$140 – $190

First Body - Workshop of Creation - Physical Theatre Workshop

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CPR - Center for Performance Research

361 Manhattan Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11211

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We are excited to bring First Body, developed by Diego Borges, to New York City this September 13-15, for the first time in the US.

This workshop is developed from human movement. It is suitable for actors/dancers/performers, and people who like and need to move beyond what is usual or everyday.

It aims at developing the understanding and the artistic and creative expressive possibilities of one´s body, with emphasis on rhythm, precision and impulse as paths to artistic creation.

Our body is made of memory, but throughout our lives we get used to repeating the same principles and forgetting our first body- the body of the human being, which allows us innumerable possibilities- the body of the baby playing on the carpet, an elastic and creative body-voice-mind.
Based on research conducted in Brazil and Europe over the last ten years, First Body is an invitation to think with the whole body. The research is informed by techniques and concepts developed by director Jerzy Grotowski (Poland), the theatre company Teatro O Bando (Portugal), as well as acrobatics, contact improvisation, and capoeira.
FIrst Body has previously been conducted in Berlin, Lisbon, São Paulo, Blumenau, Fortaleza and Brasília, in search of improvement and sharing. For us there is no model to be repeated or copied, we try to understand human movement as an independent creative possibility, where each participant finds the possibilities and barriers of this somatic framework in order to overcome its limits to find new paths. We will investigate this practice through: concrete sensations; exploration of the senses; focus, rhythm and precision; tactical games; understanding of movements; coordination and attention; somatic framework; weight and severity; vocalization, breathing, intention, emotion; ritual songs; work with objects, kinesthetic empathy, manipulation; improvisation, and work with partners and the group.

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CPR - Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Near Graham Av (L), Lorimer (L), or Metropolitan Av (G)

Dates:
Friday September 13 - 6-9pm
Saturday September 14 - 11am-6pm
Sunday September 15 - 11am-6pm

Sliding scale options available. Please message juliebecker88@gmail.com with any questions about the workshop or pricing.

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