Two weeks of intensive workshops for dancers in October with Satoshi Kudo and Jarek Cemerek.

Where: marameo Berlin e.V., Wallstraße 32, 10179, Berlin, Germany

When: 07.–18.10.2019

Deadline for applications: 05.10.2019

MOTION QUALIA WORKSHOP for Dancers with Satoshi Kudo
WHEN: ‪07.–11.10.2019‬, 14:00–17:30

About the workshop:
Motion Qualia is a movement method that Kudo created.
By dis-engaging with own equilibrium, your brain senses that you are getting in an off-balance mode. Your brain immediately react s to move your body, in order to bring you back to a safe place. Motion Qualia, uses this reflex to connect, to the movement. With this approach, you can broaden the range and height of movement. Of course, there is an abundance of approaches to the floor and there is a need for floor techniques. The purpose is that these natural beings, create inevitability in every movement.

About Satoshi Kudo:

Satoshi Kudo is a Japanese dancer and a choreographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has received Serge Diaghilev Memorial Award and 2nd prize at The Third International Serge Diaghilev Competition of Choreography Art in Gdynia 2004, Poland and the Audience prize and 2nd prize at Going Solo choreography competition 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden
After his professional experience in Tokyo and New York, he moved his base to Stockholm since 1998. He has worked for Ohad Naharin, Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Claire Parsons, Danish Dance Theatre, and others. He has also worked as assistant choreographer and rehearsal director for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui from 2006 to 2013 and for The Royal Swedish Ballet including Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Alexander Ekman and Sharon Eyal in 2015 and 2017. Kudo started his choreographic career since 2003. The work contains a physical approach with “Motion Qualia”, a method Kudo created. This method provokes one’s amygdala that affects not only physical but it does one’s emotional expression.

CHOREOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP for Dancers with Jarek Cemerek
WHEN: 14.–18.10.2019, 14:00–17:00, the class at 12:00 with Jarek Cemerek is included in the workshop

About the workshop:
The choreographic workshop focuses on understanding the choreographic language used by Jarek Cemerek in his works. This language is built on technical precision and subtle details that have a meaningful value and is often observed from civil movements. For this reason, the workshop blends together a concentration on the dance technique used in the choreographic sequences with an exploration into the perception of individual movement qualities, whilst still retaining the context of the ideological concept of the chosen choreographic works. Continually, dancers will be given the opportunity to confront their own improvisation attempts within the given choreographic language.

The theme of the workshop examines the impact of today’s hyper-consumerism on individuals. We have never had so many people on Earth with so many goods, yet we are lonelier than ever. Regardless of the benefits that technology brings in today’s society, we still feel lonely in our lives and lost in the crowd. Like walking down a big street packed with people and still feeling alone, or sharing a classroom with 40 other students, yet not speaking with any of them, or knowing that if something happened to you in a crowded square no one would come to the rescue. The theme is deep and anonymity has many sides. Dancers in their exploration and processing will use different parts of their body to contact each other, as well as the floor, as the main tool for their expression. Pulling, lifting, throwing, falling, crashing, softness, and sharpness will all be explored throughout too.

About Jarek Cemerek:
Jarek Cemerek is an established choreographer, teacher and dancer working around the world. He studied classical dance at the Conservatory in Ostrava (CZ), BA choreography and MA dance pedagogy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, dance at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki. He began his artistic career as a classical dancer and continued as a contemporary dancer. He danced with the National Theatre in Ostrava, the State Opera and Laterna Magica in Prague, Tanztheater Wien (Vienna), Compagnie Thor (Brussels), Willi Dorner (Vienna), Stadttheater Bern (Switzerland), Jo Strømgren, Hofesh Shechter, Alexander Ekman, Crystal Pite, at the Royal Opera House (London) and many others. Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London presented his piece Void, choreographed for the male dance company BalletBoyz. (J. Cemerek was chosen from 160 choreographers participating in the audition.) He was invited to choreograph for the seniors at the Juilliard School in New York. In 2011, he was awarded Czech Dance Platform’s Dance Piece of the Year and Dancer of the Year. He won the Professorship in Contemporary Dance at A. Bruckner University in Linz (Austria).

As a teacher or choreographer, he has worked with many dance companies, schools and dance festivals, including DV8, Carte Blanche, The Juilliard School, Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris et de Lyon, New Zealand School of Dance, New Zealand Dance Company, Gothenburg Opera Dance Company, Korea National University of Arts, Dance School of Shangai Theatre Academy, KHiO Oslo, Skånes Dance Theater (Sweden), Codarts Rotterdam, Steps on Broadway, Dance New Amsterdam and Peridance in New York, Palucca Schule in Dresden (Germany), Balettakademien Göteborg (Sweden), The Hartt University USA, The Place in London, Marameo in Berlin, Stadttheater Bern (Switzerland), the Royal Ballet School in Holstebro (Denmark), Willi Dorner (Austria), University of Stavanger (Norway), Iceland Dance Company, NorrDans (Sweden), The National Theater in Prague, Losers Cirque Company (CZ) and many other.

The workshops can be booked together or seperately!

How to apply: Application with a short CV via

Costs for participants:
Fee for 1 workshop: 120€
Early Bird ‪until 20.09.19‬, 150€ from 21.09.19 on.
SPECIAL OFFER: Book both workshops and receive a discount!
Early Bird price for 2 workshops: 220€, regular price for 2 workshops 260€

Contact details: marameo Berlin e.V.
Wallstraße 32
Entry via Neue Roßstrße 4-5
D – 10179 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 – 28 23 455

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