Movement mutations - Simple is complex

15-17 January 2021

Basel, Switzerland

Baris Mihci

Movement mutations - Simple is complex

The question of how to move well or improve movement is one that many of us who are curious about movement education ask ourselves. The many ways a movement can be done seem endless. My attention when moving or watching movement is often drawn to these huge numbers of choices that exist; the amount of options and variations for example in walking, rolling, running or jumping. Which choice is more logic or just? On what basis and how can we choose? 
I would like to invite you into an investigation  that can help us in deepening our perspectives and understanding about how to choose a specific coordination for a specific context. Breaking down movement patterns or motives will serve as examples for adding options to the ones we already have, appreciate complexity hidden inside simplicity and experience something known as something unknown. 
We will also consider external aspects like space, forces or individual physical differences that play a role when we learn or integrate movement. Information from anatomy and mechanics will support us in making informed decisions. 
I think that adding options and perceiving them as a multilayered universe that we understand partially only rather than limitations or contradiction can give us wealth and richness. 

Baris Mihci 
was born 1976 in Wuppertal, Germany and is currently based between Turkey and Europe. He graduated with degrees in social pedagogy, German language, Sports and special education for physically disabled children at the University of Cologne. Baris then began his dancing life.  His curiosity about the art of dancing was strongly influenced by following the work of Pina Bausch for over 14 years.  Coming from an athletic background, movement was always a big interest to him. In 2001 he was introduced and immersed himself in the Axis Syllabus enabling.  Baris acquired a teacher's certificate after 4 years and has been teaching regularly for dancers and non-dancers alike across Europe since.  He has taught at Studio Hybrid, Dancetrumjette, the Cullberg Ballet, Tanzquartier among many other professional dance training institutions. Baris’ performance work is based in solo, site specific and improvisation. He has presented solos at Belgart Moment Festival, Festival tanzhautnah, RAC Festival (Brussels) among others. He has also collaborated extensively with Collectif en Transit, devoted to bringing dance to urban public spaces.  Baris is a key organizer of the Nomadic College since 2004 and a member of the Axis Syllabus member assessment panel. 

Location: TanzRaum im Warteck, Burgweg 15, 4058 Basel

Schedule: Friday 18.00 – 20.30 / Sa & Su 10.00 – 16.00 (with one hour lunch break)

Price: Swiss francs / Euro
Regular workshop price: 220 / 200
Early Bird – until one month before: 200 / 185
Core-group price – if 4 or 5 of the workshops are booked: 180 / 165
Optional reduction for people not living in switzerland: -20 / -18

Housing: To make it possible for people arriving from further away to participate, there's the possibility to organise housing for 10-20 per night for a limited number or people.

The cycle is a whole which means that the people who participate in 4 or 5 of the weekends belong to the core-group that will have a priority in registration.