This workshop takes part in Right Here Right Now/Summer Improvisation Workshops organized by Tictac Art Centre. From the 5th of July till the 13 of August, we host 6 workshops by artists whose work is intimately connected to the improvisation in dance. To know more about these events and the package-discounts, click here.
YOUR OWN GOD and FUNCTIONALITY & PERSPECTIVE IN DANCE
by Judith Sánchez Ruíz / JSR Company
About the workshop:
This workshop will be divided into two parts: two hours of Functionality & Perspective in the morning and three hours of Your Own God in the afternoon
Functionality & Perspective in Dance is Judith Sánchez Ruíz class investigation in release technique for more than ten years. Focus on the importance of being grounded, dancers work with initiation and arrival, visceral and organic movement.
The morning’s warm-up centre attention on the present moment, listening to your body and builds up stamina. Creating an understanding of the shifting of weight, clarity of movement, attention to detail, precision, and dynamics in a multidirectional approach, allowing islands of specific quality movement improv practice, waking up the imagination while working with a functionally aware body!
“Your Own God” Intensive improvisation
This workshop will trigger your un/comfortable zone. a “pull-out” from the present moment and, within it, of an unpublished present of chaos and vulnerability. I’ve designed the « radio exercise » : allowing radical changes of states, provoking a shift of action in the brain that combines spontaneously preset determined information, making space for complexity and coincidence. all these explorations are an integral part of my process as a choreographer, exercises that both influence and structure my creative work. I will guide you to look for the unknown exploration of different approaches to the movement, and we will learn how to develop movement in composition with space and in a relationship with others. I will encourage you to own your movement, find precision and wildness all together but overall, live in your dance!
Judith Sánchez Ruíz is an independent artist with a rich performing history as a choreographer, performer, and improviser. The Berlin–based director (Havana, Cuba) began her dance studies at the age of 11 at the National School of Arts. Ciudad de la Habana. Cuba. Ms. Sanchez has worked with Sasha Waltz & Guest, (2011-2014); Deborah Hay, (2012); Trisha Brown Dance Company, (2006-2009); DD Dorvillier, (2002, 2019); David Zambrano, (1997), Mal Pelo Company, (1997-1999); and DanzAbierta Company, (1991-1996). She established the JSR Company in NYC in 2010, creating numerous choreographic stage works and Site-Specific projects involving live music with innovative composers and visual artists. In 2020 she was a guest visiting professor at Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Master Arts Programme “Spatial Strategies”. She has been working at the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) Berlin, Bachelor programme – Dance, Context, Choreography since 2019.
She is focusing on writing a book about Improvisation, gathering drawings, process, score, and methodologies. Her choreography doesn’t rely on the mechanization or memory of movement but more on ramifications and layering of subjects on a radio, a concept used in her last two more significant pieces, “ENCAJE” (2017) and “My Breast on the table” (2019). Human casualness and complexity, improvisation, community, and activism are an essential part of her work today. Past fall JSR Company presented “ENCAJE” and “Purple Is” with Sam Wentz as part of Power Shift: Activism, Improvisation, and Community, a program of HMD’s The Bridge Project. Livestream Interactive Performance (Berlin/California); She received the DIS-TANZEN grant, the funding supports the infrastructure of Judith Sánchez Ruíz | JSR Company 2020-2021.
Mondays till Fridays
Times of this workshop:
11:00 – 17:30
Price of the workshop:
Registration fee of €80 required (as part of the €250).
Right Here Right Now/Package Discounts:
1 summer-week workshop 250€
2 summer-week workshops 450€
3 summer-week workshops 625€
4 summer-week workshops 775€
5 summer-week workshops 900€
6 summer-week workshops 1000€
This package deal only applies with the Summer workshops of Right Here Right Now: Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Michael Schumacher, Horácio Macuacua, David Zambrano (July 26-30), Edivaldo Ernesto, Rakesh Sukesh.