Mélanie Lomoff with workshops participations: finale presentation

When:
Thursday 19.07.2018
Time:
18:00
running time:
30 min
Where:
Song of the Goat Theatre, Purkyniego 1
Tickets:

10*/15 PLN 

*presale
Category:
Main programme
France/Poland

Choreographic work in progress will be shown at the end of a 5-day workshop for professional dancers run by Mélanie Lomoff. The audience will see how artists creatively develop the theme of this year’s edition Visible/Invisible. 
During the workshop the dancers, having done their individual choreographic research, will work on developing their own ideas and combining them into a group dance structure. The bodies of individual dancers, their movement and rhythm will be used to create a kind of network within which they will investigate the effect of “visibility through accumulation” as juxtaposed with “invisibility through disappearing”. 
Mélanie Lomoff: I would also like to consider the possibilities of the space in which we work and analyse it to observe at which angle a given move will be more visible/invisible from the audience`s perspective. We will use it to consciously create the choreography through which the dancers, like circus conjurors, can make their movement “visible” or “invisible” for the audience. My aim is, thanks to various strategies, to make the “invisible” exist and influence the audience like magic. At the same time the participants of the process, including myself, by creating their own small personal fragments of choreography, will learn how others see the same movement and how to use the audience to create the experience of an illusion.
French dancer and choreographer Mélanie Lomoff, who danced in the group Montalvo-Hervieu for 10 years, has won numerous awards including the Grand Prix at the Paris International Dance Competition in the “modern dance” category. Her creative strategy is often based on workshop and group activities as well as on individual improvisation through which dancers learn different spatial thinking from their partners and draw on the emotionality and sensitivity of the other performer (or performers). She proves that dance can literally mean a vehicle of communication, of “conversation through the body”.
In 2014 her solo Three studies of flesh premiered at Brave Festival. At this year’s edition she will perform with Indian classical dancer Rama Vaidyanathan.
Short description
Work in progress will be shown at the end of workshops for professional dancers run by French choreographer Mélanie Lomoff. The audience will see how artists develop the theme of this year’s edition Visible/Invisible. The bodies of individual dancers, their movement and rhythm will be used to create a kind of network within which they will investigate the effect of “visibility through accumulation” as juxtaposed with “invisibility through disappearing”. They will analyse the dance space to create choreography through which the dancers, like circus conjurors, can make their movement “visible” or “invisible” to the audience. The aim is, through various strategies, to make the “invisible” really come into being and work like magic.