Practice Conversations

Creative & Tactical Project Thinking

Duration: 2-hours weekly for 7 weeks | Tuesdays: 15 June – 27 July 2021 | Caroline Bergvall: Facilitator & Lead artist | Open to nine practitioners |

Overview

BRING YOUR PROJECT TO THE TABLE
YOUR EXPERIENCE TO THE CONVERSATION

The focus is on deepening and supporting you and an ongoing project through a welcoming and exploratory group process. The sessions are structured to help you develop and deepen in the intimate, safe and confidential setting of a small working group of peers from various disciplines. The overall form is loose, welcoming and generative. It is open to nine participants.

Practice Conversations is group work designed to support your creative confidence in an organic and meandering way. It takes the time to enable you to discover new and surprising steps within your own work, deepen your own practice, and the place you envisage for it. By committing to being seen by others and witnessing their own questioning, fears are lessened, insecurities can be addressed, new impulses can arise. This is also when surrendering to one’s own processes can provide the most surprising and connected insights. The result is a more centred and integrated awareness of your own work and of others’ work, an enriched and better-equipped sense of personal and shared purpose. These are crucial values to navigate today’s splintered and uncertain situations.

Starting at the beginning of Summer, the course will help support any transitions into social time,  different life and work situations, and help you think and prepare your own directions in the Autumn/Fall.

 

We will be working together in three different ways:

Practice Conversation: This is a conversation in the round, a time for engaging with one another’s queries, dilemmas and turn these into personal insights as well as shared learning processes. Its starting point is framed by some specific questions or focus that emerge from your own practice.

Practice Detail: Each session allows for detailed attention to aspects of your own project. You prepare and meet in duos/trios following specific principles of engagement that encourage fresh perspectives. The time exists to favour openness, supported risks, and tactical as well as pragmatic thinking. You will grow your own work, learn new processes, help grow that of others.

Tutorial: Each of you will be offered an individual one to one tutorial with Caroline as part of the course.

 

You will leave the course feeling:

  • Newly confident, grounded and inspired.
  • A more authentic and aware practitioner.
  • Energised about the power of engaged group listening.
  • Purposeful and supported.
  • Full of new ideas and ways of working.

 

Details:
Group sessions: 7 sessions : 2 hours weekly for 7 weeks
Individual tutorial: One individual tutorial with Caroline included with the course.

Tuesdays, 15 June – 27 July 2021
UK BST  5.30-7.30pm
Continent CEST 6.30-8.30
North America EDT 12.00-2.00pm PT
Fee: £350 (in full, or in two installments)
Limited to nine places.

To reserve your place, please fill in the form below. You’ll then receive an email with payment details :

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“One of the most compelling performers and brilliantly inventive poets of our time, Caroline Bergvall is completely in control of her stage craft and a master of multiple languages – ancient and modern. This is a truly international show – taking the audience beyond borders of language and time.”

Rachel Lichtenstein, Artist,writer and curator of Shorelines

“Drift marks a significant ethical engagement for poetry in these isles”.”

Cherry Smyth, Art Monthly

Caroline Bergvall is a mesmerising performer - impossible to imagine someone more suited to perform her work. She's a solid, disconcertingly still presence in front of the floating clouds or storms of words behind her, all her energy poured into her voice's resonating depths. Sometimes words are crooned, sometimes half sung, sometimes interspersed with clicks of the tongue that echo a heartbeat, or passing time.

Alce Savill, Exeunt

Bergvall speak-sings in a marathon show in which her powerful voice is the thread, the star our ship follows as audience.

Sophie Mayer, F-The Word
Summary

The focus of Practice Conversations is on deepening and supporting you and an ongoing project through a welcoming and exploratory group process. The sessions are structured to help you develop and deepen in the intimate, safe and confidential setting of a small working group of peers from various disciplines. The overall form is loose, welcoming and generative. It is open to nine participants.