ZOO/Thomas Hauert’s workshops, classes & events at Tictac Art Centre
Thomas Hauert: ”Over the last 20 years I’ve been passing on the knowledge and experiences developed during the creation processes with the company ZOO in many workshops and class situations, to amateurs and students as well as to seasoned professionals. Having found these exercises and games useful for themselves many people told me they are including them in their own teaching. Pleased about that knowledge and spirit spreading, making itself useful, I always encouraged this – whether the exercises are being taught close to their original form or they inspired new developments and experiments. How to convey these principles efficiently and precisely has been a constant concern for me. For the first time I’d like to teach a workshop focusing on the didactical method I have developed over the years to break down these often very complex physical and mental processes contained in the ZOO improvisational tools. Aimed at people who are interested to teach those or similar forms or for people who like to get an in-depth understanding and practice of the work.”
During ZOO@Tictac events, Thomas Hauert will teach the experiences created in the ZOO in the afternoons. For the first time a ZOO workshop will have a special focus on the didactical method underlying the teaching of ZOO tools for dance improvisations. Other activities are scheduled in the mornings, evenings and week-end by the core members of ZOO.
Schedule of the workshop and classes:
First week of the workshops and morning classes (2th-6th of September):
9.00-10.00 Gabriel Schenker: Pilates
10.00-12.00 Gabriel Schenker: Solo on Gershwin
13.30-17.30 Thomas Hauert will focus on expanding movement vocabulary: didactically progressive introduction and practice of exercises and games designed to expand our movement vocabulary, invent movement rather than reproduce learned co-ordinations. Multitasking, splitting the body into several “independent” actions. Using partners (assistants) suggesting/imposing movement to short-circuit habits.
Weekend workshops (7th & 8th of September):
10.00-13.00 Textile designers Anne Masson & Eric Chevalier: monotype print process.
14.30-17.30 Fabian Barba: Slugs’ garden.
Second week of the workshops and morning classes (9th-13th of September):
9.00-10.00 Mat Voorter: warm up improvisation / transformation.
10.00-12.00 Liz Kinoshita: Mechanism of the musical.
13.30-17.30 Thomas Hauert will focus on the didactically progressive introduction and practice of the ZOO games for improvising as a group, making connections in space, time and body shapes. Several interdependent individuals form one single organism together (at a distance). interactions require an extreme state of attention, sensitivity and concentration combined with creativity, musicality and physicality.
Amateurs’ classes in the evenings (19:00-21:00):
2nd, 9th September – Samantha Van Wissen: In the moment
4th, 11th September – Samantha Van Wissen: Composition
5 September: Lecture by Gabriel Schenker.
12 September: Lecture by Fabian Barba.
And: ZOO’s technical manager/light designer, but also visual artist Bert Van Dijck will have a residency / exhibition in Tictac Gallery during the whole period.
Plus you can book during ZOO@tictac individual Alexander technique sessions with Sara Ludi (2nd -10th September)
Total package 600€: including ALL the workshops, classes during the 2 weeks, plus the weekend in between (with private alexander class 650€)
Smaller selected packages:
2 weeks Afternoon workshop with Thomas Hauert: 400€
Morning class and morning workshop: 120€
1 week Afternoon workshop plus morning workshop and class: 280€
1 week Afternoon workshop with Thomas Hauert: 200€
Morning workshop 10.00-12.00: 90€ (1 week)
Early class 9.00-10.00: 40€ per week (10€ per day possible also with Mat Voorter)
Weekend workshop: 50€ each, 80 for both whole weekend
Evening Amateur classes: 30€ for 2; 50 for all 4
Alexander technique private session: 50€
For further information and subscription you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about ZOO/Thomas Hauert you can find on: https://zoo-thomashauert.be
ZOO/Thomas Hauert is a Brussels based contemporary dance company. In 1998, the Swiss dancer Thomas Hauert decided to form his own company and has created since then more than twenty pieces, e.g. Cows in Space, Verosimile, Modify, Walking Oscar, Accords, MONO,(sweet) (bitter), Inaudible which have toured all over the world. ZOO’s last creation How to Proceed celebrates the 20th anniversary of the company.
with Thomas Hauert
02.9 – 13.09.2019May 22, 2019
PAYATT INTRANSIT and SOLO INITIATION
by Rakesh Sukesh
26.8 – 30.8.2019December 31, 2018
by Young Cool Park
12.8 – 16.8.2019December 31, 2018
by Horacio Macuacua
12.8. – 16.8.2019December 31, 2018
Move (with) kids
by Anne-Lore Baeckeland
8.7-12.7.2019December 31, 2018
IMPROVISATION ON STAGE
by David Zambrano
5.8 – 9.8.2019December 31, 2018