Come and join Luke Jessop for the Ion Tribe Intensive. 5 intense days of Riding The Curve workshops alongside personal and group research. We will explore acro-dance, partnering, improvisation and choreographic ideas.

Where: Ultima Vez Studio, Rue des Etangs Noirs 97, 1080, Brussels. Belgium

When: 30th March – 3rd April 2020

Daily schedule:
10am – 1pm: Riding The Curve workshop + partnering work.
(Luke will lead a warm-up and highly physical workshop with a different focus each day. Some more acrobatic, others more focused on partnering.)
1pm – 2pm: Lunch
2pm – 5pm: Group research.
(Luke will guide the group through various research-based endeavors. Some days will involve exploring your own personal movement study, other days will be group work creating small choreographic sequences or simply open training).
5pm – 6pm: Open studio for free training.

5-days Workshop
Cost: €150
Address: Ultima Vez Studios, Rue des Etangs Noirs 97, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Brussels – Belgium.

Riding The Curve:
This workshop concentrates very pragmatically on using our body as one in a very physical relationship with the floor. Concentrating on opening up options for ourselves to enter the floor in a variety of ways, exploring the use of the back, arms and shoulders as platforms to both receive the ground and launch off for some air-time. Creating structures and curves with the body to enable creative-acrobatics, flowing in and out of the floor. We will seek to take advantage of gravity to ‘ride the curve’ down into the floor and use this energy to come back out, using less effort, less muscle, leaving more energy and power. Overall we seek to take away the restrictions of moving in a low level or flying high.

A little about Luke Jessop:
Luke Jessop is the Artistic Director and founder of Ion Tribe. A dance theatre company with a strong focus on improving the scientific literacy of the general public through dance theatre productions, workshops and festivals. Under Ion Tribe, Luke has created a solo-work – ‘Letter to my Newborn Child’ and is currently working a duet to be premiered in 2019, ‘The Red Queen’. Luke trained in the UK at the University of Bedfordshire, and then went on to work with UK based companies 2Faced Dance, for the triple bill ‘In The Dust’ and then Southpaw Dance Company for the piece ‘Carousel’. In 2012 Luke moved to Brussels to work with Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus, creating and performing in the works; ‘booty Looting’, ‘Talk to the Demon’, ‘Spiritual Unity’, ‘FEAR NOT’ and ‘In Spite of Wishing and Wanting’ (Revival). Luke teaches prolifically at festivals and schools throughout Europe with his own style of creative acrobatic dance – Riding The Curve, as well as being commissioned to create works for various schools and institutions. Luke is also the founder and Artistic Director of the ConnectLAB festival. A nineday festival in Brussels, focused on partnering work, bringing together different disciplines of movement.

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