In the last years we observe an increasing amount of audiovisual projects collaborating with bodies and movement, but most of the time, artists who are coming from a tech path haven’t a knowledge about how body works, moves and where it could stretch beyond imagination.
Body Hub is an open space dedicated to body practices, over crossing disciplines and art formats. It’s a meeting point where people can find collaborators, approach the body from different sides, learning, sharing, proposing, asking for a support in terms of theory and practice.
It’s a place for performance professionals as well as for professionals coming from other fields looking for a specific knowledge connected with body, movement, dancing, acting, healing (for ex. To develop a new game project or an animation effect etc etc).
During LPM 2016 in Amsterdam the dancer and Choreographer Livia Marques will hold this laboratory during 3 sessions of 1 hour and half per day. The lab is open to whoever would like to join.
Italian-Brazilian artist, dancer, choreographer Livia Marques grew up between Rio de Janeiro and Florence. After studying music and dance throughout her childhood, she obtained a diploma in contemporary dance at CIMD Centro Internazionale Movimento e Danza in Milan in collaboration with RIDC Rencontres Internationales de Danse Contemporaine in Paris, as well as a Bachelor’s in Ethno-anthropological Studies at Università degli Studi di Siena. From the fusion of these elements, she developed her artistic path focused on the body. She pursued further her artistic research in Brazil, Italy, France, and the Netherlands; where she was influenced, among many others, by the work of Dominique and Francoise Dupuy, Lisa Nelson, Katie Duck, Julyen Hamilton, David Zambrano, Jeremy Nelson, Angel Vianna, and Pauline de Groot. She has created since 2004 site-specific performances: Check, Periferiche, Visibile_the Darkness in the world of Lights, ReSISTENTE, CUM+NECTARE as well as the installation FilRouge and the videodance projectPrismatic#0, winner project at Mediamix Festival and at MediaARC Festival 2012. Afterwards her 2012’s creation G..(H)ate -a dance piece about the G8 2001, she co-created Dancing Amsterdam (videodance 2013) and El horizonte no se mueve (videodance 2014), while she was also artistic assistant for choreography at Kampnagel, Hamburg-DE. Since 2012 she was invited in the artistic platform Schmiede, AT_ producing the videodance projects “Prismatic#1” , “Unnecessary” and the installation “UnderControl”. She is now working internationally on her new dance research project for a book and a new dance piece "Definições Múltiplas" and the duet “SIX”. She has presented her works in Austria, Brazil, Italy, Chile, Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands. Since 2004, she has been living between Florence, Rio de Janeiro and Amsterdam. Her artistic practice is strongly influenced by contemporary Philosophy, especially Ethics.