Clémentine Telesfort AND Lisard Tranis
In the workshop we are keen to invite the participants to investigate four main aspects we consider essential in our practice as artists: the sensitivity of being, control of restrictions, availability to the unknown, and creative adaptation to challenges.

The class will address movement efficiency and explore the range of creativity given by a better understanding of our movements' physical boundaries.

- Playfulness - will be the main tool for discovery and exploration both in our movement improvisations and in our interactions. We will seek greater awareness of our structure's patterns through games tackling stability and accuracy helping our decision making both in improvisation and in partner work. We will play with the plasticity of our imagination through physical and creative challenges and use it as a source for instant composition. Training these principles will allow an articulated and expansive movement to be deployed in space.

We are keen to share tools that allow participants to investigate their original movement and challenge their practice beyond technical constraints. We are interested in the quality of the relationships we cultivate with ourselves and others, forming a sensitive and responsive body that can unleash our imagination and support our performance state.
    Clémentine Telesfort and Lisard Tranis
    Clémentine Telesfort (FR) and Lisard Tranis (CAT) are two dance artists who have worked together since 2017 with different companies such as Guy Nader & Maria Campos and Lali Ayguadé among others. Over the years, they cultivated a common language that led them to start their own artistic path as collaborating choreographers.

    Both were part of VERVE Postgraduate Company at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance where they both received the 'Outstanding achievement Award' for their year. Before that, Lisard trained at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and Clementine at TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Since then, each has continued to work with international choreographers as performers, but also collaborate with circus artists, videographers, musicians and photographers on collective projects and commissions works.

    They have been co-creating artistically since 2019 in the field of research and scenic creation focusing on movement and body expression as a communication tool. Their meeting point lies in the interest of investigating bodily states that lead to the embodiment of images, characters and stories. Their common imaginary emerges from the curiosity to explore attention as a dramaturgical instrument, an ode to presence, which leads them to create works where the everyday gives rise to the poetics of the subconscious.

    Their first joint creation, Scotoma (2021), was presented at several national and international festivals. And in 2023, they created their first full-length work for theaters, La Mecànica de l'Infortuni. They are regularly invited to teach internationally, at festivals or as guest artists in institutions and professional trainings. And it is through the teaching of their partnering workshop, "The Attentive Act," that they continue to investigate and deepen their own physical practice, whilst continually expanding their understanding and curiosity about movement.
    Photos: Maria Alzamora