The workshop is designed to be a playful physical journey but focused on mental challenges and the explicit goals of artistic expression and creativity. We will change the prism by searching for different ways of looking at movement and its qualities.
It is an invitation to explore a space that is neither too new nor too familiar, but something in between, like walking with a compass, but without a map.
Guided improvisations and specific technical exercises will be the work's starting point, mainly in pairs and groups. During the workshop, we will often switch roles from the performer (creator) to the observer (audience) so that different questions and perceptions can be expressed. We will play with our own vocabulary within defined but changing contexts to experience and observe specific bodily mechanisms and mental processes while dancing. Opening the doors of perception, we will search for those creative impulses that, once released, offer opportunities for new technical and performative achievements.
“As a teacher and an artist, I am committed to sharing thoughts, questions, tips, and accumulated experiences that inspire and encourage others – hopefully enhancing an artistic collective intellectual curiosity. Through my years of teaching, I have learned to seek a balance between goals relating to technical mastery and the individual’s abilities to make their own choices, reflect deeply, discover anew, develop personae, and encounter imaginary universes. Teaching requires a dynamic interaction between what happens inside the teacher's mind and what happens with the group in the room. The act of teaching and my professional artistic practice have long been interconnected: they are in constant relationship and evolve together.”
The workshop will be taught in English. It is physical and requires basic fitness. Sessions include movement vocabulary where coordination skills may be required, also a willingness to work in close proximity and touch others. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Workshop Office.