Facilitated OPENLAB with Danai Pappa

Facilitated OPENLAB with Danai Pappa
6 April 2018
Mine, Yours, Theirs: Exchanging Movements

Research Studio | 10am-1pm | £7 suggested donation


During this lab we will explore ways to produce, exchange and reproduce movement. Expressing either something visual or conceptual, we will go through a series of playful tasks such as being the same, being different, copying, and mimicking. By being present and conscious we will keep a constant dialogue between the members of the group while we will still act as individuals.

I believe that choreography is inspired by dancers. Exchanging dances and building bridges between the participants, we will challenge clichés and personal habits in order to expand choreographic possibilities by sharing movement preferences and idiosyncrasies. The theme focuses on subjectivity and raises fundamental issues such as originality, authorship, inspiration and interpretation.

This session is open to adults with minimum two years dance experience.

Sessions are open to any performers: dancers, musicians, actors and anyone interested in presence and awareness in performance.  Sessions can be facilitated by any participant of OPENLAB. If you’d like to facilitate one of these sessions in the future send an email to Antonio de la Fe: antonio.delafeguedes@gmail.com
The sessions function on a pay-what-you-can contribution basis to cover expenses and as an incentive for the facilitator of the session. We recommend a £7 contribution for the 3-hour long sessions (‘Facilitated OL’ sessions).

About Danai Pappa 
I am a dance artist, choreographer and movement teacher. I have studied ballet, archaeology, contemporary dance, social anthropology, choreography, museum studies, and pilates. I have worked in all these sectors. Above all, I am a human. I work with people, I work with bodies, I share ideas, I am inspired, and I aspire to be a source of inspiration. I am interested in connecting and building relationships with others in order to find my distinctive voice.