The Body and its Words

V-Klub, Nám. SNP 12
Saturday, November 18 / 10am – 4pm
The Body and its Words / Dance workshop by Roberta Štěpánková

The workshop is intended for poets of words, movement, image and even for a spectator living a poetic life.
Bring a notepad, warm and comfortable clothes, and shoes.

The workshop will focus on sensitizing the body and thus bringing it into the state in which speaking means dreaming. By supporting the body and its physiological principles, we will create room and time for the creation of words. Movement is the basis to sharing information, which becomes the foundation of language. Language is an extension of the body; it belongs to the body; it cannot exist without it. Once we attentively observe the flow, versatility and presence of the body, we will discover new spots where poetry is sprouting. The concrete will accommodate the abstract and vice versa.

Roberta Štěpánková
Roberta Štěpánková

The workshop will be lead by Roberta Štěpánková, an artist and psychotherapist. She specializes in working with the body and its kinetic material, which can enrich the creative process and encourage the deepening of self-knowledge. Her work is founded on instant composition – the process of creation in the very moment of inception. She studied, lived and worked in Spain and the Netherlands, while currently she resides in Brno. She produces dance, poetry and she is behind the stage design of her own solo performances. She initiated several international art collaborations and she partakes in direction and dramaturgy of stage performances connecting dance, poetry, music and visual arts. She teaches dancing, emphasizing the connection between anatomy and expression; between the body's physiology and its poetry.

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