I see you
by Thi Mai Nguyen
About the workshop:
You make the difference by who you are. How much you decide to give by your presence to the other people around you and to the room. By being there. That’s a simple challenge but never ending. We’ll begin with a warm-up, following a focus on qualities of movements.
Three challenges are introduced during the course:
How to distribute our energy throughout a set of movements, technically challenging.
When we retain or let go our body talks, switch from a quality of body to another.
How to be fully involved in the doing instead of merely reproducing forms.
We’ll experience the “repetition” exercise, from the acting technique of Stanley Meisner, that will be later confronted with the dance. We will see how each movement is significant, and we will take care to be fully in the present moment while dancing.
She studied classical and contemporary dance at the CNSM in Paris from 1995 to 1999. She studied at P.A.R.T.S for a year then joined the choreographer Wim Vandekeybus, ULTIMA VEZ from 2002 to 2012. She performed in Blush, Puur, Spiegel, Radical wrong, Oedipe and in the film “BLUSH” and “HERE AFTER”. She works with Michelle Anne de Mey on the revival of the piece SINFONIA EROICA.
In 2012, she joined the director James Thiérrée, for Tabac rouge, La grenouille avait raison. Thi mai assists James Thiérrée at the choreography for his project “FRÔLONS” at the Opéra Garnier in May 2018, for 45 dancers, then on his new creation “ROOM”. She worked as a choreographer on the movie « La « vérité » by Mr. Kore Eda Hirokazu.
On October 1, 2018, ETNA, Thimai Nguyen’s first solo received the Critics’ Prize for the best dance show in Belgium.
Thi mai played her second solo PREMISSE at the Marni theater on May 12, 2021 then on February 4 and 5, 2022, October 13, 2022 at the Étoile du Nord in Paris during the ZOA festival. Her new creation STAND BY played from March 8 to 12, 2022 at the Balsamine theater in Brussels, it will play at the Marni theater on January 28 at 8 p.m. and January 29, 2023 at 4 p.m.
Monday till Friday
May 29th – June 2nd
14:30 – 18:30
Registration fee of 80 € (as part of the 200 €).
In the same week, David Zambrano is teaching a workshop in the mornings. If you book a place for both workshops, you pay only 285 € instead of 350 €. Other discount options 10/15/20% you can find on the page where you book the workshop(s).