Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

Workshop classes at Giessen / changing place


For the occasion of this choreographic meeting at Giessen, I propose to create and lead a workshop in which we can share the process of practice and each individual’s creation devices.

Each participant has to come up with a personal work proposal which he or she wants to share with the others. There are several options on how to proceed: formal proposals, choreographic proposals, ideas written down on paper, texts, new experiments to try out, movements to be sought, improvisation, images, etc....
(Our intention is not to judge each others work in process but to gather around each other’s ideas and forms)

The objective is to take time together in a common space in order to experience the different aspects together. The aim is to be, in turns, at the others’ disposal so that we can feel the other person’s issues and to induce a critical analysis which could be called the experience of the “making” and of viewing.

We’ll try to dive into all the proposals AS interpreters, actors, dancers, witnesses, etc ... and then we’ll get together to create the guidelines of critical analysis and also to obtain a constructive critique of each person’s work.

At the same time I’ll propose to write about this experience in a more global way in order to analyze the different roles we’ve had during this course and to understand the different processes of creation and elaboration which are at work in each individual.

This experience will allow us to test each person’s relationship with creation, the manufacturing process, as well as to try to understand the complex relationships which happen among protagonists of the scene.

As far as I’m concerned, I will propose an immersion into my current work, which is the topic of my next piece. Before each session, we will have a 30-minute yoga practice and 30 minutes of dance focused on the search of different qualities of movements.

I will be at your disposal before my arrival for any questions you may have. You can contact me at: mathildemonnier@mathildemonnier.com