Emma Goldman was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century.
The dreaded question: ‘So, what’s your Ph.D. research about?’ You take a deep breath and launch into the explanation. People’s eyes begin to glaze over… At times like these, don’t you wish you could just turn to the nearest computer and show people an online video of your Ph.D. thesis interpreted in dance form?
Gonzolabs’ annual Dance Your Ph.D. competition is now open, with categories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Social Sciences, and a Grand Prize for the Best Ph.D. Dance of 2015. The competition is open to entrants holding or currently completing a science-related Ph.D.
ENTER BY OCTOBER 28, 2015
The masterclass explores the shamanic and #cybernetic systems of rituals that sustain transformation, and the impact of ritualistic art forms. Divided into groups, the participants engage with the island’s geographical body, serpent mythology and ceremony through daily ritual protocol and feedback. Immersion in 5 unique channels/holons of vision, sound, text, movement and intention/compassion culminates in the discovery of the group-mind’s creative #DNA which is then embedded in a morphic field via networked rite.
Registered applicants will receive the Masterclass full programme and timetable. Please send us your application form as soon as possible to speed-up our screening process and ensure your participation.
Masterclass in the mythic landscape of the island of Kefalonia, Greece in conjunction with the local feast of the Holy Snakes of Mary
11-16 August, 2016
at The Ionion Center for Arts and Culture, Kefalonia, Greece
Led by Dr Lila Moore – Advanced Research Associate at the I-Node of Planetary Collegium, Plymouth University, deviser of The Cybernetic Institute for the Exploration of Technoetic Arts and Consciousness.
a 3 day immersive dance workshop led by VICTORIA HUNT
13-15 February, 2015
Repentance Creek Hall, Repentance Creek, Byron Bay Hinterland NSW ß
GROUNDBODY is an intensive 3 day sensory workshop based on Victoria’s significant work in the traditions of Butoh and BodyWeather.
BodyWeather is a synthesis of Eastern and Western practice and thought that develops grounding, flexibility and sensitivity whilst promoting a deep freedom. Butoh arose in the 1950’s, but references origins in ancient Japan. A contemporary dance form emphasising images which transform and explore extremities of the body.
As a broadbased, comprehensive physical training, BodyWeather opens up an enquiry that is exploratory and experimental in nature. The practice proposes the body as a transformer – both inside and outside – as a constantly changing environment within a greater ecology.
This workshop is designed to train the imagination and sensory modes of experience through the body.
It draws from four main areas of the practice which vary between high-energy work and quiet, meditative explorations:
MB: Muscle & Bone is a dynamic, rhythmic work-out for strength, flexibility & grounding.
MB: Mind & Body is a training for the imagination and spatial preparation for performance.
Manipulations: a series of precise forms concerned with stretching, breathing and alignment.
Ground/Sensitivity Work: a wide variety of exercises to develop sensorial focus, sensitivity and the full scope of expression of ones
body in the space.
Imagery Explorations: explores images that are carried inside and outside the body as the primary generator of movement.
Some of the work will take place in the environment. The venue is close to the beautiful Minyon Falls, national parks, creeks, rivers, forests.
There will also be the opportunity for you to create improvisations/works using your own materials.
This could be anything from a piece of writing, a piece of music, rope, artworks.
VICTORIA HUNT is an Australian-born artist working across dance, performance art, education and cultural practice. Her tribal affiliations are to Te Arawa, Rongowhaakata, Kahungunu Maori, English and Irish. She is a founding member of Bodyweather dance company De Quincey Co. and has performed in over 40 works with the company since 1999, from site-specific performances in Australia’s remote central desert and inner-city warehouses in Sydney, to a park in Kolkata, India. Victoria has also toured internationally with renowned New Zealand company MAU (2006-07). Since 2008 she has been the dance educator at EORA College, a centre for Indigenous education and training in Sydney, and has led professional movement classes for youth theatre companies and the independent dance sector since 2001.