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The workshop will be divided into two fundamental parts: 
Dynamic Meditation and Performative Action

The main work consists of observing how energy flows through our bodies, whether in movement, active, or passive. Energy only moves in a dual polarity. 

During the practice, we'll go through various states of consciousness by using dynamic meditation (based on the practices of Osho), applying these to performance. While the idea of dynamic meditation appears contradictory, here dynamic refers to effort and meditation to silence (lack of activity). We could call it a dialectic meditation.

The practice will help us discover how to start a creative process working with bodies, voices, and written text, and how to understand the relation between different types of energies (physical, mental and emotional). 

We start searching for our own creative language by using different tools such as movement, performance, dance and theatre.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring something to cover your eyes, a notebook and a pen. Don't come with a full stomach. 

SEMOLINA TOMIC is the artistic name of Julijana Tomic Fajdetic, multidisciplinary creator and performer. Born in 1966 in Osijek (Croatia), she has lived in Barcelona since 1985, acquiring Spanish nationality. 

She trained as a performer and dancer at the Osijek Institute of Theatre (Croatia), studied classical and contemporary dance at La Fàbrica (Barcelona) and performance, dance and Alexander technique at the School for New Dance and Theatre Development, Amsterdam (Netherlands). She has also studied music and various musical instruments, specialising in drums, under Carles Buira (Barcelona).

Semolina founded Antic Teatre Espai de Creació (www.anticteatre.com) in Barcelona in 2003 and has been its artistic director since then.

Between 1995 and 2003 she was an actor, choreographer and creator for La Fura dels Baus theatre company. In 1998 she started her own company, Semolina TomicSince 2016 she has been touring internationally with a theatre company Societat Doctor Alonso.

Her professional career as a performer has been on hold since 2007 when she began managing Antic Teatre in Barcelona both creatively and in the rebuilding and refurbishment process, which was completed at the end of 2013.