Joke Laureyns og Kwint Manshoven driver det belgiske dansekompaniet kabinet k. De kommer til Assitejfestivalen – Talk to Me for å holde en workshop for scenekunstnere, hvor de introduserer hvordan de jobber frem materiale til forestillinger.
Joke Laureyns er koreograf med bakgrunn i filosofi, Kwint er danser. Sammen lager de scenekunstproduksjoner med både profesjonelle dansere og barn/ikke-profesjonelle på scenen. Koreografien er basert på faktiske hverdagslige handlinger og mindre bevegelser sammenvevd med elementer av lek.
Joke Laureyns and Kwint Manshoven are both choreographers, but their backgrounds are in philosophy and design respectively. In kabinet k they focus on dance productions with both professional dancers and children on stage together. Their dance is based on actual everyday actions and minor gestures interwoven with elements of play. The fact that the cast includes children makes their dance accessible to young and old. Each of their creations grows literally out of the steps that the young dancers take. It is precisely because the organic and intuitive are such an important aspect of their dance language that both these choreographers like to work with children and older people who are not marked, or only to a lesser degree, by certain patterns of behavior or a specific dance technique.
Both choreographers wish to treat dance in an adult way and let the child be a ‘child’. With no hint of a patronizing approach: intelligence is not alien to children and dance is an art form that can appeal intuitively to children and adolescents.
With a festival pass you get access to all workshops.
You can buy access to this workshop also at Scenekunst Sør: https://scenekunstsor.org/