WALKING AROUND THE CORNER: exploring sensory experience 2 -Day Workshop with Christine Quoiraud (France)


Sat 22nd –Sun 23rd November

10-4pm
Saint Barnabas Studio. Dalston. London E8 2EA

Body Weather UK is pleased to offer a rare chance to work with Christine Quoiraud; French dancer, walking artist and original member of Of Min Tanaka’s, Mai Juku. This 2-day workshop will explore our bodies’ sensorial experience of space. Through repeating steps, sensory exercises and feedback from experience we will map our collective and individual points of view. The workshop will explore ideas of inside/outside through studio based physical activities and walking within the surrounding area.
 
This work is open to all- artists, walkers, performers, dancers and non-artists with an interest in exploring their relationship to walking, movement and place. It requires suitable clothing for the season on both days. The collective presence is an integral part of the exploration process within the workshop.
 
Cost: £85 Full / £70 concession

For more information and booking please email Simone Kenyon at:
neilandsimone@yahoo.co.uk
 
Christine Quoiraud is an artist who investigates and questions the concept of territory in art and in dance. She Studied contemporary dance and from 1985 trained with Min Tanaka. She became a member of his Mai-juku Dance Company and member of his Body Weather Farm in Hakushu, Japan. Since 1990 she returned to France to develop her Body Weather teaching including her collaborations with Frank van de Ven (Body Weather Amsterdam) and other significant works including, WALK AND DANCE: BODY/LANDSCAPE, Nomadic Art Camps and Desert research projects in Morocco. Her long distance walking projects continued investigations of landscapes and scales of experiences, walking alone great distances, group workshops outdoors (Yugoslavia, California, Spain, Great Britain and France), meeting scientists, artists and nomads with whom she walks.  In 2002, she collaborated with Hamish Fulton on a group walk in on the Chamarande Fields and surrounding terrain near Paris, inviting 23 young artists to participate in a nine day group walk.