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CoachingProject: July 19 - 23 2010
Iñaki AzpillagaPowerful & Fragile
The game: "It is an action or a free occupation, developed within limits temporarily or spatially determined, according to absolutely obligatory rules although freely accepted, action that has an aim of its own and has enclosed feelings of tension and joy and the conciousness of 'being someone else' than in current life.” (Quotes: Johan Huizinga „Homo ludens“)
Moving rather than formal technique will define the atmosphere. We will propose games and feelings as an environment to develop our movements. Floorwork, partnership and group exercises will introduce terms such as intention, projection, change of dynamics and communication becoming the language of the work. Methods of creation and analysis will show the way towards the techniques supporting the ideas we want to express. The movement vocabulary will confront the energies of fragile states and powerful physical dynamics.
We dance what we are.
Born in Spain Iñaki Azpillaga is now a dance teacher based in Brussel leading workshops all around Europe. His dance studies are based on Basque folk dance, ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary dance. He has danced with Mathilde Monnier, BOCANADA DANZA, National Ballet Company of Spain besides many other companies.
For the past fifteen years he has been connected with the work of Wim Vandekeybus in one way or another. Since 1994 he has danced with the company participating in the creation of the famous pieces Mountains made of Barking, Alle Grössen decken sich zu and Bereft of a Blissful Union. At the same time he danced in What the body does not remember and Her Body doesn't fit her soul.
Since 1999 he has been the choreographical assistant and at times tour coach to several of Wim Vandekeybus' productions including his last creations Menske and NieuwZwart.
Since 1997 he has been teaching workshops related to the work of ULTIMA VEZ.
ArtistBio: Iñaki Azpillaga