Dance in Nature: Cultivating listening and creativity
Residence Workshop / inside NATURES’20 Festival
with Olga Tragant
Dates: October 10, 11 and 12th
Arrival: Saturday 11am
Ending: Monday afternoon arround 5pm
Accommodation and meals: at tragantCamp
Price: 235€ (laboratory, meals, accommodation included)
Maximum participants: maximum 8 people (for measures of distance and security)
Cancellation policy: In case of having to cancel the residential-course due to Covid’19 causes, we would refund the entire amount paid
Fusion, dialogue and exchange with the natural environment.
In this residence workshop we will focus on elements of the natural environment as generators of the exploration and improvisation of the body and movement. We will start from elements such as: trees, wind, stones, earth, leaves, etc. We will tune our senses and we will delve into the sensations, the imaginary and the physicality of the body.
What does the contact and dialogue with the elements of the natural environment make us feel? How do they motivate our expression and creation? How do they tell us about the environment and its elements?
We will work on exercises that facilitate a body-mental state in order to enter into a listening and perception state, in an available and uninhibited place that allows us to move from contemplation to action and to the development of action.
Choreographer, dancer, dance and movement teacher. She was trained in dance in the United States in University of Illinois and in New York in Movement Research, Susan Klein School, Trisha Brown School (New York, 1993 – 1995). She also studied one year in the School for New Dance Development (Amsterdam, 1997). Olga is also graduated in Science Degree in Physical Activity, UB, INEF, and she has a Master in Psychology of Physical Activity (University of Illinois). Parallel to the dance, she has trained in Anatomy for the Movement with Blandine Calais-Germain and is currently studying the Feldenkrais Method training. As a choreographer she has developed a series of shows and creative projects that have been shown in Catalonia and in various European countries and also in the United States, Japan, Mexico and Morocco.
She started teaching 25 years ago and since then she has taught contemporary dance, anatomy-consciousness and improvisation-creation. She currently runs and is a teacher in the Formation [inside Movement] in tragantDansa.
Since 2002, she has been leading tragantDansa [education and creation in movement], and recently she has expanded her activity in tragantCamp, a rehabilitated space in the rural environment.
what is tragantCamp?
Headquarters of tragantDansa located in the rural setting of l’Alzina de L’Aguda, in the Noguera region (Lleida).
It was born with the desire to be able to offer various activities in a natural environment, a place to enjoy and concentrate without the distractions, rhythm and stress that cities can generate.
what do we do?
MOVEMENT WORKS – DANCE – BODY PRACTICES – CONSCIOUSNESS – CREATION – ART – NATURE
A program of Residential Courses during weekends, long weekends and holidays. Rental of spaces for groups, ensembles, companies or individuals who want to organize: workshops or courses, rehearsals, laboratories, work meetings, seminars or retreats, etc. in a space that allows concentration, coexistence and / or silence.
who are we?
14 years ago, Olga Tragant and visual artist Jaume Amigó, acquired some old chicken farms that had been in disuse for many years. Throughout this time they have been restoring these spaces. For years, the space held the work studio of artist Jaume Amigó and now we have recently opened a space for dance activities and body practices.
where are we?
tragantCAMP is located in l’Alzina de l’Aguda, an small village of 20 inhabitants located in the Noguera region (Lleida), between the towns of Guissona and Ponts, 125 km away from Barcelona and 110 km away from Lleida. Surrounded by wheat and rye fields, and some small forests of oaks and holm oaks, it constitutes a quiet and peaceful environment, with especially starry skies.
c/ de l’església, nº 1, CP. 25748, l´Alzina de l’Aguda, La Noguera, Lleida.
ACOMMODATION, MEALS AND TRANSPORTS
We provide a shared room for the group. It is a comfy space with tatamis, futons and some beds.
We can also offer a double room with the extra charge of 10€/night.
Our cooker will prepare healthy and delicious meals, with seasonal products and manly vegetarian ingredients.
For the courses, we try to organize ourselves and share available car seats among participants.
One can get to Ponts (7km away from l’Alzina) by bus, on the route from Barcelona to Andorra, or one can get to Cervera (25km away from l’Alzina) on the route from Barcelona to Cervera. If you arrive by bus, we can come to look for you at the station. It is essential to organize it previously with time.