4 in 1
by Edivaldo Ernesto, Milan Herich, Peter Jasko, Horacio Macuacua
Edivaldo Ernesto, Milan Herich, Peter Jasko and Horacio Macuacua are 4 dance artists who have worked with David Zambrano intensive and extensive over the last 15 /20 years. As students, performers, assistants, collaborators, they have gone a long way with David. In the meantime they have been developing their own likes and approaches in dance with their solo and group performances, workshops, and other artistic activities. David offers them a 2 weeks period at Tictac where they will teach their own approaches, 2 hours per day as a total package of 8 hours.
It is advised to keep the evening hours and weekends open, as possibly performances and other events might happen as well during that period.
Those who (don’t) know yet the works of (one of) these artists have to be prepared that this will be two highly physical demanding weeks.
4 in 1 stands for 4 workshops in 1 workshop-event. We only offer it as 1 package with all 4 workshops included.
by Edivaldo Ernesto
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 transforming 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 go as a teacher and guidance parallel to your learning process and makes you do the step of digesting the work to get a completely new level. .”
Bio: Edivaldo Ernesto
Edivaldo Ernesto (Mozambique/DE), Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, improvisation expert. Mozambican background and western Africa traditional dance influence. Performances, improvisations, assistant teacher for Flying Low and Passing Through technique with David Zambrano, and collaboration with Linda Kapetanea and Rootlessroot on duet “HTT”. Creator and developer of his: “Depth Movement” Workshop and “Next Level”, teaching and performances across Europe, North America, South America, Asia. Former member of Sasha Waltz and Guests company.
DOWN BY SPIRAL
by Milan Herich
DOWN BY SPIRAL
During this workshop, I would like to share my daily research inspired by different approaches of physicality. I like the idea of a full body warm-up while dancing, through repetition of different sequences that range from simple to more complex. In this class we will walk, run, spin, slide, jump and roll through the entire space, building the skills and knowledge to play with our whole body, challenging our self by finding individual solutions through doing. Improvisation and open dancing will be used as a tool during the class, moving in a playful environment, developing physical perception and alertness among the group. The material used during this class, it is a combination of different techniques from my own practice fueled by a variety of dance forms.
Bio: Milan Herich
Born in Slovakia, Milan began his first dance steps in the Slovakian traditional children’s dance company Dumbier and graduated at the Banska Bystrica Dance Conservatory. Later in 2002, he continued his dance training at the renowned school P.A.R.T.S under the direction of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker, in Brussels. He worked with different choreographers and companies like Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus in the creation Puur (2005), Booting Looting (2013) and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui to create the show Myth (2007). For over 19 years he is in continuous collaboration with David Zambrano as an assistant in classes and workshops and as an interpreter in the works: 12 flies went out at noon, 3 flies went out at noon, Rabbit project, Soul Project and Holes. Milan Herich is the co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective creating the works Opening Night (2007) Journey Home (2009) The concert, live concert of traditional music and singing (2010) and their last show Fragments. Since 2013 he has also collaborated with the choreographer Anton Lachky on the creations Mind Gap and Side Effects. Milan created together with David Zambrano “A Solo for Mr.Folk” making presentations in Europe and Latin America. For many years he has been coaching and choreographing in works of renowned circus company Rasposo in the productions Morsure (2014) and La Dévorée (2017) In end of 2018 he directed and choreographed a full evening performance together with Petr Forman “ Turn over a new leaf” for the circus school ESAC in Brussels.
DEEP MOVEMENT CONSCIOUSNESS
by Peter Jasko
DEEP MOVEMENT CONSCIOUSNESS
The workshop is more of a creativity class than a dance class. Because of its nature, it is an open level class for professional dancers and movers alike. Rather than teaching form, the class focuses on expanding one’s artistic self-awareness. The class begins with exploring qualities such as rebound, flow, fractions, and shaking to reach a state beyond self-judgment and self-limitations. Here we will work within the gap between power and fragility. After waking up the body and mind, we will focus on isolations and polyrhythmic exercises to root back our focus. We move with the intention of never going back, developing one’s fearlessness and ability to trust each instant’s potential to lead somewhere. We give ourselves the necessary time to tune into our body’s intuitive intelligence to solve movement paradoxes that emerge during the research process. We will facilitate each other’s exploration by working in pairs and in groups, as well as individually.
