8th edition of International
PARIS SUMMER ACADEMY
3 to 28 August 2020
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Paris Summer Academy (PSA) is the meeting spot for innovative workshops around Dance, Physical theatre, Performance & Live art as well as Body-Mind research methods. PSA is a summer intensive project initiated and organised by ORIANTHEATRE Dance Company in partnership with the CITÉ INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS DE PARIS & the MICADANSES. The program is open to all curious and open-minded Dancers, Physical theatre actors and Performance artists who are willing to expand their abilities towards a cutting edge horizon. In 2020, PSA’s guest teaching-artists and companies are: Willi DORNER Company (Vienna, Austria), Sol PICO Company (Barcelona, Spain), ULTIMA VEZ Company (Brussels, Belgium), Toula LIMNAIOS Company (Berlin, Germany), Mehdi FARAJPOUR / ORIANTHEATRE Dance Company (Paris, France), …
# SOL PICO Company (Barcelona, Spain) /// Contemporary Dance /// Summary: Sol Picó, well versed in classical and contemporary dance techniques such as Cunnigham, Graham, Limon etc, and chi kung influences, makes use of them indirectly and gathers the primary energy necessary to start a journey into the development of the most personal nature. As to her movement both on stage and in her teaching method, she remains true to herself, working on the premises of power, speed, distortion and disruption of the body lines. /// Click on the name of the company for more information about the artist, style, shows,…
# WILLI DORNER Company (Vienna, Austria) /// Urban Space Performance & Dance Research /// Workshop Title: Multiple cityscape or open city /// Theme: Studio-space: protected, isolated – city-space: open, flowing /// Summary: Starting point is my body as the main source of perception of my spatial surroundings, using all its different corporeal senses for observing and analyzing, with the help of different means of medias we trace and record and develop an intervention on outside spots that found our interest midst in the public flow and in the urban drift focusing on meaningfully irrelevances. /// Click on the name of the company for more information about the artist, style, performances,…
# MEHDI FARAJPOUR (ORIANTHEATRE Dance Company) (Paris, France) /// Workshop Title: EMPTY BODY, a Meditative Dance and Performance Landscape /// Summary: EMPTY BODY is a creative movement and contemporary choreographic practice where Dance, Theatre, Performance & Poetry come together. The main challenge for practicers of this method is how to reach to the state of Emptiness in their mind as well as in their body. The same goal as in Hinduism: SAMADHI (समाधि), or in Sufism: FANA (فقر و فنا) & in Buddhism: Nirvana (निर्वाण). /// Click on the name of the artist and/or the company for more information about the style, performances, workshops,…
# ULTIMA VEZ Company (Brussels, Belgium) /// Physical Theatre and Contemporary Dance /// Summary: participants of this workshop will study the vocabulary from several ULTIMA VEZ shows with the company’s artists in order to understand the most important aspects of these performances. Participants explore and confront Vandekeybus’ energetic vocabulary through floor work, partner and contact work and movement as a ‘theatrical act’ rather than as a ‘technique’ /// Click on the name of the company for more information about the style, shows, workshops,…
# TOULA LIMNAIOS Company (Berlin, Germany) /// Contemporary dance and Compositon with Toula Limnaios and Ralf R. Ollertz /// Workshop Title: Fascination and Violence: the horde (II) /// Summary: The experiences gained during the creative process will be translated into improvisations and short choreographic sequences. The goal is to experience different compositional principles, to develop dynamics and movement quality in order to achieve an individual expression into a group. Being immersed in a creative process who combines the dialog between dance and music, being guided by the composer Ralf R. Ollertz, who will compose within the music for this drawing. who determines whom? Music the dance? Or dance the music? Is there an independence between the two arts? There are no “receipts” to choreograph. As time goes by, a personal signature develops, but each piece is a new challenge. Through different themes, different research are required and the resulting search for an “original” movement language in correspondence to the subject, the search for adequate compositional means to develop the dramaturgically important inner thread, an inner logic of the composition, and how to transport those ideas to other universes, and move other people in their inner. The focus is on a physical dance, as an expression and reflection of our epoch, the time in which we live, in the here and now … /// Click on the name of the company for more information about the artist, style, shows,…
Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris & Micadanses Dance Center (Salle MAYB)
PARIS SUMMER ACADEMY 2020 will run from 3 to 28 August 2020.
WEEK 1 (3 to 7 August 2020):
– Workshop & Performance Creation Lab with TOULA LIMNAIOS Company / 10h-14h
– Workshop with MEHDI FARAJPOUR – ORIANTHEATRE Dance Company / 15h-17h (This time slot might be shorter if an extra rehearsing time is required by Toula LIMNAIOS Company and also by extra Master-classes).
Public presentation of WEEK 1: The outcome performance of WEEK 1 will be choreographed by Toula Limnaios. The performance will take place on the 7 August at 7:30pm at Micadanses (Salle MAY B).
Public presentation of WEEK 2: The outcome performance of WEEK 2 will be choreographed by Willi Dorner. The performance will take place on the 14 August (Venue and time will be confirmed later).
WEEK 3 (17 to 21 August 2020): This week is divided in two sections.
From 17 to 19 August:
– Workshop with ULTIMA VEZ Company / 10h-13h & 14h-17h
From 20 to 21 August:
– Performance Creation Lab with MEHDI FARAJPOUR – ORIANTHEATRE Dance Company / 10h-13h & 14h-17h
Public presentation of WEEK 3: The outcome performance of WEEK 3 will be choreographed by Mehdi Farajpour. The performance will take place on the 21 August (Venue and time will be confirmed later).
. CLOSING SHOW of PSA 2020: 28 August 2020 / 20h / Micadanses (The show will be done under the artistic supervision of the choreographer: SOL PICO).
Fulfil and submit the ONLINE application form
– The Academy’s capacity is limited.
– Early applications would have the priority to be considered for the program.
– You will receive an answer for your application in a couple of days after submitting your application.
– The Academy’s main language is English for both communication and teachings.
– PSA is a creative summer intensive program where artists from all around the world come together (since 2013).
– Returning PSA artists would automatically benefit of a reduced tuition fee (100€ off).
– PSA is supported by Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris and Micadanses Dance Center.
– PSA can provide ACCOMMODATION but only for FULL PROGRAM applicants (Called Resident artists).
– The Academy will come to the end with a Final performance. Performing in this show is not obligatory.
– PSA will deliver a CERTIFICATE to the FULL PROGRAM participants at the end of PSA 2020.
– The Academy will be closed during weekends in August 2020.