Martin Kilvady
One week workshop
July 1-5

Martin Kilvady
One week workshop
July 1-5
1066 1333 Tictac Art Centre

July 1-5

10:00 – 17:30


Martin Kilvady

One week workshop

Teaching content: What I’m offering to you is an experience of my craft, a study moment in the library of my knowledge. I will teach you the scores and methods, that will equip you with concrete and graspable tools. I designed these tools in order to cultivate awareness, a sensitivity that can help you to access your feelings. The study process will radically enlarge your movement vocabulary and teach you how to use body language more eloquently.

Improvisation: I have never done anything in my life that was not improvised. Since 2005 I am mostly not working with pre-choreographed movement sequences, pre-written vocabulary, yet I believe that my work contains tremendous amount of clarity and layered precision. I use improvisation to conduct my movement research, to perform, for the work outs and training sessions and unusually as a treatment tool.

Conclusions: What I’m presenting to you is very personal, yet I carry the belief that my work houses a generous portion of objective value to All. To study with me, you don’t need to be a movement specialist, professional performer nor a young person. I appreciate a lot open-minded curious students ready to spend time to investigate, using your todays potential occasionally swinging to the tunes of music.
I wish to help and make you feel better.

Martin’s Videography:
“WELCOME TO MY DōJō (道場) – I invite you to curiously view the video links. They will give you diverse visual impressions.” –
Martin Kilvady

For ever young “dance improvisation on the music”
Faking martial arts
Short manual to our own body trampoline
TICTAC Art Centre(David’s birthday)
“Travelling through All Asanas”
Shoulders treatment session
Cross Country Styles 1
Pushing the floor
Effortless, relaxed, released, stylish
Trampoline styles
Performing in “middle level” holy smoking thighs
Shooting the knee upwards
Usual-less usual, Ordinary-Extraordinary, Common-uncommon
CLARITY on bending forward and coming upright in 3 repetitions.
Warm up, full body motion
Shifting Dance 1
Warm down
Obviously video
Soft and Hard
Amsterdam Airport
….Martin @ Martin’s @ TicTac….
Cross-leg-Bounce plus voice over suggestions
Suarez – Sur tes lèvres (Clip Officiel) (Official Music Video)

Here few vimeo links from late performances that are also very useful:
“The Craft of Dry Lands Ice-Skating”: Last Part
Bouldering the Theatre Couloirs

Martin Kilvady’s biography:

Martin was born in 1974 in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, where he graduated from high school. Subsequently, he enrolled in a program for teacher education in contemporary dance at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, the Faculty of Music and Dance where he received his “Master of Arts”. Choreographers and teachers who most influenced his further development as a dancer are Jan Durovcik and Libor Vaculik. From 1992 to 1996, he was a member of the Torzo Ballet Company and performed as a freelancer in several productions of the Opera/Ballet Bratislava Slovakia. During the summer of 1997 he became a member of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker’s ROSAS dance company, in Brussels. He danced in numerous performances: “WOUD”, in the reprise of “MIKROCOSMOS” and “ACHTERLAND”, contributed to the creation of “JUST BEFORE”, “DRUMMING”, “I SAID”, and “IN REAL TIME”. During these years with ROSAS, the teachings of David Zambrano and Chrysa Parkinson widened his dance horizons. Between 2001 and 2004, he collaborated with the choreographer Roberto Olivan in the creation of “NATURAL STRANGE DAYS” and “DE FARRA”. In the seasons 2002-2004, he worked with circus company Rital Brocante. Since 2003, he has been a member of Thomas Hauert’s company ZOO, performing in “5”, “MODIFY”, “MORE OR LESS SAID SONGS”, “WALKING OSCAR”, “PUZZLED” and ‘ACCORDS”. Martin Kilvady is co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. They created “OPENING NIGHT”, “JOURNEY HOME” and “FRAGMENTS”. Martin has been involved in more than 30 original creations and performed throughout all the continents of the world. He is guiding an ongoing movement research and has been teaching for more then 25 years.

Dates and times:
July 1-5
10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30

80 € registration fee
300 € total

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