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Contemporary Technique, ImPulsTanz Workshop 2016 © Emilia Milewska
Contemporary Technique, ImPulsTanz Workshop 2016 © Emilia Milewska

Spontaneous Composition

In Spontaneous Composition we will play with different tools.
1. How to be ready to dance spontaneously in any situation without too long preparation.
2. How to compose an OPEN DANCE spontaneously with different individuals in a collective environment. We will use tools from improvisation, choreography and our physical experience that we carry with us every day.

In this workshop I would like to specifically focus and exercise individual practice, duet work, different possibilities of group work as well. I found a little system of, how to approach this practice in efficient ways. The workshop will demand physical on-going tries and openness to resolve any kind of situations that will happen in the moment of this process.


Deep Movement Consciousness

The workshop is more of a creativity class than a dance class. Rather than teaching form, the class focuses on expanding one’s artistic self-awareness. The class begins with exploring qualities such as rebound, flow, fractions, and shaking to reach a state beyond self-judgment and self-limitations. Here we will work within the gap between power and fragility. After waking up the body and mind, we will focus on isolations and polyrhythmic exercises to root back our focus. We move with the intention of never going back, developing one’s fearlessness and ability to trust each instant’s potential to lead somewhere. We give ourselves the necessary time to tune into our body’s intuitive intelligence to solve movement paradoxes that emerge during the research process. We will facilitate each other’s exploration by working in pairs and in groups, as well as individually.

These simple open structures are simultaneously technical tools and tools for composition. We encourage the dancer to playfully explore their inner workings and personal language that result both, from everyday lived experience and learned movement patterns. By opening up creative curiosity, we enhance our movement fluency. In turn, we will develop strategies to explore the space between continuity and disruption of movement ideas by naming patterns for those interested in building choreography.

ARTISTBIO: Peter Jasko

Peter Jasko was born in 1982 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia . He took his first dance classes with the folk dance company Dumbier Slovakia, where he remained for eleven years. From 1996 to 2001, Peter studied at the J. L. Bella Conservatory of Dance in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He continued his training at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava before entering the P. A. R.T.S. School for Contemporary Dance in Brussels (2002), directed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker.

His professional experience includes dancing with international artists and companies such as Opera Banska Bystrica, ASpO, Company Roberto Olivan, OXOXOX – Juri Konjar, G. Barberio Corsetti & Fatou Traore, and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Since 2001, he has also collaborated with David Zambrano as both, a performer and as assistant in his classes and workshops. Peter Jasko is the co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective, whose productions include "Opening Night" (2007), "Journey Home" (2009), "The Koncert" (2010) and "Fragments" (2012).

In 2014, he directed the Svalbard Company’s "All Genius All Idiot". The following year, Peter Jasko created "Untied Tales (The Vanished Power of the Usual Reign)" in collaboration with Clara Furey, which premiered at La Chapelle in Montreal.

The same year Peter Jasko created a performance for 300 seniors as a part of cultural city of Europe, Pilsen 2015. For the past twelve years, he has taught in about forty-six countries around the world.

Peter Jasko has been involved in the dance community as a performer, choreographer and teacher in Europe and abroad for over 15 years. He holds a deep desire to revive a space for instinct in dance, with a sincere interest in the body-space-connection awareness. He sees beauty everywhere—in all bodies, emotions and personal histories. Through his choreographies, performances and workshops he presented around the world, Jasko abolishes the hierarchies and divisions between body and mind by favouring an open dance that encourages deep consciousness, in a difficult and fragile process towards balance.

As of late, his artistic practice draws a space beyond tradition and dance training, deconstructing and deserting academic forms without erasing personal movement histories. In his classes Deep Movement Consciousness, he yearns to create a space for artistic self-discovery, a space beyond ambient noise (self-judgment, representative movement, states and expressions) allowing instead the sensitive and energetic body to generate fully conscious movement.

Peter Jasko goes for a run everyday. Not for sportsmanship but as an exercise in attuning oneself to the smallest, most imperceptible sensation. He believes that this same awareness can and should be applied to whatever technique in dance. This approach leads to an exploration and a questioning of the structures, the contexts, the physical and mental forms that govern choreographic gesture. By moving away from modes of representation, expressions and academic states, Peter Jasko promotes a return to a dance of openness and breathing, a search for balance, which leaves space for all forms of interpretation.

Last update: 22.04.2018



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