> go plastic studio LAB #3
In November 2021 our go plastic studio LAB #3 took place. Various artists were invited to this format, who set impulses and inspired. The aim of these laboratories was once again to network and exchange artistic ideas and to engage in joint practice and research.
The third and last edition of the go plastic studio LABs in 2021 was entirely in the spirit of movement practice and our work processing this year. So this time it was not only about input, exchange and networking, but above all about getting moving with each other.
During the week of November 15-19, 2021, there was a company training (with Cindy Hammer and Joseph Hernandez) on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday always from 10-11:30am. There was also a rehearsal lab afterwards, where we worked on the go plastic piece MOTEL VIBES (from 2018) with illustrator PM Hoffmann and writer Thyra Veyder-Malberg. We invited to glimpses of our revival, parts of the movement repertoire and a workshop part.
On Wednesday, 11/17/2021 there was a waving and popping workshop by and with dancer and instructor Pez Rocio (Berlin) from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at the TENZA Forge and online via Zoom.
Participation in the go plastic studio LAB was free of charge or on a donation basis. Registration via email (to firstname.lastname@example.org) was mandatory and binding. The number of participants was limited due to the current Corona protection regulations.
Live information about the events and activities could be followed at any time via our Telegram channel.
Our guests of the third edition:
>> Pez Rocio
(dancer / lecturer, Berlin – Barcelona – Malaga)
Rocío has been dancing jazz and hip-hop since she was ten years old. In 2011 she graduated from the University of Arts of Barcelona. This study gave her a lot of skills to work in an interdisciplinary way.
At the same time, she continued her artistic training and work experience in contemporary and hip-hop styles such as popping, locking, house and hip-hop in Spain, France, Germany and China. Pez Rocio uses all the different tools she has learned to create new forms of movement and expression.
Since 2007 she has been teaching house, hip-hop, popping and locking for beginners to professionals. In 2014 and 2015 she taught contemporary styles and hip-hop at the Theater Institute in Barcelona. She moved to Berlin in 2016 to improve her skills and new concepts to teach in different dance schools.
>> PM Hoffmann
Born in Leipzig in 1968, the illustrator and comic artist studied art and cultural studies at the University of Leipzig from 1991 to 1996. He has been a freelance artist since 1997. Since 2000, he has been illustrating mainly in the field of editorial design for DIE ZEIT, Wirtschaftswoche, Financial Times Deutschland, the travel and culture magazine Merian, the Viennese weekly Falter, Wiener Zeitung, the Dutch magazine Quest, and Courrier International from Paris, among others.
In 2016, he illustrated the Pulitzer Prize-winning research on the so-called Panama Papers for the Süddeutsche Zeitung and two years later the Otto Brenner Prize-winning reportage „Der Bautzenreport“ for the Sächsische Zeitung from Dresden.
>> Thyra Veyder-Malberg
(freelance author & journalist)
born in 1977, studied political science and philosophy in Leipzig after periods abroad in England and Hungary. Since graduating in 2006, she has worked as a freelance author and journalist for MDR, Jungle World and the Jüdische Allgemeine, among others. Between 2007 and 2014, she headed the politics department of the Leipzig city magazine kreuzer. She currently works primarily on sociopolitical and cultural topics.
Together with the illustrator PM Hoffmann, she repeatedly develops comics and cartoons on socio-political topics, including for the magazines Cicero (Germany), News (Austria) and MO-Magazin für Menschenrechte (Austria). In 2012, together with him, she published the illustrated travel reportage: Kuba – das perforierte Klischee.
> go plastic studio LAB #2
From 06 – 15 July 2021 our go plastic studio LAB #2 took place. Three different artists were invited to this studio LAB, who set impulses and inspired. The aim of these laboratories was to network and exchange artistic ideas, as well as to engage in joint practice and research.
Our guests of the second edition:
>> Yeliz Pazar
is a freelance dancer, choreographer and pedagogical teacher. She is co-founder of the urban dance collective nutrospektif, which emerged in 2012 and was named Factory Artist by tanzhaus nrw in 2020. Together they work to make urban dance more visible in the stage context, explore artistic approaches, and advance dialogue in the dance landscape.
Yeliz is part of the 1st generation Waacking dancers in Germany and organized „THE WAACK OFF“ 2018 at tanzhaus nrw, the first event of the genre with numerous international guests. She is also the founder of Mānuka – Waacking Flowers, a crew from NRW dedicated to the Waacking dance style.
As part of the second Studio Lab, Yeliz gave an insight into her own practice, provided tools on the basics and on training and improvisation concepts. The workshop was aimed at both professional dancers and dance enthusiasts with previous experience.
The workshop with Yeliz took place on July 6, 2021 at TENZA from 10:00-12:30 and as a hybrid format. The offer was free of charge, a registration via mail to email@example.com was required. Due to the current hygiene regulations there was a limited number of participants.
>> Lauren Moffatt
is an Australian artist working with immersive environments and experimental narrative practices. Her work, often presented in hybrid and iterative forms, explores the paradoxical subjectivity of connected bodies and the blurred boundaries between digital and organic life.
Lauren provided insight into her work, followed by a Q+A highlighting approaches, theses, and questions about intertwining digital and analog practices in the performing arts.
The lecture took place online (via Zoom) and in English on July 13, 2021 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. Registration via mail to firstname.lastname@example.org was required.
>> Tanja Rühl
Born and raised in Germany, she began her training as an event technology specialist in 1999 at the Frankfurt Opera (Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt) and moved to the Frankfurt Ballet in 2002, under the artistic direction of William Forsythe. After re-founding The Forsythe Company (2005) and graduating with a Master of Event Technology, specializing in lighting (2007), Tanja took over the position of lighting master for the company. In the same year, she began her first lighting designs for dance productions, initially outside the company, but soon for Forsythe himself. As a member of the Forsythe Productions team, she advises international dance companies on technical and design implementation of Forsythe works and continues to work as a designer for his new projects. Since July 2014, Tanja has been working as a freelance lighting designer for performing arts, collaborating with international choreographers, artists and companies. Her previous work has been part of productions at venues such as Opéra Garnier, Paris; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; Tate Modern, London; Kawasaki Arts Center, Japan; Ruhrtriennale Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum and Taichung National Theater, Taiwan.
In the workshop „Narrative & Light“ Tanja gave an insight into her work and conveyed ideas and tools for the approach of understanding light as its own narrative. The workshop took place on July 14 & 15, 2021 from 14:00 – 17:00 in HELLERAU – EZK in Studio West. Registration via mail to email@example.com was required. Due to the current Corona protection regulations the number of participants was limited.
A format organized by go plastic company, supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of the NEUSTART KULTUR aid program dance initiative.