FELT - from textures and materials to movement with Elisabeth Schilling
This workshop will offer the experience that is at the heart of FELT: to inspire movements from the sense of touch, textures and materials.
This workshop will offer the experience that is at the heart of FELT: to inspire movements from the sense of touch, textures and materials. There are many diverse textures and materials to be felt within our body, from skins, to bones, to flesh and organs. Are you aware of the intricate sensual experience of those?
Thu 13 June, 7pm (60 mins)
SDT studio, Dundee Rep Theatre
To start with, this workshop offers a somatic journey into the sense-experience of our individual bodies. As a second part, we will then introduce diverse haptic materials, such as fabrics of diverse sizes and textures. How do they make us feel? How do they make us move? Does our movement and physical or emotional response vary from one to the other? We hope these sessions will combine craft activities, object handling and play, to encourage manual dexterity, problem solving and social interaction.
How are we influenced by the fabrics, materials
and shapes that surround us?
How do they touch us?
How do we feel them?
A moving sculpture, a river of fabric, an abstract landscape or an amorphous creature: between installation and performance, between the inanimate and the animate, between geometry and phantasm, the interdisciplinary production FELT renders homage to the sense of touch. Skin and cloth, constantly transformed by bone and muscle, become themselves a texture of movement, creating spaces for the imagination.
‘FELT’ follows the critically acclaimed ‘SIXFOLD‘ which has toured internationally since 2017, with over 50 performances in 12 countries. In recent years Schilling has been commissioned by Tate Live and performed at the Tate Modern, performed with the Clod Ensemble at The Place and internationally in addition to her self initiated work.
The new solo performance by dance-artist Elisabeth Schilling will be touring Scotland in June and July 2019 with the support of Creative Scotland and the Goethe Institute and is part of a continuing international tour.
More info www.elisabethschilling.com
Photography credit: Martine Pinnel