Workshop with Siegmar Zacharias together with Anna Pehrsson, organised by Dansalliansen. 28-30 March 10:00-15:30 at MDT. For more info and application, visit www.dansalliansen.se.
Liquefaction is a process that occurs when pressure and movement is applied to earth, most commonly it is observed during earthquakes. Pressure and movement cause the particles of a sediment to reorientate and reorganise and thus cause a solid to behave as if it where fluid. Produced phenomena are: loss of bearing strength, lateral spreading, flow failures, ground oscillation, flotation
In this workshop we will explore conditions that produce a movement of otherwise by engaging in the practice of “surfacing” (introduced by Anna Pehrson) and exploring in writing and moving the space between “as if” und “what if”. Constructing and observing pressure points in the body imaginary and the social imaginary.
Surfacing takes the body as a surface with folds, layers and ramifications in a system built on sensation. Through increase and decrease of muscle pressure, we will develop an intricate score of moving and pushing through the surface. A.P.
- About Siegmar Zacharias
Siegmar Zacharias is a performance artist and theorist. Her works produce situations of embodied dirty thinking together through matters and matter. They develop formats of performances, installations, discursive encounters and curation/invitation dealing with questions of agency, ecology of artistic practice. Recent works include: The Cloud: a cosmo-choreography made by animals, vegetables, minerals, humans, concepts and emotions.; Dirty thinking; invasive hospitality; Dirty Talk. Upcoming: Slime DynamicsSiegmar studied philosophy und comparative literature in Berlin (FU) and London (UCL) and Performance Art at DasArts Amsterdam.She teaches internationally and is a regular guest teacher at DOCH / Uniarts Stockholm, HZT /UdK Berlin, DAS Theatre/ DAS Graduate School Amsterdam.
- About Anna Pehrsson
Anna Pehrsson is based in Stockholm, Sweden. She has been a member of Alias Compagnie, Stockholm City Theatre and Cullberg Ballet, and danced in works by Birgitta Egerbladh, Edouard Lock, Jefta van Dinther, Benoît Lachambre, Deborah Hay, Eszter Salamon, Cristian Duarte, Stina Nyberg, Alexandra Waierstall and Rachel Tess among others. She received her MFA in Choreography at DOCH in Stockholm at 2013 and her last piece Cut In/ Fold Out, made in collaboration with artistic advisor Siegmar Zacharias and light designer Thomas Zamolo, premiered in 2016. She is an artistic advisor for MARC (Milvus Artistic Research Center) in Kivik (Skåne) and in 2015 examinator for the MA in Didactics at DOCH, and since 2017 teaches at the Bronnbacher Stipendium in Mannheim, Germany.