5 February 2018, 10am – 6pm

      Practising Attention

      Myriam Lefkowitz with Cécile Lavergne
      Podium Mozaïek, Amsterdam
      1. Myriam Lefkowitz, 'Practising Attention', workshop, If I Can't Dance at Huiskamer van de Buurt de Tagerijn, Amsterdam, 17 November 2017. Photo by Coco Duivenvoorde.
    2. **The workshop is fully booked. Any further reservations will be placed on a waiting list should a space become available.**

      Following recent presentations in Paris, Amsterdam and Bilbao at the end of 2017, Myriam Lefkowtiz will return to Amsterdam on 5 February 2018 to present the next session of her ongoing series of workshops. For this session she will be joined Cécile Lavergne, and participants are asked to bring with them a text of their choice that they consider feminist, and an object or fabric that has interesting tactile or sound properties.

      Through the Practising Attention workshop, Myriam Lefkowitz collectively searches, invents, and exchanges practices and ideas that address contemporary modes of attention, and which are guided by the enquiry: What practice to be could create conditions for our attention to shift? What practice to be could dig into the intimate connections between perceiving and imagining, opening them as resources to perform other forms of relationships?

      In the workshop, Lefkowitz shares sensorial, perceptive, and imaginary tools that she has developed over the years of her practice. These tools predominantly use touch, different modes of seeing, states between sleep and wakefulness, and silent forms of communications, which are activated in the city and indoor spaces. Across the workshop, these practices are opened up and mapped via the collective conversations that the experience of them produces with the participants, and the issues that emerge from these modified states of attention.

      No prior performance training is required to participate in the workshop, though participants should be comfortable with relating to others through touch, as well as working in darkened spaces. The workshop will take place within a studio space at Podium Mozaiek, Bos en Lommerweg 191, Amsterdam. Lunch will be provided.

      To take part in the workshop please email sg@ificantdance.org. Please be aware that places are limited. 

      Myriam Lefkowitz’s Practising Attention is commissioned and produced by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam), and co-produced by Bulegoa z/b as part of Corpus, network for performance practice. The workshop has been developed in partnership with La Ferme du Buisson, Paris.

      Corpus is Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam), Playground (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum, Leuven), and Tate Modern (London): www.corpus-network.org

      Corpus is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. 

      If I Can't Dance,
      I Don't Want to Be Part of
      Your Revolution