Seeing, moving, and being moved II

Scientists and dance artists share crossing approaches on the way we use our eyes in and for dance.

Schedule Saturday 25 September :
10:00-10:30 : Arrival/introduction
10:30-12:30 : Physical practice (Maike)
Lunch break
13:30-14:30 : Lecture & discussion (Nicolás)
15:00-17:00 : Exploration/movement practice (Charlie)
17:00-17:30 : Closing
Schedule Sunday 26 September :
10:00-10:30 : Arrival/introduction
10:30-12:30 : Physical practice
Lunch break
13:30-14:30 : Lecture & discussion (Tommaso)
15:00-17:00 : Exploration/movement practice
17:00-17:30 : Closing


Dr. Nicolás Araneda Hinrichs (Psycholinguist, Institute for Applied Linguistics and Translatology, Leipzig).
Lecture & discussion – content to be announced.

Maike Hautz (performance artist, dancer, and musician, Leipzig).
Workshop: the togetherness as bodies in space.
The focus of the unit is on the perception of the common as a body in space. We practice to grasp holistically our own anatomical body as well as the bodies of others in their environment. What impulses arise from the nature of the other for my own dynamics? How can I support a position, a dance, and how can I myself experience support? In partner and group work we will try out to pick up dynamics attentively, to give space to others and to create space for ourselves. Always keeping in mind not to lose what we have in common.

Tommaso Tosato (neuroscientist, Ernst Strüngmann Institute, Frankfurt)
Lecture & discussion: The role of inter-individual brain wave synchronisation during social interactions (e.g. speech) and during movement and music improvisations.

Susanna Ylikoski (dance artist and author, Berlin)
Workshop: Empathy in movement
When moving from an empathic starting point and in relation to our environment, how does our body make decisions to animate itself? What affects us? What makes us orientate the way we do? How can we expose the body and its environments dynamic interrelationship and resonance?
By training our ability to follow both the directionality and the dynamic nature of our sensorial information, this somatic practice enables us to study how our body makes decisions in its environment.
The movement is approached through our sensorial information: perceived sensations, emotions, motions, thoughts, images, rhythms, and directions, in relation to space and other bodies. By surrendering to this information, shifts, changes, residues, growths, erasures, etc. occurs. This focus on bodily processes with a simultaneous focus on the spatial information creates a bridge to a third focus at their meeting point: an alternative reading of a situation is opened.

Charlie Fouchier (dance artist, Leipzig)
Workshop: Embodying the three dimensionality of the space
I will propose a dance practice connecting various components of our perception : inner body sensations, visual body perception, space perception and space representation. Using the inertia of our body states will allow us to increase our awareness of those different components. Through this practice we want to reach a better embodiment of the three-dimensionality of our environment, making us able to enter more bodily-rooted interactions while dancing together.

Practical information:
Participation is on a donation basis.
Registration required at:
If you wish to participate to only parts of the symposium, please mention it when registering.
Language: German and/or English, depending on demand.
Location: Erich-Zeigner-Allee 64d – 04229 Leipzig.

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About the guests :

Dr. Nicolás Araneda Hinrichs, born in 1989, is a German-Chilean researcher who received his PhD in Psycholinguistics from the University of Concepción (Concepción, Chile) through the Chilean National Agency for Research and Development (ANID/CONICYT). He also holds a Licenciatura (German equivalent: Diplom) in Physical (Biological) Anthropology from the same institution and is currently pursuing his Habilitation at the Institute for Applied Linguistics & Translatology of the University of Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany); whose director, Prof. Oliver Czulo, is his current advisor.
He just founded a research group with Dr. Maryam Foradi to carry out an agenda that combines neurocognitive experiments with computational corpus linguistics on the basis of primes from Wierzbicka´s Natural Semantic Metalanguage and frames from the Global FrameNet initiative. For his Dissertation, Nicolás investigated the so-called reversal of the concreteness effect of nouns in Chilean Spanish from a 4E Cognition based perspective. During his study he also performed a research stay at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, The Netherlands), and was appointed laboratory manager throughout most of his stay in that doctoral program.
Nicolás recurrently serves as manuscript revisor for diverse journals, conferences, and publishing houses, begun writing a book on philosophy of contemporary cognitive science with Noah Guzmán from the California Institute of Technology (California, USA) and is a pianist of classical and jazz tradition; having had several bands – among them “Niño Cohete”, a pop formation that enjoyed considerable success in Chile – and taught jazz piano, he has also held lecture performances such as “Time Decoration” on his process of composition at Atelier Schwobhaus (Bern, Switzerland).

