Intensive Workshop with Tijen Lawton - Instinct & Innovation in Motion…
via casilina vecchia, 115 - ROMA (mandrione/pigneto/piazza lodi)
17-18 febbraio 2018
boys and girls 9-12 years: sat 14.00-15.30/ sun 10.00-11.30
teenagers and audult beginners: sat 16.00-18.00/ sun 12.00/14.00
intermediate level: sat 18.30-20.30/ sun 15.00-17.00
boys and girls 9-12 years: 40 euro
teenagers and audult beginners: 50 euro
advanced intermediate level: 55 euro
you can book a place by making a bank tranfer of half price:
ass. cult. il sole e la luna
codice bic/swift: UNCRITMM (for international overseas bookings)
reason: name/surname workshop tijen lawton winter 2018
to complete your registration you have to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the bank transfer
the final payment can be settled on the first day of the workshop cash or with bancomat arriving 15 minutes before.
TIJEN LAWTON BIOGRAPHY
Tijen Lawton is a professional dancer, performer and teacher based in Belgium. Born in 1972 to a Turkish mother and British father, she was educated and brought up in numerous countries, constantly shifting between cultures and environments.
She began her dance studies while living in İstanbul, later continuing at The Arts Educational School London, The Place London and The Juilliard School New York.
She has danced with Pierre Droulers,1996 & 1998, in the course of which she started creating her own solo works. Tijen also danced in Ma Mère I’Oye a film by Thierry De Mey 1998.
In 1998 Tijen began her full time intensive collaboration with Needcompany. Over a period of fifteen years, she was a constant presence in all of Needcompany’s work, performing , creating and touring worldwide with Jan Lauwers and Grace Ellen Barkey in 15 productions and over 13 Neeplapbs, and the film Goldfish Game directed by Jan Lauwers.
Since 2010 she has danced and toured with Caterina & Carlotta Sagna, performed and collaborated with Mauro Paccagnella & Wooshing Machine, Harold Henning, Erika Zueneli, Inaki Azpillaga & Rodrigo Fuentealba and Manngold, Karlien De Savoye & Quan Bui Ngoc.
Tijen is an active teacher and couch, teaching mainly in Brussels, Paris, Budapest, Antwerp, Gent, Rome and İstanbul.
She coaches and assists other artists as well as creating group pieces with students, in Istanbul Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University MSGSA, in Budapest at Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy BCDA.
She has delivered workshops in collaboration with Arne Sierens and Compagnie Cecilia as well as teaching professional company classes to Thierry Smits Compagnie Thor in Brussels and Beyhan Murphy MDT Modern Dance Theatre in Istanbul.
She is a regular guest teacher at Artesis AP University College / Koninklijk Conservatorium in Antwerp, ISAC Académie Royal Des Beaux-Arts De Bruxelles and BCDA Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy in Budapest.
She is also training the dances of Platform-K in Gent as part of a series of Inclusive Dance.
Since 2017 Tijen started working with Greet Vissers & KunstZ on the creation Bruiloft as coach and choreographer and choreographing for the dancers of Natacsha Pire Impuls Company in Geel.
Tijen will be dancing and performing in Troyennes 2017-2019 choreographed by Claudio Bernado.
Tijen will also be creating and dancing a new duet performance, “No Solo” in collaboration with Karlien De Savoye.
Tijen continues creating and performing her own solo work. Constantly investigating and challenging her own body as an archive…Through the continuous, ongoing questioning of the body as a communicative vessel and by questioning the internal limit of thinking as inspired by the purity and complexity of the body and the ‘life’ it lives…
Motivation as an artist and sharer of experience and ongoing investigative knowledge…
My never ending hunger as a professional dancer & performer to constantly learn and share with others is my motivation. The desire that carries my body and the need of ongoing challenge, confrontation and the search for intelligent thinking to nourish every layer of my emotional and physical body is my motivation.
I still have a great hunger to create and perform. I have the privilege to teach and share my experience to dancers/performers of all ages and with all levels of experience, background and cultures. This is something that motivates me immensely and nourishes me to be creative and to continue searching and performing...giving and receiving, but above all to continue learning from others and new challenges and I believe this comes in working with diversity on all levels.
My aim of endeavour is to keep moving, sharing and challenging myself, defining and redefining movement to find the beauty, liberation, despite the dangers and the fear… the exposing of bare energy is my motivation and questioning the internal limit of thinking as inspired by the purity and complexity of the body and the life it lives.
CLASS / WORKSHOP
INSTINCT & INNOVATION IN MOTION
I teach a contemporary class which is highly dynamic. I focus on connectivity and awareness…a mindful training of the brain and body.
Generating, dynamic, abandon and control by deviating fluidity and strength. Bringing awareness to the body, awareness of the body as an articulating vessel that enables the dancer to make more choices with what they have and empowering the dancer to be able to use more of themselves, to challenge the physical intelligence, strength and movement capacity.
Using detailed and subtle yet energetic and challenging movement phrases, both floor work and standing : I like to work on understanding the body as a whole and creating support and strength, through a form of body consciousness, understanding how to organise the body between support, weight, surface force, dynamic and release.
Understanding that your body working on the floor and your body standing and moving in space are the same, organising your body as a surface, as a core and in it’s extremities.
This means researching how to instil surface force into your physical memory through floor work and then, how to utilise this instilled surface force to standing work.
I like to work on creating space. When I talk about space I’m initiating the understanding of the space created within the body, and the complex space within muscle and around the joints to create freedom of movement and choice. Therefor, to eventually create a space to project you body into elaborating with further elements such as; timing, focus and gravity.
Through the continuous, ongoing questioning of the body as a communicative vessel and by questioning the internal limit of thinking as inspired by the purity and complexity of the body and the ‘life’ it lives.
Moving on to elaborate : I sometimes like to work with improvisation to search for aware-ness and connectivity, to develop new qualities to enrich the dancers vocabulary and to develop personal presence, questioning how to be affective and unpredictable with movement, by bringing a lot of awareness to the body, awareness of the body as an artic-ulating vessel that enables the dancer/performer to make more choices with what they have.
The goal is to understand your body further than your common ways and search deeper in order to create what is unexpected, to challenge your physical intelligence, strength and movement capacity through persistence and patience, searching for the precision, intention and intensity of movement through a form of body consciousness, breaking limits in order to be innovative, impulsive and instinctive through the continuous, ongoing questioning of the body as a communicative vessel and by questioning the internal limit of thinking as inspired by the purity and complexity of the body and the ‘life’ it lives... persistence and patience is precious...be prepared to move…the possibilities are endless…