Lage, Marta & Suárez, Laura

Not bedevilled nor colossal


Ni endiablados ni descomunales
 

Marta Lage & Laura Suárez
 

The workshop experience is a tour divided in four parts, and comes from literary, poetical,

sensory references, from philosophy and from art.
1. Introductory part:
"Since you are not experienced in the things of the world, all the things that have any challenge seem to be impossible for you". Cervantes. El Quixote.

Which are our windmills? More than imagine them we will find them, discover them, name them and dive in order to bring them to light.

Both the Quixote and the windmills coexist within us. What space do we give to each of them? In what proportion do we shelter them? How much room do they take in our mind? How much in our complete being? And on what does this proportion depend?
2. Inspiring part from the senses: smell, hearing and touch.
Mills of water, mills of smell,
Flying Quixote,
Shouts and pains!
Mills of flowers,
They are born to the world to make ourselves better

The spontaneous action connects us with our being, without time or space in order that the critical mind acts. The windmills have a rigid, unmodifiable structure and at the same time create a plastic and beautiful dance.
3. Part of ‘drift’ to explore territories and to discover from the philosophy the questions as conductive thread of life and of the concentration from the game.
"The questions are much more interesting than the answers." Eulalia Bosch, Philosopher.
"The children never play to relax but to center." Fernando Savater, Philosopher.
4. Closing part like début of the language of the multidisciplinary creation, words, actions and movement to show that we have something to say.

"When I read a letter or a diary I think that it was written by a person who was alive and who had something that to say." Margaret Mcmillan, historian.
"If we have been quiet spiritually, any language serves us to continue mute." Jorge Oteiza, sculptor.
We do not silence language of the creation because it is a pure spirit.

 

Ni endiablados ni descomunales

El planteamiento del taller es un recorrido dividido en cuatro partes y surge de referencias literarias, poéticas, sensoriales, de la filosofía y del arte.

parte introductoria:

"Como no estás experimentado en las cosas del mundo, todas las cosas que tienen algo de dificultad te parecen imposibles". Cervantes. El Quijote.

¿Cuáles son nuestros molinos de viento? Más que imaginarlos vamos encontrarlos, descubrirlos, nombrarlos, bucear para que salgan a la luz.

En nuestro interior conviven tanto el Quijote como los Molinos de viento.

¿Qué espacio le damos a cada uno de ellos?¿En qué proporción los albergamos?¿Cuánto espacio ocupan en nuestra mente? ¿Cuánto en nuestro ser completo? y ¿De qué depende esta proporción?

parte inspiradora desde los sentidos: olfato, oído y el tacto.

Molinos de agua, molinos de olor,

Quijote volador,

¡Gritos y dolores!

molinos de flores,

nacen al mundo para hacernos mejores

La acción espontánea nos conecta con nuestro ser, sin tiempo ni espacio para que la mente crítica actúe. Los molinos tienen una estructura rígida, inmodificable y al mismo tiempo crean una danza plástica y bella.

parte de “deriva” para explorar territorios y descubrir desde la filosofía las preguntas como hilo conductor de vida y de la concentración desde el juego.

"Las preguntas son mucho más interesantes que las respuestas.” Eulalia Bosch, Filósofa.

"Los niños nunca juegan para distraerse sino para concentrarse." Fernando Savater, Filósofo. 

parte de clausura como debut del lenguaje de la creación multidisciplinar, palabras, acciones y movimiento para mostrar que tenemos algo que decir.

"Cuando leo una carta o un diario pienso que lo escribió una persona que estuvo viva y que tenía algo que decir" Margaret Mcmillan. Historiadora.

"Si hemos callado espiritualmente, cualquier idioma nos sirve para seguir mudos." Jorge Oteiza, escultor. 

No silenciamos lenguaje de la creación porque es espíritu puro.

 

Biography

Marta Lage de la Rosa Artist, photographer and university teacher with thirty years of experience as a teacher. PhD Prize in Fine Arts Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Master in Visual Arts of Universidad Autónoma de México and Diploma Arts implementations for Social Integration, Art Therapy and Education in diversity by the UCM. She has been made scholarship residences at the Spanish Academy in Rome and in Mexico where she has been working for five years. In the last ten years she has specialized in artistic education workshops with childhood, adolescence, adults and seniors with and without different types of intellectual, physical disabilities and mental illness.

She has been part of the Vertebradas inclusive performance company for two years.

 

Recent Publications

Lage de la Rosa, M. (2018) Keys to promote Creativity and Arts in the Family and in School. Padres y Maestros Research journal and Pedagogical Information nº375, September 2018, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. Madrid.

Lage de la Rosa, M. y Pérez Camarero, P. (2018) Dolls like me. Rethinking dolls. Padres y Maestros Research journal and Pedagogical Information, nº375, Sept 2018. Pontifical University of Comillas. Madrid.

Lage de la Rosa, M., Hervás Hermida, L., et al. (2017).  Active methodologies in artistic education in primary school.  In: Emerging themes in university innovation”, from the collection ‘University editions’.  Publication date: 2017. Madrid ISBN 978-84-309-7386-6

 

Laura Suárez  Actress, theatrical director and pedagogue, she studied and began her career in Buenos Aires. Living in Madrid since 2001, she stages her plays and performances in Casa de América, Teatro X la Identidad-España, FIT of Cadiz, VI Contest for women directors of Torrejón de Ardoz, touring all around Spain and Latin America. She obtains a Mention of the Committee of Regions in Brussels.

She is involved in acting methods exploring inclusion and the repercussion of art in the development of people and of social groups, developing an intense labor with workshops, in the Autónoma and Complutense Universities of Madrid, Caixa Forum-Madrid and Seville, center of Formation Waldorf-Spain, Rete OTIS- Rome.

Since 2005 she directs people with intellectual disabilities in the Rudolf Steiner Association.

Nowadays she directs and takes part of the experimental company of inclusive theatre Vertebradas.

Languages: Spanish – English – French

Basic Swedish – Portuguese – Italian

 

Recent Presentations

2009: Suárez, L. Theater as a Healing Tool. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Summer Course (Campo de Criptana): The value of the Music and of the Arts to the service of nowadays society. 2ndJuly

2017: Suárez, L. Inclusive Theatre: A Grupal Action that Sensitizes and Generates ConsciencePLACE: Symposium: " From the corporeality up to the creativity: a trip through inclusion”. SCIE Association. Liceo Statale Gelasio Caetani – Rome DATE: 27th November