The P.O.R.C.H. Improvisation and Training Module is for the aspiring professional: for dancers, improvisers, movement artists, and performers who are interested in a physical discourse engaging methods of contemporary dance training, somatic investigation, and improvisational forms.
The module is facilitated by Kathleen Hermesdorf with weekly and weekend sessions by international guest artists.
The P.O.R.C.H. Improvisation and Training Module is physically, energetically, and interactively demanding. Are you ready to dive deep?
We dance, improvise, and partner for six hours a day, from Monday to Friday, with special workshops, discussions, jams, saunas, performances, gardening and countryside walks in the evenings and on the weekends. We also undertake a work project that affects the land and communities in the village of Stolzenhagen, where Ponderosa and P.O.R.C.H. are based.
The module focuses on practices that are grounded in the body and its intuition, inquiry, and instincts, incorporating artistic practices, life processes, professional development, and theoretical concerns around embodiment. Guest teachers will also lead sessions, allowing us to explore a more broad range of perspectives on how we can experience the contemporary body in motion and in art making today, while also offering direct exchange in cultural and field research.
P.O.R.C.H. honours the wisdom of experience in our intergenerational mentor program and inspires participants to learn communally and independently. Our international program and networking opportunities will give you many opportunities to discover new friendships, collaborations and a look into the contemporary art scene of Berlin.
The P.O.R.C.H. Improvisation and Training Module will take place from 3. June–1. July, 2018.
The P.O.R.C.H. Improvisation and Training Module is based around myriad interlocking somatic practices, conceptual positions, and collaborative physical approaches.
How to apply
If you feel that you are ready to jump into the artistic transformation that P.O.R.C.H. allows, please apply by email for either one or both modules. We highly recommend committing to both P.O.R.C.H. Modules for an expansive range of body-based techniques and compositional forms, to enliven your work as an artist, performer, improviser, or teacher.
To apply, please send a current Curriculum Vitae and an accompanying letter of interest, which outlines your reasons for feeling that you are well-suited to participating in PO.R.C.H. 2018.
The costs for participation in P.O.R.C.H. 2018 are still being finalised and will be available here as soon as possible. Applicants may be interested in researching options for available funding for participating in P.O.R.C.H. 2018.