OUIJA Partnering Workshop(Brussels) with Jessica Eirado Enes & Eddie Oroyan (Emanuel Gat & former dancer w/ Ultima Vez).

From Research that stems from our meditation practice (Vipassana), professional experience, and our desire to seamlessly share/exchange leadership as equal partners, in this partnering class we will emphasise hyper listening and empathic moving, we question what it means to join a movement journey and to explore manipulation in solidarity, and we explore how to let that ‘animal spirit’ under our skin move (through) us.

Where: Garage 29, Rue de Moerkerke 29, 1030 Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium

When: February 18 & 19 from 10 AM until 2 PM both days.

Deadline for applications: February 17

OUIJA PARTNERING WORKSHOP (see https://vimeo.com/301311186)


COST: 60 euros (both days), 35 euros (first day only). Priority will be given to those coming both days, cannot attend only second day.

*To reserve your spot please email: eddieoroyan@gmail.com*

Pulling from the idea of the ideomotor phenomenon that is considered the ‘invisible player’ in an Ouija board game, our curiosity dives into how to train at the subconscious level, the level where we ‘do’ without thinking. In this partnering class we emphasise hyper listening and empathic moving, we question what it means to join a movement journey and to explore manipulation in solidarity, and we explore how to let that ‘animal spirit’ under our skin move (through) us. Concurrently, we use a series of tools and games to help free the mind to be available and to make quick decisions.

The workshop is designed for intermediate/advanced movers. We will have a lot of information to share with you in these two days. We both are practitioners of Vipassana meditation and much of our understanding of awareness and equanimity is infused into our class. Certainly, influence from our professional experience bleeds into this training, but much of movement discoveries come from our research and dancing/improvisation/creation together and our desire to seamlessly share/exchange leadership as equal partners.

*for more info, go to www.myhomelesslover.com*


After an injury in late 2014, Oroyan began a practice of meditation and observation. His performing and studies have long included animal reflex training and proper response, but his new practice has and continues to teach him curiosity and awareness of the more subtle and delicate, the empathetic. After returning to performing and teaching, Oroyan is moved to explore and share these discoveries through the stage and classroom.

Oroyan worked with Ultima Vez for six years, having toured and performed primarily with What the Body Does not Remember and In Spite of Wishing and Wanting. He is currently working with Emmanuel Gat Dance on the projects TEN WORKS and STORY WATER as well as making his own work with Jessica Eirado Enes in their company, My Homeless Lover (www.myhomelesslover.com).

His experience also spans Creach/Company(NYC), Shapiro & Smith, ARENA Dances, Zenon, Andrea Miller, and Roberto Olivan. He was a founding mover and an Artistic Associate for company Black Label Movement and continues as an active choreographer. His most recent collaborations presented at American Dance Festival 2014 (w/ Carl Flink) and Zürich Tanzt 2015(w/ Rakesh Sukesh). Eddie presented a solo in 2016 at P12 Space in Brussels and a duet with Natalia Pieczuro, ENTROPY, as part of Dag van de Dans 2017 at STUK

Jessica was born in Italy in 1993, now based in Brussels and working as a freelance dancer and choreographer. From 2012 to 2015, Jessica took her dance training in Modem Codici Gestuali of Compagnia Zappalà Danza, in Scenario Pubblico-International Choreographic Center of Sicily. While there, she did an internship in Compagnia Petrillo Danza directed by Loris Petrillo.

Jessica was also part of a collective of women, including Marika Meoli and Iro Grigoriadi, that created a 40 minute work, called “È Vietato il Gioco Della Palla,” supported by Ursino Buskers Festival 2017, and performed in Castello Ursino of Catania.

For her professional experience after training, Jessica joined Compagnia Petranura Danza, directed by Salvatore Romania and Laura Odierna, dancing and touring throughout Italy in several pieces of the company: “Agamennone Criminal Case, South Sensation, Agua/Resistenza”. In 2016, Jessica received also a scholarship to join the intensive program for contemporary dancers “Nod” in Turin, studying repertory of famous companies, such as Batsheva, Ultima Vez, Hofesh Shechter. Jessica worked also with Annamaria Ajmone, performing in “Imaginary Garden With Real Toads in Them” during Festival Biennale of Venice. In 2017 Jessica was part of the acclaimed production of “Requiem for Aleppo,” choreographed by Jason Mabana, at Sadler’s Wells Theatre of London, followed by an European tour. In 2018, Jessica joined the Belgian company Zemiata, directed by Youri De Gussem.

Photo: Danny Willems

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