Open Workshop with CIR Amélie Marneffe: Heures Célestes

February 20, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

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In this workshop I will guide a physical practice influenced by several sources of somatic, dance, and sound techniques, and then invite participants to work with me on the topic of the antihero in relation to nature. We will trace lines between their similarity, complexity, and subtlety. The operating modes will be based on these relations:

  • Lost and connected
  • Universal and personal
  • Macrocosm and microcosm
  • Loss and dexterity
  • Meaning and existentialism

In this work, both modalities aspire to re-enchant their relations to one another.

$5–15 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)
All levels & backgrounds welcome.

This workshop is being offered as part of our Creators-in-Residence (CIR) Program
Amélie's immersive Creative Residency at Earthdance focuses on the following questions: How to access the anti hero's magic? The universal self of each? Is the art of failure linked to slowing down the process of life? To existentialism?

"I would like to honor the repressed art of failure, the failing good. Human beings and earth are in dialogue around the Jan Zwick's poem 'The Geology of Norway.' By driving a parallel line between the microcosm and macrocosm, this solo will allow me to bring in perspective on the vulnerability of existence. By emboding the similarity of their complexity and ineffability, both characters—the persona and the earth—intend to re-enchante their relation to one an other. One of the challenges of this work is accessing the notion of failure through the context and not the content. I would like to honor failures by offering them beautiful and poetic frames, allowing beautiful contents. One of the desires of the work is to understand which contexts produce failure while honoring beauty and vulnerability."


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Amélie Marneffe is a performance artist based in Brussels. She has studied at the International Experimentation Dance Academy SEAD in Austria where she received the Danceweb Scholarship. She studied at the Brussels Royal Academy of Fine ARts ARBA ESA and did an exchange at the St. Martins College of London. Amélie continues her study in the field of experimentation, perception, and state of awareness by bending the line between scripted and unscripted spontaneous situations. Producing with material and immateriality and togetherness, her work is ultimately rooted in a seeking of belonging, as the audience is implicated in her performances. She is interested in the audience experience, looking for a direct stimulation which creates kinesthetic effects as well as perceptive situations (concentration, beauty, enigma...). Her performing modalities include corporeality, video, installation, and language. She pulls inspiration from creative work, including: creative outlook and “Grind” from Jefta Van Dinther, projects by Tino Seghal, “Sketches Notebook” from Meg Stuart, “Yellow Towel” by Dana Michel, “La substance but in English” from Marten Spangberg, “DFS” from Cecilia Bengolea and Francois Chaignaud, “Caen mon amour” by Trajal Harell, and Miet Warlop's "I believe the power of women is magical."