Facilitated OPENLAB with Antonio de la Fe

‘Facilitated OPENLAB’ with Antonio de la Fe
25 January 2019
Moveo Ergo Sum

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

Moving is a kind of thinking and thinking is a kind of moving. They both happen in different combinations of simultaneity and quasi-simultaneity, combinations of sequentiality and possibly, even in instances of isolation. Always intertwined but with different patterns and yet always expressions of enactive ways of being and being present.

Antonio de la Fe will bring to the room their long-lasting interest in the performing state while dancing as an action of presence and some of the strategies they’ve been using for the last couple of years to achieve and work on this.

You can expect moving, being still, thinking, talking, writing and in different orders and combinations in time and space.

Image credit: Antonio de la Fe in Still Life by Hamish MacPherson with Antonio de la Fe, Kimberley Harvey and Paul Hughes. SPILL Festival 2018, photo by Christa Holka.

OPENLAB sessions are open to any performers: dancers, musicians, actors and anyone interested in presence and awareness in movement.The facilitators of OPENLAB are also participants “in” the session and participants can propose their ideas for a future session. If you’d like to know more about this, come to one of our sessions or email Antonio de la Fe (antonio.delafeguedes@gmail.com).The OPENLAB sessions alternate between ‘White Canvas’ and ‘Facilated OPENLAB’ sessions. You can see the full programme for the Spring Term 2019 here.

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 suggest a contribution of £7 for the 3-hour long sessions (‘Facilitated OPENLAB’ sessions) and of £5 for the 2-hour long ones (‘White Canvas’). Cash only.

About the Artist:
Antonio de la Fe is a Spanish choreographer and performer based in London with a background in physiotherapy and Pilates. After coming relatively late to dance and initially studying it in Madrid, they came to London in 2006 where they completed a Performance MA at The Place, writing on The Creation of Solo Choreography Through Deep Engagement with The Application of Mental Imagery Specific Processes for his thesis. Since then, the has danced for Florence Peake, Matthias Sperling, Jonathan Lunn, Eva Recacha, Carla Onni, Annie Lok, Melita Spahic and Riccardo Buscarini and his choreographed works include the Place Prize finalist piece (2011) Cameoan open OPENLAB: a hybridVa por Vds., and A void. They are also a co-founder of the performance collective anthologyofamess.Antonio was a recipient of the BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship, with support from Independent Dance, in 2015. During this fellowship, they worked on researching and developing their Unrehearsed Series (CrocodileMake Me CoolA Piece for Two: Lovers). Currently, they are expanding on the idea of the Unrehearsed Series and developing a set of choreographic practices under the name Speculative Choreographies.Since 2016, Antonio has been part of the 4th Klein Technique™ Teacher Certification Program with Susan Klein.