Workshops/Teaching

UPCOMING


WORKSHOP

SPACE & SILENCE 

Inner landscape ∞ Outer landscape                                  
A Dance in Between…

This workshop gives you the opportunity to get in contact with the work of L'Âme-de-fonds dance company. Thought improvisation and instant composition we are going to explore Space and Silence by bringing our attention to the inner landscapes of the body and how these interact with the external environment. Particular attention will be given to the relation between dance and music and the subtle dynamics of moving and being moved.

Space and Silence are explored through the polarities of continuum & discontinuous, matter & ki (energy), visible and invisible. In this process we invite appreciationsurrender, the simplicity of being and ‘seeing what is’ within the creative act of dancing and playing music. 

The workshop is for adults and open to everyone with a genuine curiosity and interest in the moving body.

25 May 2017
Studio BodLabOT  at OT 301
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam

From: 10.00 till 14.00
Price: 30 €

Inscriptions (required): analeonorladas@gmail.com


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PAST WORKSHOPS

Atelier de danse: La composition instantanée comme art-performance

Dates
28-30 décembre 2016, (10h00-14h00)


avec Simon Halbedo, Ana Leonor Ladas & Giacomo Calabrese accompagnés des musiciens et de la Compagnie L'Ame-de-Fonds qui prendront part á l'Atelier.


Lieu
Salle de répétition du Théâtre du passage à Neuchâtel (Passage Maximilien de Meuron 4, 2000 Neuchâtel, Suisse). 

Prix
Inscriptions avant le 10 décembre 2015: 40.- par jour ou 100.- pour les trois jours.
Inscriptions après le 10 décembre 2015: 50.- par jour ou 130.- pour le trois jours.

Renseignements et inscriptions
Envoyer un email à Simon Halbedo: simonsprings@gmail.com



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Ateliers de Danse (Switzerland)

15 Mai 2016, 10h00 - 14h00 - 'La composition instantanée comme art-performance'
L'atelie est enseigné par les danseurs de la compagnie l’Âme-de-Fonds dans cadre de la Fête de la Danse de Neuchâtel (la salle de gym du Collège des Terreaux)

4 juin de 15h00 à 19h00 et le 5 juin 2016 de 10h00 à 14h00 - 'La composition instantanée comme art-performance'
L'atelie est enseigné par les danseurs de la compagnie au Conservatoire de Musique de Neuchâtel, dans l’Espace Transparent

7 juin au vendredi 10 juin, de 10h00 à 12h00, - 'Open Training' - durant la résidence de la compagnie au Temple Allemand
Les participants sont invités à prendre part aux entraînements matinaux des danseurs et musiciens de la compagnie.


For more information for the performance and ateliers in Switzerland please contact: simonsprings@gmail.com


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BODY LANDSCAPES - SPACE & SILENCE
Dance Improvisation & Instant Composition Workshop by Ana Leonor Ladas (PT/NL)

7, 8 & 9 Aug 2015
at
 C.E.M - centro em Movimento, Lisbon


                          Inner landscape ∞ Outer landscape                                  
                          A Dance in Between…

                                                                © Patrick Beelaert / Montage Ana Leonor Ladas


                  Space as an immense, timeless, organic, living entity.
            Boundless gigantic body that breaths, expands, contracts and                                                 simply is.
                           Vital force that blooms everywhere and within everyone.
                                             Infinite sea of quantum possibilities.
                                       Vast, subtle and supreme consciousness.
                                                           Poetry of all things.

                                                No reason. No goal. No nothing.
                                                                   Just being.
                                                                  Silent body.


How does Body, Space & Silence relate and transform one another in the process of dancing and creating dances? How does visible and invisible intertwine and co-exist with each other?

