Los Little Guys – physical dance theatre collaboration created by Erik Elizondo and Dimitri Kalaitzidis – will deliver a week Dance Intensive at Centre 151 offering practical movement research tools for performing artists of various movement backgrounds.

Where: Centre 151, London, UK

When: Monday 23 July – Friday 27 July 2018, 11am-3pm (2-6pm on Wednesday)

Deadline for applications: Sunday 22 July

Van Huynh Company invites Los Little Guys to deliver a week Dance Intensive at Centre 151. Los Little Guys is a physical dance theatre collaboration created by Erik Elizondo and Dimitri Kalaitzidis in late 2017. Connecting Sources workshop offers practical movement research tools for performing artists of various movement backgrounds. The workshop will focus on components of physical research through the study of improvisation, floor techniques and structured material in order to discover the complexities and range of our movement potential.

Warm Up
The practice will begin by becoming acquainted with the body and beginning to find mobility in the joints.

Improvisation
We will establish principles of movement origin and gradually involve principles of time, space, rhythm and intensity allowing for our format to be a resource for personal research and discovery.

Floor Techniques
Studying the motor mechanics of moving into, out of, and around the floor we will work on how to exert energy efficiently using various surfaces of the body as mobilizers. We will place an emphasis on properties of physics to reduce strain on the body and increase expansiveness.

Phrase Work
Integrating high intensity set material into the structure of the workshop, we will make space for the active exploration of spatial consciousness, timing, rhythm, and dynamism.

ABOUT LOS LITTLE GUYS
Dimitri Kalaitzidis was born and raised in Massachusetts where he began training in his youth. He graduated cum laude from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he received a Bachelor of the Fine Arts with a primary focus in contemporary dance performance. There he studied and performed the work of Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, Seán Curran, and Pamela Pietro. Dimitri later joined the Bodhi Project at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance where he worked with Emanuel Gat, Sita Ostheimer, Mala Kline, Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich, and Rosalba Torres and performed both in Europe and abroad. Since then Dimitri co-created “los little guys,” a collaboration with Mexican dancer Erik Elizondo. Having developed their own scenic work and investing time into movement research, they have performed and offered workshops extensively in the United States, Mexico, and Germany at venues such as Marameo Berlin, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, laCantera, and The Finnish Hall, amongst others.

Erik Elizondo was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. He began his studies in the performing arts with a focus on humanities, theater, and dance at the Center of Artistic Education Alfonso Reyes (CEDART) through the National Institute of Fine Arts. Most recently, he has completed his studies at SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, with a focus on contemporary dance performance. As a performer he has worked in North America, South America and Europe collaborating with Gavin Webber and Grayson Millwood, Ruby Gámez, Francisco Córdova, Raúl Martinez, Paul Blackman, Aladino R. Blanca, Milla Koistinen, Alberto Pérez, Eduardo Torroja, Elías Cohen, Anaïs Bouts and Rodrigo Valero-Puertas, Manuel Ronda, Michikazu Matsune, Joao Cidade, Lina Valverde and Marion Sparber. In 2013 he received a state grant from the Program for the Stimulation of Creation and Artistic Development under the title of Young Creator for the piece “Siddhartha” in collaboration with Cinthya Dueñas. His teaching work as his personal research has a big interest in improvisation, and bringing the body into physical states through physical dynamics. He has been teaching throughout Mexico, Berlin and New York in venues as la Cantera, Cirko de Mente, Un Teatro, Marameo Berlin and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/loslittleguys
Workshop Trailer: https://vimeo.com/275884351

To reserve a space, email: info@damvanhuynh.com Limited capacity.

Costs for participants: £180/£160 Early Bird 14 July

Contact details: info@damvanhuynh.com

For further information, please visit http://www.centre151.com/loslittleguys/

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