Movement Research – dance practice
by Paola Madrid and Lola Vera
About the workshop:
During the practice of movement research we’ll use several tasks and structures with the aim of gathering our dance into a social and performing aspect. Improvisation will be the base of our practice. From solo’s to group community-exercises we will find strategies to encourage our movement qualities and movement situations. We will develop strength, coordination and perception. The negotiation between the technical and emotional body -playfulness- will be the main objective inside movement research class. This practice may lead us to a composition/choreographic research, but also to get to know the others through dancing.
This practice is open to everybody, professional and amateurs.
Dancer, choreographer and dance teacher from Mexico.Artistic director of the SORTA project. She began her professional studies with Miguel Mancillas and graduated from the Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán in 2011. Her choreographic work includes “My heart’s revolution(2018), “AFTER” (2019),”Eternal” and ” Soft touch to death” (2022). As a dancer, she currently works with Francisco Cordova -“Physical Momentum” company and Pietro Marullo Insieme Irrealli. She has collaborated/participated for/with several multidisciplinary artists such as: David Zambrano, Mat Voorter, Johan Legraie, Yamila Ríos, Aurèle Belliard, Jenna Hendry, Lucas Condró, Delfos Danza, among others.Paola Madrid teaches “Movement Research-Dance Practice” since 2013 as a proposal for body training. Paola is regularly invited to teach at institutions such as: Tictac Art Centre (BXL), La Manufacture- Haute école des arts de la scène (Switzerland), Konzervatoř Duncan Centre (Prague), CENART (Mexico), Universidad Sonora (Mexico), Universidad de Sonora (Mexico). She has received the following artistic awards and scholarships: Bureau International Jeunesse Wallonie – Bruxelles, Young creators PECDA FECA, FONCA-CONACYT Study Abroad Program, and Individual Artistic Development FECAS. Paola Madrid continues to develop her own methods of body research, scenic and performative composition. She currently resides in Mexico and Belgium.
Dancer born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied in her homeland at Julio Bocca’s school, Arte XXI and Universidad Nacional de Artes. She was part of the UNA dance company under the direction of Roxana Grinstein, working with choreographers such as Eugenia Estevez, Gustavo Lesgart and Daniel Goldín. She lives in Brussels since 2018 where she teaches contemporary dance and improvisation. In Europe she has participated in projects such as Derailed by Benjamin Wandewalle and performed at the Opera de La Monnaie, among others. She works together with Paola Madrid in the coordination of artistic projects in her company SORTA. She is also a founding member of the artist collective Les Sudakas, a group of Latin American artists living abroad, where she is currently pursuing her research as a choreographer.
Monday till Friday
18:00 – 21:00
Registration fee of 80 € required (as part of the 150 €)
We will announce later if and when Paola and Lola will perform during this week.