In this workshop, we dance in the company of papers, colourful matters, and dance books of all shape and texture, to grow the tactility of our eyes.

Everyone welcome from 17 years and up. The course is in English.

Through the tactile gaze practice, our eyes become feet for magic wanderings through our environment. Playing with the ranges of our gaze, we experience shifts in scale, at times, feeling very small, and other times elongated bodies. 
The workshop takes place in the morning. I will propose aspects of the tactile gaze practice that opens to brightness and light in energizing ways. We will peek into our dreams to invite their qualities into our days and movements.

‘Do not touch with your hands. But you can touch wit…

Everyone welcome from 17 years and up. The course is in English.

Through the tactile gaze practice, our eyes become feet for magic wanderings through our environment. Playing with the ranges of our gaze, we experience shifts in scale, at times, feeling very small, and other times elongated bodies. 
The workshop takes place in the morning. I will propose aspects of the tactile gaze practice that opens to brightness and light in energizing ways. We will peek into our dreams to invite their qualities into our days and movements.

‘Do not touch with your hands. But you can touch with your eyes.’ My mum used to tell me these words when I was a child, as we would wander together at the street markets. How can I touch with my eyes? How can I sense volumes, textures, and weight by looking? How can I taste with my eyes? Tactile Gaze is a dance practice that trains the eye to touch and cultivates an access to our imaginations while dancing.

The two day course is on Saturday 13 April 2024 from 10:00 - 13:00 and on Saturday 20 April 2024 from 10:00 - 13:00.

Teacher
Emilie Gallier is a choreographer researcher who lives in Leiden (The Netherlands). She developed the idea and practice of reading in and as performance (Reading in Performance, Lire en Spectacle), in her practice-as-research PhD (2021, Centre for Dance Research Coventry University, THIRD DAS Graduate School). Her engagement with artistic research as a researcher, a tutor (for research fellows of THIRD in Amsterdam), peer (she is a peer of the PEERS program in Zürich), bookworm and spectator, shapes her attention and experience with forms of writing and publishing, and with what is active in practices. She is co-founder of Les Minieres in Normandy (France), at the intersection of regenerative agriculture and performing art practices. In 2022, Emilie Gallier joins the Erasmus+ project Extraordinary Dances (Dance and Handicap) with the Leiden-based group Domino. More info: post-cie.com

When

  • Daily starting from april 13th, 2024 until april 20th, 2024 from 10:00 to 13:00

Prices

  • €102.00

Location