Migrant Bodies – BABEL in Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Migrant Bodies – BABEL in Vitry-sur-Seine, France

This morning at La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne 13 participants started a workshop on the BABEL project proposed by choreographer Jordi Galí and Katia Mozet to build a new tower and work together for three days. Here’s a small text – in French! – about meeting and the first warm up.

 

Matin 1 – Pour revenir vers Babel.
Se dire bonjour, d’abord.
dans les yeux avec les mains se serrer la main droite puis la main gauche
« bonjour »
se prendre dans les bras.
En cercle, si tout le monde se tient assez proche il est possible que les corps penchent légèrement vers l’avant ou l’arrière, et ça tient. On a la liberté d’observer les micro oscillations qui agitent ce cercle vivant et on est sûrs de ne pas tomber. On crée une chaîne d’énergie qui rend cette réunion épaule contre épaule organique et vibrante en créant quelque chose de mouvant et stable à la fois.
En cercle, on se masse les épaules et on réveille les doigts. On agite ses os.
C’est encore le matin. On apprend les prénoms.
Aujourd’hui :
Suzelyne
Emma
Bruno
Laurence
Agnès
Vanina
Angelina
Georgina
Catherine
Eric
Jean François
Marie
Pierre
Hypo
Anaïs
Katia
Jordi

The Migrant Bodies – Tuesday at Museo Civico

The Migrant Bodies – Tuesday at Museo Civico

The last day of the Migrant Bodies-moving borders workshop in Bassano del Grappa started with a physical practice guided by Nora Chipaumire, and explored discussions around ‘sharing the personal archive’ with Nora, Sangeeta Isvaran, Gwen Hsin-Yi Chang and Melanie Demers. The team of artists, partners and social workes met in the afternoon with EACEA officer Ricard Moya to share progresses and the future steps of the project.

The Migrant Bodies – Monday at Museo Civico

The Migrant Bodies – Monday at Museo Civico

The day started with Giorgia Ohanesia Nardin and Chiara Bersani leading dance practices and participating in conversations with Selamawit Biruk, Patrik and Satchie Noro discovering differences in the personal archives.
The Migrant Bodies – Moving Borders team met in the afternoon with social workers from Italy and Austria to explore further more how dance can impact their field and context of work.
The Dance Artists proposed, at the end of the day, moving borders walks to small groups of people from different nationalities.

The Migrant Bodies – Sunday at Museo Civico

The Migrant Bodies – Sunday at Museo Civico

Very inspiring Sunday at Museo Civico with dance practices led by Nora Chipaumire, Melanie Demers and Sangeeta Isvaran, dialogues and exchenges around the subject ‘the body archive’ with international artists, Ginelle Chagnon and Amerigo Pugliese.

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