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summer | main event
running from the 1st to the 30th of july 2023

b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


julian barnett

former dancer with johannes wieland


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Future Memory Motion

Do you remember? You were once alone. I was once alone. But now, where are you? When is the future? This workshop aims to call upon multiple layers of language and somatic archives to generate personal poetics, catharsis, and collective performance. Specific methodologies will be shared that prioritise modes of perpetuation, juxtaposed by elements of Butoh that support and heighten attention and intensities. This tuning will help unlock the brain’s grip on singular tasks and modes of censorship to cultivate a playful body that communicates with the collective’s changing compositions. Influenced by my collaborations with Steve Paxton, Jeanine Durning, and Kota Yamazaki, this workshop offers frames and forms that liberate materiality existing just below the skin’s surface, encourage movement between physical qualities and psychological states, and invoke freedom, imagination and rebellion.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2023. 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. Julian’s choreography has been invited throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, and extensively across Europe, including Kampnagel (Hamburg), Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), La Briqueterie (France), Dansateliers (Rotterdam), La Visiva (Barcelona), as well as Danspace Project, Gibney Dance, The Joyce Theater, Movement Research at Judson Church (New York), Hubbard Street (Chicago), Tangente (Montreal), Performática (Mexico), i-dance Festival (Hong Kong), Body Arts Lab (Japan), 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 Theater, 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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