Deep Space 8K

Post-Dervish Chant: WORKSHOP

Smirna Kulenovic (BA)

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Sun Sep 12, 2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
Linz, Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K

Dervish Dance / Active Meditation in 8K

Post-Dervish Dance Method Workshop offers the participants a chance to experience a contemporary approach to the ancient methodology of Dervish Dance as an active meditation form, while immersed in the visualization of their movement in Deep Space 8K Studio. This form aims to improve one’s physical, emotional and psychological awareness by introducing trance states of interconnectedness with the environment and oneself As participants learn how to continuously whirl for an extended period of time, they gain a novel perception of what is transpiring as they are whirling. For both dancers and people without previous movement experience, this workshop encourages to follow intuitive and instinctual movement and vocalization, without any expectations of the outcome. The processual employment of whirling evolves into spontaneous dance, movement or dance-like movement, becoming a form of inquiry, a research tool, practice, or mode of doing research.


Smirna Kulenovic (BIH) – Director, Art Director, Dervish Dance Method Workshops, Improvisation Choreography