FLYING LOW & IMPROVISATION
by David Zambrano
This workshop focuses mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the floor. The class utilises simple movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the centre and the joints, moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining a centred state. There is a focus on the skeletal structure that will help improve the dancer’s physical perception and alertness. The class includes partnering work and movement phrases, which explore the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion.
When one is moving, the whole room is moving with one. The image of the body constantly spiralling, whether running dancing, walking dancing or standing dancing is the main practice during the whole class. Working with spirals helps the dancers go into the floor and out of the floor with ease, and also helps 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. This is the flying low technique.
Learning to use one’s life experience, being able to consciously and continuously shape one’s energy integrating the body and mind, time and space through the practice of dance improvisation, students learn to create instant pieces of dance onstage in front of an audience. The workshop begins with students improvising solos, duets, and small groups utilising the class as an audience. Zambrano pushes the students to realise that there is always something more inside and that performing is spontaneous.
Bio: David Zambrano
David Zambrano has been a monumental figure in the international dance community for more than 35 years, 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 75 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.
9 days, Sunday off.
Times of this workshop:
10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30
Performance on December 19th
by David Zambrano
as part of the Crude Saturdays
Duration of these evenings are approx. 60 minutes
Entrance fee is a 5€ minimum contribution.
Price of workshop:
Registration fee of 150 euro required (as part of the 550)