Creative crossroads Artist residency in Zagreb

In his words: Dear colleagues in the field of dance, choreography and performance.

I invite you to spend time with me inside and around the dance space in the middle of my residency. I’d like to share with you what is cooking in the studio but I would be open to have an exchange about what moves and motivates, interests and inspires us to keep the flame of dance during these times.

My practice is based on working with improvisation. Right now, I am mapping various driving forces, tools, sensitivities to enable movement, to access immediacy. In this mapping I embrace a prolific approach and while I am wading in the swamp of possibilities, I am nick-naming, defining these tools and not minding losing myself into dance while I am doing the research. It is a way of processing, thinking by and while moving, figuring out ways while I am figuring the contours of a not yet seen but felt body of work that emanates from my own soma. Verbalisation, contextualisation using and playing with language is present in the studio too. As well as I am interested in how an action or event is situated, framed and how quickly it can be modified, how can we access knowledge and control over the muscles of attention to glide through different point of views.

Imre Vass is an independent performing artist, dancer and choreographer, based in Budapest. “I host environments for a non-harmful exploration of the comfort zone, to overcome the uncomfortable while tuning, training and sharpening the muscles of attention. Playing with expectations, flirting with ambiguities and obvious choices while swerving away from the mainstream I intend to liberate energies of the part