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!

On Wednesdays, 19.00 - 20.30
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Timetable

2019
New dates stay tuned on FB!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/844586655678452/

 

LOCATION CHANGE (exception) for 22nd.Mai
The Freaky#LAB with Karoline Strys (22.May,) takes place at Tor28, Machabäerstr. 28, 50668 Köln, U Breslauer Platz, In Raum "Eibe“. We start 15 minutes later at 19.15 for latecomer! https://www.tor28.de/anreise


Archive:
Wednesday, 3.4. Jonas Schiffauer
Wednesday, 27.3. Stefanie Schwimmbeck
#training: the simple in the complex - the complex in the simple
Wednesday, 13.3. t.b.a
Wednesday, 6.3. Karolin Strys
#lab: Rethinking Performative Strategies
Wednesday, 27.2. Roxana Küwen
#lab: Comfort Zone Creation
Wednesday, 20.2. Salim Ben Mammar
#training: Coordination and games
Wednesday, 13th february: Robert Andres Diaz
#training: the urgency to move II
Wednesday, 6 february: Robert Andres Diaz
#training: the urgency to move
Wednesday, 16 January | Anne Weyler
#lab: drawing bodies - body drawings / Zeichnung und Bewegung
Wednesday, 9 January | Felix Bürkle
#ws: exploring the other side / Partnering-Improvisation

 

Descriptions
 

Wednesday, 27.3. Stefanie Schwimmbeck
# training: the simple in the complex - the complex in the simple

(Foto: Simona Bua)
Das gemeinsame Ausführen von einfachen Bewegungsabfolgen zu Beginn des Trainings, gibt uns die Möglichkeit in unserem Körper anzukommen, diesen aufzuwärmen und von Anspannungen zu lösen. Der Fokus liegt in der Klarheit und der Ausrichtung unseres Körpers, der Nutzung von physikalischen Kräften für einen mühelosen Umgang mit Bewegung. In der anschließenden Tanzphrase verfeinern wir unserer Fähigkeiten und vertiefen unsere Bewegungssprache.
Das Training ist das erste Outcome meine Erfahrungen aus der Bewegungsrecherche bei der Trisha Brown Dance Company, welches ich im Winter 2018/19 in New York absolviert habe.

 

Wednesday, 6.3. Karolin Strys
#lab: Rethinking Performative Strategies

This Lab takes a closer look at common strategies in our own performative practice and offers a structure on how to rethink them. In working together and performing for each other we will observe what we do and what we create as a single performer in space as well as how a group is acting - in space, in relation to each other and to the audience. Through tools and tasks that derive from my studies in Direction and Dramaturgy as well as Applied Voice Anthropology, we will challenge and enhance the collective mind, finding out which roles we naturally take when it comes to a performative situation. What unwritten rules do we follow without thinking? Are we trapped in our own thinking patterns? Can we broaden our perspective on how we see, hear and perceive things?



Wednesday, 27.2. Roxana Küwen
#lab: Comfort Zone Creation

A very open try out to research the potential of consciously moving within and beyond comfort zones. De-constructing, embracing, de-coding, reflecting them - in the context of movement games and exercises.

Wednesday, 6 februaryRobert Andres Diaz
freaky#training
The urgency to move

We will start with a question not for our minds but for our bodies. To keep moving with us during the development of the training:
When does a movement become expressive?
In the first practical part, the training proposes to combine contemporary dance and soft acrobatic movements in order to flow across the floor. We’ll awake our bodies and senses having fun through different exercises and sequences. The group will be invited to turn, roll, jump, run, fall, undulate, slide and so on. In the second part, rhythmical and spatial elements will be introduced mixed with improvisational tasks to play with. In this part we’ll be playing switching from individual, couple and group interaction. Finally, the given principles will work as a support to bring the performers beyond movements only. It intends to challenge them to search for new physical answers through guided improvisations including concrete stimuli to go towards a personal “Urgency to move”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Archive)


Thursday 11th October 2018, 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 2018, 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 2018, 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 2018, 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 2018

#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 28 November 2018
#lab: Bianca Mendonca
the dance I want to see



Wednesday, 5th December 2018

#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.



! Thursday, 13th December  2018| 20:00 ! (Exceptional Thursday and starting time)
#ws/Training: Constantin Hochkeppl
„Listen with your gut, not your head“ - S. Meisner / Meisner Technique / 

Let’s dive into the world of acting without actually acting, but with listening to your imagination and - most important - to your partner. How to free yourself from a preset mind? How to live truthfully in the moment and discover emotions just by watching and listening? And how to be real to yourself, the situation and your partner? Meisner technique offers an easy but yet very demanding way to open yourself up for what is „real" in this very exact moment.
In this short workshop I want to share my knowledge about this technique with you. We will be working on some tasks Sanford Meisner invented originally for camera acting but that can be used for the stage as well. You do not need any experience in acting in order to attend this workshop.



Wednesday, 9 January 2019
#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  2019
#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.