Akram Khan Repertoire Workshop (Joy Alpuerto Ritter)
Beginning with a warm-up developed through Akram’s movement vocabulary, participants will be able to explore their own creativity through exercises and tasks focusing on rhythm, speed, cycles and silence. The workshop will develop into learning choreographic phrases from two highly acclaimed productions from Akram Khan Company Repertoire, Until the Lions and iTMOi (in the mind of igor).
Where: Studio Pro Arte, Am Rohrgraben 4a, 79249 Merzhausen, Germany
When: Thursday, 10th of September 10 am – 1 pm & Friday, 11th of September 10 am – 1 pm (10.00 – 13.00)
Joy Alpuerto Ritter was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. In her youth (known as Christine) she was trained at the Ballettschule Armin Krain and learned Philippine Folk Dance in the cultural dance group led by her mother. In 2004 Joy graduated at the Palucca School in Dresden, Germany with a dance diploma. She started working as a freelance dancer with choreographers like Christoph Winkler, Heike Hennig Wangramirez and Yui Kawaguchi. After expanding her repertory she became part of the Hip Hop and Voguing Ballroom culture scenes in Europe. In 2011 she joined Cirque du Soleil as a dancer and aerial artist for the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour. Since 2013 she has been a dancer and rehearsal director of the Akram Khan Dance Company where she continues her touring life all around the world. In 2016 she has been nominated as “outstanding female dancer” (modern) in the Performance “Until the Lions” by the National Dance Awards UK.
With her own solo work „Babae“, she has found an international response as a Choreographer and is one of the Aerowaves artists 2020. Since then Joy has been creating her own work and has been collaborating as an associate choreographer with Akram Khan, Chen Shi-Zheng, Riz Ahmed, Viviana Durante, Florence and the machine and has been supporting other academic institutions in Austria, Germany, Italy and Beijing.
Costs for participants: 60,00€
For further information, please visit https://www.freiartfestival.com/