A movement research practice developed by Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld
“The dots” is a method that aims to work as a tool to both acknowledge and avoid the usual organisation, rhythm, habits and sequence in our improvisation, and thus resets the body in an unexpected way. The body will be used as a space and “the dot“ as “the author” inside that empty space. We will be working on exploring simple ideas of changing the focus from our body parts as the once that start the movement, to practicing a very precise “point” placed anywhere within our body which initiates the movement. Many exercises are used in a way to give/gain trust to making any kind of choice as the exact right time/moment. Not judging anything as a wrong choice, but rather observing the decisions that have been made by now and composing and deciding further in relation to what has just happened. Triggering the very fast “aller-retour” between the decisions we make for the body and the response and information our body sends back to us and understanding this dialogue is a valuable input for further impulses/actions.
Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld was born in Macedonia. She graduated from the School for contemporary dance Ana Maletic in Zagreb and studied dance in Bruges and Lier in Belgium. In 1998 she was a DanceWEB scholarship student in Vienna and in New York she was a scholarship student in The Jennifer Muller Company. 2012 she completed the postgraduate program a.pass (Advanced Performance and Scenography Study) in Brussels in which she developed a method of work ”the connector” for collective authorship and is using it within all of her works. Aleksandra is a close associate of BADco from Zagreb. She worked with Ismael Ivo, The System Castafiore, Brice Leroux, David Hernandez and many others. She is one of the co-founders of Nomad Dance Academy and Nomad Dance Academy Croatia. She is a guest teacher at SNDO – Amsterdam and Dance Academy in Zagreb.
The class is suitable for dance students, professionals and lovers with good training.
Participation only with preliminary registration at firstname.lastname@example.org till 5th May.
11 May: 12:00-14:00
12 May: 15:00-17:00
13/14 May: 11:00-13:00
Alexandra Janeva-Imfeld is a resident artist of the Creative Crossroads programme of the European network for contemporary dance Life Long Burning with a partner from Bulgaria “Brain Store Project” as a representative of the Balkan network Nomad Dance Academy. Within the framework of the programme, Bulgarian-based Garage Collective artists will have 4 creative residences in Europe within 2 years.
Without Distance Platform is part of the European project Life Long Burning and organized by Brain Store Project and Nomad Dance Academy Bulgaria, as representatives of the Nomad Dance Academy Network, co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union, ”Culture” Programme of Sofia Municipality and in partnership with the Vera Nedkova House Museum, part of National Gallery, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien and Dance Station.