FREAKY


What is FREAKY?

FREAKY is an experimental format for movement research, physical training, laboratory for ideas and skill sharing.
The wish and vision is to learn from each other, to grow together by supporting with the resources we have, to create an interdisciplinary community.
Read more about the format and the pool below.
The Timetable will constantly filled and is subject to change, please check regularly!
 
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Timetable

2018
Thursday, 11th October | Susanne Schneider + Nikos Konstantakis 
#lab: creating trouble - voice and movement
Wednesday, 17th October | Roxana Küwen
#lab: moving objects - moving partners
Wednesday, 24 October | Celine Bellut 
#lab: improvisation on stage
Wednesday, 31 October | -- Pause --
Wednesday, 7 November | Christoph Rummel
#lab: Juggling meets movement meets contact impro
Wednesday, 14 November |Roxana Küwen 
#lab: moving objects- moving partners / objectmanipulation
Wednesday, 21 November | -- Pause --
Wednesday, 28 November |tba
Wednesday, 5 December |Felix Bürkle
#ws: object - subject human / objectmanipulation
Thursday, 13 December |Constantin Hochkeppl
#Training/Ws: Meisner Technique

2019
Wednesday, 9 January | Felix Bürkle
#ws: exploring the other side / Partnering-Improvisation
Wednesday, 16 January | Anne Weyler
#lab: drawing bodies - body drawings / Zeichnung und Bewegung
Thursday, 24 January | tba

 

Descriptions


Thursday 11th October, 19:00
freaky#LAB: Susanne Schneider and Nikos Konstantakis
Creating trouble – a workshop/lab with voice and movement

Stimulating emotional responses by physical and vocal meetings. We observe how our body and voice reacts in inconvenient situations in order to train ourselves to provoke and avoid surprises. Nikos Konstantakis and Susanne Schneider are offering a partnering workshop within the frame of FREAKY LAB. Lets be playful, explorative and fierce – all together!
Where: Ehrenfeldstudios
Duration: 120 minutes
Costs: 10 Euro

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Wednesday 17th October, 19:00
#lab: Roxana Küwen
Moving objects -  moving partners
Movement research Lab starting from object manipulation, inspired by the creation of the foot juggling show PLAY NICE (to be seen on 20th October in ZAK: https://tpzak.de/spielzeit/spielzeit-im-zirkuszelt/event/109-ariane-roxana-play-nice) using objects to get into different qualities of movement - moving to get into different qualities of using objects, no juggling skills required!

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Wednesday 24th October, 19:00
#lab: Celine Bellut
IMPROVISATION ON STAGE
How to reduce our self-judgment in front of an audience? How to keep impulsivity and personality inside a situation of being observed? I believe self-judgment makes us reduce our impulsivity to create new movement language. It makes us censure ourselves or produces artificially movements that are not relevant to express what we want but helps us to hide behind. 
I would like to see with this LAB if we as a group can manage in 1 hour 30 to find a state of trust towards ourselves and the others to let go of any self-judgmental view we might have on our performed actions during an improvisation. So basically I would like to propose a FREAKY#LAB based on a short physical and mind warmup, on improvisation tasks relating to «Authentic Movements» and one last sharing moment where we exchange on experiences and try to figure out tools to go beyond self-judgment inside a situation of improvisation on stage.

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Wednesday, 7 November, 19:00

#lab: Christoph Rummel
Juggling meets movement meets contact impro
Juggling Balls can be a playful obstacle to overcome the own habits in movement and a challenge to create new movements or to make simple movements more difficult. We will use juggling balls to come into movement and create movements with a partner or try some playful/coordinative partner exercises. I want to include some ideas or principals from contact improvisation and research how juggling affects typical contact impro stuff. We can end with a short score Jam!
No juggling skills required! We won´t go into technical ball-juggling.
Costs: 5-7 Euro sliding-scale

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Wednesday 14th November

#lab: Roxana Küwen
Moving objects -  moving partners
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ovement research Lab starting from object manipulation, inspired by the creation of the foot juggling show PLAY NICE (to be seen on 20th October in ZAK: https://tpzak.de/spielzeit/spielzeit-im-zirkuszelt/event/109-ariane-roxana-play-nice) using objects to get into different qualities of movement - moving to get into different qualities of using objects, no juggling skills required!

