Workshop Force & Pressure



Directed by: ALI MOINI (Iran)



Estúdio 5, Espaço da Penha

8 to 12 May from 2pm to 6pm (Tue to Sat)

During his whole artistic path Ali Moini has gathered a wide amount of technical and plastic experiences coming from his path in music, theatre and dance. He has managed to transform it into artistic gestures through performances, musical compositions and stage works. 
Here, the human material is the base for any action. 
Since some years Ali Moini shares this research with a great variety of audience during middle term workshops. Those moments for exploration and exercising are intense times for reaching artistic practices through introspections. This workshop deals specifically with the main questions that raises his next creation, Gaugemancy, a group piece.



Creating a system, universe or organism with/in which body functions differently and gains different features seems to be essential or the center of my attention since a few years now. 
recently i am working on centralization of the force and pressure that the body creates/generates towards itself and the space in order to study and search for different ways of amplifying or channeling it to create a compositional platform.

The force when is applied, contains a direction and its direction could be changed if another container of the force crosses its path. 
the pressure that the force makes on an obstacle which exists within its path, does not follow the direction of the force because pressure does not have a direction!
The force continues to make pressure on the obstacle unless its energy finishes or the obstacle does not endure the pressure.

We will be working on these subjects and more, to be applied on body parts and their surroundings in order to examine the quality of movement it brings and the potential it contains to compose corporally. 
No fiction and no representation, we will be experimenting on creating different forces and obstacles in order to compose a system which contains our bodies and it functions as long as we endure it. 
how we tolerate and multiply the forces and the pressure points within the system, and how we make choices creates a platform in which we can live and compose. we will be dealing with numbers of pressure points and their intensity, in the frame of time and with/in predefined space.
- Ali Moini


To know more about Ali Moini and his show at FIMFA Lx18


Free: 80 euros (20% discount for Forum Dance ex-students)


Registration until 4th May


Organization: FORUM DANÇA
A partnership with
FIMFA Lx18 - Festival Internacional de Marionetas e Formas Animadas
A Tarumba-Teatro de Marionetas

Photo: © Florian Schmitt