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Contemporary dance: creating and performing i.s.m. Dag van de Dans

Start Tue 30 January '24
19:00 - 21:30

16 sessions

Prices

Standard price: € 344
All prices

Location Danspunt
Dok Noord Sint-Salvatorstraat 18 001A
9000 GENT

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Language & teacher(s) English

Do you train and grow in contemporary dance, are not afraid of improvising and feel like standing on a stage? Or do you feel the burning desire to share something as a dancer with an audience? At WISPER we know that feeling all too well.

Anyone who joins this dance adventure will go through a creation process from brainstorm to performance, as a group. During this production series, your personal growth in contemporary dance will increase palpably. It will be a deep creation process, where the groups voice will become clearer week by week. Central to this series is the theme of 'Order/Disorder'. It will be a celebration of the human spirit, of our ability to find meaning and beauty in the most unexpected places. It will be an invitation to embrace the disorder in the world and ourselves, to recognise that creativity arises out of chaos.

Throughout our process, we challenge conventions, surrender to spontaneity and celebrate the unpredictable. As a dancer, you have an active role. You’ll receive assignments and ideas and then feed back your (movement and performative) material and inspiration to the teacher. The teacher will puzzle, structure and make choices.

The fruits of this creative process will be performed three times in front of an audience. The first time on 27 April (Day of Dance). The second time on Saturday 25 May (our annual WISPER presentation day in Ghent) and the third time during the WISPER presentation days in Leuven, on Friday 31 May. The exact hours of the performances will be announced later.

Practical

This course will be taught in English. Bring a bottle of water for during the class.

Level of experience

Level 2-3: You have already taken several dance courses and are looking for new challenges. You feel like creating and throwing yourself in front of an audience.

Sessions

  • Tue 30 January '24
    19:00 - 21:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Tue 6 February '24
    19:00 - 21:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Tue 20 February '24
    19:00 - 21:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Tue 27 February '24
    19:00 - 21:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Tue 5 March '24
    19:00 - 21:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Tue 12 March '24
    19:00 - 21:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Tue 19 March '24
    19:00 - 21:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Tue 26 March '24
    19:00 - 21:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Tue 16 April '24
    19:00 - 21:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Tue 23 April '24
    19:00 - 21:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Sat 27 April '24
    14:00 - 17:00
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Tue 14 May '24
    19:00 - 21:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Tue 21 May '24
    19:00 - 21:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Sat 25 May '24
    16:00 - 18:00
    WISPER Gent - Theaterzaal
  • Tue 28 May '24
    19:00 - 21:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Fri 31 May '24
    17:00 - 21:00
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival

Location(s)

  • Danspunt Dok Noord Sint-Salvatorstraat 18 001A
    9000 GENT Show on map

    WISPER has several course locations at the DOK Noord site. The Danspunt studio's are one of them. Is it your first time here? Please come in time and make sure to read the information on www.wisper.be/doknoord first. Without these guidelines, it's easy to get lost here!

  • WISPER Gent Dok Noord 4D 001
    9000 Gent Show on map

    WISPER Gent is situated at the Dok Noord site. Make sure to read the information on our Dok Noord page beforehand because this place can be a bit of a maze when you first come here.

  • OPEK Vaartkom 4
    3000 Leuven Show on map

    Check www.opek.be for more information about how to get here. At the first session, you will be welcomed by someone from WISPER who will tell you exactly where in/around the building your course takes place.

    Good to know if you take a full-day course here: for the lunch break, you can bring your own lunch, eat in at Café Entrepot or buy something at the Lidl supermarket around the corner.

Prices

  • Better world price
    € 378 Pay a little extra, help make WISPER affordable for everyone
  • Standard price
    € 344 Covers the costs of your course
  • Reduced price
    € 275 If you have trouble making ends meet
  • Social discount UiTPAS Ghent
    € 69 (max 6 / year) only for Ghent citizens

Teacher

Işıl Bıçakçı

Işıl (1986) was born in İstanbul and graduated Contemporary Dance at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts…
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