Conscious spontaneity. Feeling, exploration and dance
with Olga Tragant
dates: January 25th, February 15th an March 14th/ you may join single days or for all the dates
Saturdays, from 11 to 19h (with lunch pause)
place: tragantCamp, at l’Alzina de l’Aguda (la Noguera, Lleida)
price: 60€ one Saturday / Discount: 105€ if you sign up for the following two sessions (the price include the lunch)
deadline for application: One week before the beginning of the workshop (February 11th)
transport: For the courses, if you don’t have a car to get to tragantCamp, 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. How to get here.
Can spontaneity and consciousness coexist?
Can we find a space for openness and availability and at the same time be in an attentive listening?
We will practice the act of following impulse and intuition, letting go, disinhibit and surrender to travel to unknown places by deploying our functional, expressive and communicative movement.
We will also practice attentive listening without trial. Where do we pay attention? What do we feel? How do we move and what do we activate?
The work based on guidelines will help us go beyond what is common, to expand our possibilities of movement, expression and creation and to place ourselves in a sincere and ‘authentic’ place.
During the 3 days of this workshop we will pay particular attention to the knowledge and work of living anatomy, self-consciousness through the movement of the Feldenkrais method and dance improvisation.
These works will allow us to move towards a spontaneous and conscious dance movement and dance, that will allow us more freedom in action, in movement, in dance and beyond.
arrival: between 10:30 – 11h
morning session: 11 – 14h
lunch + break and walk: 14 – 16h
afternoon session: 16- 19h
end and goodbye: 19h
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.