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ImPulsTanz Workshops 2013 © Karolina Miernik
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Play Full Body

The participants will look – through group, partner or individual work – for creative impulses, that offer new possibilities for movement vocabulary. They will observe how sometimes extreme qualities maintain a balanced tension, that the tension attracts attention and how silence often says more than a thousand words.

Ultima Vez Vocabulary – Space – Conflict & Catastrophic Imagination

The work of Ultima Vez will be approached through Laura’s personal experience with the company. Several themes of different creations are going to be explored as well as some of the highly energetic physical vocabulary of Wim Vandekeybus and his troupe – a taste of Ultima Vez.


Laura Aris is a performer, choreographer and recognised international pedagogue. In 1997 she received the Award of Excellence as student at Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, co- created the performance "Cruza Cuando el Hombrecito este en Verde" awarded at Certamen de Madrid in 1997, and received the Lladró Award for outstanding dancer at Festival de Valencia in 1999.

Her performing experience includes a decade as a formal member of the renowned Belgium company Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez, for the creations and touring of: "Inasmuch as life is borrowed", "Scratching the Inner Fields", "Blush", "What the body does not remember" (reprise 2002), "Sonic Boom", "Puur", "Spiegel", “Menske”, “Whats the Prediction” and in the dance films: "Blush", "Here After" and the short film: "Inasmuch as Life is Borrowed”.

She was also part of the Spanish dance company Lanònima Imperial and associated with General Elèctrica artistic collective in several performances of Tomás Aragay, in Barcelona. She has been assistant of Wim Vandekeybus for several collaborations with Ivo Van Hove (2017/2019). Currently she is working as a freelance artist developing her own creative practices, leading commissioned works, creating several solo works, as collaborative performances.

"I use dance as Tool and not as Goal, and though it is not my intention, dance shapes my spirituality. I like to create theatrical discourses that are sustained by movement – constantly seeking generators of physicality and then setting necessary filters that maximise the content of my proposals. In dance, I find an ephemeral logic that reveals particles of truth. Sometimes, the particles disappear at the end of the performative act, but sometimes, they endure. I am interested in the echo of movement".

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