PLAY FULL BODY
by Laura Aris Álvarez
About the workshop:
The workshop is designed to be a playful physical journey but focused on mental challenges and the explicit goals of artistic expression and creativity. We will try to change the prism by searching for different ways of looking at movement and its qualities.An invitation to explore a space that is neither too new nor too familiar, but something in between; like walking with a compass but without a map.Guided improvisations and specific technical exercises will be the starting point of the work, mainly in pairs and groups. Participants will play with their vocabulary within defined but changing contexts to experiment and observe specific bodily mechanisms and mental processes that happen while we dance. Opening the doors of perception, we will search for those creative impulses that, once released, offer opportunities for new achievements—both technically and performatively.«As a teacher and an artist, I am committed to sharing thoughts, questions, tips, and accumulated experiences that inspire and encourage others – hopefully enhancing a collective intellectual curiosity. Through my years of teaching, I have learned to seek out a balance between goals relating to technical mastery and the individual’s abilities to make their own choices, reflect deeply, discover anew, develop personae, and encounter imaginary universes. Teaching requires a dynamic interaction between what happens inside the teacher’s mind and what happens with the group in the room. The act of teaching and my professional artistic practice have long been interconnected: they are in constant relationship and evolve together».
Laura is a performer, choreographer and dance teacher. She has been leading workshops worldwide since 2001. Laura has developed a rich body of work: commissioned works, several solos and collaborations with other artists. As a performer, she danced with Juan Carlos García’s dance company Lanònima Imperial, receiving the Lladró Award outstanding dancer at the Valencia Festival (1999), and she was a member of the artist collective General Elèctrica/Tomás Aragay (1997-1999). Former dancer of Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus from 1999 until 2008. Over the last few years, she has been Wim Vandekeybus’s assistant choreographer and movement coach in several shows directed by Ivo Van Hove (at Dutch National Opera & Ballet in 2017, Comedie Francaise in 2019 and International Theatre Amsterdam in 2021).
More at www.lauraaris.com
Monday till Friday
February 13th – 17th
9:00 till 13:00
Registration fee of 80 € required (as part of the 200 €)
In the same week Rob Hayden is teaching a workshop in the afternoons. If you book both workshops, you pay 300 € instead of 400 €. Other discount options 10/15/20% you can find on the page where you book the workshop(s).