FREAKY - movement laboratory & training is an experimental format for movement research and knowledge exchange, a laboratory for physical training. The desire and vision is to learn from each other, support each other with individual resources, grow together and create an interdisciplinary community in Cologne and beyond.
The format is initiated by the FREAKY Pool, a group of more than 30 local professional dance and circus practitioners. Overhead Project acts as host company for space and organization.
We meet on SUNDAYS at 5:30 p.m. in the lower large circus tent of our cooperation partner LATIBUL Theater- & Zirkuspädagogisches Zentrum Köln (An der Schanz 6, 50735 Köln) – early online registration is kindly requested!
Each session is led by people from the local scene who have a professional background in acrobatics, dance, acting, physical theater, etc., allowing for a very diverse range of body practices. FREAKY is open to all levels and disciplines. We aim to achieve a high level of movement, but in mixed groups of amateur:ing and professionals. Welcome to FREAKY!
There are three categories of FREAKY formats:
#labs and #trainings are 90 minutes: For the #lab the facilitator is busy with something specific, a research question or an idea. He/She already has a few principles or a first idea to offer to the group, but doesn't know already everything about it. So the group is there to help to research around this specific topic. A #training is a clearly structured training session.
#jams (usually the last date of the months) are 120 minutes: One facilitator or a facilitator duo give a physical introduction for the first 30 minutes that offers some tools for the following open jam session. The facilitators decide if music is used or not. The jam goes maximum 120 minutes. It can be shorter if the facilitator or the group decides to let it finish earlier.