Pages with T&P Spectrum Blue

T&P Spectrum Blue is: Play, non-verbal communication, therapy, personal development,

Life cycles – Laura Staniland

My impression is that every festival has a natural life cycle (having a basic birth, life, death…but also perhaps having a childhood, adolescence, maturity and mid-point crisis) and I think working with this idea and making this cycle distinct would make for a more enlivened festival and experience for everyone involved. From this perspective I have two proposals of contribution to the festival that I would like to explore and research during the experiment: 1. Re-childing. I’d like to create a space, perhaps in the mid-point of the festival, which people people enter as adults and leave as children – seeing the festival through new childlike eyes, playing with their new child playmates and bringing their innocence into the space. This would be informed by my experiences working with masks, clown, immersive performance and live-action role play. 2. Exploring, subverting, perverting and swapping our masks. This is about bringing our self-concepts, the stories we embody about ourselves, and our constructs of “who we are” and playing with them in our dancing. For me its a very joyful experience to turn these ideas about myself on their heads, and I’m curious about how it would be to do it as a group, to try on other people’s ideas and to play with that chemistry together. For me this is about the ‘adolescence’ of the festival – that point where everyone is beginning to figure out who’s who, and ‘how things work’….I’d like to play around with that. Read Laura Staniland’s biography      

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Basics of Dominance and Submission – Felix Ruckert

After an introduction F. R will propose some simple exercises allowing to experience dominant and submissive behaviour in various settings. Even though many people tend to prefer one role in a sexual context, Dominance and submission are not seen as static personal characteristics but rather of situational behaviour strategies. In everyday life the roles we take might change with the partner, the situation and our goals. This ability to “switch” in every day situations can be adapted to erotic encounter and become fun way to explore different aspects of our own and other people’s personality. A workshop for the playful, adventurous and curious!!! Read Felix Ruckert’s Biography

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Low Flying Contact – Wim Franken

It is difficult to get a space that is suitable for a project like this and to have interested bodies & minds to experiment with the mixture of dance, flying and bdsm. I am very curious about what will happen in the given situation (e.g. using movement, trapezes, nakedness, bdsm, silences) and how people will experience this, both as performer and/or spectator.

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Ki Dialogue – Richard Sarco-Thomas

What is happening energetically when we are in a state of physical consensual communion with another/others? Where do the barriers naturally come in and where they dissipate? What defines awake: immediate, constant, surrender, compassion, powerful, vulnerable, aggressive, undetectable, undeniable, integral and paradoxical?

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Connecting to your colours – Maya Gonzales Nieves

One or more sessions of therapeutic bodypainting. Looking for ways for individuals to draw on the large canvas of their body with their own emotions and momentary states: breaking through barriers of fear and introversion

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The Sensory-Motor Loop – Beu Tornaghi

EcoCreative Research focusing on/through the sensory-motor loop challenging understandings and questioning perception, balancing attention and intention.

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Swarm Games – Bertrand Kludor

We experiment with swarm behaviour by setting collective scores and giving single individuals extra ideas to touch and lead the swarm.

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Gaming Emotions – Bertrand Kludor

Gaining stronger emotions, instead of taming emotions. The workshop seeks to enlarge personal and collective emotional playing fields on two traces. The first trace sharpens basic emotions and translates them into movements and contacts. The second trace introduces different types of games to enrich the playful site of emotional contact improvisation.

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The Biggest Playground! – Martin Panla

Play… is beautiful, is noisy and silent. Play is a door that leads to the present. Play is the antidote to patterns and concepts. Are shoes made for walking and bus stops for waiting? Let’s forget what we’ve learned and discover the biggest playground!

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Somatic Dialogue – K’lo Harris

There is a school of therapeutic thought that believes in body memory, that the body stores memories, this is especially true perhaps of trauma. If we do not process it then it does not go away but finds some were to hide until a situation arises that will unlock it again, allowing us another chance to heal perhaps.

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