4 weeks Flying Low and Passing Through Intensive
A 20 days workshop diving into an extensive-intensive learning experience, to achieve deep knowledge of Flying Low and Passing Through, transmitted by David Zambrano himself, with the possibilty of an extended Passing Through week.
This workshop focuses mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the floor. The class utilizes simple movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the centre and the joints, moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining a centered state. There is a focus on the skeletal structure that will help improve the dancer’s physical perception and alertness. The class includes partnering work and movement phrases, which explore the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion.
When one is moving, the whole room is moving with one. The image of the body constantly spiraling, whether running dancing, walking dancing or standing dancing is the main practice during the whole class. Working with spirals helps the dancers go into the floor and out of the floor with ease, and also helps the dancers to see themselves and the room from all sides. The spirals propel the class all over the room, both on the ground and upright. This is the flying low technique.
In the making of movement compositions, David Zambrano focuses on creating and developing the dynamics for complex systems to present leadership in the form of a group web. In science, cells do not need a protein leader to create life. Neither does the brain need one protein leader to create a thought. With this in mind, Zambrano thinks that movement needs no leader in creation.
The “passing through” takes students through various exercises to manifest that same philosophy. The group will create dynamics that will be flexible, complex, getting the group to fit tight together, yet always keeping doors open for the unexpected. The group moves constantly, transforming the environment of the dance. After taking part in the “passing through” the student will learn to instantly connect with their environment and become more spontaneous in the making of choices as an improviser, choreographer or dancing in someone else’s work.
David Zambrano’s biography:
David Zambrano has been a monumental figure in the international dance community for more than 40 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.
Dates and times:
September 2-27 (Mondays to Fridays)
10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30
The participants need to take the full workshop and only exceptional can miss a day.
Daily homemade lunch included
How to apply:
There will be a selection procedure for attending this intensive. You can find the application form here.
The first selection of participants will be announced on April 1st, and the second round will be announced on June 1st. After that, applications will be accepted until the group is full.
Post-Intenisve Passing Through week:
The following week of this Intensive David Zambrano opens the possibility to artists who have already attended a Passing Through Intensive and know the composition fully, to join for an ONLY Passing Through week. Attendants of the 4 week intensive are welcome and encouraged to prolongate their experience and register as well for the Post Intensive week. It offers and opportunity to practice and develop further the Passing Through with David Zambrano and other like-“minded” (cq. experienced) dancers in a different group constellation.
Opportunities to prepare for the intensive:
David Zambrano is sharing Flying Low and Improvisation workshops throughout 2024 at Tictac (at least once a month). You can attend one of these shorter workshops to taste the work, and also for David to get to know you in realtime to make it easier for the selection process. Plus at least once a year is also a 2 week Flying Low & Passing Through workshop, without selection. Check our workshop calendar for more information.