Workshop | Body+Objects: A Productive Assemblage

Artist: Luo Yuebing

This workshop will focus on the genesis and articulation of performative images concerning body and found objects.
A small part of the workshop will be dedicated to the introduction of Luo’s body training system ‘Pin He’. This system engages the body to multi-layered but micro-scale dynamical commitments, which will together foster an elastic sensitivity and a split mode of attention. The purpose is to find an immanent bodily expression unbound from movement patterns a body is socially installed with.

Then, with the aid of many found industrial objects, Luo will lead the participants into a journey exploring the formal and dynamic potentials of these objects. Once freed from functionality, these very daily objects can become great creative partners. The workshop is a proposition to see ordinary objects not as tools, but as creative partners. It provides an alternative way of seeing objects, and of seeing the relationships the body can have with the material world.

Time: 4+5 December 2017, 14:00-16:00 | all together 4 hrs

maximum 15 Participants

Pleas contact and enrol: soda_support@hzt-berlin.de

Luo Yuebing

(born 1982 in China) is dancer and choreographer based in Berlin and Shanghai. Her artistic interests focus on choreographic practice involved with the relation of the body to images. Her works draw their strength from the tension revealed through expressive image (which are taken as process rather than fixed visual entity) where human subject is in contact with time, with inanimate beings, or with built environments.

Luo’s works have been presented extensively in China in theaters, festivals, museums and public-spaces. In resent years her individual and collaborative works have been presented internationally in venues and festivals such as (among others) Hellerau European Center of the Arts (Dresden), Mousonturm (Frankfurt a. M.), Maison de la Danse (Lyon), Seoul Art Center, Yokohama Dance Collection, Zawirowania Dance Theater Festival (Warsaw), etc. Luo holds a BA in English Literature from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and a MA in Solo/Dance/Authorship from HZT (Inter-University Center of Dance) / UdK Berlin.

in cooperation with tanzfabrik Berlin