Embodying absence
Workshop by Margherita Landi and Agnese Lanza

When : September 15-16-17, 2023
September 15 and 16 h 3pm-8pm20 @PARC | September 17 from 3pm with performance at 8pm
Where : Florence, PARC Performing Arts Research Centre (Piazzale delle Cascine 7) and Manifattura Tabacchi (Via delle Cascine 35)
Application deadline : September 3, 2023
Who it is for : dancers and performers with whom to develop a performance that will be presented at Manifattura Tabacchi, Florence
How to apply : by sending CV to landilanza@gmail.com
Cost : €50 which include admission to 5 shows of the 2023 Fabbrica Europa Festival and further activities from September 1 to December 31, 2023

Three days of choreographic research where themes related to the body and Virtual Reality (VR) will be explored, working specifically on issues such as presence and absence, memory and amnesia, movement and stasis, both inside and outside the VR visor.
The participants will also have the opportunity to directly experience the use of high technology. At the end of the work a performance will be presented at Manifattura Tabacchi as part of Festival Fabbrica Europa 2023 > Embodying Absence

Margherita Landi, choreographer, dancer and anthropologist since 2014 has been researching the body and new technologies and how this relationship transforms some of the most common human rituals, over time she has explored Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Projection mapping. In the last two years she has focused on VR for the potential of embodiment that this technology offers, studying techniques of choreographic transmission through the VR visor. Her work aims at a reflection on the conscious use of technology as an experiential and creative tool.

Agnese Lanza, contemporary dancer, has worked between the UK, Europe and Japan with young companies, in different projects and with established choreographers such as Rosemary Lee, Tino Segal, Robert Clark, Anton Mirto, Maciej Kuzminsky, Sioned Huws. In Italy with Company Blu and Virgilio Sieni, with whom she collaborates as artistic assistant for projects dedicated to children and adults.

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