MASTERCLASS

Each season, Superamas organize masterclasses open to emerging artists, the program is composed according to the needs of artists in their creative process.
This is the opportunity to meet on a moment of emulation and collective creation around topics intimately related to the process of the current creations and accompanied by experienced artists who share their expertise (artists of the collective Superamas and guests) .

Superamas invites, in addition to emerging artists of the season happynest, young European artists supported by the partners of the platform: TU-Nantes, Monty Antwerp, Hiroshima Barcelona. The group of young artists is, therefore, cosmopolitan and with a mixed profile: theater, choreography, performance art, etc.

 

PROGRAMME 2021

 happynest#4
Location: Jacques Tati Theater Amiens France
Participants : happynest Artists / Artist TU-Nantes
Dates: February 8 to 19, 2021
Duration: 12 days | 5 workshops

WORKSHOP 1 - 08.02 + 09.02 morning (1d 1/2) : PANiC ! - Production, Administration, Networking, intelligent Communication - moderators : Teresa Acevedo, Tiffany Mouquet & Valentine Spindler
We will try to provide the best possible answers to the various questions that arise in setting up a project: putting together a production, writing a memorandum of intent, writing grant application files, drawing up a provisional budget, organizing communication, steps to be taken to distribute the show, identifying the distribution network, preparing for residency periods, etc.

WORKSHOP 2 - 09.02 aftrn + 10.02 (1d 1/2) : Bodies taking care: rehearsing, reflecting and performing relationships in contemporary artistic processes - moderators : Valerie Oberleithner et Nicole Haitzinger
A workshop by choreographer-performer Valerie Oberleithner, with guest teacher-researcher-curator Nicole Haitzinger.
Artists Curators
How do your relationships in the field of contemporary performing and visual art look like and how could they look like acknowledging a post-utopian relational context based on principles of care and caring? What is the function and responsibility of a curating artist/artistic curator in this context? How do we envision a ‘fantastic institution’ in which we can be what are beyond the mechanisms of representation?
In this workshop we would like to introduce, rehearse, discuss and motivate care practices.
We work with our bodies, we carefully introduce practices which are accessible for everyone, which foreground caring for and taking care of each other; we try to provide a frame/a possibility for equally shared time and space. We seek to create a space in which an intimate, close - to - the - body and generous dialogue can happen.
Working on and with the senses, the sensibilisation of each one and the collective awareness in a group interests us in a political, ethical and aesthetical way. We practice, explore, experiment, discuss and create action.

WORKSHOP 3 - 11.02 + 12.02 (2d) : Dramaturgie, the art of time - moderator : Vincent Tirmarche
After a brief theoretical introduction to dramaturgy, we will look at four dramaturgical "objects" and analyze them according to their temporal dimension: film, advertising, performance, visual art piece.
Then, based on the participants' individual experiences, we will ask ourselves the question of time in the creative process: when does the "idea" of a performance emerge? How is it transformed? What are the stages of its development? How does the creative process influence the dramaturgy of the performance? Or how, in a way, does it already include it?

WORKSHOP 4 - 13.02 (1d) : Feed-FeedBack - moderators : Olivier Tirmarche, Teresa Acevedo et Valerie Oberleithner
Giving "feedback" -or back- is a central activity in the accompaniment of artistic projects and it is also a very delicate exchange, for the artist who receives a comment as much as for the person who gives feedback. It is both a difficulty and a necessity. We offer a workshop on how to put feedback into practice. Using real stage objects, we will collectively experiment with frameworks and ways of giving and receiving feedback. We will set up feedback strategies that can then be tested during happynest coaching.


WORKSHOP 5 - 14.02 morning (1/2d) : PANiC ! moderator - contributor : Teresa Acevedo
We will try to provide the best possible answers to the various questions that arise in setting up a project: putting together a production, writing a memorandum of intent, writing grant application files, drawing up a provisional budget, organizing communication, steps to be taken to distribute the show, identifying the distribution network, preparing for residency periods, etc.

WORKSHOP 6 - 15.02 - 19.02 (5d) : Say, Think, Try - moderators : Henri-Emmanuel Doublier et Olivier Tirmarche
The objective of this workshop is to sensitize an artist to light and sound creation through practice. Explore some tools in order to open the field of possibilities. To develop the creativity of each individual and of the collective.
After a brief history and technical information on sound and light in the theater, we will approach more creative aspects by exploring together the tools of light and sound diffusion: the different traditional and non-conventional sources of light, as well as its means of editing and restitution; spatialized sound diffusion, binaural, sound design, etc.
We will reflect on the dramaturgy of light and sound for each of the projects being created. We will approach each artist's project and create collectively, in order to put into perspective the general aesthetics of the works in progress.