First contact to Contemporary Ice Skating
4:30 to 6:00 pm 1st of September 2018
UNFREEZE Open Class invites you to the first experiences within the field of Contemporary Ice Skating. Iris van Peppen (NL) will give an introduction workshop for interested skaters into methods of Contemporary Dance. Body alignment, Improvisation and the use of our intuition will open up new dimensions on the ice.
Open to all levels of skating.
Price participation 15,-€APPLY!
Teachers from a broad range within the contemporary dance field will share their physical, conceptual, and choreographic approaches. This expertise and knowledge will be adapted and applied to our field of movement on ice. Topics for the workshops will be e.g. research practices, contact improvisation, body images, somatic work and dramaturgy. The workshops are for experienced and professional skaters. They will be off-ice and on-ice. Teachers: Iris van Peppen, Jan Burkhardt, Andrew Wass, Alessio Trevisani.MORE
UNFREEZE open stage is an international platform for artists to show and discuss contemporary approaches to artistic work on ice. Get an insight into this new field of gliding movement. Share the frozen stage with the artists of the UNFREEZE Festival 2018 afterwards at the Ice Jam!
Pay as you want when you leave
The skate rental will be openMORE
Wed, August 29th from 10am - 6 pm Our pre-conference offers the opportunity for festival and event organizers to create a solid professional fundament to grow the international movement of contemporary ice skating in an open minded, respectful and supportive atmosphere. Contemporary ice skating is a huge term with a wide range of interpretations. The focus of the existing festivals or events is reflecting this variety. Festivals should support a constant process of defining contemporary ice skating. Solid structures (skaters/artists, producers, audience) are essential for the growth of this new movement. Which role can festivals play to grow the movement of contemporary ice skating? - to build up professional opportunities for artists and producers - to create an audience and make contemporary ice skating visible Working in the field of contemporary ice skating we are all facing obstacles. Festivals should be a forum to build up supportive communication for knowledge exchange. These topics we will discuss in our pre-conference.MORE
UNFREEZE offers space to exchange and share visions and gives the possibility to meet various "people in motion" within a small time frame. It is a platform for sharing knowledge and reflection. Topics will be among others: • Exchange of experiences and knowledge • Develop a definition on: What Contemporary Ice Skating is • Sharing concepts and projects • Brainstorming on how to install structure which will support Contemporary Ice Skating