Pushing further his exploration of a more intense and intimate relationship of the body to the force of gravity, Damien Jalet created "Skid" (2017) for the Gothenburg Dance Company. The dancers performed for 40 minutes on a 34 degree inclined platform of 40 square meters. Together with dancer Aimilios Arapoglou and other members of the company, they developed an alphabet of new physical possibilities, alternating control and surrendering, of accelerations and slow motions, to be performed alone or with partners.
This class given on a large platform of the same inclination is a way to open the experience and share some of the gravitational discoveries they made to more dancers. Beside the actual playfulness of it, the class – while strongly grounding and centring the dancing of the participants – also allows them to develop a sense of abandon in the movement that is not possible to achieve on the flat ground.
Please come with shoes: Tabis and Kung Fu shoes are ideal, otherwise any flexible sport shoes with gripping rubber sole.Damien JaletAimilios Arapoglou