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> STUDIO LAB #7
We are very happy and excited to continue with our go plastic STUDIO LAB this year. In each edition, different artists are invited to this format in order to set impulses and inspire. The aim is to network and exchange artistic ideas within the framework of a laboratory and to encourage collective practice and research.
If you would like to browse through the past issues of our go plastic STUDIO LAB in 2022 you are very welcome to do so here.
STUDIO LAB is a format organized by the go plastic company, supported by bureau ritter / TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR support program dance initiative.
The seventh and thus first edition 2023 will take place from April 11 – 15 at TENZA. Invited are the great Melissa Schriek (NL), who will take us into her exciting artistic practice, and the wonderful Joy Alpuerto Ritter, who has already been a guest at our time & s_pace festival last December with her solo piece “Babae”.
In addition, there will be a go plastic company training on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (each from 10:00-11:30) and another company training on Saturday from 11:00 to 12:30.
And also, Luise Knofe will offer a yoga session on Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30.
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Information & registration
- Participation in the go plastic studio lab is free of charge or on a donation basis. However, registration via mail (to firstname.lastname@example.org) is mandatory and binding.
- Participation in the Compagnie / TNDD professional training costs 5 Euro per unit for TNDD members;
for non-TNDD members it is 8 Euro per unit.
- More information about the event and requirements will be sent to you via mail after registration.
- Live information about our events and activities can be followed at any time via our Telegram Channel.
The participating artists and formats of go plastic STUDIO LAB #7 are:
Melissa Schriek is a Dutch photographer who uses notions of performance and bodily movement to research how we relate to each other and to our daily environment. With her project ‘The City is a Choreography’ she explored how the human body can connect to the city environment, both physically and emotionally.
In addition to these activities, Melissa explores the dynamics of female friendship and sisterhood through a project called “Ode,” in which she casts twenty-five pairs of female friends to capture their unique relationships.
Impulse at go plastic STUDIO LAB:
Thursday, April 13 from 12 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
During the Lab Melissa Schriek will guide you through the process of performing with your body in public space and how to look at daily life in a new way. The workshop day will exist of the following four parts:
- a presentation on the work and process of Melissa’s work
- a contact improvisation exercise in the studio
- public space performance research relating to “The City is a Choreography”
- after talk: a talk between all participants about our experience
Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Joy Alpuerto Ritter’s roots are from the Philippines. She was born in the USA and grew up in Germany. She graduated at the Palucca School in Dresden and learned philippine folk dance from her mother. She has been working with companies/choreographers like : Akram Khan, Cirque du soleil, Wangramirez ,Christoph Winkler, Constanza Macras, Yui Kawaguchi and Heike Hennig. Her Dance reaches out to a diversity of styles from urban dance, voguing, folk and contemporary dance. In 2016 she has been nominated as “outstanding female dancer” (modern) in the Performance “Until the Lions” by the National Dance Awards UK.
In the last years she has found international response as an Choreographer and is one of the Aerowaves artists 2020.
Impulse at go plastic STUDIO LAB:
Tuesday, April 11 & Wednesday, April 12
each from 12 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Joy’s workshop is a practice sourced out of different movement techniques that she has been training in her 30 years experience as a dancer. Her versatile background in traditional, classical, urban and contemporary dance made her develop a unique mix of movement qualities. In joy’s workshop we will practice grounded, dynamic physicality and grooves which strengthens the presence and virtuosity in space. As well as the details in articulating and isolating body parts in connection with musicality and rhythmical patterns. The participants will do exercises and also learn choreographic material with these elements, while also having the possibility to engage in their own creativity and individual qualities with improvisational tasks in order to go deeper into different body states and expression within the given context.
go plastic Lab Workshop
Saturday, April 15, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The go plastic team is currently working on the theme of melancholy and will develop a solo production this year. Within the lab workshop, Cindy and Susan invite you to explore movement images, material collections and approaches together with them. Guided by the two, the participants will mainly work with improvisation with body, movement, voice and material.
The workshop will take place in German and English.
The lab is open to people of the age of 15 years or older.
Experience with bodywork is a prerequisite.
If you have any questions about the workshop, the schedule or access, please contact us at any time at email@example.com.
go plastic company class with Cindy Hammer«
Friday, April 14, 10 to 11:30
Saturday, April 15, 11 to 12:30
Cindy Hammer‘s training consists of three parts: a full-body, intensive warm up, another part in which improvisation and movement concepts are worked on and finally the learning of
a choreographic sequence.
go plastic company class with Susan Schubert
Tuesday, April 11 & Thursday, April 13
each from 10 to 11:30
Susan Schubert’s company training is also focused on preparing the body and mind for the day. Additionally, Susan works somatically with improvisation and space-time body awareness.
The offer is aimed at professional and advanced dancers.
After her studies at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden Luise Knofe started as a freelance professional dancer and teacher. She further specialized in Urban Dance & Experimental Styles in the “1 year international education program” at HipDrop in Malmö/Sweden and lived and trained in Los Angeles to start her career in the entertainment industry. Since then Luise has worked as a dancer, instructor and choreographer for various TV productions, music videos, live stage performances, commercials and theater productions that have taken her from Germany to Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Shanghai, Brussels, Amsterdam and London. She works as a creative director & choreographer, bringing breathtaking visions to life.
Impulse at go plastic STUDIO LAB:
»Dynamic vinyasa yoga«
Wednesday, April 12 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Dynamic vinyasa yoga for every body / Flow through the motions with your breath / Focus on flexibility, strength & mindfulness
>> WE’RE USED TO BEI NG DARKER
The time has come: on May 24, 2023 we will finally show our site-specific production WE’RE USED TO BEING DARKER in Leipzig at Bowl Play. The event is a cooperation with LOFFT – DAS THEATER, Leipzig. #savethedate
There is also a great review written by Georg Kasch in the magazine of the Fonds Darstellende Künste about the piece, titled “Freiheit gibt es wirklich”. You can read the article hier.
A production of go plastic company in coproduction with HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts and the WUK Theater Halle and in cooperation with Hellerauer Sporttreff. Supportet by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ co-production funding dance. Funded by: Federal Goverment Commisioner for Culture and the Media, Cultural foundation of the Free State of Saxony, State Capital Dresden – Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz Dresden und Stadt Halle (Saale) for cultural purposes 2019. This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget adopted by the members of the Saxon State parliment. With frindly support of DevirCapa residency program Faro, Portugal, Richter Meyer Marx Studio Berlin, TENZA Schmiede, TanzNetzDresden and GrooveStation Dresden.
The 2022/23 revival is made possible by the program „Stay curious. City of Culture Dresden 2022“
• May 24, 2023 – venue: Bowl Play Leipzig / in cooperation with LOFFT – DAS THEATER Leipzig (presale starts soon; time: t.b.a.)
More about WE’RE USED TO BEING DARKER can be found here.
>>> #savethedate 2023
• go plastic STUDIO LAB#7 • April 11-15, 2023, TENZA Schmiede
• WE’RE USED TO BEING DARKER • May 24, 2023 • Bowl Play Leipzig • in cooperation with LOFFT – DAS THEATER Leipzig