In conjunction with her first solo exhibition in Asia, I’ll Be Your Mirror, the artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi will be leading a workshop for dance professionals from Hong Kong. Please join this rare opportunity to learn, in person, alongside the artist, and discover more about her iconic choreographic practice in stillness and deceleration.
Maria Hassabi’s signature choreographic style, defined by sculptural physicality, stillness, and quietness, explores the relationship between the live body, still image, and objects. Frequently involving dancers moving at a glacial, barely perceptible pace, Hassabi’s works confront visitors as living sculptures. By meticulously crafting her material—every action, even the gaze, is subject to counts and cues—a constant negotiation between the body's relation to gravity, time and space reveals the physical side effects of labour; in this way, her live installations anchor both dancers' and viewers' awareness to the present moment. Her works bring the performing body into theatres, museums, and public spaces, which shift the boundaries between visitors and performers, subjects and objects.
Dance professionals from all genres are welcome in this workshop, which will be conducted in English. Please register online by filling out the form; selected candidates will be contacted.