WEEK I August 18 - 23
11.45 - 13.45
TUNING, TIME, & TEMPO(RALITY)
What is subjective time?
How much of our perception of time is biological, cultural?
How does our individual anatomy define/influence our experience of time?
How does the environment define/influence our sense of time?
What strategies do we use to manipulate our perception of time?
How do we share the moment?
How do we dance together?
How do we dance alone?
How do we orient/use time to deconstruct a dance phrase?
How can we use embodiment & gesture to generate soft experiences of time?
The workshop will employ theoretical and practical input,discussion, individual and group improvisation, and site-specific experiences in the landscape.
Francesca Pedullà is a poly-curious artist-curator and Axis Syllabus teacher. She graduated in History of Theatre and Performing Arts. She holds a diploma as a professor of African Dance Expression - Centre Artistique 6-éme Parallel - FEIDA Bordeaux, directed by Koffi Koko. Since 1998 she has spent several months out of the year living in Benin, who's rich culture has been a profound artistic inspiration.Since 2005, she develops artistic works and cultural cooperation projects as choreographer and artistic director in both Europe and Benin. Her artistic pathway defines itself trough the perception and investigation of individual and collective identity dynamics resulting from cultural encounters.
Currently based in Berlin, she choreographs, performs and teaches throughout Europe, America and Benin.