Dancing Architects is leading Architectural Body/Urban Choreography, a workshop in Ostuni, Puglia, Italy, running from Tue 16-Sun 21 July 2019, with founder, architect Takako Hasegawa and dancer/choreographer Julie Anne Stanzak (Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch) to explore the cross-pollination of architecture and choreography.
With the idea ‘architecture as movement’, Dancing Architects’ mission is to cross-pollinate architecture and contemporary dance through dialogues, workshops and forums. While learning from various choreographic practices, Dancing Architects invite radical experimentations and explorations in search for alternative ways of articulating and creating architecture and its experience. By activating ideas through the physicality of our bodies, we explore new possibilities and horizons in relation to space and people; occupation and habitation; notions of time and change – the embodied and intangible choreographies that make up the world.
Dancing Architects is leading Architectural Body/Urban Choreography, a workshop in Ostuni, Puglia, Italy, running from Tue 16-Sun 21 July 2019, with founder, architect Takako Hasegawa and dancer/choreographer Julie Anne Stanzak (Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch) to explore the idea of cross-pollinating architecture and choreography.
Architectural Body/Urban Choreography is for architecture students, recent graduates, architects and designers.
No prior dance or choreographic experience required.
About the workshop:
Have you thought about what our experience of space is actually made up of ? How do the intangibles, the unmeasurables, and fleeting aspects of life secretly construct our sense of space that we inhabit? If you are searching for an alternative way to engage, perceive, and even conceive architecture, come and join us!
An interdisciplinary exploration, the workshop will take you to a personal journey of architectural choreography. Julie Anne Stanzak will awaken our spatial awareness in various invigorating movement workshops. With individual inner motivations and senses, participants will learn to express embodied ideas through the physicality of our bodies and choreography in relation to people; to objects; to the space and surroundings; to the streets and the city; and to the world around us – constantly transient in time and space that also change with our body and mind. Together, we will work towards creating shared experiences in the form of performance, as an experimental architectural dialogue. Our field of operation will be the beautiful and sustainable setting of Casina Settarte, as well as the urban streets and spaces in the white city of Ostuni, Puglia, Italy.
Activities include various movement workshops, talks and seminars on architecture and movement, discussions and tutorials, making of props and body extensions, and the final performative presentations with invited guests. Expect to challenge the idea of architecture by moving together..
Dates: Tue 16 – Sun 21 July 2019 (meeting at 14:00 on 16th at Ostuni Train Station).
Places are limited – apply early to avoid disappointment.
Venue: Casina Settarte, Contrada La Chiusa, 72017 Ostuni BR, Italy*
Fee: Workshop: £280.
Accommodation: 260€ (includes food & membership fee).
Camping in the garden: 5€ discount/night (free tent rental).
Extra bed linens: 10€/person.
○ Workshop is carried out in English.
○ Fees do not include flights or transportation.
○ Basic materials & site visit transportations during the workshop are included in the fee.
○ You will need to be 18 years of age or older by Wednesday 16 July 2019 in order to participate in the workshop.
* If you prefer to stay outside Casina Settarte, there might be a limited number of tourist accommodations available nearby, which cost typically around 60€/night without meals. 30€/day for food at Casina Settarte is still payable. If you would like this option, please let us know when you make an application.
If you are a dancer/dance student; or an artist/art student, who is interested in the relationship between architecture and dance: please get in touch first as there might be limited places available.