Daniel Linehan & Michael Helland

Camping Workshop

24 > 28.06.19

CN D Pantin

Born in Seattle, Daniel Linehan worked as a dancer in New York, before moving to Brussels in 2008, where he followed the Research cycle at P.A.R.T.S. A performer for Miguel Gutierrez or the Big Art Group, he later founded his company Hiatus with which he confronts dance with other forms of art. He has been responsible for a good twenty projects, including Not About Everything, Gaze is a Gap is a Ghost, dbddbb or Untitled Duet, performed at the Tate Modern, London. Daniel Linehan has been an artist in residence at the Opéra de Lille and is currently a Creative Associate at deSingel, Antwerp.

Working at the crossroads of theatrical presentation, exhibition-based contexts, and public art modalities, Michael Helland makes creative interventions aimed to foster social connectivity and help communities face the dark uncertainty of the future. His current research-in-action RECESS (Ritual Experience Concept Event Spa Show) has resulted in RECESS: Dance of Light (2016) – a one-hour theatrical intervention at Abrons Arts Center in New York, and RECESS: ZSenne Salon (2017) – a two-week pop-up urban sanctuary at ZSenne art lab in Brussels. As a dance artist, he has performed with Christian Bakalov, Thomas Proksch, Isabel Lewis, Tino Sehgal, Daniel Linehan, Heather Kravas, Maria Hassabi, Xavier Le Roy, and Eleanor Bauer, among others. He received a 2009 New York Dance and Performance ‘Bessie’ Award for his performance in Faye Driscoll’s 837 Venice Boulevard.

Additional projects include works with Yan Duyvendak, Marina Abramović, RoseAnne Spradlin, and Big Art Group.

Tending and Tuning
With Michael Helland, Daniel Linehan and Michael Helland proposes to explore performance as a hybrid medium to discover the edges of bodily consciousness, shared physical presence, and sense of place. This workshop invites the participants to return to the fundamentals of the body in motion (breath, circularity, vibration, and waves of catharsis), to work to embody radical resiliency through creative care-taking and otherworldly movement-based adventures.

Daniel Linehan presents Body of Work on this edition of Camping.