Eva Maes (BE) studied dance at the Cunningham Dance Studio (NY,USA) from1999 till 2001. In the fall of 2003 she met the improvisational work of Lisa Nelson during a workshop at ‘La Manutention’ (Bordeaux, F) leading to more workshops and collaborations with her and with the ‘Brussels Tuning Band’, a gathering of individuals ( Baptiste Andrien, Anouk Llaurence, Franck Beaubois, Brune Campos, Caroline Boillet, Pascale Gille), for a longer or shorter period of time dedicated to inhabit Lisa Nelson’s ‘tuning scores’ , at the same time utilizing these scores a as departure point for artistic research.
In the same period she started her studies at the School for Body-Mind Centering® ( Chiemsee, GER and Northampton ,USA), where she graduated in 2006 as a Body- Mind Centering® Practitioner. She has been assisting Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in various workshops in NY, Brussels, Bratislava, Berlin as well as for Soma in Paris. Other collaborations in dance: Chantal Yzermans/Radical Low (NY, 2004), Anouk Llaurens (Brussels, 2007 & 2008).
“Visions, a research on poetic documentation based on Lisa Nelson work”
By Anouk LLaurens and guests: Andrea Keiz, Julien Bruneau, Maya Dalinsky Sonia Si Ahmed, Laure Myers , Ariane Loze, Ana Stegnar, Eva Maes , Catherine Massin and Laura Karreman.
“Visions” is an original combination between movement, image, drawing, text and audio recordings. The research is interested in the translation of movement into multi-modal documentation, and in the articulation of these documents with each other’s in order to create poetic experiences. The whole proposal is based on Lisa Nelson’s ‘Tuning scores’1: It uses sensorial exploration to generate movement, inhibition to find new path and multiple points of views to document a shared event.
The object of “Visions” is the « eyes-hand coordination » which is the dialogue between the vision and the hands necessary to execute the simplest task. The documentation will present a possible interpretation of this subject from multiple and subjective points of view. All participating artists will practice all modes of documentation and will communicate their opinion to each other’s through their produced documents. Experiences will be reinvented with the help of different voices to create a polyphony that will give a sense of the initial global situation while presenting it in a new light.
The documentation will stand as an artistic proposal. It will first take the form of an installation-performance that will combine drawings, texts, video, audio recordings and live actions. It will later be edited on a website and propose composition workshop where multi-modal documentation will be used as a reflexive tool to unfold performance and composition consciousness.