Dancers wanted for inclusive workshop

Dancers wanted for inclusive workshop at laGeste.

Within the inclusive practice of laGeste (les ballets C de la B + kabinet k), we organise weekly dance workshops on Saturdays. These workshops are taught by choreographers with experience in inclusive practices. Each series explores a theme with a mixability group, for both professional dancers and people without dance experience, people with visible and invisible disabilities, all bodies are welcome.

In this series, choreographer Anouk Llaurens will work with about 20 interested people.

"Through sensorial warm-ups and collective real-time composition games, this series based on Lisa Nelson’s Tuning Scores, invites us to tune to what I call "the poetic space", i.e. to what is vibrating in and around us. As we listen to the richness and subtlety of our lived experience, we are able to encounter and compose with other ways of seeing and dancing. These practices act on the intimate, artistic and political levels, as eco-somatic explorations that re-inscribe us in an ever changing network of relationships."

The warm-ups activate the attention, the body, the perception and the imagination. Through movement, stillness, touch and listening to our sensations, we explore different body systems such as breathing, muscles, skin or organs and taste the multiple rhythms and dance qualities that are linked to them. Often explorations are also done with the eyes closed to give voice to other senses such as touch, hearing or smell which are more global than sight and often neglected by modern culture. 
During the workshops we alternate between the position of “mover” and “observers”. This changes of perspective allows us to give and receive direct feedback on our actions, our movement proposals. We also use vocal calls from choreographic practices and video editing to act directly on the emerging composition: “Begin”, “Enter”, “Exit”, “Pause”, Repeat”, “Sustain”, “Reverse”, “Replace”, “Redirect”, “End”. In this way we communicate our esthetic opinion and collectively tune the situation to compose a dance.


when 5 Saturdays, from 14.00 to 17.00 (27 May, 3 June, 10 June, 17 June and 24 June)
where Atelier laGeste, Nieuwevaart 118 Ghent.
who for people with visible and invisible disabilities, people with and without dance experience and people with tons of enthusiasm and body positivity. Age, body mass index, gender, they can all play along, there must be a difference, limitation leads to creativity.

Interested in participating? Leave your details here.
On Wednesday 17 May, we will close registrations and you will receive confirmation whether or not you can participate. In selecting participants, we would like to put together a diverse, mixed group.

published on: 08.05.23