Research Lab 2018 | Tue 3 Jul, 10am - 12noon
How do we recognise belonging? How do we know that we find ourselves in the right place? How can we use our bodies and sensations to orientate in rituals where both individuality and togetherness are present? In this research lab, I invite you to join me in investigating and improvising the set of relations that can exist between our bodies, physical materials, and the invisible field that moves us, through a series of movement scores, systemic dances, and blind constellations.
A set of silver sculptures will be used as mediums of channeling, transferring our intentions into a set of objects, which will be manipulated and positioned as we, the dance, evolves. The sculptures will render an alternative story line to our moving practice, enabling for a discursive ending. I invite for this dance to be a healing practice, integrating our individual intentions with a ritual of gathering.
Stefan Jovanović is a dance-theatre maker and storyteller trained in architecture (AA Dipl), working at the threshold between performance and ceremony. His current research looks at the translation of Systemic Family Constellations and Somatic Experiencing into dance and architecture. In late 2017, he launched a performance-series in London, called Velvet Fools, exploring ceremonial dance as a practice for healing.
He is currently working on a solo with dancer Katye Coe, entitled Blackbird, and a group dance-piece called Radical Togetherness.
He is part of the Sadler's Wells Summer University, under direction of Jonathan Burrows and Eva Martinez (2014-2018). In 2016 he was a recipient of the Impulstanz danceWEB scholarship, under mentorship of Tino Sehgal & Louise Höjer. He has previously collaborated with Meg Stuart, Jen Rosenblit, Tanztheater Wuppertal, Boris Charmatz & labDora.