Creativity is a way of being, thinking, and doing. It’s an ongoing and never-ending practice in finding an honest expression of ourselves in the world. Always in a state of becoming, always in movement. It demands attention and courage. It’s a lifelong training. This workshop aims to give some tools on this journey, to engage the body in mindful and purposeful way and open up to improvisation. Through training physical presence and attention, movement and other embodiment practices we learn to disentangle ourselves from scripts and learned expectations that inhibit us, we learn to recognise and move out of patterns that censor our honest expression and spontaneity. Stretching the body we stretch our imagination. Becoming spacious we give space to our ideas. The second part of the workshop is an open space for exploration through different artistic media: painting, drawing, storytelling.
An extension of this workshop is a workshop on creative processes that happen in collaboration. For example, a jazz musician will share her approach to group improvisation in a contemporary jazz band, and teach some basic group improvisation skills. A martial arts trainer will introduce the concepts of attention to your partner, and participants will learn exercises on embodied attention in a group.
Images from the workshops: Watermelon Birds, Targetprocess, Emergent Berlin