The Responsive Body Workshop is for anyone interested in researching movement principles alone as well as with a partner, and who wish to be physically challenged in a playful manner. Participants move from the experience of their own body.

“The purpose of our practice is to create movement responses to a wide range of impulses. For this we integrate ideas from functional anatomy, martial arts and our imagination. We also challenge ourselves with opportunities and limitations provided by sensor technology.

We start with simple movements in order to bring attention to functional connections within the body. This gentle beginning allows us to tune into ourselves, get rooted in the present moment, and prepare for more complex tasks.

In the second part of the workshop we bring attention to our senses. With the help of a partner we expand the range of our movement choices, creating physical responses to internal as well as external impulses, and research different ways of organizing improvised as well as fixed material.

In the end we bring sensor technology into the game, enabling us to research a new set of connections between movement and sound.”

The workshop is led by internationally active dance and media artists Külli Roosna (EST) and Kenneth Flak (EST/NOR) who have been working together since 2008.

More information about the artists and their practices: roosnaflak.com

At Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava they have lately premiered their works “Prime Mover” (2019) and “Two Body Orchestra” (2020). 

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