by Nicanor de Elia
About the workshop:
This masterclass is a space for research and study for dancers and circus artists based on the principles of copyleft and improvisation in groups. It will be for each participant to allow himself to use and distribute as many modified versions of styles, techniques, knowledge and findings. It will be about making creation and knowledge a common good. This Masterclass is an intense and immersive moment where the body is at the center of the work: the body in relation to space, to objects to others. An internship in the circus and dance boundaries whose goal is to find the dance that belongs to you, create a space to develop individual concerns and relationship to the group.
Born in 1976 in Argentina, Nicanor de Elia is a dancer, circus artist, choreographer and director. In 2003, he joined l’ESACTO-LIDO, Toulouse’s professional circus school, specializing in juggling and dance. In 2006, Nicanor and four other jugglers founded G. Bistaki, a contemporary circus/dance company, In 2009, they presented « Coopératzia », a first show based on the choreographic manipulation of objects. It is performed to this day in some of the biggest international festivals. In 2010 he founded Garage29, a performing arts lab space in Brussels. With Garage29 create several artistics productions and the « Offestival ».
In 2015 he started to develop the « COPYLEFT » technique, mixing groups and personal ways of moving. Creating two shows « COPYLEFT » and « JUVENTUD » inspired by F.T. Marinetti’s Manifesto of Futurism
The last 15 years Nicanor has been invited as a teacher and artistic director in different schools and artistic centers all around Europe.
Monday till Friday
March 20th till 24th
14:30 – 18:30
Registration fee of 80 € (as part of the 200 €).
In the same week, Frank van de Ven is teaching a workshop in the mornings. If you book a place for both workshops, you pay only 300 € instead of 400 €. Other discount options 10/15/20% you can find on the page where you book the workshop(s).