DOWN BY SPIRAL
by Milan Herich
Milan Herich leads a very physical and playful technique class that challenges the individual and coordinates the collective group. Through repetition the class will build skills and awareness to move with speed and efficiency. The aim is to alternate between arches and spirals of the body in all directions one can imagine. The class starts with exercises in which we will work on using the range of the body to discover different movement possibilities, and develops into sequences based on the exercises. A full body warm up will begin on the floor and continue through sitting and squatting material. We then continue by walking, running and spiraling, as well as perform phrases that focus on moving the dancer across, around and in and out of the floor.
Born in Slovakia, Milan began his dance training in the Slovakian traditional children’s dance company Dumbier, and went on to graduate from the Banska Bystrica Dance Conservatory. In 2002, he continued his dance education at the renowned school P.A.R.T.S under the direction of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker, in Brussels. Milan worked with different choreographers and companies including Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus in the creations Puur (2005) and Booting Looting(2013). He also worked with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui to create the show, Myth (2007). For more than 20 years, he has been 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 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( 2012). In 2013, he 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”, which was performed across Europe and Latin America. He also has experience coaching and choreographing in works of renowned circus company Rasposo, Morsure (2014), La Dévorée (2017), Oraison. 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.
April 18th – May 6th
10:00 – 13:00
Price of workshop:
400 € special price
Registration fee of 150 € required (as part of the 400)