Shared Levitation Workshop Munich – Contemporary & Partnering
This workshop is open to dance and movement artists, artists from performative fields, movers with backgrounds like acrobatics, martial arts, acroyoga, hand to hand and contact-improvisation and experienced social dancers (Salsa, Tango, etc).
Where: Städtisches Luisengymnasium, 80333 München GYM, ENTRY Luisenstraße 7, Elisenstraße corner Dachauerstraße, Sporthalle 3, Munich, Germany
When: 07. & 08.03.2020 from 10:00 – 17:30
Deadline for applications: 06.03.2020
This workshop offers training in Contemporary Dance and Partnering
CONTEMPORARY DANCE – From Inside to Outside with Marion Sparber:
I teach Contemporary dance training with emphasis on floor work. We start the class by opening our channels of awareness. The warm-up is focused on passing through the whole body and expanding our flexibility and strength. We use the playfulness in our movement to connect to the natural flow of breath. With the help of exercises in different constellations – in a group, with a partner and alone – we listen to the weight of our body and direct it through space.
An important aspect of the training is the attention to the momentum in movement and on integrating changes of dynamic and musicality in short movement phrases. As techniques of inspiration for my class I use a lot the principles of Flying Low technique by David Zambrano as well as release technique mixed with my personal investigation. I like to establish a collective mind and body inside the class to enhance the group power giving an energetic push to the individual source of creativity.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE – espaciocontinuo with Alan Fuentes Guerra:
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!
SHARED LEVITATION – Partnering with Marion Sparber & Alan Fuentes Guerra
About the workshop:
We start the class by opening our channels of awareness and connection to our partner by manipulating, testing and speculating with his/her structure and weight. A special focus in this phase is the use of our whole body doing the task, not only being limited to our hands and arms. In this first part, the use of playfulness allows us to connect to our instinctive and primitive side, tuning into a shared natural flow of breath.
Our goal is to be awake and present, as well as engage with our whole body, connect to ourselves, the space, the partner and to all the partners inside the space. Throughout the sessions, we will build trust and awareness as well as technique and strength which give us a better understanding of dancing in a couple.
With the help of exercises in different constellations, every time changing and adapting to a new partner and universe – we listen, follow and direct the movement as one functioning organism through space. We get ready to jump, cross, push, pull, avoid, embrace and suspend each other.
In the Shared Levitation class we like to focus on an organic way of Partnering, based on action/reaction principles inspired by Contact Improvisation, fighting styles as well as social dances such as Salsa and Tango. We like to access the movement from a perspective of a deeper connection and try to avoid the superficial habit of copying shapes. Instead we motivate every couple to find a unique way of communicating with the partner and look for individual solutions and variations of the material.
Another important aspect of our class is the constant change of the level of activity for both roles. We learn how much resistance, power and direction is needed to reach our maximum together by investigating with the given tools, and finally learning fixed Partnering material at the end of each class.
Each couple will be coached by us in the technical excecution of the material as well as the creative part of their personal interpretation.
This workshop is thought to help experienced dancers in their process as movers as well as in the creation of Partnering-choreography. It aims to inspire to use dancing with a Partner as a tool for communication.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Originally from South Tyrol in Italy, Marion is a professional dancer/instructor based in Berlin, Germany. She received her dance training at Varium in Barcelona and Iwanson Contemporary Dance School in Munich.
