Creativity and the Dreaming Body workshop

5 Jun 2023 to 5 Jun 2023
2pm - 5.30pm
Cork Arts Theatre

About the workshop:

What do dreams and inner images have to do with creativity? Can dreams be a source of energy, a well-spring for artistic practice in times of difficulty and crisis? How are dreams and images connected to the body, and can this be a source of ongoing creativity and life for dancers, actors, and performing artists? 

This practical workshop takes as its basis the idea that dreams are autonomous presences that directly affect the body and psychic processes and, when worked with and opened together with others, can be a source of creativity, healing, and rejuvenation. 

Drawing on many years’ experience working with dreams with dancers, actors, and performers, and grounded in a long-time study of post-Jungian psychoanalytic and other traditions of dreamwork (Robert Bosnak, Gary F. Brown, Mala Kline, etc.) Amsterdam-based artist Asa Horvitz will share a practical method of working with dreams that is open to anyone involved in the performing arts (dancers, actors, musicians, directors, makers). 

The workshop will not be a physical one, and all kinds of bodies are welcome. Wear what you feel comfortable in. No experience necessary, just bring a recent dream! 

About the workshop leader:

Asa Horvitz is a performance maker, choreographer, and musician. Recent performances have been show/supported by SPRING Utrecht,  Het HEM, Het Muziekgebouw, brut Wien, Muziektheatretage Wien, Frascati Productions (NL), deSingel (BE), Microscope Gallery (NY), The New Museum (NY), Fondazione Prada Milano, Goethe Institut Hong Kong, etc. Horvitz studied composition with Alvin Lucier and Anthony Braxton. He has performed and toured as a musician in many contexts, including with Carmen Rothwell in the band VALES, Ben Seretan, members of his family, Anna Webber, Kalup Linzy, and others. In the performing arts he collaborated with Lukasz Korczak, Scott Gibbons/Romeo Castellucci, and Pavel Zustiak on productions that toured internationally. Horvitz is a MacDowell, Fulbright, and Camargo fellow, and lived in New York and Warsaw before graduating from DAS Arts/DAS Theatre in 2021. 


About the programme:

Asa is taking part in the first Gap Exchange programme, organised by Irish Theatre Institute and local partners including Spring Festival in Utrecht and The Everyman Theatre in Cork. He has been paired with Cork artist Peter Power. Peter is hosting Asa while in Cork and introducing him to the city and the local arts community. Asa has already hosted Peter in Utrecht during Spring Festival. Gap Exchange is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. 

Register now: 

Registration fee of €5 per participant