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BLAUE FRAU - WORKSHOP

22 - 23. September

 

About the workshop

"In and out of you - Your self and your body is the subject material for this workshop, exploring departure strategies and editing methods in performative self portraits and autobiography.


This is a composition workshop open to anyone: those without any performing experience as well as worn out professionals. We will do small writing tasks as well as some moving and dancing, where all physical abilities or disabilities are welcome. Structured as a task-based crash course, we will quickly generate, edit and puzzle together compositional material.

Using yourself as the source of an abundance of material we will explore methods to approach seemingly overwhelming and impossible subjects as memory, identity and body. Whether about a how delicious cup of coffee feels in the morning, the social implications of your walking style, difficult dark memories, or your favorite moves to a great song, we will consider different experiences, details and stories to be equally important and interesting in creating self-contained narratives. It is all valuable material. 

What actually is personal and what is private? How do we choose what to expose? Where? And how do different stories, bodies and identities position themselves in relation to, and in contexts with others? These are urgent questions that we do not presume to answer in this workshop, but aim to touch upon and use as the basis for reflections, which participants may then take with them to use in the future. 

As we ask what is private and personal in performance, it is important to mention that the level is of course set by the participants them selves. Safe(r) spaces and consent are a natural part of the workshop environment

The workshop is hosted by Juli Apponen who is an artist working predominantly with various forms of performance and choreography. She produces and tours internationally with several co-operations and projects as well as her own solos – as director, choreographer, writer and performer. She has been a guest teacher and lecturer at the Norwegian Theater Academ. Based on the autobiographical she has created several renowned performances as her performance lecture Life is hard and then you die - part 3 or the choreography Everything Remains in collaboration with Jon Skulberg.
In 2017 she directed and toured with the critically acclaimed Blind Boi Diaries with and about dancer Sindri Runudde. Juli Apponen is originally from Finland and now based mostly in Sweden.

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The workshop is hosted by Juli Apponen who is an artist working predominantly with various forms of performance and choreography. She produces and tours internationally with several co-operations and projects as well as her own solos – as director, choreographer, writer and performer. She has been a guest teacher and lecturer at the Norwegian Theater Academ. Based on the autobiographical she has created several renowned performances as her performance lecture Life is hard and then you die - part 3 or the choreography Everything Remains in collaboration with Jon Skulberg. In 2017 she directed and toured with the critically acclaimed Blind Boi Diaries with and about dancer Sindri Runudde. Juli Apponen is originally from Finland and now based mostly in Sweden. 

The workshops are curated Finnishswede theatre group Blaue Frau. Blaue Frau have been curating workshops throughout Scandinavia over the past four years. In the workshops performance arts are approached with a theme of anti-racism and norm-criticism. The workshops are free of charge and open to everyone, not only professionals, and held in english. 
The workshops are funded by Nordisk Kulturfond.

 

About Blaue frau

Blaue Frau is a Finnish feminist theatre duo whose emphasis is norm-criticism. Blaue Frau is Sonja Ahlfors & Joanna Wingren. The duo was established in 2005 after Sonja and Joanna took part in the Nordic drag group Sub Frau (subfrau.net). Blaue Frau has toured the Nordic countries and Europe with different workshops and productions. Last year their book “Någon hatar oss igen” (Someone hates us again) was published together with illustrator Johan Isaksson.

Read more from the website: www.blauefrau.com

 

 

Information:

Title of work: Blaue Frau - workshop
Workshop leader: Juli Apponen
Performance venue: Bora Bora – dans og visuelt teater
Dates: 22 - 23. September
Times of workshop: 10:00 – 15:00 (Saturday and Sunday – one hour lunch break included)
Registration/sign up email:  info@blauefrau.com 
Info: Please sign up no later then the 15th September to the above email address.

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Credits

Nordisk Kulturfonden, Norden"