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Science of Signs Methodology

In this workshop, we will share our artistic practice which is devoted to an extreme physical exploration that is in constant correspondence with philosophical and spiritual teachings. Improvisation will be used as a strategy to unlearn the habits of the mind.

We will investigate the borders between knowing and not knowing, states of awareness, abstraction and intention, stillness and physical activity to expand the way we perceive our bodies. We will allow ourselves to gradually return to our natural, organic state of sensitive openness. As a result, we learn to feel and move our bodies in a way that is consistent with our new understandings and embody those understandings in our practice to dissolve the beliefs in distance and separation.

The progressive wave is a collaborative project formed by dancer and choreographer, Matan Zamir, along with Sign-Language interpreter and theatre-maker, Gal Naor. Together they will share their unique working methods and invite the participants to peel-off some cognitive layers in order to discover new ways of expression and attention.

Science of Signs Methodology Workshop is an inclusive space welcoming mixable artists, dancers, actors, musicians and people with and without experience in performing arts. We open the door to those who wish to deepen the connection to their body and creative mind. The workshop can be accessible to the Deaf by simultaneous Sign-Language interpretation.

Self Translated
a performative group inquiry

The Self Translated workshop offers a safe space for peer groups to experiment with both communal and individual authentic processes on the quest to find varied introversive and extroversive ways to connect, express, feel and acknowledge.

Connecting to the nature of our awareness, we dive together into an intimate empowering journey, forming meaningful relations of physical understanding and emotional trust.

By forming a robust, loving base, we will attentively acknowledge each individual within the group and assist them in unlocking subconscious mental/emotional baggage, while the other group members will take an active part emancipating their deep-seated, abstract storyline.

The participants will explore various physical, sensual and spiritual states and qualities to search for varied ways to express the self and listen to the narrative of the other also when communicated in a non-verbal way.

In a non-judgmental environment, we will create a sensitive, attentive space where one’s story can be told in an authentic and personal way.

Through talks, exercises, and guided improvisations, we will reach more profound levels of understanding what self-intimacy is and how it can be used to manifest our life goals. We will learn how to apply qualities of self-love as a medium to attract the right scenarios into our reality and how to use our authentic sensuality as a platform for our mental/spiritual/artistic growth.

The participants will acquire practical tools to let go of psychological/emotional blockages, decrease the judging mind, learn how to become more involved in our natural healing processes, empower our mental/physical condition, and bring more joy and trust into our day to day routine.

The workshop is addressed to any person/artist who wishes to get closer to themselves, peel off some layers of self-judgment (either in everyday life or during a creative process), invite more creative energy into their reality, improve communication skills, and expend the abilities to make authentic connections in the unfiltered matrix.

The workshop is open to all communities and to all ages, with or without a background in performing arts and is accessible to the Deaf community by simultaneous Sign Language interpretation.