Makers Intensive 2015

On the 17th of May, Marie, Loïc and Clara show what ten days of intensive work in the studios of Dansmakers can bring. Central is the sharing of knowledge, stimulate each other's creativity and develop a concept. The emphasis is on the process, without the pressure and the expectation to deliver an entire performance.
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Marie Goeminne
Wittingly or unwittingly, death plays a decisive role in our human life. It is fascinating that something that is so inextricably linked to ‘life’ has become so alienated and unaccepted in the (Western) human existence.
During the Makers Intensive Marie is looking for a deeper understanding of the phenomenon death. Searching for a movement language and taking her audience from their conventional setting, Marie wants bring to discussion the subject death as ‘another expression of existence’. For this research Marie will use multiple sources of inspiration, including the book ‘Endless Consciousness’ by Pim van Lommel and the Buddhist view of life and death.

Philosophical themes which are expressed with pure, abstract movement language are typical for the work of Marie Goeminne. Themes emerge from her fascination for ‘what lives in man’. The attention in her works goes to intimacy, vulnerability, desire and dedication; qualities that -in humans or in our society- sometimes are less visible, but which are undeniable there.
Her latest work, ‘Wie je ook bent’ Marie devoted to the theme of unconditional love, which through movement, image and music developed into an intense performance.

performers: Maaike van de Westeringh and Anne-May de Lijser

Loïc Perela
Loïc is interested in the amount of images one faces when connecting on internet. In front of a computer the contemplation and interaction becomes an embodied experience while being physically passive in the process. He wants to explore the materiality of those images and the depth of the two dimensionality. Taking the body as a tool and channel for the multiplicity of possibilities in this digital realm.

Loïc Perela (FR, 1983) studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Danse in Marseille and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse in Paris. He danced for IT Dansa, Donlon Dance Company and Scapino Ballet, where he created various works.
In 2012 he decided to be independent and develop his own identity as a maker. Since then he created several works with the support of Dansateliers in Rotterdam amongst which DANCE (a co-production with Conny Janssen Danst); and SENSES (2015). For the coming two years (2015-2016) Loïc will further develop his signature as a choreographer under the umbrella of Dansateliers with the financial support of het Fonds Podiumkunsten and the city of Rotterdam.

performer: Loïc Perela

Clara Amaral
In this research Clara is interested in working with a collection of electronic devices. Ultimately, these devices are supposed to work in a certain manner- to get connected in order to fulfill their electronic function. Nevertheless, I wonder how much it’s possible to delay the fulfillment of their function.
What are the most basic uses of high tech objects, how do we de-technologise them in order to reactivate them as something else or in a different context? Can we look for the low tech in the high tech? Looking at lowness as a mode of operation, a landscape and as a place to go.

Clara Amaral was born in 1984 in Portugal. In 2009 she started her studies in the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam. After graduating from SNDO (August 2013) she was invited for a Research Program in Dansmakers Amsterdam where she developed The Work. Clara was last year recipient of Danceweb Scholarship.

performers: Maria Peralta, Susan Hoogbergen and Clara Amaral

General credits
Artistic coaching: Suzy Blok, Charlot van der Meer, Fernando Belfiore, Kristin de Groot 



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