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Under the name FRA (Italian for 'in between'), ICK has been organizing meetings since 2013 where the intuitive body is questioned through provocation and contradiction. Until now, these meetings have been nomadic but from 2022 onwards they will occur regularly at the new home of ICK: Space for Dance Art. The meetings are for a wide audience interested in dance, in movement or simply in the fiction of the body.
FRA | symposium ART + CARE: Forme(s) de Vie
ICK: Space for Dance Art / Rhino Space
Rijnlandlaan 3, Gebouw Westbeat
16 November 14:00 – 16:45
This symposium is the kick-off of the multi-year project ART + CARE, which highlights the relationship between, art and care. The work of ICK Associate Artist Éric Minh Cuong Castaing is the central focus.
In his choreographic work Éric explores the representation and perception of the human body in the 21st century. In doing so, he interrogates the dualisms of reality and fiction, nature and culture, the organic and artificial. Eric Minh is interested in unique bodies and interpersonal relationships. He works not only with trained dancers, but also with amateurs, people with movement limitations and with (physically challenged) children. Eric Minh's projects are developed in France and the Netherlands, in collaboration with local care institutions, interested individuals and with special education. For each project, the ICK Academy organizes a workshop program where local participants are part of a creative process and get to know the working methods of Éric and his team. These workshops are documented so that through a combination of artistic and scientific research, the working methodology can be widely shared with other care institutions and caregivers. This creates meaningful encounters between the participants and the (care) institutions on the one hand, and with the art world on the other. The common goal is to learn from each other and to enrich the life experience of the participants with mobility impairment. The result can be both an aesthetic and functional broadening of their movement possibilities.
14:00 - 14:05 Introduction Art + Care by Suzan Tunca
14:05 – 14:20 Informal presentation workshops Forme(s) de Vie with local participants
14:20 – 14:45 Impressions of the documentation research on the workshops Forme(s) de Vie by Regina Magnus and Maya Moore Adamidou
15:00 – 15:20 Key-note lecture by Dr. Rosemarie Samaritter associate lector arts therapies Codarts Rotterdam on Arts + Health
15:20 – 16:00 Presentation film Landing on Feathers and embodiment conversation with Aleksandra Lemm, Jija Sohn and Julia Reist
16:15 – 16:45 Conversation with Eric Minh, Aleksandra Lemm, Jija Sohn, Julia Reist and the audience, moderated by Rosemarie Samaritter
About the performance Forme(s) de Vie
Translated from French, Forme(s) de Vie means life forms or forms of life. Playfully translated, it means giving shape to life by activating the body in motion from an aesthetic motivation. In Forme(s) de Vie, French/Vietnamese choreographer Eric Minh Cuong Castaing brings together dancers from his company Shonen and adults with mobility impairments. In doing so, he reveals the strength and vulnerability of bodies that are too often underestimated or written off. What gestures would you retain if movement became a problem, a goal, a struggle that demanded all your attention? Dancers act as human prostheses, as it were, compensating with their bodies for the motor deficiencies of a former dancer and a former boxer. The performance develops organically around a film installation and also involves the bodies of visitors.
The performance Forme(s) de Vie with the original French cast can be seen on Wednesday December 15th 14:00 in the theatre studio of ICK: Space for Dance Art.