DanceThinkCreate: Lectures, Talks, Dances
_Englischsprachige Vortrags- und Gesprächsreihe des Instituts für Zeitgenössischen Tanz der Folkwang Universität der Künste
_ »THE CLOWNING FACADE: IMPROVISING THROUGH EMOTIONAL IMPULSES« by Manuel Meza
If dancers are given permission to tap into their suppressed emotional energy and embrace their vulnerability, will their physical movement and presence onstage become stronger and more meaningful? »The Clowning Facade: improvising through emotional impulses«, will focus on discussing the following questions: Can embracing emotional energy, vulnerability and acknowledging our many facades create a more dynamic and genuine performer? Will improvisational poems, monologues, movement scores, and songs give a performer space to em-brace their vulnerability: opening a window to explore untapped mental and physical possibilities?
Manuel Meza is a freelance dancer, choreographer, and mixed-media photographer currently based in Germany. Born and raised in Southern California, Manuel holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts and is a Dance Composition (M.A.) student at the Folkwang University of Arts. Most notably, Manuel Meza has been awarded the Sharon Disney Lund Award, the Donald Pels Grant and the STIBET I scholarship from the DAAD. Ma-nuel has performed, collaborated, and trained with artists such as YuanYuan Wang from Bei-jing Contemporary Dance Theatre, Okwui Okpokwasili, Douglas Nielsen, Rosanna Gamson, Sophia Stoller, Mette Ingvartsen, Dimitri Chamblas and is a member of the queer performance collective, House of Living Colors. Most recently, Manuel was selected as a tanzhaus nrw artist in residency where he began researching his upcoming solo work, »The Clowning Facade«.
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