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Chester Workshop

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The role of touch in the participatory sense-making process of both play and dance improvisation Workshop by Carolien Hermans March 2019, Chester University, Dance Department Participants: Hannah Kelly, Malaika Sarco-Thomas, Richard Sarco-Thomas, Ha Young, Eva Bru, Pierre Alexandre Bouvery, Annika Lübbert, Sean Fitton, Sofie Hub, Bettina Carpi This project is part of an artistic research […]

Dance Archive

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Dance Archive Solo: Stem (1999) Choreography and performance: Carolien Hermans Photography: Jo Grabowski Go Solo festival, Amsterdam; Internationales Solo Tanz Theater Festival Stuttgart ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Warner & Consorten (1996-2001) Straatstaal Photography: Peer Reede Touring in Europe (Denmark, England, France, Spain, The Netherlands) and South America (Colombia) ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Plastic […]

Traces of Touch 1

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Traces of Touch 1 In this experiment I try to capture traces of touch; how the fingers knead the clay, how they press themselves into matter.  As Sarah Christie (a sculptural artist) writes: ‘to explore the traces and expressions of touch, recording and materializing imprints and passages formed by touch in movement'( http://www.sarahchristie.net/touch-skin-movement-expression/). ‘To touch is to […]

Protest for Climate

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7th of February 2019, The Hague, The Netherlands Thousands of kids and teenagers in the Netherlands skipped school on Thursday to protest in The Hague for more action to be taken against climate change. They carried banners and signs with slogans like “If the climate were a bank, it would already have been saved”.  The […]

Sports

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Saturday 26th of January 2019, Amsterdam Indoor Hockey: Hurley, boys B5, Luuk Scheers and team The hockey stick In hockey, the stick becomes an extension of the self. The stick has “ceased to be an object for the player, and is no longer perceived for itself; its point has become an area of sensitivity, extending the scope […]

Me and Blanket

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Re-enactment of Lisa’s play event with blanket 23rd of December 2018, Conservatory, Amsterdam Photography: Benjamin Scheers ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Dance Impro Lisa

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Dance Improvisation Lisa 23rd of December, 2018, Conservatory of Amsterdam Photography: Benjamin Scheers/Carolien Hermans ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Dance Impro Lisa & Me

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Dance Improvisation of Lisa & Me 23rd of December, 2018, Conservatory of Amsterdam Photography: Benjamin Scheers ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Action Painting

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22 of December 2018, Amsterdam Lisa Scheers Action Painting: – a purely physical and material dimension in which the body of the artist is a key element of creation. – great importance to the use of the material, texture and gestures. – the movements of the body define the texturing and colouring ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” […]

Playing with Snow II

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Playing with Snow II 16th of December 2018 Luuk Scheers, Lisa Scheers, Lotte van der Valk, Jona Claveaux WG terrein, Amsterdam Snowball Fight A snowball fight is a physical game in which balls of snow are thrown with the intention of hitting somebody else. The game is similar to dodgeball in its major factors, though […]

Drawings – Some Exercises

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Drawing In Three The players all have a piece of drawing paper in front of them. At the top of the paper everyone draws a head with eyes, nose, mouth and everything that one likes about it. The more the better. A neck is drawn underneath. Now the paper is folded so that there is […]

Self-Made Objects

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Self-made objects: the Post Box November 2018 You can put small messages in it. I posted two messages: Message 1: Dear Lisa, how are you? I’m doing well. I would like to tell you something special, a secret or something, but unfortunately I do not have secrets. Are you coming to eat an apple pie? Love, […]

Open Class

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Open Class: Modern Dance 13th of December 2018, Amsterdam Lisa Scheers   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  

Bushcraft

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Children love to engage in bushcraft and wildcraft ,it often forms an intrinsic part of their play motives.    Pictures taken in Azores (1st of August 2014), Lisseuil/France (23 April 2017, 16 August 2017). Lisa Scheers, Luuk Scheers   Bushcraft is a popular term for wilderness survival skills, in other words, skills that are necessary to go […]

Parcours

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A parcours at the gym Luuk Scheers, Lisa Scheers 27 of December 2017, Amsterdam ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]      

Playing with Snow I

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Playing with Snow I 12-14 December 2017, Amsterdam Luuk Scheers and others. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

To swing

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To Swing: to rock ; to sway ; to roll ; to cradle ; to swing ; to lull ; to craddle ; to oscillate ; to vary ; to wobble ; to fluctuate. Luuk and Lisa Scheers Aubazine, France, 15th of August 2018 ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Luuk and Lisa Scheers London, two […]

Playing with Sand

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Playing with sand Sand is a granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. It is defined by size, being finer than graveland coarser than silt. Playing with sand I Lisa Scheers, 9 of April 2017, Wijk aan Zee ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Playing with sand II  Bayonne, France, 10th of […]

BellenBlazen

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Blowing Bubbles Blowing bubbles is a child’s play. Bowing bubbles is a question of how a liquid film—typically soapy water—interacts with an imposed flow of an external fluid, which is air in the case of bubble blowing.The shape of the bubbles is determined by surface tension. This is what holds the bubble together. It’s also […]

Moving Surfaces 4

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Blowing bubbles Blowing bubbles is a question of how a liquid film—typically soapy water—interacts with an imposed flow of an external fluid, which is air in the case of bubble blowing.The shape of the bubbles is determined by surface tension. This is what holds the bubble together. It’s also what allows you to fill a […]

