The class starts with a closer look of the mobility of the spine in connection to the breath and limbs. We will use the motion of walking to warm up the body, recognize and connect to the different types of presences in the room. We will rediscover the movement potential of different body parts by the use of isolation, playful changes of dynamic, directions and tendencies in the space. Throughout the week, we will develop this awareness into a series of exercises inspired on Release technique and Floor work such as change of weight, momentum, spiraling, rolling, sending, sliding, pulling, pushing, pivoting, falling and recovering. We will physically and mentally stimulate concepts of flexibility, space and efficiency while dancing in the room.
is a Colombian dance artist based in Vienna. Graduate of the Communication studies department at the Javeriana University (Bogotá) with main emphasis on Audiovisual Production. In 2006 he started his education at the Anton Bruckner University (Linz), where he finished BA and MA studies in Contemporary Dance, Movement Research and Pedagogy. Currently, he teaches at the same university. He has worked in dance productions for Wee Dance Company/Oslo (Francesco Scavetta), Jérôme Bel, David Zambrano, Martin Sonderkamp, D.ID Dance Identity, Editta Braun Company, Georg Blaschke, C.O.V., Elle Sofe.
In addition to that he has been part of several festivals in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Since 2011 he creates his own dance work influenced by his studies and his special interest to explore audiovisual concepts and narratives in contemporary dance. Lately he has been invited as a choreographer to participate in two European Dance Projects, B-Project and Dancing Museums, both in collaboration with renowned choreographic centers and museums in the UK, Italy, France, the Netherlands and Austria.