TOOLS FOR A THINKING BODY
& COMPOSITION WORKSHOP
“If we visualise the creation of a dance piece as a puzzle and as a dancer you would like to be an active piece on the board, you need to be a thinking body that changes, transforms, translates the basic material and is able to surprise herself or himself.
During this week of work, we will deal with Space and Time alterations.
The first few days we will learn a basic phrase, which will be the vocabulary used to build all the changes.
Real time composition throughout improvisational sessions will be proposed to open up ideas of interaction. Thus, we will be able to transform the fixed dance material in time and space with different tools provided in form of games.
The last day of work we will summon all the material created and try to make the skeleton of a dance piece to give everyone the chance of performing it to each other and having the sense of continuity this work should have.
The final goal of the workshop is to share the base of my own experience as a performer and give different guidelines and suggestions to the participants of when and how to use these principles of transformation and composition.”
Marta Coronado’s biography:
Marta Coronado studied dance at the Official School of Dance of the Government of Navarra. In 1996 she moved to Brussels to study at P.A.R.T.S. After 2 years she begins to work for Rosas company of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. She dances in: Drumming, I said I, In real time, Rain, April me, Bitches Brew, Kassandra, Rain Raga D‘an soir an jour, Mozart concert Arias, Steve Right evening. In 2002, she receives the BESSIE award (New York Dance and Performance Award). In 2008, she is co-director of the repertoire of Rosas at the school P.A.R.T.S. From 2011, she co-directed the pieces of repertoire of Rosas in The Opera of Lyon and the Opera of Paris as a rehearsal director. She teaches at PARTS, Amsterdam Theater School, Deltebre Festival, Impulstanz Vienna, La Raffinerie, La Faktoria, Tic Tac Arts Center and at companies: Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus, Cie Thor / Thierry Smits, Marseille National Ballet, Rosas, Les ballets C de la B and others. Her choreographic work begins in 2009 when she is invited to create for Fueradeleje and Dantzaz Konpainia. In 2011, she co-created the collective House of Bertha and she is part of the PHD project in one night. In 2020 she is a guest choreographer at La Monnaie Opera for Orfeo and Manjun. She is choreographer assistant for the re-take of West Side Story on Broadway New York. She created El Silencio de Las Flores y Noche Barroca.
She is cofunder of La Faktoria Choregraphic Center and codirector.
In 2022 she cofunded TRY International Training program and is the Artistic Director of it.
Dates and times:
9:00 – 13:00
50 € registration fee
200 € total
In the same week Jolie Ngemi is teaching Afrobeat in the afternoons. You get a 15% discount for registering to both workshops.