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In c Workshop - Bangalore

Dates: 10, 12-17th February 2024 (Sunday off)

Time: 10 am - 3:00 pm 

 

Workshop Presentation: 17th February 2024 | 4-5:00 pm  (open to friends and family)

 

Venue: Goethe-Insitut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, 

716 CMH Road, First Stage, Defence Colony Indiranagar, Bengaluru

 

About the Workshop

This workshop is an immersion into the work of Berlin-based choreographer Sasha Waltz under

the guidance of Joshua Sailo and Ageliki Gouvi. Diving into the choreographic process of In C, dancers will learn the repertory as a reflective tool for playing with composition and rhythm in a dialogue between dance, music and space. Dancers will explore a series of tasks that call for collective and individual choices, and perform a dynamic range of movements within an improvised structure that gives power to the ensemble and freedom to the individual at every moment. This workshop is underpinned by two guiding questions: How can you make a difference with your own choice? How do you find pleasure in dance encounters?

This piece invites dancers to balance the space, tune into one another, and actively negotiate their individual choices to make various departures, confluences, harmony, and tension to find resolution. 

 

Who can apply?
This workshop is recommended for dancers with at least 2-3 years of training.

Credits

IN C choreographed by Sasha Waltz & Guests, to the music of Terry Riley

Workshop conducted by Joshua Sailo and Ageliki Gouvi

Supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore

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More about In C

In 2021, the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests began a colorful and innovative artistic process that results in the continuous production of new formats. Terry Riley’s »In C« (1964) forms the musical foundation of this, an open composition that was revolutionary at the time and is generally considered the first piece of minimalist music. Sasha Waltz and 10 dancers developed choreographic material that follows a similarly variable structure.

The choreography is a playful system of 53 choreographic figures for a structured improvisation with rules and laws. Within this set of rules, the individual performer is given creative freedom, but this must always be in relation to the group – very similar to our democratic society, in which the limits of personal freedom end where the group is not violated. The roles of leadership and followers are not fixed, each performer can switch roles at any time. »In C« is a democratic piece about being part of a group as an individual, not an individual in the group.

Meet the Facilitators:

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Ageliki Gouvi  (she/her)

Ageliki Gouvi  is a dancer and choreographer born in Heraklion-Crete, Greece. She studied Dance at the Thessalian Ballet in Larisa, the Greek National Opera Ballet School, and the State School of Dance (KSOT) in Athens. In 2013 she graduated with a Master of Arts in Contemporary Dance from the London Contemporary Dance School in England as an awardee of the Greek State Scholarship Foundation IKY. Since 2015, she is based in Berlin where she is active on the free-lance scene as a dancer and choreographer.

She is a guest of Sasha Waltz Company since 2013 and has been involved in numerous projects, among others in the projects Allee der Kosmonauten, , »In C«, Mit Beethoven durch Europa 9 Symphonien and remains’ by the New York based choreographer Andrew Schneider.

Additionally she has collaborated with the State Theatre of Mainz, the Philharmonic of Luxembourg, the
State Opera of Berlin, the State Opera of Hannover, and individual choreographers such as Charlotte Engelkes in Sweden, Konstantinos Rigos -Oktana Dance Theatre in Athens and more. Her latest choreographic works are “SOILIDARITY” and “XΩΜΑΤΑ/SOIL“ in collaboration with the visual artist Martin Wöllenstein.

Joshua Sailo (he/him)

A traveller between worlds and mediums, Joshua transforms his experiences into artistic expressions through dance, music, and visual art. His creative practice and research are autobiographical in nature, exploring themes of identity and power from counter-hegemonic perspectives. One of the Artist-in-Residence at D.R.I.F.T. in Dharamshala, he is currently exploring “folk” as a performance and function of togetherness and has been awarded The Himalayan Fellowship for Creative Practitioners by The Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art for his practice based research in devising new approaches to contemporary dance making and composition that stems from folk practices and oral tradition of his birthplace, Mizoram.  He is a co-founding member of the 206 Dance Collective and engages with the global dance community through teaching, performances, and podcasting.

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