Pushing through thresholds

23rd October
14-16h Europe/Berlin

1 day ancestral research workshop “Pushing through thresholds”


Anchor around the power of sharing a collective process of revealing and unearthing the ancestral connections through rituals and re-remembered collective memories, this workshop will offer hand-on tools to begin one’s ancestral research, especially in the theme of dealing with intergenerational weights.

At the first part, we will research, have conversations, and use design and concept making tools to map out the traces and shapes of our individual ancestry and interest. Then, we will experiment with improvisational/choreographing tools to find relationship between words, meanings, and abstractions, unfolding unconscious and subconscious landscapes through movements.

At the second part, we will learn and play with shibari ropes to explore the space between tension and release, as well as the boundaries of the skin. These generated words, movements and sensations can become a personal archive for further developing artistic ideas.

***To register for the workshop, please sign up through this link, you will receive a link to join the workshop a day prior to the meeting. The registration opens until 21st October. 
***Please be mindful and respectful to one another in dealing with what comes up at the intersection of oppression, ancestry and embodiment.
***You will need a 10 m rope as a prop to engaging with the shibari practice. I use a cotton rope with 8 mm width. You are welcome to make your personal choice. It is recommended to use between 6-8 mm width rope for safety reason. You are responsible for your own safety.
***This workshop will be a free and open workshop as the facilitation is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR, aid programm DIS-TANZEN by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.