Container – Content: BMC into performance practice

 

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With Rahel Vonmoos

Rahel will create a space where ideas about change, distance, dis- and re-orientation can be played out, using personal and shared imagination.

We will investigate the concepts of ‘container-content’, the notion of simplicity-complexity and the physicality/materiality of the moving (performing) body, in solo, duo and group settings. Rahel will bring silicone sheets into the space to add another physical texture and evoke a wider concept of skin; exploring how touch brings us into the present moment, how skin brings to its surface a remembered past. Together we will create scores for set and improvised movement, as well as partnering work. Rahel uses the approach of Body-Mind Centering (BMC), the work founded by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, which is grounded in the physical body but studies the entire range of our being, integrating our moving experience of the body’s physiological systems and developmental movement patterns.

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Level: Professional dance artists and movement practitioners
Date: Sunday 20 May 18
Time: 11am – 5pm
Price: Standard £65 Low income £45 Concession £35
Booking: Click here to fill out a booking form, or call 020 7091 9650 to make the payment

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Rahel Vonmoos

Rahel Vonmoos is a Swiss/British independent dance maker and performer. She has created a substantial body of work, presented in theatres, galleries and site specific places in Europe and USA; at the Hayward Gallery, Dance Umbrella and Spring Loaded Festival in London. Her recent work ‘to find a place’ was a Compass Commission 2015. Her recent research themes are displacement (physical, socio-political) and dedication (commitment/memory); and her ongoing photo/film research project is called ‘mothers and sinks’ playing with reflections into being, house-holding, age, anger and nostalgia.
Rahel has worked in collaborative contexts, amongst others, with dancer/choreographer Wally Cardona (NY), filmmaker Ruth Schlaepfer (CH) and for over 20 years as a dancer for, amongst others Rosemary Butcher, Iztok Kovac (for film), Philippe Gehmacher, Charles Linehan, Ricochet Dance Company and in Switzerland with Cie Pool and Philippe Saire.
Rahel is a certified Body-Mind Centering practitioner, studied intensely Aikido and holds an MA: The Body in Performance. She teaches dance, improvisation and performance practice for different organisations in the UK and abroad and is a guest lecturer for contemporary technique and choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatory.