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HMP Practice Session #4

The fourth HMP practice session is taking place on Saturday 24.5 at 12-15 in Zodiak studio C4 and will be led by Alejandro Olarte (

Unlocking Dionysus.
The classic opposition between Apollo and Dionysus illustrates our understanding of different regions of the mind and of the spirit. Certain intellectual qualities and high values are linked to Apollo while other passions and more subconscious process usually refer to Dionysus. When practicing artistic improvisation does it make sense to use this image and split the process related with the reason against others related with the impulses, reflexes and desires? Could we design performance situations that reveal this internal duality? can we free the animal inside us for artistic purposes? Is that helpful at all?