Maike Hautz (Germany Munich, 1989), based in Leipzig, is a freelance performance artist, dancer and musician. She graduated at the Academy Of Visual Arts in Leipzig (2019).
Her two Soloprojects are the Concert Performance ‘ Sosoliketah’ and the solo performance ‘ Obst/ Kabel/Körper’ which she showed in several Off-Spaces in Munich, Berlin and Leipzig.
In all her works her main focus lies on the collective body, human touch in all senses and power relations. Furthermore her artworks explore the issue of collaboration itself, as well as intermedial exchange. Theoretically and practically she experiments on group dynamics and swarm behaviour.

Tommaso Tosato studied Molecular Biology in Padua and Neurobiology in Pisa and he has been working on his PhD at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute in Frankfurt, carrying out experimental research in the field of cognitive science. He relates brain rhythms, action and perception. In particular he focuses on visual perception, showing that it is not a continuous process, but in fact rhythmic. Moreover he investigate how motor actions are synchronizing perceptual rhythms. Beside his activity as a scientist, Tommaso regularly collaborated with artists from the fields of dance in the frame of interdisciplinary research projects (e.g. Meg Stuart, Adriana Almeida Pees and Ildikó Tóth).

Susanna Ylikoski (Finland, 1992), based in Berlin, is active as a dance artist and author. She received a diploma in dance from SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (AU, 2019).
As a dancer, she worked with, amongst others, choreographers Alma Edelstein-Feinsilber (Ode to Phanes, 2020), Barnaby Booth (Skeleton, Nice, 2020; Ilona, 2018), Ceren Oran (Who is Frau Troffea, 2019; Urge 2021), Omer Keinan (The New Fire Ceremony, 2019), Rotem Weissman (BAUHAUS, 2018), and Julyen Hamilton (Collecting Water, 2018); visual artists Moritz Macje and Sandra Man (Aeon, 2020); musician Jonathan Nagel (eventually, 2021); and co-created HeartBeat (2020) with visual artist Christian Awe and musician Cesar B., which performed at Kunsthalle Rostock (DE). She has been an active member in TRAK Dance Ensemble (AU) since 2018 and is a co-founder of nein9 kollektiv (DE) since 2021.
As an author, she has been published in Stream. Live Art Writing by Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE) since 2020. Her short prose “Diary Blue” was published by the magazine Care Where Zine (issue POOetry, 2020). Her short prose “A confession game” was published by the Greek Ministry of Culture, in the book Are you here? Zine in 2021. For her artistic research Empathy in Movement she received funding from Taike – The Arts Promotion Centre Finland in 2020 and 2021, and from DIS-TANZEN (DE) in 2021. As an artist she advocates for collaborative and situation specific art, and is interested in alternative ways of co-existence, empathy, and that which is unmeasurable.

Nach einem Philosophie-Bachelor absolvierte Charlie Fouchier eine Choreografie-Ausbildung am CNDC in Angers, Frankreich. Seit 2009 arbeitet er als Tänzer, sowie als Leiter verschiedener Performanceprojekte und Workshops europaweit. Seit 2018 ist er Mitglied des Vereins 4fürTanz und seit 2019 Tanzpädagoge am Tanztheater Leipzig.