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23. bis 27.06.2014 Glorious Failure- Following through failure as a path of discovery  
a workshop for dancers and musicians with Leyya Mona Tawil and Yannis Adoniou  
17.00 bis 20.30 Uhr im EDEN***** Studio1  

Glorious Failure- Following through failure as a path of discovery

Glorious Failure- Following through failure as a path of discovery

How can we use Failure as a positive practice? Failure is necessary for discovery. Failure is defined individually and, at times, judged publicly.
This workshop is an open space for investigation through unconventional pathways rather than focusing on the technical pursuits of dance and music. We look for the practices of dance and music to metabolize each other as we search for a direct relationship and outcome. As a way of deepening the individual voice within the collaboration, we bring the two practices in close proximity; both working to hold their own mechanisms of control even when we are failing.

Leyya and Yannis each have a long history of collaborating with musicians and are always interested in the most meaningful dialogue with in the two disciplines.

Dates: June 23-27
Price: 60 Euro
Time: 17:00-20:30
Place: EDEN***** Studios, Breite Straße 43, 13187 Berlin

Registration: ticket@dock11-berlin.de, 030-35120312

Dance artist Leyya Mona Tawil founded DANCE ELIXIR in 2003 in order to pursue a collaboration-based vision of dance research and presentation on an international scale. DANCE ELIXIR has been presented in 11 countries throughout Europe and the Middle East, and extensively throughout the US. She has been honored with residencies in Saint Petersburg, Cairo, Ramallah, Amsterdam, New Orleans and Detroit. The crux of Tawil’s work is collaboration. Her current research into location-based dance making has birthed projects such as Destroy// - works that are subject to variations defined by locality. To date, over 70 dancers and 19 musicians have participated in the Destroy// all places tour, which continues with upcoming presentations in Oulu-FI, Den Haag-NL and Cairo-EG.
In addition to her choreographic projects, Tawil engages with the world as an educator and curator. She is the director of TAC: Temescal Art Center, an experimental arts venue in Oakland-CA.

Yannis Adoniou, Artistic Director/Choreographer KUNST-STOFF productions.

Born in Athens Greece, Yannis Adoniou, a Goldie Award winning art maker is the co-founder and the Artistic director of the critically acclaimed dance company KUNST-STOFF. A renowned choreographer and a master teacher he choreographs and conducts classes/workshops across the United States and Europe. In 2010 Adoniou founded KUNST-STOFF arts, a studio/art space located in downtown San Francisco. Mr. Adoniou curatesand organizesthe performances and artistic teams for Stoffwechsel– Metabolism Festival, Berlin.



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