Lisa and Blanket

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Transformations with a blanket: Lisa uses two blankets to transform in different animals. The first transformation is a bird. ‘Birds are free’ she says, ‘so I can do what I want’. Second transformation Question: What happens when I touch the water (= the blue carpet in our living room)?  Answer: I become a fish Third transformation […]

Leafs

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Becoming leafs: playing and throwing leafs in autumn Lisa Scheers and Lotte van der Valk, 19 November 2018, Amsterdam ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Autumn leafs in the december sun 4th of December 2018, Amsterdam ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  

Stork

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New habitat of storks: refuse dump in Oss 17 November 2018, Oss Habitat: the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.In ecology, a habitat is the type of natural environment in which a particular species of organism lives. It is characterized by both physical and biological features. A species’ habitat is those […]

Living Room Dance

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14 november 2018, Amsterdam Living Room Dance: spontaneous dance of Lisa Scheers in the living room.  Living room, also called a lounge room, lounge or sitting room, is a room in a  house or apartment for relaxing and socialising. This post is part of micro-dances.  ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Theatricality

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Theatricality, drama and performativity Circus performance Performers: Lisa Scheers and Lotte van der Valk  26 October 2018, Amsterdam   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  Pretending to be spies Performers: Lisa Scheers and Lotte van der Valk  27 November 2018, Amsterdam Lisa and Lotte are on a secret mission. They carry walkie talkies with them as […]

Making Paper

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10 November 2018, Amsterdam Making your own paper: by using old news papers and water (Lisa first used milk but that wasn’t a good idea) and some patience. The idea behind this experiment is that we should all recycle our own paper.

Blog 1

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Week 45: 5-11 November 2018 Resting Places for Potential Body Parts It was a strange experience to be in a dance studio again (it has been a while). My first idea was to explore the notion of touch while being alone. So how the floor and walls make contact with my body: how they support […]

Ripstik

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On the 20th of October we have  a dinner with our neighbours. Our children  spontaneously start to engage with a game in the hallway: they sit on the ripstiks, using it as  a vehicle instead of an object you can skate with. One of the rules is that they have  to move around obstacles that […]

Shapeshifting

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Shapeshifting in between land and sea: the butterfly-man and the gorilla- girl Shapeshifting is the ability of a being or creature to transform its physical form or shape. The most common form of shapeshifting  is that of therianthropy, which is the transformation of a human being into an animal or conversely, of an animal into […]

Sea Dance

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On the 24th of October 2018 I went with Lisa to the beach of Ijmuiden. It was a windy day, and as a result many kitesurfers were challenging the sea.  It was a beautiful day, with a bit of sun shining through the dark clouds.  Lisa performed several sea dances, all improvised. Photography/video: Carolien Hermans […]

Yoga Teacher

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In October 2018  I did an intensive yin yoga teacher’s course at Arhanta Yoga Ashram in Velp. I completed the course, passed the exams (theory as wel as practice) and now I am officially a yin yoga teacher.   

Fog

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Fog is a visible aerosol consisting of minute water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth‘s surface. Although it has no Latin name, fog can be considered a type of low-lying cloud, usually resembling stratus, and is heavily influenced by nearby bodies of water, topography, and wind conditions. Velp, 8-13 […]

Oceanic Feeling

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Oceanic Feeling (with reference to Roman Rolland and Freud): a feeling of  limitlessness and oneness, becoming aquatic. ‘Like a sheet of water which I feel flushing under the bark’ (Rolland, in Parsons, 1999, p.16-17). ‘I feel very much protected when I’m underwater. . . . I feel as though the sea is on my side.’ (free […]

Under Water

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The girl that lived under water….(and that was later joined by an underwater boy).  (The pictures below provide preliminary evidence for the existence of under water people.) ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] (I spotted the underwater girl somewhere far away from here, in crystal blue water, in an undiscovered area in the Atlantic Ocean. First she […]

Imitative Play

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Imitative play: an intentional, communicative act in which one person copies the act or movement of another person.  For more reading: Imiterend leren ENG Photographs have been taken at different locations (Gorliz, Bilbao, Leeds) in 2017-2018. Performers: Luuk and Lisa Scheers Photography: Carolien Hermans ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Light in B/W

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Black and white ( B/W or B&W): any of several monochrome forms in visual arts. Montpon, France, 11th of August Photography: Carolien Hermans ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Light

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  Light: electromagnetic radiation within a certain portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. The word usually refers to visible light, which is the visible spectrum that is visible to the human eye and is responsible for the sense of sight. Bayonne, France, 9th of August 2018 Photography: Carolien Hermans ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Gorliz, Basque Country, Spain, […]

Climbing

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Climbing: the activity of using one’s hands, feet, or any other part of the body to ascend a steep object.It is done for locomotion, recreation and competition, in trades that rely on it, and in emergency rescue and military operations. It is done indoors and out, on natural and man-made structures. Aubazine, France, 15th of August […]

Cannonball and Diving

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Cannonball: The result of running and jumping in a flexed position into a swimming pool to create a large splash, mimicking the flight and shape of a cannonball Diving:  the sport of jumping into water, especially with your head and arms going in first, or of swimming underwater Diving in Zarautz, Basque Country, Spain, 7th of […]