RESPONSIVE BODY is a dance workshop that is being held in connection with the Brave New World exhibition under the leadership of dancers, choreographers, and instructors Kenneth Flak (Norway) and Külli Roosna (Estonia). The workshop will focus on investigating the possibility of message transfer between art and dance, the principle of collaboration, improvisation, and mutual inspiration in physical expression and creation of a specific movement language.
Kenneth Flak studied theatre direction at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, philosophy at the University of Oslo, pantomime and modern stage dance at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, and dance history and theory at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm. Since 2008, Flak has been working in an artistic duo with dancer Külli Roosna. Since 1993 he has also worked regularly as a dancer and choreographer in various art groups, both in Norway and abroad. He has for many years also taught at various institutions.
In their work, Kenneth Flak and Külli Roosna extensively explore themes such as contemporary internet culture and totalitarian regimes. Their work explores the dancing body’s possibilities and limitations, in a constant dialogue with the digital technologies and discourses that extend and counterpoint it.