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summer | main event

running from the 1st to the 28th of july 2024

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b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


julian barnett

former dancer with johannes wieland


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The Body Beyond

Over the last few years, I have been busy exploring the intersections between the voice and body, language and movement, and form and content. In this full-bodied workshop, we will examine transformation and catharsis as forms of world-making, dancing between theatre, personal poetics, architecture, and radicality. Using the voice as an extension of the body, we will follow threads that connect memory to language to movement and generate solo and collective performance possibilities. we will dive into Modes of perpetuation juxtaposed by elements of resistance that heighten intensities and support narrative compositions. Sourcing these elements that push beyond the body, this visceral workshop explores the frontiers of dance theater magic to maximize the potential of your performativity, creative process, and more.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2024. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

Julian Barnett works across disciplines to create performances that examine the social-political possibilities for transformation and empathy. His work often revolves around different notions of intimacy within performance and examines his own mixed-race identity as a fulcrum for inquiry, activism, and possibility. as a maker, Julian’s choreography has been invited throughout North America, Asia, and extensively across Europe, including Kampnagel (Hamburg), Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), La Briqueterie (France), Dansateliers (Rotterdam), as well as tangente (montreal), performática (mexico), international improvisation festival (Istanbul), i-dance festival (hong kong), body arts lab (Japan), and Danspace Project, Gibney, The Joyce Theater, Movement Research at Judson Church (New York), Hubbard Street (Chicago), and others. Julian was a K3 Tanzplan Hamburg resident artist and a danceWEB scholar at Impulstanz in Vienna. He received a New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award Nomination for Sustained Achievement in Performance and a US-Japan Creative Artist Fellowship, where he researched Butoh in Tokyo. Julian performed with Johannes Wieland / Staatstheater Kassel, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Erik Kaiel, Deufert & Plischke, and in the US with Steve Paxton, Jeanine Durning, Kota Yamazaki, Wally Cardona, Abigail Levine, Doug Elkins, and The Metropolitan Opera, amongst others. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Julian continues to perform, create, and share his practices around the world.



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