teachers 2023

Depth Movement

by Edivaldo Ernesto

The workshop:

“Depth Movement is an intense and dense group dynamic class. It is about energy, about constantly challenging your limits. Understanding what defines you as a dancer and pushing those boundaries over and over again. Allowing the environment to influence your dancing skills, refining tools to create new movement qualities and new rhythms. Digging deeper inside the range of your own personal dance vocabulary, becoming anyone or anything. Working with partnering, multi- directional micro- narrative movement to transform as a whole group. Learning how to effectively be unpredictable, how to recycle energy, how to use the body as your primary tool. I guarantee a new process of study in which I, as a teacher and guide, go parallel to your learning process and help you take the step to digest the work and get to a completely new level.”

Biography:

Edivaldo Ernesto (Mozambique/DE), Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, improvisation expert. Mozambican background and western Africa traditional dance influence. Assistant teacher for Flying Low and Passing Through technique with David Zambrano; Collaborator with Linda Kapetanea and Rootlessroot on duet “HTT”. Creator and developer of his: “Depth Movement” Workshop and “Next Level”, teacher and performer across Europe, North America, South America, Asia. Former member of Sasha Waltz and Guests company.

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Sparkling Imagination – Improvisation workshop
by Horacio Macuacua

The workshop:

The inflexibility of what is established paralyzes the movement, dims the ingenuity, casts a shadow over surprise. But life’s force makes us adaptable, it gives us the opportunity to transform space and to translate energy into matter, matter into its own evolution. The outline of the spontaneous is blurred and disappears, the margins of the predictable are softened and we know the interrogation point that questions the automatic response. The body allows us to transcend.

Horacio proposes a highly physical work that demands attention, interest and intensity rather than a certain technique level, challenging the potentiality of each dancer to push the limits of body imagination and expression further to discover new and surprising possibilities. “The workshop evolves with what the group offers, as the ability to create and to compose physically requires training and attention so does technique or style. Through the group process the participants learn from each other through acceptance and transformation, collaboration and observation of their own dance and of the whole group. Let’s dive into the work, get the engines started and let the imagination flow! Let’s dance!”

Biography:

The Mozambican dancer and choreographer is the artistic director of the dance company which bears his name. Horacio Macuacua develops projects that aim to go beyond established forms. Flexibility of mind and availability to catch the moment translate movement instantly into compositions that are complex and elaborated, displaying depth and playfulness, darkness and light. Each composition is a journey to reinvent and transform within the parameters of meaning. He has carried out his projects: COMUM, Canais, Orobroy, Stop! (1st Prize and Puma Creative Prize at Danse l’Afrique Danse Festival 2010), Smile If You Can!, Fighting room, Convoy, Paradise is not in the sky! and Theka.Horacio has collaborated with choreographers Panaibra Gabriel Canda/CulturArte, Cristina Moura, Thomas Hauert, George Khumalo, Wim Vandekeybus/Última Vez and David Zambrano, considering him his maestro and mentor. As a teacher he has given classes and workshops in France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Cyprus, USA, South Korea, Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique, etc…

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Body Action
by Francisco Córdova

The workshop:

It is a training system based on an improvisation laboratory through physical actions and floor work methods. It induces the participant to move from a common language and not from dance codes. It decodes and deconstructs the established and predetermined languages of dance. The class is a representation of control and physical intuition, its purpose is to create states: physical, mental and even emotional from exhaustion. It takes the body to its maximum capabilities with a bodily controlled risk. He guides the participants to find the truth in their body and to get in touch with their own way of moving, to assume the information regarding their intuition.


The class is experiential learning.

Biography:

Francisco Córdova (México) is now positioned within the top performers, choreographers and educators of the international performing arts market, participating in numerous meetings and festivals in over 30 countries around the globe. In Europe, he is currently considered one of the most representative educators and performers of the new contemporary dance.

 

He is the Director of the Company PHYSICAL MOMENTUM and Director of ATLAS México Biennial International Dance Festival. He has two Master Degrees: a Master in Theatrical Studies and Stage Direction, and a Master in Stage Lighting from Institut del Teatre (IT) in Barcelona, Spain. A Bachelor´s Degree in Contemporary Dance from the National School of Dance (ENDCC) in Mexico. He also studied in Montreal and in New York.

 

With an uninterrupted 20 year-long professional artistic career, Francisco has been part of numerous companies and projects over a period of almost two decades. Since the year 2006, he developed his methodological proposal BODY ACTION, which he has taught at several workshops in very important international art centers. He has become a fundamental piece within the academic networks in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. His research and training practice stands out among the main teaching vanguards worldwide, being part of renown festivals, institutions, and schools. He is a direct disciple of David Zambrano and his techniques.

Spontaneous Composition
by Peter Jasko

The workshop:

In Spontaneous Composition we will play with different tools.

1. How to be ready to dance spontaneously in any situation without too much preparation.


2. How to compose an OPEN DANCE spontaneously with different individuals in a collective environment. We will use tools from improvisation, choreography and the 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. I found a little system of how to approach this practice in efficient ways. The workshop will demand physical on-going effort and openness to resolve any kind of situations that will happen in the moment of this process.

Biography:

Peter Jasko was born in 1982 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. He took his first dance classes with the folkdance company Dumbier Slovakia, where he remained for 11 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, performer and assistant in his classes and workshops. Peter Jasko is the co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective.

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 European Capital of Culture 2015 in Pilsen.

For the past 12 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.

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