Workshop for professional dancers
August 29 – 13:00 -16:00
Start from the idea that seeing/being seen freezes and fragments movement.
The mind is constantly readjusting the body, searching to strike a pose, to produce an “image” which is viewed, and then viewed by oneself.
Movement is the path from one image to another, the image being a combination of a facial expression, a posture and a positioning in space, in relation to a real or fictitious observer.
Studying body language and non verbal communication as movement material to bedeconstructed. Finding abstraction and strangeness within a naturalist narrative of talking physical behaviors. Playing with filling up and emptying down the presence inhabiting the body; searching for a disappearing presence.
Maximum number of seats: 15
Registrations are made within the available places, by sending an email to .
Rebecca Journo is a dancer and choreographer based in Paris.Through her practice, she explores a choreographic language in which movement strives to materialize the bond between body, imagination and sound.
Graduated from the Trinity Laban Conservatory in London in July 2015, Journo has performed in various projects in Switzerland, Belgium and France, with companies and artists such as Brokentalkers, Konzert theater Bern, Tabea Martin and Michele Murray. In 2018, together with Véronique Lemonnier she founded the company La Pieuvre. Their artistic line of work sits at the collaborating edge of dance, performance, music, and photography.
With La Pieuvre, Journo has created the pieces L’Épouse (2018), La Ménagère (2019) and Whales (2020). Through a fine line between writing and improvising, Journo has crafted a personal approach to choreography exploring movement at a micro level to invite the viewer inside the lived body.
Journo has been working closely with the platform for emerging choreographers Danse Dense since 2018, she also received the support of Les Petites Scènes Ouvertes in 2019 as well as funds for emerging talents in the Île-de-France region (FORTE) in 2020. In 2021, Rebecca Journo is starting the research and production of Portrait (working title), a quartet which will premiere in 2022.