2-day workshop with Maximilian Balduzzi*
"For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror
which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so,
because it serenely disdains to destroy us."
Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies
How to learn rigorous technical exercises while practicing presence? How to be present during the breaks and the breaths between those exercises?
RESTLESS PRESENCE is a workshop open to performers, actors, dancers and artists from other disciplines and whoever is interested in searching for a restless presence inside and outside the studio.
The workshop is made of two parts. During the first part we will work with physical and vocal exercises/actions developed over 15 years of Maximilian Balduzzi’s practice that focus on impulse and stop, rhythm, opposition. This training allows participants to become more deeply connected to their own intuitions and impulses and better able to respond to them truthfully, fearlessly, and joyfully. Through this work, we are freed from the constraints of habit and reconnected with the self, which in turn allows us to connect with others in the moment.
With the second part of the workshop we will work with a costume (you will be asked to bring something formal/elegant, as if you are secretly invited to a mysterious party), adapting the exercises/actions practiced in the first part as a way to structure a performance playground. We will play as individuals (searching for the voice and movement of a character) and as a group (creating a situation where will be possible to test creatively our presence).
RESTLESS PRESENCE is open to a maximum of 10 participants.
When: November 9th and 10th (Saturday and Sunday) from 10am to 3pm
Where: CAVE, 58 Grand street, Williamsburg.
Fee: 180 $ (work study options available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.)
Registration: to secure your spot, please follow this link and click on the PayPal button to pay the deposit ($90): http://www.massimilianobalduzzi.com/workshops
The remaining balance will be due at the beginning of the workshop - in cash or personal check.
Please note: The deposit fee is non-refundable but it can be used as credit towards future workshops.
*If you want to learn more about Maximilian and his work, please visit: http://www.massimilianobalduzzi.com/
photo by Sara Pettinella