IMAGE • DANCE • THINK
A workshop-symposium led by
FRANK VAN DE VEN & TESS DE QUINCEY
24 – 29 NOVEMBER 2014
Monday-Saturday 10:00am – 5.00pm daily
Public Symposium 30 November 2014 3.00pm – 6.00pm
REX CRAMPHORN STUDIO
The University of Sydney
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 six-day process that consists of a 6-day workshop followed by a public symposium. 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.
Dr Amanda Card from The University of Sydney will facilitate the input from the artist/academics observing or integrated within the image practice and research during the workshop phase. Daily review and coordination by Frank, Tess and Amanda will ensure a balance of physical and discursive work throughout the process.
The final day opens out this process to audiences in a symposium with a focus on the nature and function of ‘images’ and their embodiment from a BodyWeather perspective. Besides exploring the use of imagery across different cultures, this public event will include the demonstration of workshop and image techniques as well as the construction and articulation of images from an ancestral and cross-cultural perspective with contributions from a number of independent BodyWeather dancers.