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Wednesday, 5th December
#ws: Felix Bürkle
Defining the way things go: object - subject human / objectmaniulation

Step by step the participants will be introduced to different principles of object manipulation:
throwing, catching, holding, balancing, exchanging of objects, etc.
In group, couple and individual constellations with one and more objects the main focus is on
– the clarity of each action,
– the openness for propositions,
– the experience of movement as a result of motivated physical action
The aim is a dialogic non verbal communication through the exchange / the manipulation of objects / of an object.


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Wednesday, 9 January
#ws: Felix Bürkle
Exploring the other side / Partnering-Improvisation
Step by step the participants will be introduced to different movement principles of contact improvisation: guiding, being guided, weight sharing, exploring different grips, manipulation, falling, catching, etc.
The main focus is on
– the clarity of each action,
– the openness for propositions,
– the experience of movement as a result of motivated physical action
The aim is a dialogic non verbal communication through body contact.

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Wednesday, 16 January 
#lab: Anne Weyler
drawing bodies - body drawings 
Ich öffne ein Experimentierfeld, um Körperqualitäten in die Zeichnung zu übertragen. Wie kann ich mit ganzem Körpereinsatz sichtbare Markierungen hinterlassen? Zittern, Fallen, wischen, ziehen, hüpfen. Roben, rennen, ziehen....Trage Kleidung, die sehr dreckig.werden darf.

 
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What is Freaky?

FREAKY is an experimental format for movement research, physical training, laboratory for ideas and skill sharing.
The wish and vision is to learn from each other, to grow together by supporting with the resources we have, to create an interdisciplinary community.
FREAKY is facilitated by an open pool of professional performers, artists of various disciplines, dancers, movers, circus arts... and is open for everybody. Common key terms are: experimenting, researching, sharing, resources, skills, interdisciplinary
FREAKY takes places in the ehrenfeldstudios Köln on Wednesdays (with exceptions) starting at 19:00, lasting between 90 and 120minutes.

There is three categories to know what to expect:


freaky#LAB
A research or lab around an open question proposed by the facilitator, who offers an specific approach but is not having all the answers yet and wanting to research around it with others - trying it out with other bodies.
 
freaky#TRAINING/WS
A facilitated sweaty training or skill sharing in the form of a training or a mini-workshop
 
freaky#TALK
It's still to find out what this format can be or become, to be tried out! It can be a specific topic or question proposed by the facilitator to discuss about with other performers, artists, movers...
 
Info:
www.freaky.ehrenfeldstudios.de
Ehrenfeldstudios, Wißmannstrasse 38, 50823 Köln
Normally on Wednesdays (and announced exceptions)
Start at 19:00
90 - 120 minutes
7-10 Euro
 
 
Open and interdisciplinary FREAKYPOOL:
Felix Bürkle, Constantin Hochkeppl, Anne Weyler, Susanne Schneider, Nikos Konstantakis, Christoph Rummel, Celine Bellut, Charlotte Brohmeyer, Bryce Kasson, Maayan Reiter, Susanne Schneider, Tim Behren, Ayberk Esen, Salim Ben Mammar, Nella Turkki, Karoline Strys, Stefanie Schwimmbeck, Philine Herrlein, Silvia Ehnis, Greta Salgado, Roxana Küwen, Bianca Mendonca, Sara Blasco, Manuel Kisters


www.freaky.ehrenfeldstudios.de
www.freakyprofitraining.ehrenfeldstudios.de


Contact:
Tim Behren, tim@overhead-project.de
Susanne Schneider, susanne.a.schneider@gmail.com
or anyone out of the pool.