The Strange Stranger | Embodiment Workshop with Nico Athene

Sat Jul 16, 10:00 - Sun Jul 17, 18:00
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This workshop explores the nuances of being-in-relationship-with, using dance (butoh) and constellation technology as method.

'The other' as an object both inside and outside of us is both intimate and opaque, accessible and turned away. Its presence in our field, body, and mind, reflects our own deepest longings and triggers, how we locate ourselves ecologically and artistically, and our ability to respond (improvise). It reveals our attachments to our own suffering, and our capacity for complex possibilities of enjoyment and relating.

The workshop is relevant to all interested in movement research, emotive aesthetic in improvisation, and the complexities of embodied relating.

It will take place in Woodstock in Cape Town. Please note that spaces are limited. There is an early bird special that runs until July the 1st.

Event times:

Saturday: 10am - 6pm

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

About Nico:

Nico Athene is a performance and fine artist with training in various performance modalities and a Masters degree in Fine Art from the University of Witswatersrand. She has prior degrees in Social Anthropology and Public Health, has studied butoh, worked in the sex industry, and is a trained family constellations facilitator, yoga teacher and birth doula. Her current research interests include eco-intimacy and movement as medicine. She has exhibited with various galleries including the Stevenson (Cape Town), Kalashikovv (Johannesburg), Pretoria Art Museum (Pretoria), and worked on commissions for the Institute for Creative art and Brett Bailey. She has been Artist in Residence at Sante Fe Art Institute (NM), Vermont Studio Centre (VM), Arts Letter and Numbers (NY), Arteles (Finland), and Any Body Dance Lab in Cape Town. 

Additional information

Age restriction No under 18s
Refund policy No refunds


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