The workshop focuses on the creative process itself and it evolves organically in direct relation with the individual and group dynamics. The work unfolds in two complementary directions. A dive inwardly bringing attention to the inner structural and physiological landscapes of the body; and an expansion outwardly, an opening and interaction of the body and one’s awareness to the external environment. Based on Improvisation and Instant Composition, we integrate the individual experiences within a performative context.

Space and Silence are explored through the polarities of continuum & discontinuous, matter & ki (energy), visible and invisible, moving and being moved. In this process we invite appreciationsurrender, the simplicity of being and ‘seeing what is’ within the creative act of dancing and making dances.

The workshop is for adults and open to everyone with a genuine curiosity and interest in the moving body.

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About Ana Leonor Ladas



As a child the biggest pleasure was to play and to ‘physicalize’ the imaginary. I loved to dive into the magic worlds of fantasy and transform them into reality. Childhood was also a period of many existential questions. I remember, already at the age of 6 or 7, to look at my own hands and wonder ‘why am I this? What am I doing here (on earth)'? The ground was set... Personal, artistic and professional journey began to unfold.



Ana Leonor Ladas is a Portuguese freelance dancer, improviser, teacher, movement coach and shiatsu practicioner resident in Amsterdam. She studied Psychology at I.S.P.S in Lisbon and later she graduated from the HKA - Dansacademie Arnhem in 2001. Since then she has been working with many different companies and independent choreographers in the Netherlands and abroad as well creating her own work. Driven to find a deeper connection of bodymind, spirit and dance as an art form she sets on an intuitive journey to find out what really makes sense within Dance and life in general. This led her to get in deep contact with the Oriental approach of the Body and Movement. For long periods between 2006 and 2010 she had the privilege to work and shared the life style with the master Min Tanaka at the Body Weather Farm in Japan.  Her work is based on Improvisation and (Instant) Composition) and it has been developing, already for several years, as a result of the integrated Western and Eastern' fundamental principles serving as common ground both in performance as in teaching.


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PRACTICAL INFO


7, 8 & 9 AUG 2015
Day 7 - 14h às 18h | Days 8 and 9 from 11h às 15h                                                               

Price: 70 € (early bird until 20 July - 60 €)

Inscriptions at: cem@c-e-m.org  or  +351 91 970 83 36

Deadline inscriptions: 3 August 



c.e.m - centro em movimento
Rua dos Fanqueiros, 150, 1°
1100-232 Lisboa, Portugal

More info:
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    Past Workshops

Training Lab Area59  
23- 17 Mar 2015 from 10.00 – 12.00
Area59, Marcusstraat 50, 1091 TK Amsterdam, Netherlands


DANCE ∞ MUSIC

In Improvisation and Instant Composition how does Dance and (live) Music relate and re-create one another? How deep can the connection go? How far can the borders dissolve?

This week long laboratory is designed to investigate and experience how Dance and Music can function as a unified dynamic entity. How can they challenge and transcend simply co-existence, a collage side by side in the same space? How can we connect in such a way that makes us wonder ‘Is it Dance? Is it Music? Or does it simply move us into a state of contemplation…’

The work departs from the Body considered as multidimensional, and it explores essential principles within the triad – body-mind-spirit, the relation with the other and the relation with sound and environment.

The focus of the Lab is on Listening; listening through the ears, listening through the Body. The relation of listening and action, creating and being created, Togetherness, the opening of awareness and sensitivity, and daring to touch the invisible and being moved by it.

For whom?

There is a special invitation for musicians, dancers, movers and performers but also for all people of different areas interested in or curious by the Moving Body and its relation with Music. No previous experience is needed. If you are a musician you are invited to bring your instrument but you can also come without it to experience the lab physically.

During this week we have the privilege to have each day a guest musician! They will not only contribute to the process with their beautiful and inspiring playing but also with their perspective and insights from the musical point of view:

Dolan Jones (violin) - Mon 23 , Tue 24 & Wed 25
Yedo Gibson (saxophone) - Thur 26
Martin van Leusden (percussion + toys) - Fri 27

You are welcome to join for the whole week or day by day as it suits you. Be welcome!

