by David Hernandez
About the workshop:
Diving into a daily practice centred around improvisation and the concerns connected to improvising. Exploring methods, honing skills, diving deep with playfulness – connecting to the senses and how they nourish us in improvisation. Considering readability and collaboration- performing practice, practicing performing, scoring, and free wheeling. It is a daily rigorous but fun work in order to gain experience and develop the skills of being an improviser. An example of a working day could be starting with an guided open warm up session followed by some more targeted investigations of themes and tools ending with improv sessions where we can implement some of the skills and tools we explored as well as engage in feedback and dialogue based on what we have seen and experienced.
Active as a multi faceted performing artist based in Brussels since 1993. In a career spanning more than 30 years, he has enjoyed collaborating as a choreographer, dancer, singer, performer, visual artist, teacher and coach on projects spanning baroque opera to urban dance video. He has played a vital role in shaping creations by iconic names in the European dance world like Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods and Rosas / Anne Teresa de Keersmaker as well as launched landmark dance initiatives such as the Crash Landing and Performance Hotel events, the PEP performance program, and multimedia installations with longtime creative partners LaborGras (Berlin), Collectif du Lion (BE) amongst many others.
David’s unique choreographic voice and detailed dance language has brought critically acclaimed work to stages across Europe for over two decades. Since 2015, he has deepened his choreographic research through a partnership with Cacao Bleu vzw under the banner dh+ / David Hernandez and Collaborators. Within this framework, he created productions For Movement’s Sake, Hullabaloo and Sketches on Scarlatti, Vox. These works were supported domestically by STUK (Leuven), Monty (Antwerp), Beursschouwburg (Brussels), and C-mine (Genk) and internationally by the Ballets de Lorraine, Scènes Vosges (Épinal), Into The Fields Festival (Bonn), National Center for Choreography Tours / Direction Thomas Lebrun, Mediterranean Dance Center San Vincenti, C-Takt Dommelhof and Cocoon Dance,… amongst many others,
Mondays till Fridays
August 7th till 11th
10:00 – 13:00
Registration fee of 80 € required (as part of the 150 €)
In the same week, Benoît Lachambre is teaching a workshop in the afternoons. 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).