MindBody/Authentic Movement with Tedi Tafel, 2013

Trajectory Field, Antony Gromley

QUIPTAKE PRESENTS
A WORKSHOP WITH TEDI TAFEL

Week 1: Monday June 24- Saturday June 29, 10am-1pm

Week 2: Monday July 1 – Friday July 5, 10am-1pm

 

FEES:
1 week for $350 ($280 – CAEA, CADA, ACTRA, previous students and other Unions)
2 weeks for $625 ($500 – CAEA, CADA, ACTRA, previous students and other Unions)
Payment plans and bursaries available

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
These 2 one week workshops will investigate the body’s capacity for expression, communication and creativity, through the bringing together of two very different, yet complimentary, physical practices: Mind/Body training and Authentic Movement.

MB begins with form and looks to find the life inside that shapes it (sensation, intention, and perception). AM starts with impulse and explores the pathway into form. Seemingly opposite in approach their common goal is to create access and openness in the performing body. In combination, they provoke the individual towards new terrain. What happens when these different ways of being meet and collide? How do they feed each other, how might they inspire freedom from obstruction, availability, transformation and creativity? While the workshop is geared for performers, in the spirit of inquiry we invite practitioners from diverse disciplines to join us. The aim is to incite a rich and fertile investigation.

Mind/Body:
Tedi Tafel’s teaching of Mind/Body training is based on the research of Japanese Butoh dancer Min Tanaka. MB is an energetic, dynamic workout that re-examines the mental structures and physical habits that can inhibit the potential state of the individual. Here we rigorously explore the body as a site of transformation while developing strength, stamina, support, precision and abandon.

Authentic Movement:
Authentic Movement is a self-directed practice of embodying internal impulse. The body is seen as subject, to be attended to, listened to, with its own stories, intelligence, perceptions and experiences. As we learn to suspend judgment and analytical thinking, a more receptive attitude is adopted. At the heart of the practice is the willingness to surrender to the experience of the moment. Giving up controlling, directing, censoring and deciding, we enter a realm that is unplanned, without goal, unpredictable and often surprising, one that invites direct experience of personal and creative truth.

REGISTRATION:
Contact Adam Lazarus at adlazarus(at)rogers(dot)com

DATES & TIMES:
Week 1: Monday June 24- Saturday June 29, 10am-1pm
Week 2: Monday July 1 – Friday July 5, 10am-1pm

FEES:
1 week for $350 ($280 – CAEA, CADA, ACTRA, previous students and other Unions)
2 weeks for $625 ($500 – CAEA, CADA, ACTRA, previous students and other Unions)

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Tedi Tafel is a choreographer, performer and teacher based in Montreal. She makes site-specific performance events that blend movement, sound, video and architecture and challenge the dictates of the cityscape in terms of how we perceive our surroundings and how we habitually move inside them. For her, the body is the very site and vehicle of direct experience and movement is an entranceway into the deeper layers of what it is to be human. She has been greatly influenced by her studies in Japan with Butoh masters Min Tanaka and Kazuo Ohno and her long-term work with Authentic Movement pioneers Janet Alder and Judith Koltai. Over the past 20 years, her work as an artist has been presented across Canada, in Europe, Iceland and New York. Since 1994 she has taught a generation of actors and playwrights at the National Theatre School of Canada. She has also facilitated workshops across the country and at the Stratford Festival and Playwrights Workshop in Montreal.

NOW! recommends Bunker

JUN 6
NOW! MAGAZINE HIGHLIGHTS

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SummerWorks sizzles

Heading into its 23rd year, the curated festival of cutting-edge works offers 38 local, national and, for the first time, international works. Highlights include a trio of scripts by powerhouse black women writers (Andrea Scott’s Eating Pomegranates Naked, d’bi. young’s nanny: warrior queen of the maroons and Donna Michelle St. Bernard’s Salome’s Clothes) and pieces by native writers (Jani Lauzon’s A Side Of Dreams and SummerWorks fave Cliff Cardinal’s Maria Gets A New Life). Other hot tickets include productions by Jordan Tannahill, Sky Gilbert, the collective Birdtown and Swanville and an intriguing collaboration between Adam Lazarus and Guillermo Verdecchia. August 8 to 18 at various venues.

by Jon Kaplan

Check out the whole This Summer’s Best article at:

http://www.nowtoronto.com/stage/story.cfm?content=192716