Price 6 €

© Photo Yaniv Ginton

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BODY LANDSCAPES - SPACE & SILENCE
Dance Improvisation & Instant Composition Workshop by Ana Leonor Ladas (PT/NL)

Sat 7 & Sun 8 Feb 2015
13.00 - 17.00
at C.E.M - centro em Movimento, Lisbon

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                          Inner landscape ∞ Outer landscape                                  
                          A Dance in Between…

                                                                  © Patrick Beelaert / Montage Ana Leonor Ladas


                           Space as an immense, timeless, organic, living entity.
                          Boundless gigantic body that breaths, expands, contracts and simply is.
                             Vital force that blooms everywhere and within everyone.
                             Infinite sea of quantum possibilities.
                            Vast, subtle and supreme consciousness.
                            Poetry of all things.

                              No reason. No goal. No nothing.
                              Just being.
                              Silent body.


How does Body, Space & Silence relate and transform one another in the process of dancing and creating dances? How does visible and invisible intertwine and co-exist with each other?

The workshop focuses on the creative process itself and it evolves organically in direct relation with the individual and group dynamics. The work unfolds in two complementary directions. A dive inwardly bringing attention to the inner structural and physiological landscapes of the body; and an expansion outwardly, an opening and interaction of the body and one’s awareness to the external environment. Based on Improvisation and Instant Composition, we integrate the individual experiences within a performative context.

Space and Silence are explored through the polarities of continuum & discontinuous, matter & ki (energy), visible and invisible, moving and being moved. In this process we invite appreciationsurrender, the simplicity of being and ‘seeing what is’ within the creative act of dancing and making dances.

The workshop is for adults and open to dancers, musicians, movement  lovers  and to everyone with a genuine curiosity and interest in the moving body. 


PRACTICAL INFO


7 & 8 FEV 2015                                                             

13.00 – 17.00                                                     

Price: 1 day 35 € / 2 days 45 €   

Inscriptions at: cem@c-e-m.org  or  +351 91 970 83 36

Deadline inscriptions: 30 January



c.e.m - centro em movimento
Rua dos Fanqueiros, 150, 1°
1100-232 Lisboa, Portugal

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Open classes 5-9 May 2014 
Area 59 from 10.00 till 12.00
at Cliffordstraat 38, 1051 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands


SILENCE & SPACE

Space always present, diving into Silence!
A Dance in Between…

During these classes, we are going to explore Silence and Space through Improvisation and Instant Composition. An exploration in how to (re)connect with the individual’s original movement and its integration within a performative context. A journey that stimulates and expands sensorial awareness through the physical and kinesthetic body. A journey of interaction within inner and outer environments, oneself and the other, the ability to listen and direct intention in the present moment, the relation of ‘content’ and ‘container’, moving and being moved.


Price: 5€ 


Area 59 is an independent collective of dance/performance artists based in Amsterdam, who are starting a new initiative of daily quality trainings offering a variety of approaches to the dance community ranging from, experimental or conceptual research to very physical proposals, from specific movement vocabularies to a study of different elements and tools that defines or enriches the stage presence.
Our wish is to help create a platform for the dance and performing community in Amsterdam with the aim of meeting, sharing and working together by having regular daily practices that involve the body, mind and the soul.

www.facebook.com/AREA59DANCETRAINING
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GROUND ZERØ
The Weekly Lab restarts on the 1st of Feb 2013!
















Photo © Patrick Beelaert

Ground Zerø is a laboratory focused on the process itself. It creates a platform for personal exploration, practice, daring and learning through the kinesthetic body.

It develops understanding of basic and essential principles within the triad bodymind (individual), body-bodies (relation with others) and space/time (physical, social... context). It explores in different ways how to reconnect, recognize and activate individual’s original movement. It develops skills and abilities to deal, navigate and redirect the energetic and moving body.

