophy at La Sapienza University in Rome, then decided to move to Berlin to pursue an education in contemporary dance. He first completed the Dance Intensive Program at Tanzfabrik Berlin, and successively studied dance and choreography at HZT Berlin University. He is currently working on his creations and has been selected as a laureate artist for CircusNext 2018-2019.
Tirs. d. 26/3 kl. 14.00-15.30
WORKSHOP: A Circus Board Game
This workshop/lecture is about the project Girón is developing as a part of his master studies at DOCH. His project is to create a board game that can be a creative tool for a circus practitioner.
Girón is happy to invite you inside the creative process in this project and test his first formula of the game. You are welcome to join in an open discussion about creation processes within a circus practice.
Quim Giron Figuerola, Barcelona, 1985. Founder and artistic director of the circus company Animal Religion. Graduated on circus at DOCH (University of Dance and Circus of Stockholm), where he received the Sophie Hulten’s scholarship for his creativity, risk play and his ability as a circus artist. Currently studying in the Contemporary Circus Practice in the Master Program at DOCH UNIARTS 2018-2020.
His work focuses on the themes of animality, gender, surreal humour and the research for new expressions with circus.
Ons. d. 27/3 kl. 16.00-17.30
LECTURE: I’ve got a big mouth and I like to climb things – Aerial, Activism and Text
Laura Murphy’s artist talk will discuss how her combined experiences in activism, academic research, musical composition, and physical performance have informed her artistic practice. Her current show ‘Contra’, has grown out an extensive academic research project exploring the relationship between the female body, text and the critical potential of aerial work. She has also previously made work about banking investment in the arms trade, time, mental illness and political speech.
Laura Murphy is a physical performer, theatre maker and academic researcher, working across circus, live art and contemporary performance. She likes talking – a lot – and is also interested in how her aerial rope practice contradicts and intersects with the ethics of live art. Her work is highly text-driven and devised from stories, speeches, narrations or verbal explosions. She uses her performance practice to talk about things that, she thinks, need to be talked about.
Laura Murphy is a PhD Candidate at the University of Sheffield and a CircusNext Laureate 2018-2019, a European programme coordinated by Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe and supported by the European Union.
Tors. d. 28/3 kl. 16.00-17.00
CÉCILE PROVÔT & CHLOÈ BODIN: What is CircusNext and how do you apply?
CircusNext offers a unique program of support to emerging creators of contemporary circus! It is carried out by a large European platform of about 30 partners representing 17 countries.
Every other year the CircusNext program has a call for projects for emerging makers who are in the process of creating their first, second or third professional show. A selection is made by a European jury (amongst others counting artistic director of X-act, Kitt Johnson) based on criteria of singularity, creativity and of artistic excellence. The selected laureate artists are offered a support program made of residencies and touring opportunities across Europe as well as a grant, connections and guidance.
If you are an emerging circus artist or company based in Europe and are interested in applying to CircusNext to undertake a process to create a new piece of work then come to this info meeting by Cécile Provôt & Chloé Bodin about CircusNext! You can read more about CircusNext here www.circusnext.eu
Who knows, maybe you will be the next laureate?
Friday, March 29 at 2 pm – 4 pm
WORKSHOP: Moving bodies moving sound
Grensgeval (Border case) invites you to explore the boundaries between human, animal, and technology. A small wireless Bluetooth speaker functions as your partner to explore the (im)possibilities of these categories. How can the body move the sound instead of being moved by sound? How does an acrobatic sequence change if the aim of the movement is to manipulate the sound, to create a composition in space that is both auditory and visual? How does a change in sound change the meaning of the movement? Where does the human blur with the animalistic? When does a body become inanimate, an object?
Grensgeval was founded by Hanne Vandersteene and Mahlu Mertens. Its productions operate on the borders of different disciplines. They are sensory: performances that do not only appeal to the eye, but also to the ear, nose, and even the skin and the mouth in order to create a new experience.