Workshop for movers by Flocks&Shoals // Berlin

Flocks & Shoals Performance Art Collective

Workshop for movers, from the material of our current performance development:

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The focus of the 3-days workshop is the approach on issues of individual interaction and awareness about what constitutes an individual in the group context and what constitutes a group made of individuals. Another central issue is the exploration of the plain elemetal presence of the body and of the group.

The movement research is based on the observation of natural phenomena and concepts developed from it (eg. swarm intelligence and the concept of space between).

Date and time: 23 – 25 May 2014, Fri – Sun, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm

With: André Soares, Antje Schmidt, Catarina Miranda, Miranda Markgraf

Location: Dojo Kokugikan, Skalitzer Str. 33, 10999 Berlin (U-Bhf. Görlitzer Bahnhof)

Price: 160 euro/130 euro, if before 20. April 2014

Language: English (German, Portuguese and Spanish are possible)


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Last Training session 2012 “Abandon all now”


Due to upcoming professional projects, the AAN training will discontinue its regularity from January 2013 on.

In the future, the training will take place only at some specific dates. The exact dates will be announced via mail, Tatwerk website or Facebook.
If you want to receive information for the next appointments, just drop a line under:


Last training day:

TUESDAY  11 / 12 / 2012



Throughout history, dancing has been used as a component of rituals, including initiation rites, where dancers used a combination of animal costumes and an adaptation of animal movements and gestures. This practice led to a close relationship between the human being and his totem animal, or even identification with the primitive animal – creating an authentic relationship between man and nature, giving the chance to reach a state of higher consciousness. During ritual celebrations, dancers and singers are both participants and spectators of the ceremony. It is because of the group that the ritual takes its full expression and meaning.

According to Patrice Pavis, theater today has a strong sense of nostalgia for its ritual origins, perhaps because western civilization is no longer seen as unique and superior and has opened its horizons beyond European cultures, to places where ritual still plays an important social role. The theater, after breaking away from the sorrow and trouble of the ritual and ceremony, is now desperately trying to return to its origins, as if this sacred form of theater is its only chance of survival when faced with the industrialized mass arts and the electronic tribe.

My thoughts are more focused on physical performance and the need to find experiences of authenticity, honesty: within human relationships, with ourselves, our personality, the space around us, and what we are on stage.

To venture into the research of this global awareness, this training is based on basic parameters provided by the practice of Body Weather. A deep relationship between the body and the space it inhabits is established, as well as with the constant changes both experience.

We work on issues such as discipline, precision, concentration, rhythm, coordination, awareness, resistance, availability, and presence, among others.

The way in which we reach our goals is through the exploration of our personal physical limits. The purpose of ceremonial rites is to be able to connect with the animal within us – primitive, instinctive, and sometimes unconscious. Our limitations act in the same way – they are complex, multidirectional – and to train our attitude towards them gives us autonomy, authenticity, and a more highly developed consciousness.

The individual task is to confront one’s limits in order to deepen and turn one’s body expression into a more clear and specific language. But there is a common task: to exercise the possibility for co-penetration within the group, understanding common rhythms and energies, and how they develop in a specific situation – our personal territory. Working on group consciousness helps us to tune our perceptions and feelings of the constant movement and evolution of what surrounds us.

“For me, dance has been a symbol of despair and courage.”
Min Tanaka

The training is open to dancers, actors, movers, performers, and all those who have an interest in exploring their physical skills.


Rosabel Huguet


10h – 13h

First Try: 5€
Single Session / Drop in: 8€
Professionals: 6€
Tatwerk students: 4€

– Language: English  |  Deutsch
– Level: open to all levels
– Physical demanding: High


Intensive Workshop with Andrés Corchero/ Berlin 2012

I have the pleasure to co-organize with the space Tatwerk Berlin, an Intensive Workshop with the dancer Andrés Corchero. It’s an amazing opportunity! Don’t miss it!!!

Here all the info:


4th – 8th June 2012

l want to propose a revision of the habitual body and its mental structures – a revision that allows us to make changes in perception of one’s own and the state of others. l want to raise questions, which open the path to understand our body and our movement:

How do we move?
What is stillness?
What is the cause of our movement?
How do we feel?
Can one read a body?
Can one write with the body?
Can we perceive our body as if we were children?
How can we allow the body to think for itself?

Open to actors, dancers and everyone interested in deepening the bodys knowledge as an instrument for the stage. This intensive workshop aims to provide a deep and quiet work, which allows us to develop our individual perception and expression.

Prior stage experience is not required.
Only requirement is to take the work seriously.

Andres Corchero
Dancer and choreographer.
In 1986 he travelled to Tokyo to study directly with Kazuo Ohno (founder of the Butoh Dance together with Tatsumi Hijikata) and with Min Tanaka, who developed the Butoh dance further to a technique called Body Weather. At the end of the year he joined the Mai-Juku dance company directed by Min Tanaka, with whom he danced. Since 1989 he has combined the creation of his own dance pieces with performances in open spaces and in collaboration with poets, visual artists, musicians and choreographers all around the world.

4th to 8th June 2012
Monday – Friday
10h – 15h

Normal price: 180€
Single day: 42€ (please book your day in advance to check availability)

Reduced price: 160€, when registered with 50€ deposit

until the 28th of May 2012

T: 030 7790 5325 /