1st workshop / PACT Zollverein, Essen: January 24th to 31st 2010

2nd workshop / CENTQUATRE, Paris: March 29th to April 4th 2010
Public presentations: Saturday April 3rd, 1pm - 7pm, free
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3rd workshop / ¨cˇu'm„a*, Istanbul: October 3rd to 10th
Public presentations: Saturday October 9


Group 7

Come to Pact and celebrate with us Kulturhauptstadt Europas Ruhr 2010!
Come on over and enjoy an evening with art students from all over the world.
Turn around, bump into a German.
Make a step to the left and meet a Turk.
One step to the right bump an American. Turn around and join a French.

Let's dance together the national RuhrTrott!

Group 7
Agnieska Ryszkiewicz
Ana Gouveia
Erwann Cohignac
Fulya Uçanok

The Process (briefly)

1st day – Monday - 25th January

Speed dating, pecha kucha and group creation.
Decision day - Aleatory choice or a bit by chance. Snow gathered some and it spread to the others....
What is the darkside? Cadavre exquis and brainstorming just to get started.
Collaboration v.s cooperation.

2nd day – Tuesday – 26th January
Tree improvisation with a lot of materials and exploring snow. Collection of sounds and maps - 'Where is Pact?' - nearby Pact-Zollverein.
Presentation of the visual maps collected and reading of a cadavre exquis.
At the end of the day decision to stay or not in the group.

3rd day – Wednesday - 27th January

Creation of flyers to distribute.
Continuation of 'Where is Pact?' in Essen, collection of sound and maps – inviting people to come on saturday.

4th day – Thursday - 28th January
Can you show us the RuhrTrott? Collection of movements in Gelsenkirchen and nearby Pact-Zollverein, distribution of invitation to come on saturday.
Music composition at the same time

5th day – Friday - 29th January

Collection of some names for the film and distribution of invitations
Composition of the dance and adjustments with the music and the video showing the process; rehearsals with different people to test
piano jam session and new recordings

6th day – Saturday - 30th January

Last rehearsals and last adjustments.
Sound installation and maps exhibition in Pact's entrance – Where is Pact?
Video projection near the bar – Can you show us the RuhrTrott?
17h – Agora/ Feldstärke opening to the public
22:15 - final presentation 'Deep in-Pact – The RuhrTrott' taught to all present and flash party.

This encounter is a discovery!
And for our group, besides the oneself and group discovery, we found out the streets and people of Essen, the inhabitants of Gelsenkirchen and most of all the RuhrTrott - the local dance of Ruhr.
It was fantastic to contact people asking for an ancient dance longtime gone and to propose a reinvention!

The presentation divided itself into the teaching of the dance, the music made by Fulya and the videos which Erwann composed. The music reported to all the collection of sounds recorded and the videos reported to the sharing of movements by local people. And to support the final presentation we had the sound collection and map exhibition 'Where is Pact?' and the video with the collection of movements 'Discovering the RuhrTrott - Can you show us the RuhrTrott?'.

Thanks to all the participants in the film and to all the enthusiasm felt during the presentation at Pact-Zollverein.

The RuhrTrott is here to stay!

we are essen.