This workshop focusses mainly on the dancers’ relationship with the floor. The class utilizes simple movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the center and the joints, moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining a centered state. There is a focus on the skeletal structure that will help improve the dancers’ physical perception and alertness. The class includes partnering work and movement phrases, which explore the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion.
The class begins in stillness and students are asked to read their body in a standing position. They are urged to connect their entire bodies with the environment: the air, floor, and the energy of others, forming an interconnection by just standing. When one is standing, the whole room is standing as one. When one is moving, the whole room is moving as one.
The image of the body constantly spiraling, whether running dancing, walking dancing or standing dancing is the main practice during the whole class. Working with spirals will help the dancers go into the floor and out of the floor with ease, and also will help the dancers to see themselves and the room from all sides. The spirals propel the class all over the room, both on the ground and upright.
Brief biography of David Zambrano:
David Zambrano has been a monumental figure in the international dance community for more than a quarter century, and his passion for cultural exchange continues to influence his work. Zambrano is an ambassador and liaison across many borders, bringing together artists from all over the planet for his projects. He has taught his own approach to dance in more than 70 countries, and has performed at hundreds of venues across the world. His pieces range from set choreography, structured improvisation, and pure improvisation. Born in Venezuela, Zambrano spent 15 years in New York, and now lives in between Amsterdam and Brussels.
11:00-17:00 (1 hr lunchtime)
Monday till Friday
8-12 October 2018
Price: 250 Euro
Registration fee of 80 euro required (as part of the 250).
Maximum of participants: 40
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