august 2019




How not to know – Asaf Bachrach #1

The practice of science and of improvisation might seem very different but they share the goal to come up with something new, something we did not expect or know about before. At the core of these two practices lies the same paradox: we don’t exactly know what we don’t know. The scientist and the improviser both develop techniques for waiting for the unexpected, techniques that allow for something new to happen (rather than ‘do’ something new). In the workshop we will turn scientific protocols into dancing scores and dancing scores into scientific protocols, inviting new ways of knowing together.

Asaf Bachrach (US) has practiced contact improvisation as well as other types of dance (Butoh, Tuning Scores) since 1994. He studied intensively with renown teachers like Steve Paxton, Kirsty Simson, Lisa Nelson and  Min Tanaka. Asaf is a certified Rolfing® practitioner. He is also a cognitive neuroscientist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifiquewhere he has been studying language and dance and, in particular, joint improvisation.

You can follow this workshop for just one day or you can also follow How not to know #2 on Saturday 24/08 if you want to delve into all aspects of the theme.

If you are participating in this workshop, you may also enjoy Ana Stegnar.

Fri 23/08 11:00-13:00
Fri 23/08 14:00-16:00

Language: en

Price (standard): € 50
Price (reduction): € 40

  • cognitive science
  • improvisation
  • somatics
  • ways of knowing