Workshop on the notion of Belonging

The workshop deals with the concept of belonging. It is open to anyone who feels connected to the topic and is free of charge. If you are interested, please register by email to the following address:


MON 18.07.2022
11:00am — 5:00pm

Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstraße 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Etage 4

Description of the workshop

Do you have the feeling of belonging? If yes, to which community or group do you belong? How does belonging feel like? Is belonging bound to a certain space, time, culture, or a person? Are there objects of attachment that enhance the feeling of belonging? Is the feeling of belonging a continuous experience or an experience with interruptions? What is the relation of belonging to one’s past? What is the relation of belonging with one’s personal history/identity? How is the feeling of belonging affected by the need for self determination? Can a practice or an interest determine the feeling of belonging? How does one manage to belong in the here and now? How letting go and connectedness to the present moment enables new possibilities of belonging? Can one fail to belong? Is belonging a process of conscious embodiment or a social construction or even a habit? What is the relation of belonging and dependency? What is the relation of creativity and belonging? What is the relation of freedom and belonging? How does non-belonging feel like? Can one belong simply to one’s own self? Is belonging a matter of choice? Where would you like to belong? We will work with our bodies, with objects and with our embodied memories.

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With the project "Interactive geographies - Interactive materialities " I would like to share the knowledge that has emerged in my two most recent choreographic works "Cotton flowers exist" and "Willow trees exist". I will develop these two choreographic experiences into a research lab aimed at people of different ages and open to different cultural backgrounds. The sense of belonging will be in the focus of the workshop. During my residency at the Mousonturm, it is my goal to develop both the structure and the content of the research lab. This artistic-pedagogical process will bring dance, haptic experiences, use of the senses, memories and personal stories into connection with objects, sounds, music and images. This will provide the basis for the creative process. The practices of listening and mindfulness will support the process of embodiment and help all participants in this lab to find their own way to live in the here and now. The imaginary landscapes to be created offer the chance to unite the fragmented elements of past and present experiences to create daily awareness.

Concept: Maria Tsitroudi

Dis-Tanz-Solo 4, Tanzplattform Rhein-Main

Further dates:

  • THU 21.07. | 11:00am

    Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstraße 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Etage 4