LGBTQ, Open spaces, Specials

Asian Union / Body Sessions — Workshop
Saturday 7 march 18:00 — 20:00, Studio/K Sk4

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BODY SESSIONS is an initiative providing embodied/movement classes for the community of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie & Sandberg Instituut.

We believe that practices that centre moving/feeling can provide invaluable tools for artists and students that work with their bodies, as well as those working in completely other fields, and that higher education reasonably should not address individuals only from the neck up

During CinemAsia Film Festival, choreographer Jija Sohn will lead a workshop inspired by the deep listening text of Pauline Oliveros: “Deep Listening comes from noticing my listening or listening to my listening”

Through a series of exercises we will focus on enhancing openness, encouraging fluidity of roles. How can we move away from set roles and blur the boundaries between, for instance, performer and audience? Can we engage in active spectatorship? Can we be performer and audience at the same time?

The workshop is supported by The Asian Union.

The Asian Union Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut was founded in 2018 by a group of students from both institutions located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Our motivation comes from “the urgency to take measures against the limitations coming from the misconceptions of Asian cultures in the Gerrit Rietveld Academie & Sandberg Instituut”. To take our first actions, we would like to introduce artists from a broader range of Asian cultures and backgrounds. This aim comes from a pure will to integrate artists of diversities and to broaden the repetitive names and works encountered in our institutions. Though a fragile step, it is our intention to acquaint each other of the boundless possibilities of these works without the imposed lense of cultural difference and exoticism.


Free Entry

Reserve your spot here: TICKETS