Workshop archive 2018 David Zambrano: Flying Low & Passing Through
The technique developed by David focuses mainly on the dancer‘s relationship with the floor, earth and ground. Simple movement patterns involve breathing, speed, and the release of energy through the body in order to activate the relationship between centre and periphery and between joints and skin. Exercises will focus on moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining the state of being centred. Emphasis is placed on the skeletal structure, which will aid to improve physical perception and alertness. The class include
partnering work and movement phrases, which explore the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion.
Passing through uses the dynamics of complex systems to create a collective web. The group will create dynamics that will be flexible, complex, getting the group to fit tight together, yet always keeping doors open for the unpredictable. The group moves constantly, transforming the environment of the dance. The room is full of pathways - infinite pathways passing through the walls, the floor, even the bodies. These pathways go in any direction and are filled with curves, large and small. Visible and invisible spirals are constantly passing through the students. Thus the “passing through” is created into a spontaneous composition. When the group becomes one mind, it can never get lost, there is never one person leading, everyone is following. The whole group is constantly traveling, weaving their bodies inside and out of their classmates and still always aware of the environment around them. After taking part in the “passing through” the student will learn to instantly connect with their environment and become more spontaneous in the making of choices as an improviser, choreographer or dancing in someone else’s work.
Monday 4.6. - Friday 15.6. at 10am -4pm (note! no class on Sun 10.6.)
(Flying low 10am -12 noon & Passing through 1pm - 4pm)
Instructor: David Zambrano
Place: Leipätehdas (4.-9.6.) & Zodiak stage (11.-15.6.)
Enrolment: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please, write the name of the workshop you are enroling to on the email title)
Fees for Tanssille ry members (early-bird/after 17.3.)
Flying low 165 €/185 €
Passing through 250 €/ 280 €
Both 350 €/ 415 €
Fees for others (early-bird/after 17.3.)
Flying low 185 €/200 €
Passing through 280 €/ 300 €
Both 415 €/ 440 €
The early-bird fee must be paid before 17.3.2018.
David Zambrano has been making dance for over 20 years. In his pursuits as both a creator and educator, Zambrano has visited 40 countries, worked with more than 25,000 students,
and has performed at hundreds of venues across the world. His pieces range from set choreography, structured improvisation, and pure improvisation. Born in Venezuela, Zambrano spent 15 years in New York, and now lives in Amsterdam continuing to perform and teach worldwide. His improvisation is committed to art as a cultural exchange developing the creative process in a world without borders. Zambrano sees improvisation as an art and choreography as a vehicle to further develop his work in improvisation.