October 15, 2020 - October 24, 2020 10:00

PARC Performing Arts Research Centre Firenze | IT

The workshop is co-hosted by Villa Romana and PARC Performing Arts Research Centre.

Jeremiah Day: If Its For The People It Needs To Be Beautiful, She Said

This workshop is be part of a collaborative exhibition project between Centre d’art Le Lait in Albi, Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe and Villa Romana, Florence. A common catalogue will be published. The exhibition in Villa Romana will take place in spring 2021.

Wrestling with the city and the dramatic events of the last year as a point of departure, the workshop will lead to a public showing, an experiment in collaboration and public culture.
An introduction to Simone Forti’s moving/talking improvisational work Logomotion as a basis for investigation and production, with Jeremiah Day’s specific focus on public affairs and research.
In this ten-day intensive participants will dive deep into the line between performance in dance and the visual arts. Including a broader art historical introduction, the workshop will focus on intensive practice in the dance studio and investigation in the city-scape. With a core structure of improvisation – especially Simone Forti’s moving-talking Logomotion work – individual lines of research and practice will be supported.
Beginning to work each time with vibrant movement, improvising through scores will built, including free-writing and story-telling, leading to mini-performances, and each session offers a focused chapter, an arc of creative development through real-time composition. The workshop overall will give participants new tools to develop their creative vocabulary through spoken word, movement, dramaturgy and support for individual lines of research.
Guest teachers will include Adalisa Menghini and Alessandra Palma di Cesnola who will draw upon their own developments of “New Dance” to introduce methods of improvisation and perspectives drawing from Contact Improvisation, Feldenkrais, and how psychology and “dance-as-a-healing-art” can also be resources.


The American-born Berlin-based artist Jeremiah Day has established a practice of experimental descriptions of public life – from considering the farmers who formed the first Black Panther Party in Alabama to Hannah Arendt’s work on the French Resistance – and these affirmative reflections are staged in a novel form: small scale performance works that are often accompanied by free discussion and guest speakers, with live art as a basis to assemble a public.
Day studied art at the University of California, Los Angeles, and subsequently the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam , completing a PhD at VU University Amsterdam in 2017 as part of a pilot project in establishing third-cycle education in the arts. He is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of the Arts Helsinki’s Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts, researching the teaching methods that emerged from the intersection of the visual arts and dance in the 1960’s and 70’s.

















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