The workshop with Frantics Dance Company is a very physical, dynamic and emotional experience. It is divided into 4 parts that will be led by Juan Tirado and Carlos Aller, 2 co-founders of Frantics, working on the material of the company, with each one adding his personal touch to the movement. Begins with improvisation techniques to connect with the mind-body, followed by sequences, both on the ground and standing, giving also the opportunity to people to add their own style. We are attracted by physical possibilities; see how far can the human body go without reaching physical damage. With this, we would like to get a sense of flow, where the dancer stops thinking and starts executing. Not everything is about physicality, we also draw shapes that can be created with the body, to create a clear and concise message of what we want to convey.

Where: Bewegungsraum / Fabrik gängeviertel, Hamburg, Germany https://das-gaengeviertel.info/

When:
8.12.2018 / 15.00 – 20.00 h
9.12.2018 /15.00 – 18.00 h

To register write an email with the subject “Frantics Workshop” to carlitosaller@gmail.com

Our work is aimed at dancers of any kind of discipline.

This experimental dance company was created at the end of 2013 in Berlin. The multicultural group has members from Italy, Spain and Greece and got inspired for the name “Frantics” by the Spanish word “Frenesí”, which by definition means “a violent exaltation of a feeling or a passion”.

Mainly, they are influenced by Bboying (breakdance), contemporary dance, acrobatics, experimental hip-hop & martial arts.

The darkness and beauty of Berlin was a turning point in the creativity of these four dancers. They went from competing as Bboys to performing in theatres, where they realised the change it had provided them. It actually changed the way they work as well as their vision about the possibilities to reach the audience in a completely different way.

Frantics is in a continuous study of movement, fusing improvisation techniques with energetic movements and dance theatre. Its aim is to create strong and shocking experiences for themselves as well as for the public.

Biography of Juan Tirado:
Multidisciplinary dancer and computer scientist from Jaén, Spain. He practised Martial arts most of his childhood and Bboying since 2004. He created his crew “Frenéticos” and has been competing all over Europe in international events like IBE or Circle Kings. He discovered contemporary dance in 2011.
In 2013 he founded Frantics dance company in Berlin together with three other dancers, Carlos Aller, Diego de la Rosa and Marco di Nardo. They have been developing a movement language based on experimental hip-hop, contemporary dance and bboying. They created “Last” in 2016, a piece with the support of Sophiensaele Berlin and they have been touring ever since teaching and performing around Europe and Asia.
In 2015 he became a guest dancer of Johannes Wieland based in Staatstheater Kassel, the company in which he still is part of. He has worked since then with Sita Ostheimer, Maxine Doyle and Helder Seabra.
In 2016 he assisted Diego de la Rosa and Young-Won Song to win the Residenzpreis in 31st Hannover Choreographic Festival. Afterwards, he choreographed “you.IT.me” with them in January 2017. In October the same year, he choreographed “13” a piece with the company LPCP from Taiwan together with Frantics.
In 2018 he joined Staatsoper Berlin as a guest dancer.

Biography of Diego de la Rosa:
He discovered Bboying on the streets of Valladolid. In his formative years as a dancer, he traveled throughout Spain and Europe and participated in diverse competitions and events. In 2012, he decided to move to Berlin, where he and the other members founded Frantics Dance Company. His role within the company is that of a dancer and a choreographer. Apart from his personal artistic endeavours as a dancer, since 2014, he has worked on various projects across Spain, Greece and Germany. Additionally, Diego de la Rosa gained extensive knowledge in teaching and leading training, through working at Marameo Berlin, Staatstheater Kassel, Tanzbüro Basel, teaching in Freiburg and Athens, to name a few. On top of that, while touring with his solo piece, he also toured with Frantics Dance Company in Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy and Taiwan. With the dancer Young-Won Song and the choreographer Juan Tirado, Diego de la Rosa created the duet “One’s”. The duet won the prestigious 31st Annual Choreography Competition in Hanover in 2017 and was awarded a residency in Hellerau. In 2018, they developed the piece “you.IT.me.” at the European Centre of Arts HELLERAU. In the 2017/2018 season, he worked with the Austrian company “Hungry Sharks” and was a guest dancer at Theater Bonn. Since the start of the 2018/2019 season, Diego de la Rosa is a fixed member of the dance company of Theater Bremen.

Biography of Carlos Aller:
Carlos is a 27-year-old versatile and powerful dancer living in Berlin. Originally from Spain, his first contact with the world of dance came in 2005, when he began breakdancing in the streets of his hometown, Valladolid. As he participated in competitions around Spain, he discovered that dance was not only a hobby but a passion. Carlos moved to Berlin in 2012 where he could experience more varieties of dance and demonstrate his skills.
Once in Berlin, Carlos discovered contemporary dance through his connections with other dancers and artists. He moved into other styles such as Gaga, Ballet, and Contact Improvisation. Carlos eventually graduated from the Tanzfabrik Berlin dance school, where he developed his style, learned different techniques and discovered new ways of expression.
During this year in Tanzfabrik, Carlos and his companions created Frantics Dance Company, his primary motivation today.

Videos:
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Price:
-Early bird price till 15.11.2018 = 70€ for the 2 days.
– Normal price after 15.11.2018 = 80€ for the 2 days
– Single day:
8.12.2018 from 15.00 till 20.00 = 50€
9.12.2018 from 15.00 till 18.00 = 30€

Contact details: carlitosaller@gmail.com

For further information, please visit www.franticsdancecompany.com

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