WORKSHOP with Olive Bieringa
In the frame of WinterTanz 2023/24
We will research how embodied embryological knowledge can grow a dance that transforms the way we experience our own bodies/selves/environment. We will use touch and movement as a doorway into our embryological history. Embryogenesis is an adventure we all undertook to become who we are. The first eight weeks after conception is when our body forms its basic structure. In this period, we transform from a fertilized egg into two cells that multiply into a cluster of cells, which develop into a series of fluid spaces that become a highly differentiated human being. These fluid spaces and processes underlie our current structure and inform our current state of being. This is a somatic workshop combined with an action-oriented artistic research of recovering the potential space of the embryo that has yet to be lived, in each of us.