Conflict Resolution, Choreographic Practice and the Creation of Participatory Events: Artistic Tools and Action-Based Approaches // Dana Caspersen (US/DE)
Thu 17. – Sat 19.10.2019 // Thu & Fri 14.00 – 19.00, Sat 11.00 – 16.00
Study innovative strategies with Dana Caspersen, conflict specialist, award-winning performer, and author
Thu 17. – Sat 19.10.2019 //
Thu & Fri 14.00 – 19.00, Sat 11.00 – 16.00
Bräuhausgasse 40/Souterrain, 1050 Wien
Fee: 100 € // starving artist reduction on request
Info / Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop is in English // Limited number of participants.
The place is secured with deposit of the workshop fee on the account Im_flieger KünstlerInnen_Initiative, Erste Bank, AT922011183835802200
Study innovative strategies with Dana Caspersen, conflict specialist, award-winning performer, and author of Changing the Conversation: The 17 Principles of Conflict Resolution. What moves? How does it move? Why does it move? In this interactive workshop, participants will engage with Caspersen’s work integrating practices from conflict resolution and choreography in the creation of participatory events. Using tools from this practice, participants will gain hands-on experience in creating new, physically-based models for communication, reflection and exchange.
The skills learned in this course can be applied to the generation of multiple types of interactive events, particularly those intended to foster social justice, including public interventions and demonstrations as well as performance contexts. No dance experience or physical skill required.
Dana Caspersen (US) MS, MFA, is a conflict specialist, award-winning performing artist, and author of Changing the Conversation: The 17 Principles of Conflict Resolution (Penguin, a Joost Elffers Book). Her work integrates traditional conflict engagement strategies with choreographic methodologies. She creates projects ranging from individual coaching tools to large-scale participatory events that have brought together thousands of people from diverse communities across the world– from a refugee camp in Berlin, Germany to Lincoln Center’s Global Exchange conference in New York City. Caspersen has been a primary collaborator of choreographer William Forsythe for 30 years, as a text author and principal artist in Forsythe’s most celebrated works. Caspersen is a recipient of a NYDance & Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement. www.danacaspersen.com