Maria Fransesca Scaroni
Fully booked! Body/ Materials Workshop Weekend in Thy

Dansehallerne and further education, DDSKS in collaboration with Limfjordsteatret brings dance out in Denmark and invites you to join our workshop at idyllic Kirsten Kjærs Museum in the wood landscape of Thy.
It will also be a celebration of the International Dance Day!

Maria Francesca Scaroni (IT/ DE) will teach the workshop “body/ materials” 29th of April – 1st of May 2022.

body/material is a dramaturgy of dances, where dance is intended primarily as a movement of attention and a technology of ecstasy, done alone, yet together. The work invites the participants to look and treat the body as material, addressing its organic functions and spiritual potential as well as its cultural implications. The nature of the approach is eclectic and sources from ‘chi’ cultivation techniques such as Qi Gong (energy circulation technique) and Pranayama (breathing techniques), spine and limbs patterns explorations (body connectivity, proprioceptive systems) and Contact Improvisation/hands-on work/experiential anatomy (touch and imagination to feel how the body functions). Improvisation, fiction and free movement play are central to access physical states of enhanced consciousness. I use journeys and extended duration to flirt with the notion of ritual and personal/collective transformation, relying on trance and exertion, boredom, frustration and contemplation as tactics. The work happens in contained frames that allows for departure, investigation and integration, relies on consent practices, improvisation as mindset, and queer magic as the invisible thread.

This laboratory suits anybody who is interested in the body as a site of knowledge, as a problem or a hoax or mystery, as a forest of symbols or simply as a phenomenon to be felt, visually, kinesthetically and sonically. A certain stamina is required, but no specific skill, therefore is open to any moving body.

We encourage you to continue looking after yourself & each other and arrive to practice with a valid corona pass.

The workshop includes meals and accommodation, and will take place at idyllic Kirsten Kjærs Museum in the landscape of Thy.  

28th Thursday afternoon: travel 
29th Friday workshop day 1 at 10AM-5PM incl breaks 
30th Saturday workshop day 2 at 10AM-5PM incl breaks 
1st Sunday: travel (alternatively Saturday evening if it suits you better) 

Members of Dansehallerne can book your tickets here as usual. Not a member of Dansehallerne? No need to worry, you can apply and book your spot via efteruddannelsen, DDSKS:
This workshop is already fully booked!

We encourage you to continue looking after yourself & each other and arrive to practice with a valid corona pass.


Maria Fransesca Scaroni


Fully booked! Body/ Materials Workshop Weekend in Thy




29.4 – 1.5.2022, 10:00


7 hours


Kirsten Kjær's Museum Langvadvej 64, 7741 Frøstrup, Denmark


Photo credit: W.E.T. (1976-) Photo by Pavel Belchev

The Danish National School of Performing Arts