WORKSHOP – Real Time Composition with Cláudia Dias

As a part of a residency visit with the Lisbon based choreographer Cláudia Dias we offer an extensive workshop in Real time Composition.

This workshop is intended for dancers, actors, stage directors, choreographers, performers, visual artists, students and all those who are interested in the area of composition.

Dates: 4, 5, 6 November 18:00-21:00 The participants are asked to attend all three sessions

Space: Studio Oskar, Oskarsgatan 6A, Göteborg


SIGN UP BY MAILING: before 25 October. Limited number of participants

Cláudia Dias words on the workshop:

THE WORKSHOP The workshop is a place where a trade, an art, a profession is undertaken, in other words, it is a place of work. It is a laboratorial space where not only are “objects” produced but more effective ways of producing are rehearsed, so as to create a final product that better meets the needs of those who acquire it. In my view, this principle also applies to the domain of the theatre and of the performing arts in general. As such, this workshop shall be a place of work where a trade, which is performing, is undertaken. I present it as a pre-art space which questions, in practice, ways of performing. It is thus a workshop of theoretical-practical reflection on performing.
CLÁUDIA DIAS Was born in Lisbon in 1972. She is a choreographer, performer, and teacher. She is currently completing her Master’s degree in Performing Arts at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She began her dance training at Academia Almadense and received a scholarship to continue her training with Companhia de Dança de Lisboa. She completed the training program for Contemporary Dance performers at Fórum Dança and the Professional Course in Management of Cultural Organizations and Projects organized by Cultideias. She began working as a performer with Grupo de Dança de Almada. She was part of the artists’ collective Ninho de Víboras. She collaborated with Re.Al and was a key performer in João Fiadeiro’s work and in the development, systematization, and transmission of the technique of Real-time Composition. Dias created the following pieces: One Woman Show, Visita Guiada, Das coisas nascem coisas, Vontade De Ter Vontade, and Nem tudo o que dizemos tem de ser feito nem tudo o que fazemos tem de ser dito. She developed the educational project Nesta Parte Esquinada da Península with Azala, Muelle 3, La Fundición, and Festival BAD. Since 2007, she regularly teaches workshops in Choreographic Composition and Real-time Composition. Her work as a choreographer, performer, and teacher has been presented by many organizations, theaters, and festivals in Portugal and abroad.

The workshop is organised by Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival with the support of Kultur i Väst. Cláudia Dias is in Gothenburg for three week residency visit through KID – Konstnärsnämndens Internationella Dansprogram, which enables a handful of performing arts platforms in Göteborg to invite international artists to Göteborg to work and to meet the dance and art community i Göteborg. The partners in KID Göteborg are Atalante, Danscentrum Väst, Skogen, Dansbyrån, Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival and Kultur i Väst.

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