WS13 STEPPING CULTURE

Sa 18. April 18:30-21:00
32€/ erm.27€ (für Frühbucher 30€/ erm.25€)
Level: offen
Sprache: English

A Contemporary Approach on Folk Dances

In this workshop we will play with various musical scores and rhythmic patterns of different Spanish Folk Dances (Muñeira, Jota, Bolero, Seguidilla) from a contemporary perspective, in a way that the participants may interact and challenge the physical relation between their inner and their outer sense of rhythm and musicality. Taking our impulses from sensorial experience, we will work on coordinating the upper and the lower limbs, while learning and practicing a joyful variety of choreographic group and solo structures. There will be room also for improvisation, where the participants play with each other to invoke the cultural and ritualistic aspects which may reside in every step of dance we make and which shape our lives.

In diesem Workshop werden wir verschiedene musikbezogene Aufgaben und rhythmische Muster unterschiedlicher spanischer Volkstänze (Muñeira, Jota, Bolero, Seguidilla) in zeitgenössischer Perspektive variieren, wobei die Teilnehmer in gemeinsamem Zusammenwirken das physische Beziehungsfeld zwischen ihrem inneren und äußeren Rhythmus- und Musikalitätsgefühl erkunden können. Ausgehend von unserem sinnlichen Erleben werden wir an der Koordination der oberen und der unteren Gliedmaßen arbeiten, wobei wir ebenfalls auch eine bunte Vielfalt von choreographischen Gruppen- und Solostrukturen einüben und vertiefen. Es wird auch Raum für Improvisation geben; dieser ist für den spielerischen Umgang miteinander gedacht und ermöglicht es den Teilnehmern, die kulturellen und rituellen Aspekte aufzurufen, die in jedem Schritt des Tanzes, den wir ausführen, ihren Ausdruck finden und unser Leben prägen.

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.