The laboratory is based on improvisation and composition. Structure and content are created and developed on the moment in direct relation with the individual’s and group dynamics. The process evolves in an interactive 8 figure of giving-receiving, listening-making, moving-being moved.

It integrates and expands bodymind awareness. It stimulates going over oneself boundaries and limitations within an inter-relational context. It promotes inner flexibility and stability, playfulness between structure and intuition, inner growth and autonomy of thought and action. A ‘ground’ work serving as foundation for quality performance both within individuals’ professional activity as well within daily life.

The laboratory is open to everybody interested in diving into a process of interaction, interchange and transformation. No previous dance experience is required.

When
Fridays 13.00 till 15.30 
Price
€15 per lab/€65 per 5x
Location
Tugelaweg 85, (bel 9), Amsterdam
Contact
analadas@gmail.com

The laboratory will happen every Friday until the 21 Jun 2013 (with the exception of Feb 15, Apr 5 & May 21)

If you have serious financial difficulties please contact me on the email above mentioned.

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'SILENT & SPACE' - Dance classes in Den Haag 

Date: maart 7, 14, 21; april 4, 11, 18 en 25
20.00 tot 22.00 uur, zaal open vanaf 19.30 uur
at Danslab, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b, Den Haag
Price: € 85 (for the whole block)
Inscriptions: www.dansdrift.nl

During these classes, we are going to explore Silence and Space through Improvisation and Composition. In the first part of the class, we will dive and navigate into the experience of Silence. How do we stimulate and activate a silent mind? How does a body move from this silent source? We start by warming up body and mind by stimulating sensorial awareness. An individual exploration guided to connect and activate our original movement. In each class we will work with a different ‘entrance’. We will work with breath, moving from bones, ground and gravity, skin as a membrane in between inner and outer bodies, right and left side… A preparation and integration of body and mind to navigate into a (deep) state of awareness. A dive into Silence! The work evolves organically, bringing our attention into the Space. The Space is always present; the generator and container of all things. How does Space influence and guide the moving body? How does the moving body transform the Space? We explore the playfulness and dialog between inner and outer environments, inner and outer spaces, the interactions of individual and group, the ability to listen and direct intention in the moment, the relation of ‘content’ and ‘container’, listening and doing, moving and being moved. Space always present, diving into Silence! A Dance in Between…

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Workshop at Companhia Olga Roriz, Portugal
28 & 29 Julho 2012
das 10.00 á 13.00 & das 14.00 ás 16.00
For inscription contact
companhiaolgaroriz@sapo.pt / www.olgaroriz.com

ESPAÇO & SILÊNCIO


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Buitenkunst Festival summer 2012
Dance Workshop 11 - 18 August 
For inscription and info go to 
www.buitenkunstrandmeer.nl

SILENT DIALOG 
by Ana Ladas

Bodies in stillness. Time slowing down.  Diving into silence.
Movement is everywhere and within everyone. Movement lives in the ‘now’. ‘Now’ is already passed and yet I still talk about ‘now’...
Where does dance come from?

In this workshop we will explore in different ways how to reconnect and activate individuals’ original movement. How to recognize and generate movement that comes from an origin and movement that comes from a constructed mind. The laboratory work is developed on the moment in direct relation with the individual’s and group dynamics and it evolves organically from a more technical/laboratory work into a per-formative approach of the moving body. Through improvisation and composition we will explore 
and interrelate elements as anatomical structures and its associated history and social context; the energetic body and its manifestation in relation with others and the space; the resonance of physiological imagery; how to direct the body within the process of giving and receiving, moving and being moved.

Nature and surrounding space as the external environment, body and consciousness as the internal environment. Breath as a bridge. A dance in between. A silent dialog…

In silent dialog, bodies dive into an individual and group experience of search, sharing and questioning.
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Flyer Integrated Movement for Musicians


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