For whom: movement and/or dance enthusiasts from Le Havre and the Normandy region, with a background in dance in its various aesthetic forms (contemporary, classical, urban, African, swing, k-pop, etc.) as well as other sporting disciplines (skateboarding, surfing, parkour, climbing, etc.) and artistic disciplines (drawing, music, design/graphics, etc.).
Goals: the H2O project aims to support young dancers and movement practitioners in finding the keys to their creativity, possible revealing cooperative ventures and multi-disciplinary emancipation.
How : shifts' methodology for working with teenagers and young adults is based on three pillars: high-level creative processes; support for autonomy, self-management and empowerment; and ongoing encounters to nurture enthusiasm and creativity.
Two discovery sessions will enable all those interested to discover the project in shared practice, at the shifts studio in Le Havre, in September 2023 (slot options: September 16, 23, 30 - dates set at the beginning of July).
The group will meet twice a month, on Saturdays, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at shifts studio / Les Ateliers du mouvement (6, rue du général Sarrail, Le Havre / 5 min from the train station), as well as for creative events / studio openings once a term and performances at the end of the school year.
The first year will be punctuated by regular movement workshops, linked to choreographic tools, images, anatomical knowledge and creativity, then, in the second part, by the genesis of a joint, collaborative and creative project, to be shared with the public in June/early July.
Together with the group, we hope to generate the creation of a permanent company, made up of a group of dancers trained over several years, with the aim of achieving a high level of autonomy, both artistic and structural, in an atmosphere of sincerity, cooperation and open-mindedness.
Artistic accompaniment, choreographers, dancers and teachers :
Malgven Gerbes & David Brandstätter
Our experience :
As an international dance company, we have taught young students for several years in the choreography departments of art colleges in Berlin, Arnhem in the Netherlands, Dartington in England, and KNUA - Korean National University of the Arts. We have also carried out numerous projects for 15-30 year-olds in France and abroad. For example, we have supported a project for 120 young girls in Pakistan, the creation of a collective of young choreographers in Mexico, and the creation of a 15-25 company Impuls' in 2013 at the Triangle - Cité de la danse in Rennes, with 45 young dancers to co-create a piece with multiple influences and styles. Following this performance, and the enthusiasm it aroused in the audience, they decided to continue the adventure together, with the Triangle's support and a high degree of autonomy, and set off on tour.
Admission fee :
Annual membership of the shifts France association: €20
Fees : The cost of a school year is €100, payable in 1 to 3 instalments. The total cost of the workshops per student for the year is 300€, with the additional 200€ financed by a collective fund-raising campaign during the year.
Attendance at a minimum of 80% of workshops / involvement, 80% commitment to complete the project.
Participation of the group in the organization of studio opening times, artistic content, communication, welcome and conviviality.
Participation and progressive involvement of the group in the organization and financing of material / costumes / communication media for studio openings and performances.
Information, registration: firstname.lastname@example.org / 06 43 77 79 66