Body/Landscape 1-7 June 2015 Isle of Eigg - Scotland
Workshop exploring the relationship between Body and Landscape led by Frank van de Ven (Body Weather Amsterdam)
Intensive 7-day workshop on the Isle of Eigg, Scotland.
The second largest of the beautiful Small Isles, Eigg is dominated by the dramatic pitchstone ridge of “An Sgurr”. Other geological features are Laig Bay, a large white curve of sand with a stunning outlook over Rum and the Singing Sands. Bird species include Golden Eagle, Buzzard, Red Throated Diver and Willow Warbler. The coast around Eigg offers ideal opportunities for whale, dolphin and seal watching. Eigg has always been a desirable place to settle and early inhabitants, including Picts and Vikings, have left their mark on the landscape. Eigg’s pioneering community buy-out gives islanders control of their future for the first time. Eigg has the first completely wind, water and sun- powered electricity grid in the world.
Body Weather - Body/Landscape: The basic training and point of departure for this workshop, Body Weather, is a comprehensive training and performance practice that investigates the intersections of bodies and their environments. Taking Body Weather into the landscape, the aim is to explore and develop consciousness of the body itself being an ever evolving landscape within a greater surrounding landscape.
Programme will include *MB -(mind/body, muscles/bones) dance training *practice of and reflection on physical and mental training *walking and wandering, silent walk, pilgrimage and nocturnal journeys *various modes of experiencing body, movement and landscape *investigating divergent senses of space and time *peripatetic records, drawing, writing *mental topography of a location, myth and genius loci *Local geology, archaeology and history.
An integral part of the workshop will be the individual artistic projects that participants are encouraged to formulate and work on for about 1-1,5 hours a day. The workshop leaders are available to guide and support these processes.
Participants profile: for artists and advanced students working in performance, dance, sculpture, photography, theatre, visual arts, and natural history.
Frank van de Ven is a dancer and choreographer who spend his formative years in Japan working with Min Tanaka and the Maijuku Performance Company. Together with Katerina Bakatsaki he founded 'Body Weather Amsterdam', in 1993, as a platform for training and performance. Since 1995 he conducts with Milos Sejn the interdisciplinary Bohemiae Rosa Project, connecting body and landscape with art, geology and architecture.
For more info on BW A‘dam see http://bodyweatheramsterdam.blogspot.com
1-7 June 2015. Arrival in Mallaig 31st May
The Glebe Barn, Isle of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, PH42 4RL
Eigg is only accessible by ferry from Mallaig or Arisaig.
Mallaig is 5 - 6 hours from Glasgow/Edinburgh via one of the most beautiful train journeys in the UK. Fort William is 1.5 hours from Mallaig. IMPORTANT as the only ferry on the 1st June is at 10h15, participants will need to travel the day before and stay overnight in Mallaig or Fort William. Campsites are available in Mallaig, as is free parking for participants arriving by car (no cars on the island.) More access details upon application.
£16 per night - dormitory - bedding provided
£12 per day. Communal cooking in rotation
Booking:receive expressions of interest and applications before 26th February 2015.
Please send a short c.v. and motivation letter to Frank van de Ven, firstname.lastname@example.org Upon acceptance you will need to send an enrolment deposit of £ 70 to confirm your reservation.
Information and registration : tel :+ 31 (0)20 68 42 568 / email@example.com
Organization in U.K: firstname.lastname@example.org +44-7806 946116
Workshop fee: 320 Student/unwaged £ 280 (when full price is paid before15st of April 2015)
Each participant should have a health insurance. You will need to sign a release form before start of the workshop.
Due to the remote nature of this workshop it is essential that we receive expressions of interest and applications before 26th February 2015. Please send a short c.v. and motivation letter to Frank van de Ven, email@example.com
Upon acceptance you will need to send an enrolment deposit of £70 to confirm your reservation.