There are 3 places remaining on the upcoming intensive with Frank van de Ven in Cornwall.
17 – 23 May 2016

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If you would like to make an application please send a short cv and motivational letter to:


Workshop exploring the relationship between Body and Landscape led by Frank van de Ven (Body Weather Amsterdam)

Intensive 7-day workshop on the southwestern peninsula of England. The mild climate, regulated by the Gulf Stream, allows an abundance of flora and fauna, even palm trees in the far south, besides gorse and heather, ferns, mosses, liverworths and lichen. The sea cliffs and moors host many marine bird species including the recently returned Cornish chough, which appears on the Cornish coat of arms. The coastal waters are home to large populations of seals, porpoises, whales and sharks. The Souh West Coast Path runs closeby with access to the famed Bedruthan Steps (in Cornish Bos Rudhen, meaning Red-one’s dwelling) with slates and fossils from the Middle Devonian Period. Going North East the path passes the beautiful fishing village of Port Isaac and on to the spectacular castle of Tintagel, legendary birth place of King Arthur
Body Weather – Body/Landscape: The basic training and point of departure for this workshop, Body Weather, is a comprehensive training and performance practice that investigates the intersections of bodies and their environments. Taking Body Weather into the landscape, the aim is to explore and develop consciousness of the body itself being an ever evolving landscape within a greater surrounding landscape.
Programme will include *MB -(mind/body, muscles/bones)  dance training  *practice of and reflection on physical and mental training  *walking and wandering, silent walk, pilgrimage and nocturnal journeys *various modes of experiencing body, movement and landscape  *investigating divergent senses of space and time  *peripatetic records, drawing, writing *mental topography of a location, myth and genius loci  *Local geology, archaeology and history.

An integral part of the workshop will be the individual artistic projects that participants are encouraged to formulate and work on for about 1-1,5 hours a day. The workshop leaders are available to guide and support these processes.

Participants profile: for artists and advanced students working in performance, dance, sculpture, photography, theatre, visual arts, and natural history.

Frank van de Ven is a dancer and choreographer who spend his formative years in Japan working with Min Tanaka and the Maijuku Performance Company. Together with Katerina Bakatsaki he founded ‘Body Weather Amsterdam’, in 1993, as a platform for training and performance. Since 1995 he conducts with Milos Sejn the interdisciplinary Bohemiae Rosa Project, connecting body and landscape with art, geology and architecture.
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Dates: 17-23  May 2016.  Arrival is 16 th May

Address: Beach Head House, St Eval, near Wadebridge, Cornwall UK

Access: Nearest train stations:  Newquay or Bodmin Parkway (5 ½ hours from London. Bus:  556 bus route operated by Western Greyhound. Airport: Newquay International Airport is 6 miles away.  We will inform you of possible car pool options.

Lodging: £16 per night – dormitory – bring sheets, towel and sleeping bag

Food: £12 per day. Communal cooking in rotation

Bring also: hiking boots – light sandals – notebook – backpack – raincoat and pants – insect repellent – lightweight – warm clothes – torchlight.

Organization in U.K.:

Workshop fee: £ 320 Student/unwaged £ 280 (when full price is paid before 1st of April 2016)

Insurance: Each participant should have a health insurance. You will need to sign a release form before start of the workshop.

Booking: Send a short c.v. and motivation letter to Frank van de Ven, .  Upon acceptance you will need to send an enrolment deposit of £ 70 to confirm your reservation.

Information and registration : tel :+ 31 (0)20 68 42 568 /