Choreography and Performative Techniques of The Self/Group (Workshop)

April 4th to 11th 2012, at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers

An important point about the relationship between performance and public space concerns the various performative techniques that have been developed in the contexts of choreography and business management, which consider the differences as much as the similarities between these approaches of social behaviour.
In order to approach these questions, TkH's members are organizing a workshop led by performance and coaching specialists in the fields of dance and business culture. This will be an opportunity to share various practices within a group of participants who come from these different fields, giving them a chance to further explore their ideas on behavioural models in today's society.

Workshop Introduction
The question of self-performance cannot be separated from our relationship to society; it is also at the core of education. To prepare for professional life also means to reflect on the building of an identity and its realization in diverse situations and groups.
As part of their research on performance and public space, the TkH collective invites dance students (of practice and/or theory) and business management students to attend a workshop about existing techniques for self-presentation in the social sphere.
The aim of this workshop is to contrast two different approaches of "performance of the self", by practicing dance and performance techniques as well as business management techniques. The goal is to uncover the professional gestures, figures and technologies of the self/group that lend the social specific meanings and functions on a daily basis. Each group of students may thus enrich their perspective, discover new methodologies and reconsider their own practices and experience in relation to those of the other group.

The workshop will be led by two experts from the chosen fields at the invitation of the TkH collective:
- Christine De Smedt, Belgian choreographer, specialist of group technologies;
- Siegmar Zacharias, German performer and specialist of rhetoric who teaches business managers;

The workshop will take place from April 5th-11th, 2012 at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, and will be open to about twenty students.