Facilitated OpenLab with Mira Hirtz

Facilitated OPENLAB with Mira Hirtz
6 July 2018
Explorations on the Suspicious Body

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


Nowadays in public space and transport we are often encouraged to look for suspicious events. I ask myself: what is a suspicious body? What does it look like, what does it behave like, how does it derive from the norm in a way that one could recognise it? I wonder if this rather terrifying and excluding manner of being together in publicity can be turned into a reflective state towards rules and norms. Could we as movers turn it into both reflective and playful observations, curiosities, hidings and further practices? How can imaginations become explicit, stigmatisations obscene, and derivations sensually motivated?

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).

Mira Hirtz is a mover and somatic practitioner currently studying the MFA Creative Practice at Trinity and Laban Conservatoire and Independent Dance. Before moving to London she finished her Masters in art theory on the topic of audience participation in performance art and worked as an art mediator for documenta14 in Germany. Mira is curious about somatic knowledge and exploring formats such as Jams in Contact Improvisation, and eager to mingle disciplines to question terms and concepts both theoretically and dancing.