WORKSHOP “A BODY BEING DANCED” | Open level | Liza Beliasnaja


In the period of six days we will be looking at the notion of “learning” from multiple points of view. Learning dances in particular will be our focus. We will not engage in improvisation or/and “creativity” (as you understood from the topic), but rather analyzing experiences and becoming available for material to dance us. What strategies are being used in the moment of memorizing, appropriating physical information? How can one acknowledge and challenge ones habits in such tasks? This workshop/practice is not goal oriented, there is no objective task we will aim for. Its rather a subjective/personal experience that is at stake. We will learn dances, songs, beats, stories together/ individually, we will pass information, I will teach you some stuff, you will teach me some also. We will talk, discuss, write, paint, draw, sing, create magic share (or not), we will probably laugh and probably play some funky beats. What is at stake? Our agency, our personal experience in possessing knowledge and passing it. Our bodies that hold information which is there forever- clear and accessible.

BIOGRAPHY | Liza Beliasnaja

Liza Baliasnaja (1994) is a dancer/performer/choreographer from Lithuania. She started her dance education in Artez ( Bachelor of Dance) in Holland, Arnhem. After one year of studies Liza was selected to join P.A.R.T.S in Belgium, Brussels – performing arts, research and training studios directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaker. As a result of 3 year Training Cycle, her approach on movement is based on wide range of dance techniques and body works she has been studying over past years. Nevertheless, her creative practices are strongly related to theory and more analytical approach towards dance and choreography. Liza participated in multiple seminars with theoreticians and artists in the field of contemporary dance, thus continuously developing her autonomous field of interests. Liza’s is dealing with the notions of “liminality” and “thingness”, questioning ideas about theater space and spectatorship. In 2015 she made “Klymaxless”, for “Aura” Dance theater in Lithuania, which was premiered in a festival “New Baltic Dance’16” in Vilnius. Her latest work “ Commensurate to be with” has been presented in Kaaistudios/ Brussels and Vooruit /Ghent. Recently she has been involved as a performer in the works of Mårten Spångberg and Eszter Salamon.