Blind Trust

NEXT WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE:
FERRARA, ITALY (July 2018)

Workshop: 17th of July – 21st of July, from 8pm to 11pm every night
Performance: 22nd of July, from 8:30pm to 12am

Blind Trust is a participative performance project that focuses on the process of perception and examines our awareness of the senses considered “lesser”, through the direct interaction between audience and performers.

The 5 days workshop will guide participants through a series of movement exercises and we’ll look at and explore relations with the others in different situations, where the gradual deprivation of some senses will leave space to amplify others more.

Together we’ll prepare the final piece where performers will accompany audience members individually in an exploration journey, first visual, then proprioceptive, in total (un)blindness and silence.

The project has been successfully presented in London and Brighton and this is the first time it will be presented in Italy.

Costs:
Workshop: 60€
Membership card: 10€

Further info and enrollment:
info@ferraraoff.it
www.facebook.com/events/382788938898831

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The workshop & performance are part of the “2018 DANCE OFF” festival.

Check out the program for more workshops, seminars, performances and trainings. Please note that the “intensive morning training” will be available for a special price if you enroll to the “Blind Trust” workshop.

 

THE PROJECT

“Blind Trust” is about involving all our senses in perceiving the space and movements around us. While vision and language are the main ways of communication, the show tries to create dialogue in the absence of those two.

One participant at a time has their turn in taking a short voyage, where vision is a vital instrument in perception and yet serves nothing when you are blindfolded by one of the dancers. From there on, you can trust the performers who will stay by your side untill the end of the trip.

In the absence of sight, haptic contact becomes a main element in performance, where our perceptions, still largely based on images, become a personal interpretation and at the same time an immediate response to a stimulus.

Research suggests that usually thirty percent of our daily perceptions depend on touch, hearing and smell, while vision alone makes up for the rest. ‘Blind trust’ looks at how those thirty percent can be amplified, simply employing the underused senses of each individual and through the interaction with dancers.

PAST PERFORMANCES

2011
BRIGHTON, UK - The Basement
Concept & Direction: MILKA PANAYOTOVA 
Performers: HAMISH MACPHERSON, LYDIA GEORGOULLA,
MICHAEL KELLAND, MILKA PANAYOTOVA
Original Music: GIACOMO NATALI
Duration: 15 minutes ca.
2010
LONDON, UK - Wimbledon College of Art
Concept & Direction: MILKA PANAYOTOVA
Performers: CHARLIE HENDREN, LAURA ERWIN, MARTA MASIERO,
MARTINA ARMARO, MICHAEL KELLAND, MILKA PANAYOTOVA,
RATA THUVASIN
Original Music: GIACOMO NATALI
Duration: 15 minutes ca.

Currently rehearsing for more performances in Italy.