'Let's get Physical!' - An Introduction to
Movement-based Performing and Performance Art
with Nicoletta Cappello
Performance artist and teacher Marylin Arsem proposes an exercise that asks performers to stop imposing their own, pre-fabricated ideas onto materials and instead start asking materials for their points of view so as to hear what they have to to say about us. This concept implies a reversion of the traditional practice of performance art creation, which historically goes from idea to action, using the body as creative tool. 'Let's get Physical!' invites students to follow Arsem's proposal and make a shift in their creating process, taking bodily movement as a starting point from which to discover and bring to life those ideas that are buried within their bodies. Exploring the role of physical action in performance art in dialogue with movement-based performing techniques, the course approaches the body not only as a material, but also as a creator of ideas. The course combines an analysis of case studies and an immersion into movement-based techniques with a number of creative tasks designed to provide an overview - both felt and informed - about the philosophical principles, the processual forms, and the techniques needed to work with you own body as the starting point of the process of creating performance art. In 'Let's Get Physical!' you will explore your unique body language, feeling the pleasure of moving through a physical practice able to activate your imagination. You will listen to the sensations and creative impulses coming from inside of your body, and you will explore other possibilities of being and behaving as an artist, obtaining reliable tools to move towards your creative goals.
About Nicoletta Cappello
Nicoletta Cappello is a performing artist, educator, and doctoral researcher at UdG and UniCT. In her work, she is interested in studying processual forms and exploring the common ground between Performing Arts, Performance Art, and Embodied Learning. Her pieces experiment with participatory, intermedia, and immersive formats and invite the audience to collaborate as another performer by actively moving their bodies.
|AVAILABILITY||Places still available|
|DURATION||March 28-April 18, 2022; Mondays, 6-8pm CET|
|TUITION FEE||175 € (no equipment required)|
|APPLICATION DEADLINE||March 26, 2022|
Workshop by Marta Jovanovic, PerformanceHUB Belgrade 2015