Laura Arís
Ultima Vez Vocabulary

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Adv+
Week 1, 15.7.–19.7.2024
16:00–18:00
Arsenal B
book

‘In the performances of Vandekeybus the body is at stake in a world of conflict. It is an arena of tensions and contrast: horizontal/vertical, high/low, hard/soft, virtuosity/vulnerability, active/passive, man/woman, body/mind, man/animal, order/chaos, intellect/instinct, nature/civilisation, etc. On the basis of these types of contrasts where formal, physical and existential categories overlap.’ – Erwin Jans

This workshop will approach the Ultima Vez universe from Laura’s personal experience after spending a decade as a performer in the company (1999–2008) and still collaborating with Wim Vandekeybus as a movement coach and assistant choreographer. Some concepts and ideas of several creations are explored to embody energetic physical language of the company – a taste of Ultima Vez’ work.

Laura Arís
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