Workshop with Gisela Müller (Germany), Dejan Srhoj (Slovenia) and Rossen Mihailov (Bulgaria)
Part of WITHOUT DISTANCE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME / Teachback in the frame of 10. Romantic edition of Antistatic Festival for contemporary dance and performance, Sofia (12-21 May, 2017)
16 – 19 of May, 1:00-5:00 p.m. , Goethe Instute Bulgaria/ Derida Dance Center
CoTeaching is an educational format that presupposes a teaching act as a learning act, that provides multiperspectivity and asymmetrical organization of teaching processes and allows (re)active teaching and learning experiences. It is a format that was developed within the Nomad Dance Academy Network and it has been successfully realized in the last years in Slovenia, Macedonia, Croatia, etc.
During the 4-days workshop in Sofia three dance professionals and experienced mentors with a different background will lead in a format of a dialogical teaching a process of exchange of practices and of creating a community based on differences rather than on similarities. How can we bring things together that usually might not work? Each day the participants will work on a score and within a process of improvisation will develop a material on the base of their practices but deliberately shifted in a different context. How can we develop our responsiveness to the others, reflexiveness to the current always changing moment, situation, presence? How can we be able to develop improvisational scores and dramaturgy practicing our differences and be ready to give and also to receive feedback?
A small journey between 3 people and 12 more.
To apply, please send us your artistic CV to the address:
The workshop is aimed at dance professionals and teachers from different backgrounds but still with some experience.
Deadline for applications: 7th of May, 2017
Dejan Srhoj is an independent contemporary dance artist from Slovenia. From 1998 to 2001 he was a ballet soloist in the SNG Opera Ljubljana. He is a co-founder of Fičo Balet. In addition, he has worked as a choreographer in dance-theatre projects with Janez Janša, Sebastjan Horvat, Betontanc, Magdalena Reiter, Silvan Omerzu a.o. He is co-founder of the Festival for contemporary dance CoFestival in Ljubljana and has been actively participating in the development of Nomad Dance Academy network. In 2008 he graduated from the Open University, London (BA in Humanities). He has been giving workshops for dance professionals and non-professionals in various contexts in Europe.
Gisela Müller studied dance in Paris, Amsterdam (SNDO) and New York. In 1992 she founded The Move Company for which she choreographed numerous pieces. Since 1988 she is teaching regularly in various institutions and studios. Since 2004 she is member of the board of Tanzfabrik Berlin and responsible for the artistic and educational programme of Berlin’s Tanzfabrik School and the director of the Dance Intensive programme. From 2006 until 2010, Gisela Müller was visiting professor at the Inter-University Dance Department / HZT in Berlin (Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz) where she invented and co-directed the BA course in Contemporary Dance, Context, Choreography. Beside she is a member of the decision making board of the east European network for performing art Nomad Dance Academy since 2012.
Rossen Mihailov has worked as a choreographer, dancer, director, producer, light designer and teacher for more than 25 years in Bulgaria, throughout Europe and Honk Kong. He has graduated classical ballet from the National Dance School in Sofia and after that he has specialized in various dance forms, incl. modern dance in USA. In 1997 he was granted an international scholarship from the American Dance Festival for choreography. He has participated in numerous residency programmes, workshops and educational seminars in contemporary dance, contact improvisation, choreography and composition, physical theatre etc. He has worked a.o. with Robert Tannion, Nigel Charnock, Amaranth Dance Studio, and Ballet Arabesque. He teaches at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia.
Fee: 20 lv
The participants from the workshop can use tickets with reduced prize for the festival’s performances.
The workshop is implemented in partnership with Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
Without Distance Platform/Teachback is a part of Life Long Burning project, organized by Lokomotiva and Nomad Dance Academy Bulgaria, as representatives of the Nomad Dance Academy Network, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union, Programme ”Culture” of Sofia Municipality for 2017, Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien, Institut français and programme “Teatroskop” in the frame of FranceDanse Orient-Express.