From 7-27th July 2012 Ptarmigan will be on residence at the Performance Center in Suvilahti.
Ptarmigan will use the summer residency as a way to develop the concept of perfhop. Perfhop aims to encourage sharing between a variety of performance and experimental approaches.
Since January 2012 perfhop has existed as an experimental space to explore all kinds of ideas, actions, gestures, sounds and words that might possibly look/ sound/ feel like what is termed as performance or live art. Above all, perfhop explores how individual practices can be developed in shared space. Ptarmigan develop projects that exist outside of traditional realms and seek to create opportunities for adventurous and challenging scenarios.
Saturday 7th July 16:00-18:00 - introduction and brainstorm session
Sunday 8th July 14:00-18:00 - Tools To Translate: TID workshop with Arlene Tucker & Sari TM Kivinen
Saturday 14th July - Workshop facilitated by John W. Fail
Saturday 21st July 18:00-21:00 -- performance evening
Thursday 26th July 18:00-21:00 - performance evening and wrap up
An open contact imrpov jam session.Contact Improvisation is a dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through movement improvisation.
Contact Improvisation develops your creativity, movement imagination, and sensitivity to partner or yourself for individual dance and movement, and celebrates the joy of moving. It is a form of dance improvisation and is one of the best-known and most characteristic forms of postmodern dance.
Contact Improvisation was initiated by Steve Paxton in 1972. It was influenced by original martial arts (aikido)/yoga/release work, but also incorporations from BMC, Alexander, T'ai chi chuan etc. In contact the point of touch is envisioned as a roving window on the surface of both bodies through which actions are communicated. It is very sensitive and accurate communication.
Contact Improv jamms are free open dance meetings where everybody finds they own dance expression, based onemotion, creativity, and experience in harmony with a partner, partners or solo. After the warmup and some contact excercise comes a free jamm. It is always possible to finish or interrupt the dance and watch the other dancers from the side and join any time. Each jam is different, in which everybody is responsible for themselves.
This meetings are for everybody regardless of age or experience. The meetings are open so it is possible to join any time.