by David Zambrano assisted by Milan Herich
For this two weeks workshop, Zambrano returns to his life experience of salsa dancing. He recalls the beauty in the conversations of hands, the exchanging of rhythmical steps, big band music and the passion for dancing with another person. He takes this history of partner dancing and redefine it as something that could be more appropriate for the modern era, following the influence of contact improvisation, shifting gender roles. Leading and following can be taken by either both and shared. Rolls are not divided over gender or sexual preferences. The verticality and uprightness is broken down, so also dancers can go to different levels and move over the floor with different body parts. But from the experience of the history of couple dancing is kept the structure that at all times there is kept a direct hand-touch, but they can shift according to the need and choices made by the dancers. This workshop will be assisted by Milan Herich.
The workshops by David Zambrano are aimed at professionals, amateurs of all levels, and also non-dancers.
David Zambrano has been a monumental figure in the international dance community for more than 35 years, and his passion for cultural exchange continues to influence his work. Zambrano is an ambassador and liaison across many borders, bringing together artists from all over the planet for his projects. He has taught his own approach to dance in more than 75 countries and has performed at hundreds of venues across the world. His pieces range from set choreography, structured improvisation, and pure improvisation. Born in Venezuela, Zambrano spent 15 years in New York and now lives in between Amsterdam and Brussels. In 2018 he initiated Tictac Art Centre as an artistic home base.
Born in Slovakia, Milan began his training in Slovakian traditional dance on a young age. He graduated from the Banska Bystrica Dance Conservatory and P.A.R.T.S. He has worked with Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. For over 19 years he has been in continuous collaboration with David Zambrano as a performer in several works and as an assistant in classes/workshops and. Milan Herich is the co-founder of Les SlovaKs. Other past collaborators include Anton Lachky, Rasposo, and Petr Forman.
Mondays till Fridays (2 weeks)
December 11th till 22nd
10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30
Registration fee of 150 € required (as part of the 600 €)