Soft as Dolphin Skin
- Hosted workshop
Monday , 21 November
Tuesday, 22 November
Wednesday 23 November
11:00 – 13:00
humbled by your presence and your welcoming arms
Welcome to ___Soft as Dolphin Skin___ , a fake creative laboratory where the goal is to distract us.
How do you spend your rehearsal time?
I like to get my nails done and start a gin gossip.
If you’re having problems in your artistic relationship, come to Soft and we’ll fix them. We’ve got methods for everyone.
Anger management with fake workouts,
dramatic solutions by card fotune telling,
power naps for dream training and other inspirational meditations.
I’m interested in snacking practice as a method of working in the creative process. I often don’t have the patience to focus on what I’m working on, or maybe the pressure of production doesn’t stir me enough. Maybe I just ‘don’t know’ how to work, so together we’ve learned the most effective distraction method – procrastination.
What I’d like to propose in this lab is that we find our own techniques:
fooling ourselves into work
Instead of getting active and saying we’re multitasking, I want us to be honest and call it what it is. ___Snacking involves zoning out___. It feels like you’re neither doing one thing or the other, but your body is still processing information. If you call things by their name, they become tools you can use!
So I invite you to rehearsal*, let’s practice telepathically and gossip clearly over pizza.
(Corina Mitrovici, SNDO – Choreography student)
Corina Mitrovici creates spaces where the work can arrive on its own. Hanging out at the border between performance, social space and performative situations, her works are perceived as a dynamic livingroom, where the audience can move freely and the performers flirt easily with the audience and their space.
In her final year of study at SNDO – School for New Dance Development, in Amsterdam, Corina seeks to better her choreographic craft. With a diverse background in the performing arts field and a developed vocabulary, her works manage to easily create performative instances, through dreamy atmosphere and meditative soundscapes.
She received the danceWEB scholarship in 2017 and performed in festivals like ImPulsTanz, Viena (with the work of Valentina de Piante – M.E.L.T.) and Aerowaves 2018 (with Counterbody – Simona Deaconescu). Since 2019 she studies Choreography at SNDO and has made works such as ‘Bobs’, ‘水 șuei’, ‘A long ignored love’ and ‘Birds, Lizards and other Domesticated Cats’.
– checking in with a small round of expectations and complaints
– massage for an effective glow of the day
– meditation researching problems in the performative relationship
– focus group – we draw our problems
+ we read the steps needed for better communication in couples
– fake workout
– if we have time, we watch an octopus video and discuss camouflage
Day 2 – we ignore our problems
– nail salon + meditative music
– telepathy exercises and other synchronicity practices
– body appreciation and praise for an unproductive work day
– working idly with relationship issues
– find solutions
– celebrate (even if the solutions don’t seem effective)
Doors open at 11am.
The schedule can change at any time depending on our mood.
Practices are certified.
Participation is free and welcome.
The Books, the National Center for Dance Bucharest and the participants.