Corpus Incognitus Intensive Workshop With Helder Seabra Cie Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Vandekeybus – from 28 October to 1 November in Milan, 4 hours a day for a total of 20 hours.

Where: Milan, Italy

When: from 28 October to 1 November

Deadline for applications: October 26th 2021

We’ll start with a class focusing on organic way of moving, using and recycling energy with continuous flow, growing progressively from the floor and approach concepts like risk, trust, instinct, speed. We’ll focus amongst others on kinetic force and anatomy, departing from and back to our own center, with an openness towards the inside (physical consciousness) and outside (all around us) merging what we control and what we let happen/observe.
Then this encounter, will be a confrontation through a meditative state diving into your own vortex and the relationship between yourself and the space around you. In the untapped corners of your own mind and body, by finding your own vortex, you will allow the complexity of your subconscious to spur, on the technical and creative level, and generate your own individuality within the collectivity of those around you. We will explore methods of generating material that play with the personality, image, and the strengths and weakness of the individual in attempt to find unique and specified material.
Discovering your vulnerability of the unconscious by channeling the purity of presence and take pleasure in spontaneity, you’ll have the freedom to question:
When can we set a limit to the forward movement?
How does a dancer approaches character, how does a character move/dance?
As this journey fluctuates between you as a human and performer you will discover your internal guerilla reflected back through the root of the dark matter.
Dark matter? Can we allow ourselves to go there?
Last day the the students perform a small result of the work developed throughout the week.

Helder Seabra
Originally from Portugal, Helder Seabra, received his training in Ginasiano/Portugal and P.A.R.T.S./Belgium. For 15 years he has been a long-term member of the renowned companies Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus and Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, as a performer, assistant choreographer and teacher for local and international assignments. At the same time, he has been progressively and steadily developing his own artistic practices and in 2013 he founded his own company, to channel all his previous experiences and explore the full potential of the body & mind, and different forms of dialogue, through collaborations with other artists. Through this platform he has been creating, performing, and teaching on an intensive basis (inter)nationally. Amongst the creations within his own platform, his work has been also commissioned by companies, theaters and schools (inter)nationally.

The workshop is organized by “Artichoke-Advanced Vocational Training Program”

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Costs for participants: Cost: 280 euros + membership card 10 euros

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