Three workshops by The Bridge of Winds


22. - 26. Jan 2018


9:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00


Studio Les Ballets C de la B
Bijlokekaai 1
9000 Gent

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Physical training

as developed by Iben Nagel Rasmussen and The Bridge of Winds during the last 25 years.

  • Wind-dance - creating a light airy energy.
  • Samurai - an earthbound and strong energy
  • Green energy - a slow and resisting energy
  • Montage of physical scores based on the exercises.

The​ ​students​ ​work​ ​carefully​ ​on​ ​the​ ​preparation​ ​of​ ​physical​ ​actions and ​through​ various exercises​ ​they​ ​learn​ ​to master​ ​and​ ​manipulate​ them ​according​ly ​to​ ​their​ ​own​ ​poetics. All​ ​exercises​ ​aim to​ ​find​ ​a​ ​flow​ ​of​ ​energies​ ​that​ ​allows the​ ​performer​ ​to​ ​engage​ ​and​ ​interact with​ ​space,​ ​rhythm,​ ​intensities​ ​and other​ ​performers.

Masters: Sofia Monsalve, Mika Juusela

Vocal training

Text and songs, resonators, relation between voice and body, creation of vocal sequences by the group.

The​ ​approached​ principles​ ​will​ ​be​ ​developed further​ ​in​ ​the​ ​creation​ ​of​ ​performing​ ​scores​ ​connected​ ​to​ ​music​ ​and​ ​text.​ ​The​ ​vocal​ ​universe​ ​of​ ​the group​ ​expands​ ​and​ ​incorporate​s ​the​ ​different​ ​sources​ ​of​ ​sound that​ ​the​ ​body​ ​in​ ​its​ ​whole​ ​can​ ​produce.

Bring a short text which you know by heart.

Masters: Carlos Simioni and Sandra Pasini 


Introduction​ ​to​ ​the​ ​language​ ​of​ ​clown.  

In​ ​this​ ​course​ ​we​ ​will​ ​work​ ​on​ ​the​ ​fundamentals​ of​ ​the development​ ​concerning ​your​ ​own​ ​clown.​ We will also examine transforming difficulties,​ ​mistakes​ ​and​ ​failures​ ​we​ ​find​ ​along the​ ​way​ ​to​ ​particular creative​ ​tools. This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​collective​ ​study,​ ​where​ ​the​ ​spectators become​ ​a​ ​fundamental​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​the​ ​process.

The​ ​workshop​ ​is​ ​intended​ ​for​ ​beginners​ ​and advanced​ ​students​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​new​ ​approaches to​ ​clowning​ ​and​ ​physical​ ​work.​ ​Participants​ ​with previous​ ​experience​ ​are​ ​welcome​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​their own​ ​costume.

And​ ​if​ ​you​ ​happen​ ​to​ ​play​ ​any​ ​instrument,​ ​please bring​ ​it​ ​on!

Master: Guillermo Angelelli 

Transformation​ ​of​ ​Peking​ ​Opera​ ​Technique

The​ ​students​ ​will​ ​become​ ​acquainted​ with​ ​basic theatre​ ​movements​ ​from​ ​Chinese​ ​Peking​ ​Opera. During​ ​the​ ​course​,​ ​these​ ​traditional​ ​theatre movements​ ​will​ ​be​ ​transformed,​ ​manipulated​ ​and​ ​unfolded into​ ​something​ ​we​ ​call​ ​'New​ ​Codification',​ ​exploring​ ​new meanings​ ​and​ ​possibilities​ ​for​ ​modern​ ​theatre​ ​through​ ​the ancient​ ​oriental​ ​theatre​ ​Bodies.

Master: Yiteng Ding


How to apply​:​ ​Write​ ​an​ ​email​ ​to​ ​​ ​with​ ​a​ ​short​ ​motivation​ ​letter​ ​and​ ​CV​. ​Registrations​ ​are​ ​open​ ​until​ ​​01/12​!

Please​ ​write​ ​on​ ​subject​ ​for​ ​which​ ​workshop​ ​you​ ​are​ ​applying​ ​for.​ ​Places are limited! 

More​ ​info:​ ​​​

Time: The workshops will take place in the morning (9 am to 1 pm) and all the participants ​are​ ​invited​ ​to​ ​stay​ ​over​ ​in​ ​the​ ​afternoon​ ​(2-6 pm)​ ​to​ ​follow and​ ​take​ ​part​ ​at​ ​the​ ​rehearsals​ ​of​​ ​the new​ ​performance​ Freaks!​. The performance will be presented the 27th January.

The​ ​Bridge​ ​of​ ​Winds​ ​is​ ​an​ ​international​ ​theatre​ ​group​ ​directed​ ​by​ ​Odin​ ​Teatret's​ ​actress​ ​Iben​ ​Nagel Rasmussen​ ​since​ ​1989,​ ​with​ ​a​ ​group​ ​of​ ​artists​ ​from​ ​Latin​ ​America, Asia​ ​and​ ​Europe.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​collective​ ​of​ ​artists from​ ​many​ ​artistic​ ​disciplines​ ​and​ ​cultures​ ​profoundly​ ​different,​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​transcultural​ ​dialogue​ ​that surpasses​ ​aesthetic​ ​matters​ ​and​ ​provides​ ​depth​ ​for​ ​a​ ​broader​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​what​ ​embodied exchange​ ​means.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​an​ ​organic​ ​collective​ ​whose​ ​transversality​ ​occurs​ ​in​ ​the​ ​artistic​ ​path​ ​of​ ​each member.

The​ ​group​ ​meets​ ​once​ ​a​ ​year​ ​in​ ​different​ ​places​ ​around​ ​the​ ​world.​ ​During​ ​each​ ​meeting,​ ​the​ ​work focuses​ ​on​ ​the​ ​craft​ ​of​ ​the​ ​actor:​ ​vocal​ ​and​ ​physical​ ​training,​ ​the​ ​creation​ ​of​ ​performances​ ​(in​ ​and outdoor)​ ​and​ ​projects​ ​of​ ​cultural​ ​exchange​ ​in​ ​different​ ​social​ ​contexts.

​The​ ​Bridge​ ​of​ ​Winds​ ​will​ ​meet​ ​in​ ​​Ghent,​ ​Belgium​,​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​an​ ​artistic research​ ​and​ ​to​ ​promote​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​artistic​ ​exchanges​ ​with​ ​the​ ​city.