As a teacher she has been working in several schools and festivals in Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Germany, USA a.o at “Deltebre dansa” (Spain), TanzAHOI Festival Hamburg (Germany), Atlas Festival, Camp In, La Cantera, Encuentros Mutantes (Mexico), Vim Vigor Workshop New York, Diavolo Company LA, Flow Movement Colorado, Athletic Playground San Francisco (USA), Performact, Lagos Sea Dance (Portugal), Marameo, Tanzfabrik, Dock 11, Danceworks, Etage, Seneca (Berlin, Germany), Tanzcompagnie Rostock and Stadttheater Bielefeld, Ballettförderzentrum Nürnberg, Kari-Tanzhaus, Profitraining Freiburg, Profitraining Leipzig, DancePAT Munich, Tanz s.a.l., Yizong Bagua Köln, Tanzfaktur Köln, Volkstheater Rostock, Stadttheater Bielefeld (Germany), Tanzhaus Zürich and Profitraining Basel (Switzerland), Oliva Dance Project (Italy), Cyrculacje Festival and Sfera Ruchu Festival (Poland), Academy Dancer Russia, Crimea Summer for friends and at the University of dance of St. Petersburg (Russia), DASS Summer Intensive (Portugal), La Machine Festival, Espacio Nómada (Costa Rica), Festival Nómada (El Salvador), Guatemala,Descalzinha Danza and Varium (Spain).
Marion has collaborated as a dancer with choreographers and companies such as Francisco Córdova/ Physical Momentum in the piece “To be”, Stella Zannou in the piece “Strange”, Sonia Rodriguez, performing “Mabel”, ADN-Dialect in the pieces “Zeitzone”, “Urban Shaman and “L’affaire Wettstein”, Eldon Pulak in “The Wetting Party” and as a guestdancer of Weedance Company. Her solo-work “The Ripe and ruin” and her group-pieces “Shell Shock”, “Nefelibata”, “Acacia confusA”, “Ohne Zwei”, “Porzellan-Haus”, “Eight” and “Impromptu” have been performed at several theaters and festivals in Costa Rica, Austria, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, El Salvador, Austria, Italy and Germany.
In 2014 Marion was part of “EX-IN”, a one-month intensive workshop with David Zambrano learning Flying Low and Passing Through Technique and took many years seminars practising and teaching this technique.
ALAN FUENTES GUERRA
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 piece „Myth“ by Karolin Stächele with performances at E-werk Freiburg, Germany, „Ohne Zwei“ with performances at Lichthoftheater Hamburg, Vierundeinzig, Innsbruck Austria, Alps Move Festival Italy and Acker Stadt Palast Berlin, „Porzellan-Haus“ with Marion Sparber, performing internationally in many festivals and venues, „Shell Shock“ by Marion Sparber, performed at Tanzherbst Kempten and Alps Move Festival, Italy, performing in „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 COHTIC, Merida, Mexico and in the piece „Cristalino 9o cielo“ by Miguel Mancillas, Onésimo González shown at Guadalajara, Mexico.
Alan was teaching espaciocontinuo and Shared Levitation together with Marion Sparber in following schools and festivals: Dock 11, Marameo, TanzRaum Wedding, Etage, Fabrik Potsdam (Berlin), Cyrkulacje Festival, Rozbark en motion, Sfera Ruchu (Poland), Deltebre Dansa, Descalzinha Danza (Spain), Profitraining Freiburg, Yizong Bagua, Tanzfaktur (Cologne), Tanzcompagnie Rostock and Stadttheater Bielefeld, Kari Tanzhaus (Kempten), TanzAHOI Festival (Hamburg, Germany), Lagos Sea Dance (Portugal), Nijmegen and Arnhemse Meisjes – New Seeds (Netherlands), Flow Movement (Colorado), Diavolo Company (LA), Athletic Playground (San Francisco, USA), La Cantera, Encuentros Mutantes, Camp In (Mexico), Nómada Festival (El Salvador), Espacio Nómada (Costa Rica) and Guatemala.
To register, send an email with your name, phone number and a short movement background description and/or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Costs for participants:
Early Bird until 23.02.
Full pass (13 h training): 160€ / Early Bird 140,- Euro
2 Day Partnering ( 10 h training ) 130,- €/ EB 110,- €
1 Day Partnering ( 5 h training ): 70,- €/ EB 60,- €
1 Day (Contemp. & Partnering) 85,- €/ EB 75,- €
1 Day Contemporary (1,5 h): 20,- €/ EB 15,- €
2 Day Contemporary: 35,- €/ EB 30,- €
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