Helge-Björn Meyer, Germany
Helge-Björn Meyer studied Philosophy and Performing Arts at the University Leipzig (Germany) and work for following theaters: Theater Bremen, Maxim-Gorki-Theater Berlin, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Schauspiel Leipzig, Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, Theaterhaus Stuttgart (Germany), National Theatre Ankara (Turkey) and Theatro Municipal Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Since 2010 dramaturg for dance at Opera Graz (Austria)
Collaboration with the choreographer Ismael Ivo (Brazil/Germany), Marcia Haydee (Brazil), Yoshi Oida (Japan/France) und Koffi Kôkô (Gabon/France).
Director of the performance collective Richter/Meyer/Marx (Berlin).
Award „First Prize Best Solo“ by „VI. International SoloDuo Festival Cologne 2014 (Germany).
Nominated for the award „Premio Arte Laguna“ 2014 and 2015 in the category „Performance“.
Bodies in the urban space
This performance workshop is designed to introduce a lay public to the experience of performance in urban public space in Athens. How can we both observe and create positions and movement patterns that encompass the full scale of the environment from dominant aspects like large buildings to smaller aspects such as lost gloves or falling leaves? The methodology offers the audience an enhanced way of seeing the urban space in its entirety. The workshop will explore several basic performance principles of how to relate to urban space with our vision and our bodies, though the use of improvisational movement methods and exercises that train spatial and urban environmental awareness. We will work outside to explore new ways of seeing the space and to build movements that open up potential for how the audience sees the space. The workshop is open to everyone interested in moving in public space, including professional performers and makers and non-professionals. The workshop is practice-based and a small choreography will be presented at the end of the workshop.
Perequisites: No prerequisites – everbody is welcome.