“espaciocontinuo” Workshop with Alan Fuentes Guerra in Berlin – contemporary dance workshop focusing on strong physicality and a deep connection to the floor.
03. & 04.08.19 from 10 – 14h
espaciocontinuo makes a reference to the idea that we live in a world of constant change. Therefore we, as dancers, should be aware of this fact and allow our perception to be open and ready. Our attention needs to be sharp and we must be prepared to accept the change and go with it. I like teaching Contemporary dance technique with an emphasis on floor work; with the purpose of applying the sensations harvested from the floor into a vertical standing position. Activeness and strong physicality are important to me, so I keep an alert-open-sensitive state during the entire class. We start the session by warming up our whole body as well as our mental attention towards it. The beginning of the class is focused on amplifying the range of motion of all the articulations in the body from smaller to bigger, mixed with a playful way of working on strength and flexibility. The next step in the development of the class is in acknowledging and directing the breath, which should be connected to the movement of the body itself. In this way, we create a continuous flow that is intended to stay along the class.
Improvisation, partnering, space awareness, attention of our body and attention to others are mandatory elements to every performer, so I make specific emphasis on developing these skills as part of the training. All in the end, espaciocontinuo is intended for the dancer to develop helpful tools in the path of self expression!
The mexican dancer and teacher received his education in dance at the
academy SEAD Salzburg, Austria, studying at the post-graduate program
BODHI Project and at the EPDM in Mazatlán, Mexico receiving his Bachelor
in Contemporary dance. Currently he is based in Berlin and is researching in improvisation and theater showing a strong connection with physical dance and movement.
After graduating he could gather performing experience with several choreographers and companies: in the pieces Shell Shock and Impromptu by Marion Sparber, performed at Tanzherbst Kempten (Germany) and Alps Move Festival (Italy), performing All Things Considered by Ralf Jarochinsky at TanzHerbst Kempten, Fragile Matter by Christine Gouzelis at the Battery Dance Festival, New York, Ubuntu by Sita Ostheimer at the Arab-Jew Community Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, in the piece Zeit-Bild by Etienne Gilloteau at the Tirol Festival, Hall, Austria, 4 visiones de paraíso by Cecilia Lugo danced at OC OHTIC, Merida, Mexico and in the piece Cristalino 9o cielo by Miguel Mancillas, Onésimo González shown at Guadalajara, Mexico and the duet „Porzellan-Haus“ with Marion in many venues and festivals around europe.
Alan was teaching espaciocontinuo in following schools and festivals: Kirov and St. Petersburg (Russia), Dock 11 (Berlin), Marameo (Berlin), TanzRaum Wedding (Berlin), Cyrkulacje Festival (Poland), Profitraining Freiburg (Germany), Espacio ZM (Seville, Spain), C.C. Barceloneta (Barcelona, Spain), Fabrik Potsdam (Potsdam), Yizong Bagua (Cologne), Kari Tanzhaus (Kempten, Germany), La Cantera (México), Flow Movement (Colorado, USA), Athletic Playground (San Francisco, USA), Diavolo Company (LA, USA), Nomada Festival El Salvador, Guatemala (Rambla Festival), Espacio Nómada (Costa Rica), Encuentros Mutantes Festival (Queretaro, Mexico) a.o.
To register, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Costs for participants:
Early bird price until 26.07.19: 50,- euro
Regular price: 60,- euro
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