The Social Network for Innovators in Motion
March 28th & 29th 2015
2 to 5pm
25€ Early Bird price until March 1st
Open to all levels, no professional dance/science experience required. No age limit.
Physical intensity: medium
QUESTIONS AND REGISTRATIONS
The workshop Circles and Clues connects the Scientific and Artistic by understanding and experiencing our personal cognition & perception.
During two workshop days we will combine moving & observing with capturing & reflecting.
In the first part of the workshop I will give a basic introduction to the human cognition & perception. This knowledge is based on current scientific findings in neuro-psychology, psychology and mind-body-awareness. Understanding what e.g. Metacognition, Neuroaesthetics, Empathy scientifically mean, will lead us to the second part.
Secondly we go deeper into the artistic work. By projecting scientific matter into space, neurological and anatomical networks will become our inspiration for choreographical output. The maps of the body are leading the body itself to create movement material.
We will work in solo and group settings.
For the workshop we will use mind & body, maps and science books, camera & paper, and obligatory the computer & mobile devices. The usage of various media allows us to deepen the experiences and extend the workshop above the time-being. A.o. we are going to use the website www.dance-tech.net to create an archive of the workshops content (scientific papers, links, and video material of the course).
The goal of this workshop is to receive a first insight into contemporary issues. A following workshop in summer 2015 will give a deeper understanding into these issues.
Monika Dorniak is working as an interdisciplinary artist and lives in Berlin. In the past she attended various university courses on the University of Westminster, London, University Trier and HZT Berlin ranging from Psychology, Neurology, Choreography, Dance to Fashion Design. She founded a network called WCOMTC in 2011, and organized various events connecting creatives from art and science.
Currently she is collaborating with artist Rory Pilgrim as a choreographer, and researches for her solo work in the field of neuroscience and architecture. In the past she performed a.o. for Aernout Mik and Antje Majewski.