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On Stillness and Movement workshop with Tilman O'Donnell

29. november - 1. december
kl. 10-16
DSF Studio, Tagensvej 85, 2200 København N
Antal deltagere:
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300 kr.

Movement Matters: Action, Perception, and the Art of Giving Out


Our physical, psychological, and cultural habits are deeply intertwined. The past is encoded in the present. Aesthetic acts pass through the internalized concepts we begin to call home, and shape our present future.

Using Zazen meditation practices and teachings for the mind, as well as contemporary dance technique and theory, we'll explore how awakening and creativity can be expressed in and through the body. We will look more deeply at the roots of our collective aesthetic preferences, how they  shape perception and pre-choreograph action.

In stillness, we will consider teachings traditionally taught as meditation practices. In movement, we will translate these ancient teachings into contemporary sense-based exercises, movements and problems to be unfolded somatically. Each day will include meditation, discussion, movement, and group practices.

You Will Learn:

1. To integrate stillness with a dynamic movement practice

2. To cultivate a base underneath a particular technique or style to which you are hinged

3. An overview of Zen meditation & theory, as well as contemporary performance theory & technique

4. To unpack the physical and psychological anatomies that impede immediate responsiveness to stimuli

Tilman O'Donnell (German/USA) received his training at the National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada. He joined The Göteborg Ballet in 2001 Staatstheater Saarbrücken (2002) Cullberg Ballet (2003-2007) The Forsythe Company (2007-2012, guest artist 2012- 2015) and freelancer (2012 - Present.)

Tilman made his debut as a choreographer in 2002 with Del A, receiving first prize in two major international choreographic competitions. In 2005 he was nominated both ”Dancer To Watch” and ”Choreographer To Watch” by the magazine Ballet Tanz, and as “Hoffnungsträger” in 2015 by the same publication.

He has made works for Cullberg Baletten, SPIRA Jönköping/Cullberg To Come, Staatstheater Graz, The Göteborgs Operans Danskompani, University of Dance Stockholm, Corpus/Royal Danish Ballet, and The Danish University of Dance as well as producing his own works. These include: This Is (2010), August did not have what is commonly considered good taste as far as furniture is concerned.. (2012)The Disambiguation Project (2013), Whatever Singularity #453: Solo For Maxime / Dancing With Alain (2014), In Life & Love & So On (2015), These & Those & Upon Us (with Cyril Baldy, 2016) and In Some Sense (2017/2017 with Mikkel Ploug).

In addition, he teaches extensively.  Read more about Tilman O'Donnell here 


The workshop is a cooperation between Dansehallerne and The Danish Actors Association.