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The festival is a place for different artistic processes. International performing artists are opening up for exciting workshops and you can participate, create and meet other people!

¡VIVA! / Manuel Liñán, Photo: Marcos G. Punto


Masterclass with Sakai Juku – Whatmovesthebody?


UNETSU by Sankai Juku. Photo: Sankai Juku.

aug 26 & 27 at 13:30-15:30 PM

Ärlegården
Length: 2 h
Language: English
Fri entré
Free admission, register here. 

 

In collaboration with Dansalliansen, we offer an exclusive Masterclass in Butoh with Semimaru, one of the co-founders of Sankai Juku. Semimaru’s approach to Butoh is rooted in a deep understanding of the body’s relationship to space, presence, and movement. In the workshop, he explores relaxation, tension, and gravity. Even when a dancer is still, an underlying energy is at play. Dance is not merely movement but also the awareness and intention behind each gesture. This aligns with the philosophy of Butoh, which often examines the subconscious and aims to express inner states through dance. Semimaru’s emphasis on observation and awareness in movement underscores the idea that dance is not only a physical act but also a mental and spiritual one. By encouraging exploration and examining the body and movement, this workshop invites a deeper level of self-awareness and expression.

A masterclass that offers an in-depth exploration of the body, mind, and soul through the practice of Butoh art.

The workshop is free of charge and is aimed at professional dancers.

Whatmovesthebody? takes place through a collaboration between Dansalliansen, Danscentrum Väst, and the Göteborg Dance and Theatre Festival.


Storytelling in Theatre with Corinne Jaber


Oh, my sweet Land / Corinne Jaber. Photo: Mario Del Curto

Wednesday Aug 28 10:00-16:00

Folkteaterns Lilla scen
Length: 6 h inkl 45 min break
Capacity: 15 people
Language: Engelska
Free admission, register here.

Corinne Jaber about the workshop:
My work as an actress, writer and also director has over the years crystallized into exploring how stories, to do with the world we live in, can find a theatrical expression. How a story can be told in the simplest, most direct, and truthful way. This workshop will be for professional acters, playwrights, directors and dramaturgs and the purpose are for the participants to learn
how to develop their storytelling and take it to higher levels. Our goal is to find the tools we need to take a story and make it into a small piece of theatre, exploring the different forms a
story can take.

I would ask each participant of the workshop to come with a five minute long story they connect to and consider relevant. They should come prepared to tell us the story in a way that we can engage with as an audience. From this pool of stories, we will select 3 stories on which we will work together with in smaller groups. We would be looking at developing dramaturgy through improvisation as well as through quick writing exercises, making use of movement, voice, and sound as equal forms of expression to find a way to tell the story in is as honest,  direct and engaging a way as possible. So, arrive in clothes that you feel free to move in. The most important part about the story you bring along, is that it is something meaningful that you have a connection to and want to work on. You can want work on it as an actor, director, dramaturg or writer. Or all the above.

About Corinne Jaber:
Corinne Jaber (Playwright, director & actress) is of Syrian and German heritage and was born in Munich and raised in Canada and Germany. She is an award-winning actress as well as a writer and director and has been part of many international theatre productions in English as well as in French. Jaber’s career is marked by a diverse array of international theatre productions, showcasing her versatility in both English and French. Noteworthy among these are her roles in seminal works such as Peter Brook’s The Mahabharata, A Dybbuk For 2 alongside the late Bruce Myers, and Irina Brook’s Beast on the Moon, where she earned the prestigious “Molière” award for Best Actress in France. More recently, she co-conceived and acted in the monologue Oh my sweet Land, in collaboration with playwright Amir Nizar Zubai.

