Katapult – COVID-19 – Status Update

We are sad to announce that following the information provided by the German government and the Berlin Senat, we have taken the decision to postpone all workshops that were planned before the beginning of September. The majority of workshops will be re-programmed, and we will be in touch with registered students in the next period to check the new dates or to arrange refunds.

We will follow the recommended guidelines of the relevant authorities and keep updates coming as often as is necessary. Please bear with us in this time of severe instability, and keep making great art.

If you have to stay at home, then you’ve got lots of time to train, create, and grow. If you’re able, come visit for open training, or a residency.

All the best,

The Katapult team

Your Creative Space 4.0 – Anna-Katharina Andrees

Three days of ‘Michael Chekhov acting technique’ with Anna-Katharina Andrees
15-17 May, 2020
Wilhelminenhofstr 91, 12459 Berlin

Tools for circus artists and performers in new circus.

Let’s continue our exploration with the Michael Chekhov Technique – this time focusing on specific tools for improvisation and ways to structure your composition, your creative process or just your personal rehearsal/ training. Structure can be freeing – just as improvisation can bring you to clarity.

It is not necessary to have done the previous workshops. Basic tools will be repeated. Continue reading “Your Creative Space 4.0 – Anna-Katharina Andrees”

The Attentive Act – Lisard Tranis & Clémentine Telesfort

Movement workshop with Lisard Tranis and Clémentine Telesfort
13-14 June, 2020
Wilhelminenhofstr 91, 12459 Berlin

Our workshop is aimed at people from all disciplines that are interested in expanding their creative tools and refining their movement quality. We propose the participants to focus on four main aspects that we are keen to develop as dance artists: sensitivity, control, availability, and creative adaptation. Continue reading “The Attentive Act – Lisard Tranis & Clémentine Telesfort”

Circles, Cycles & Rhythms – Damien Boisbouvier

Two days of flow juggling & object manipulation with Damien Boisbouvier
20-21 June, 2020
Wilhelminenhofstr 91, 12459 Berlin

Kúklos is Cycle. Kúklos is Circle. Kúklos is any circular movement; or object, such as a wheel, a ring, a sphere, a globe. It is also a marketplace, a crowd of people.

Rhuthmós is Rhythm. Rhuthmós comes from Flow. Rhuthmós is any measured movement; repeating, regular motion, such as a vibration. It is proportion, it is symmetry, it is arrangement, it is order. It is also state, condition; form, shape; fashion, manner. Continue reading “Circles, Cycles & Rhythms – Damien Boisbouvier”

Windstyle – Level 2 – Aragorn ‘Bishop’ Boulanger

5 days of Windstyle dance with Aragorn ‘Bishop’ Boulanger
2pm – 7pm, 3-7 August, 2020
Wilhelminenhofstr 91, 12459 Berlin

In this session, we will go deeper into the Windstyle practice in terms of technique, requirement, and meaning; getting closer to the way that Aragorn and his company are regularly practicing it in life, and using it in their artistic works. Continue reading “Windstyle – Level 2 – Aragorn ‘Bishop’ Boulanger”

Around Lifts – Un Loup Pour L’Homme

A full week of partnering, listening and endurance with Arno Ferrera and Mika Lafforgue
7-11 September, 2020
Wilhelminenhofstr 91, 12459 Berlin

For acrobats – dancers – movers
In this 5 days workshop with Arno Ferrera (CH, IT) and Mika Lafforgue (FR), two acrobats of Un loup pour l’homme, we will work around partnering through some practices of the company’s material. One of the focus of the week will be on the roles of flyer and base, this not to be clearly defined, therefore interchangeable. Continue reading “Around Lifts – Un Loup Pour L’Homme”

Harmonic Throws – Jonathan Lardillier

Juggling workshop with Jonathan Lardillier
17-18 October, 2020
Wilhelminenhofstr 91, 12459 Berlin

Minimum level: Three ball cascade, good music feeling and/or good site swap knowledge is a welcome extra.

The purpose of the Harmonic Throws method is to help jugglers to progress technically in a fun and enjoyable way based on a strong sense of musicality. It develops the ability to play with other jugglers, but also with other disciplines working with with beats as musicians or dancers. It also helps to better understand the fundamentals of juggling. It combines learning, creativity and pleasure. Continue reading “Harmonic Throws – Jonathan Lardillier”