Physicality & Creativity
by Nicolas Vladyslav
About the workshop:
The workshop begins with a physical training based on the ground work. We warm up with a work of flexibility and stretching, connected to breathing. The weight of the body and the relaxation are used by continuing an organic and continuous movement. We continue with isolated exercises of balance techniques We work the supports and small acrobatics (the rolls, the bridges), later to develop the control of the movement in the displacement: we combine the jumps, the turns, the falls and the control. imbalance; all that by playing with risk taking, taking space, and also looking for different physical qualities. We finish the course by combining all these elements in fluid and virtuoso choreographic phrases. After this intensive warm-up, we will continue the day with a work of improvisation. The goal is to go further physically in a creative search, exploring different body states from imposed themes. To achieve this goal, we awaken our creativity with the help of musical proposals, specific game rules and concrete tasks that define the quality of the movement. After having absorbed all this information into the body, we begin the composition exercises; solo, duo or group.
After being formed at the circus school of Amiens, Nicolas Vladyslav discovers dance, first in New-Caledonia with Sylvie Coqueugniot and Thierry Bain. After a ballet training at the Arts College of Boulogne, he studies contemporary dance at the Arts College of Lyon 1995-1999. During his training, he dances a role in a production of Jean-Claude Galotta.He starts his professional career as a dancer in Ondes de Choc (2000) of Denis Plassard. He then moves to Belgium to participate in the creation Utopie (2001) of Michèle-Anne de Mey. He establishes himself in Brussels and meets Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He dances in Foi (2003) and Tempus Fugit (2004) and co-creates Corpus Bach with him, a duo accompanied by cellist Roel Dieltiens, which premieres in Bruges in 2005. He assists Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for ballet productions at the Monte-Carlo Ballet (In Memoriam, 2004 and Mea Culpa, 2006), at the Grand Théâtre de Genève (Loin, 2005) and the Ballets Cullberg in Stockholm (End, 2006). In 2005 he creates with Constanza Macras and Lisi Estaras, the trio No Wonder. In 2006 he and Ali Thabet form the duo Transportés, which presents a creation in Nouméa. He returns to les ballets C de la B to dance in Patchagonia (2007), Bolero (2009) and in primero-erscht (2010), creations by Lisi Estaras. In 2010 he created Contamination for Passerelle In 2011 he cocreates and dances in Dans Dans and in 2012 he dances in A distancia de Lisi Estaras. He works with Jerome Boulbes for animations movies Masques (2009) and Le Printemps (2012), Lalegno an advertising (2013). In 2015 he co-creates Ladycock with Het Kip. Nicolas Vladyslav is also teaching in La Raffinerie/Charleroi danse (Brussels), for Danspunt, Passerelle,Talk, and he gives workshops at les ballets C de la B (Ghent), at Garage 29 (Brussels) and in Cordoba (Argentina). Nicolas is doing wood carving, and makes decor (Transporté 2006, Leche 2012, Esclava 2015). In 2016 he creates Monkey Mind with Platform K and we are pretty fuckin far from Okay with Voetvolk (July 2016).
Monday to Friday from 14:30 to 18:30
Big Studio of Tictac
Registration fee of €80 (as part of the €200).
On the same week, Martin Kilvady is teaching a workshop in the mornings. Book a place for both workshops and pay €300 instead of €400.