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Elemental Dance Workshop
Mon 24 October 2016, 13:00 – 17:00 BST
In association with Academia Biospherica
Combining a multiplicity of practices from the two, this workshop draws on the psycho-physical unity of the body in relation to dance and its origins in nature.
*1pm to 5pm*
The Roots 1pm-2:30pm
The Aggregates 3pm-5pm
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(Please email if you wish to attend however are unable to afford the full cost)
Candelaria da Floresta is a dancer and teacher of traditional Latin American dances (National University of Arts, Argentina). Trained from very young age on different bodywork techniques and folklore dances from Argentina, Tango and African/ Afro-Brazilian dances with masters from Senegal, Brazil, Argentina and UK. As a dancer, she has performed in shows, theatrical productions and artistic exhibitions, participating on investigation groups and street performances in the City of Buenos Aires. As a researcher, she specialises in the African roots of the classic and popular Argentinean Dances, publishing articles in magazines and studying with professionals from different areas: ethno-musicology, social education, visual arts, films and with elders of the popular wisdom, scientific knowledge and traditional lore. From 2009 she has been studying astrology with Miro della Bitta and Maria Poggioli, disciples of Eugenio Carutti (Casa XI) in Buenos Aires. As a founding member of the Foundation of Biospheric Activities in Argentina (Cultural Management area), she is coordinating the Academia Biospherica Program since 2008 in world cities and mountain communities.
Nissa Nishikawa's multidisciplinary practice encompasses experimental choreographies, which incorporates structures of story telling, theatrical devices and sculptural setting. Her continuous research of dance origin, mysticism and craft is placed in relationship with performance, painting and film while patterning and mythologising community and action. Nishikawa spent her formative years working agriculturally in the mountains of Yamanashi, Japan with Dance Resources on Earth. She studied Fine Arts at Concordia University (Montreal), Stage Arts at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and holds an MA in Performance from Goldsmiths. Her practice with the dervish turning from the Mevlevi lineage is ongoing. Her most recent workshops have been held at Chisholme Institute (Scottish Borders), The Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and The American Legation (Tangier).
all for the charitable purpose of the Treeangle Foundation