Oh my sweet Land will play at Göteborgs Stadsteater the 26th and 27th of August at this years ‘Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival’ (so it’s available to see in Gothenburg the days before the workshop). In addition to her performances, Jaber has made significant contributions to theatre in Afghanistan, collaborating with local actors in Kabul on Shakespearean works. Their efforts culminated in a production of Comedy of Errors at the “Globe to Globe Festival” for the Globe Theatre in London. Jaber’s creative talents extend beyond the stage; she has ventured into filmmaking with her play The Bus That Didn’t Stop On the Partition of India, which she produced and directed. Her latest theatrical endeavour, Munich Medea: Happy Family, recently premiered in New York, further solidifying her status as a multifaceted artist.

The workshop presents in collaboration with Kulturakademin.


Daily training for professional performing artists


GAGA with Emma Rozgoni

August 29-31, 9:00-10:00 am

Konstepidemin, Green Room, Konstepidemins väg 6
Duration: 1 hour
Capacity: 22 people
Free admission

Register here. Sessions are aimed at professional performing artists.

 

The movement language known as Gaga stems from a belief in the healing, dynamic, and ever-changing power inherent in the body’s movement. The method was developed by Ohad Naharin, the artistic director and choreographer of the Batsheva Dance Company. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening one’s body, for challenging habitual movement patterns, and for exploring endless possibilities by activating the senses and imagination.

Emma Rozgoni, raised in Sweden and trained as a dancer at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, is currently based in Stockholm. After years of exploration in the Gaga technique, with Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company, freelance work in Amsterdam and Israel, as well as a year at the Gaga Teacher Program, Emma became a certified teacher in 2012.

Organized in collaboration with Gaga Sweden/ilDance.

 

Viewpoints with Anne Jonsson

August 29-31, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Konstepidemin, Green Room, Konstepidemins väg 6
Duration: 1 hour
Capacity: 22 people
Free admission
Register here. Sessions are aimed at professional performing artists.

The improvisation method Viewpoints is a way to create and explore scenic material through shared physical work on the floor, with temporal and spatial focuses. Through improvisations based on specific approaches to time and space, you act and react to the impulses you receive. The method was created by Mary Overlie and Anne Bogart. It is often used to build ensembles and create composition material for performances, as well as a training tool for actors/artists.

Anne Jonsson is the artistic director of Teater 3 in Stockholm. She is also a director working with movement-based performing arts and trained at the Ecole de mime corporel dramatique in London, England. She has trained in Viewpoints with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company in NY, USA. Anne also works as a teacher in movement-based performing arts and devising.

Pre-registration is required to guarantee a spot. NB! Be at the venue at least 15 minutes before the session starts, after which any available seats will be released for drop-in/on-site registration. (Welcome at 10:30 am for warm-up!)

For further information: lisbeth.pettersson@teateralliansen.se.

In collaboration with Teateralliansen.


Flamenco workshop with Manuel Liñán


Manuel Liñán i föreställningen ¡VIVA!. Photo: Marcos G Punto

Sunday sept 1, 11:00-17:30

Danzlagret, Fiskhamnsgatan 2C, Gothenburg
Length: 6 h & 30 min inkl break
Capacity: 22 people
Price: 725 SEK
Register here.

 

An exclusive workshop with Manuel Liñan aimed at those who dance flamenco. It will be an intense and joyful day where you will learn a lot.

About the workshop:
The concept is well-proven and very popular at the international flamenco festival in Spanish Jerez, where two sessions are held (11-13:30 and 15-17:30) with a long break for lunch and relaxation.

Manuel Liñan is a methodical and pedagogical teacher. The focus of his dance classes is on dance, music, and filling the movements with content. He is described as a sympathetic and humble person, which is reflected in his teaching. Many consider Liñan to be one of Spain’s leading flamenco teachers, both for beginners and professional dancers. When he comes to the Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival, he offers an open level and primarily targets those who dance at an intermediate/advanced Swedish level. You are given the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and learn a choreography.

For more information, contact flamenco.gbg@gmail.com or call: +46 (0)760 28 26 48

The workshop is organized in collaboration with Flamenco Göteborg and Danzlagret.

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