These simple open structures are simultaneously technical tools and tools for composition. We encourage the dancer to playfully explore their inner workings and personal language that result both from everyday lived experience and learned movement patterns. By opening up creative curiosity, we enhance our movement fluency. In turn, we will develop strategies to explore the space between continuity and disruption of movement ideas by naming patterns for those interested in building choreography.
Bio: Peter Jasko
Peter Jasko was born in Liptovsky Mikulas in (Slovakia) 1982. He took his first dance classes at the folk dance company Dumbier Slovakia, where he stayed for 11 years. From 1996 to 2001, Peter studied and graduated at the Conservatory J.L. Bella of dance, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He continued his higher education at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava before entering the international school of dance P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels (2002), under the direction of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. His professional experience includes dancing with different international artists and companies such as Opera Banska Bystrica, ASpO, Company Roberto Olivan, OXOXOX – Juri Konjar, G. Barberio Corsetti & Fatou Traore, Company Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Peter is also collaborating with David Zambrano since 2001 as performer, and an assistant for his classes and workshops. Peter Jasko is co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. They created “Opening Night” (2007), “Journey Home” (2009), “The Koncert” (2010) and “Fragments” (2012). In 2014, Peter Jasko had directed Svalbard company – All geniuses and Idiots. In 2015 Peter Jasko had created in collaboration with Clara Furey, Untied Tales (the vanished power of the usual reign), premiered in La Chapelle, Montreal. Peter’s recent works are dancing for Clara Furey Love performance, Bill Coleman’s Felt and Aurelie Pedron’s Invisible as an interpreter. His Latest Choreographie was done for Circus Eloize Seul /Ensemble. The latest personal work is mostly research related towards unknown. He has been teaching past 12 years in about 46 countries in the world.
by Horacio Macuacua
“The inflexibility of the established paralyses the movement, dims the ingenuity, casts a shadow over surprise. But life 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 to disappear, the margins of the predictable are softened and we know the interrogation point that questions the automatic response. The body allows us to transcend.”
The structure and the goal of the workshop are the creation and composition of movement. Horacio proposes a highly physical work that demands attention, interest and alert rather than a certain technique level. The participants learn to relate and connect themselves instantly to the environment and to develop playfulness and spontaneity in taking decisions, for immediate composition full of meaning.
His approach is based on his own intuition and varies and evolves with what the group offers. The basis of this work is the diversity of the personal movement and world of each participant, who will be working from the body and with images and emotions to discover new and surprising possibilities. The intention always lies in accessing the full expression and communication in the personal dance, not in terms of virtuosity but from the uniqueness as a being.
Everybody learns from everybody, to risk more and more and to delve deeper into the potential of their own creativity by sharing, observing, attending, seeing other bodies and appreciating what is offered. Dance happens more present, more complete, it gets deeper and richer.
Bio: Horacio Macuacua
The Mozambican dancer and choreographer is the artistic director of the dance company which bears his name. Having no aesthetic limitations the company develops projects that are open to the creativity of all the collaborators and always with the intention that everyone has the room to explore their own choreographic universe.
He has carried out the projects COMUM, Orobroy, Stop! (1st Prize and Puma Creative Prize at Danse l’Afrique Festival 2010), Smile if You Can!, Fighting room, Convoy, Trampled Rose and Paradise is not in the sky!
Horacio is a founding member of Culturarte, the first contemporary dance company of Mozambique. He has collaborated as dancer and creator with choreographers Christina Moura, Thomas Hauert, Pablo Colbert, George Khumalo, and David Zambrano, considering him his maestro and mentor.
(Note from TICTAC art centre: Horacio Macuacua performed unforgettable with Zambrano in Twelve Flies Went Out at Noon, Soul Project, SHOCK, and toured with him the 50 villages tour, besides assisting him in various workshops, among the 50 day in Costa Rica. Horacio was the full opening week with us in TICTAC and taught a masterclass in improvisation and performed a solo one of the nights and had a small intervention another night.)
Mondays till Fridays
Times of this 2 weeks of workshops:
09:00 – 11:00
11:30 – 13:30
14:30 – 16:30
17:00 – 19:00
Performances on Thursdays 19th and/or 26th of November
by Edivaldo Ernesto, Milan Herich, Peter Jasko, Horacio Macuacua
Duration: 20 to 60 minutes
Entrance fee is a 5€ minimum contribution.
Price of workshop:
Registration fee of 150 euro required (as part of the 800)