San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
IMAGE • DANCE • THINK
A laboratory-symposium led by
FRANK VAN DE VEN & TESS DE QUINCEY
Following from the highly successful 2012 and 2013 events Frank and Tess will continue to share and explore the legacy of images that were an integral part of their BodyWeather training and performances within Min Tanaka’s MAI-JUKU performance group in Japan from 1984 until 1991. In addition, a new Image flow will be developed that reflects current cultural and scientific developments and interests.
Dancers, artists, artist-academics and academics are invited to participate in a week-long process that consists of a 6-day laboratory followed by a public symposium on day 7. They will further explore a new format for an interdisciplinary exchange between practitioners and writers in order to enhance the amalgamation of theory and practice research of images within the moving body.
Besides a rigorous introduction to the images and methods of BodyWeather image-practice, participants are asked to reflect upon areas of interest for further shaping whilst engaging with writers and thinkers to tease out questions underlying the physical work.
The laboratory will run daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday - Saturday. The Symposium Performance will be from 3.00pm - 6.00pm on Sunday, 30 November 2014.
Please reserve your place by purchasing a ticket. An earlybird special is available until Friday, 19 September 2014 of $280.00 per person. After this tickets will be $350.00 per person. Prices are exclusive of booking fees.
Following last years success with POD CUISINE lunches, this year we provide the option to pre-order this wonderful food that doesn't leave you weighted and heavy but instead light and filled with verve to start the afternoon work! You can buy for an additional $50 per person for the full 7 days on top of the workshop cost. Each lunch will consist of nourishing lentil salads and bean wraps with seasonal produce in a yummy fresh way.
Places are limited so book soon!
Purchases are considered final once confirmed, however, cancellations due to injury or other unforeseeable circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.
When & Where
De Quincey Co
De Quincey Co is Australia’s leading BodyWeather dance performance companies creating work at the intersection of dance, visual arts, theatre, music and performance. Led by Artistic Director Tess de Quincey, the company creates works of shifting scales for specific spaces – from a black box studio to a desert riverbed.
We invite you into a unique exchange – a rare and thought-provoking dance experience – that invites you to connect, experience and explore.
Our work is based in the BODYWEATHER practice, a broadbased training that proposes a practical strategy to the mind and to the body. It is not just for ‘professional dancers’ or ‘performance practitioners’ alone but is an open investigation that can be relevant for anyone interested in exploring the body.
The term and philosophical basis for BODYWEATHER was founded by butoh dancer Min Tanaka and his MAI-JUKU performance group, Japan. Formerly a dancer with Mai-Juku, Tess de Quincey introduced the practice to Australia in 1989. As a synthesis of both eastern and western practice and thought, it draws from ancient traditions as well as contemporary dance, sports training, martial arts, theatre, performance and avent-garde arts practice. It is a ground training that develops a conscious relation devoid of any specific aesthetic.