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Tools for Dance Improvisation
We will first practise to multiply and disconnect actions within our own individual body to create a sense of polyphony within it, and secondly improvise the composition of the movement of a group, in the attempt to create one single organism out of a group of individual bodies. We’ll be tapping into swarm intelligence/collective intelligence, swapping constantly between leading and following or doing both at the same time.
ARTISTBIO: Thomas Hauert
Having worked as a dancer with a.o. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, David Zambrano and Pierre Droulers, Thomas Hauert, originally from Switzerland, founded his company ZOO in Brussels in 1998. Cows in Space, the first piece was immediately awarded at the Rencontres de Seine-Saint-Denis/Bagnolet. The company has since created more than 20 works, which have been performed in over 200 venues.
In addition to his work for ZOO, Thomas was also commissioned to create work for other companies including the Zurich Ballet, Toronto Dance Theatre, Candoco Dance Company and Ballet de Lorraine.
Complementing his choreographic work, Hauert has developed an internationally recognised teaching method based on the movement research conducted with his company. He has an ongoing collaboration with P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels and regularly teaches workshops worldwide. In 2012 -13, he was a guest professor for dance and performance at the Institute for Theater Studies of the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2013 Hauert has also been appointed artistic director of the new bachelor degree in contemporary dance at the Manufacture Manufacture – Haute Ecole des Arts de la Scène in Lausanne.
Thomas Hauert is “artiste en compagnonnage” at Théâtre de Liège and in residency at Théâtre Les Tanneurs in Brussels.
Last update: 07.04.2020