WS10 LIVING INSIDE THE INSTRUMENT

Sa 18. bis So 19. April 10:00-12:00
50€/ erm.42€ (für Frühbucher 48€/ erm.40€)
Level: offen
Sprache: English

My overall aim of this class is to stimulate a continuous whole body awareness of movement which results in a specific presence and quality, inspired by some of the core principles from Cunningham Technique. This specific quality enables a vital and lively dance experience, freeing the body from static images and beliefs about the dance movement and its limits. I will use a contemporary approach, while focusing on aspects such as: center of energy, isolation, and rhythm and coordination of the limbs in space. We will apply these through different movement combinations, making use of silence, sound, and music – by means of continuously repeating the combinations or just doing them once. Further critical aspects in dance such as problem-solving, sense of phrasing and mental strength will also be reflected on during the class. We won’t look for the perfect body shape and tone, but for the performing ever-present body, manifesting an “Intelligent body” that represents clarity and efficiency.

Mein übergeordnetes Ziel für diesen Kurs ist die Erweckung eines kontinuierlichen Bewegungsbewusstseins für den ganzen Körper; angestrebt wird hierbei eine spezifische Präsenz und Bewegungsqualität, wobei wir uns von Kernprinzipien der Cunningham-Technik leiten lassen. Diese spezifische Qualität ermöglicht eine lebendige Tanzerfahrung, frei von den eng gezogenen Grenzen statischer Bilder und vorgefasster Überzeugungen. Im Rahmen meines zeitgenössischen Ansatzes werden wir uns auf folgende Aspekte konzentrieren: Energiezentrum, Isolation, Rhythmus und Koordination der Gliedmaßen im Raum. Hierbei lernen wir unterschiedliche Bewegungs-Kombinationen zu Variationen von Stille, Klang und Musik kennen, wobei wir einige Kombinationen kontinuierlich vertiefen, andere jedoch nur einmal durchlaufen. Weitere kritische Aspekte im Tanz, wie Problembewältigung, Sinn für Phrasierung, und innere Stärke, werden während des Unterrichts ebenfalls thematisiert. Wir werden nicht die perfekte Körperform und den perfekten Tonus anstreben, sondern eine körperliche Präsenz, die sich in einem„intelligenten Körper“ ausdrückt, der durch Klarheit und Effizienz überzeugt.

Verónica Garzón

Günter Krämmer

Verónica Garzón trained with ballet, spanish folk dances and flamenco, modern jazz, modern dance, contemporary dance, releasing techniques, contact improvisation and Butoh. She holds an Advanced-Degree Qualification in Performance and Choreography on Spanish and Folk Dances from the Dance Conservatory "Mariemma" (Madrid, Spain); Advanced-Degree Qualification in Performance and Choreography on Contemporary Dance from the Dance Conservatory "María de Ávila" (Madrid, Spain); and the MA of Arts on Contemporary Dance Education (HfMDK, Frankfurt am Main). Her experience as freelance dancer, choreographer and movement assistant brings her to different artistic contexts such as physical theatre, opera, cinema and musical theatre. She has worked for Christoph Marthaler, Franco Dragone, Losdedae, Elia Lozano, Robert Carsen, Grupo Oito, and Muriel Romero & Pablo Palacio, among others, being nowadays immersed in several choreography projects which involves Folk Spanish Dances, Ceremony and collective rituals of a high physicality and somatic experience (Sara Cano, Lucía Marote, La Phármaco, Hicks&Bühler). She has received several mentions as performer and choreographer, such as the First Prize in Choreography of Contemporary Dance at the I Choreography Contest District of Tetuán, the "Best outstanding Dancer" award at the XXIII Choreography Contest of Madrid Pasoa2, and recently the First Prize in Choreography of Contemporary Dance at the XXXII Choreography Contest of Madrid Pasoa2. She is further involved in Dance Education, working for several BA Dance Programs, Conservatories and artistic and cultural institutions in Spain, Germany, and Switzerland.