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b12 spring


location: eden***** studios


Tamara Gvozdenovic

le facteur


unleash the beasts

Behind Tamara’s approach and way of working lies a constant process of self-questioning about how the body finds its space in space. How it places itself, the position it takes and the subsequent impact that it can have, constantly being in a state of negotiation and adaptability. In the actual epoch of legitimizing our own selves and owning our grounds, Tamara uses physicality as a trigger point to let go of judgement, to let go of the ego through an experience of different quality propositions going from fluid to abrupt, from trance to repetition, from primitivism to architecturism. She seizes the dancer’s bodily attention into a palpable experience of time and space : The past, the present and the future live together; they carry the movement and the transformation. The research aims to embark the students on a journey of musicality through movement and body sounds. The use of electronic, new age and techno music helps to create a circular way of moving, as well as a direct response to the sound, in order to bring up a more animalistic way of communicating. The senses are multiplied and the focus is sharp. Through the deconstruction of gestures, the body is constantly reaching for stimulation and surprise, the dance varies between linearity and animality with a constant quest of strong and unusual physicality. all of it as an exploration of a vast spectrum of movement qualities, to be able to build new on a neutral but solid base.

some workshops offer group improvisation or partnering. these workshops elements may or may not be possible and the teachers and choreographers will modify their workshops accordingly in line with the health and safety measures required at the time. please stay flexible. thank you!

Born in Serbia, raised in Switzerland, Tamara studied in London before settling in Brussels where she is now based. Many personalities with whom she worked affected her way of approaching dance in the ongoing process of materializing the medium, notably Rosemary Butcher, Simon Vincenzi, Franck Chartier and Gabriela Carrizo (Peeping Tom). Since 2016, she has been collaborating closely with the Swiss based choreographer, Tabea Martin, as a dancer and as an assistant choreographer, with whom she has found a common ground to explore the many facets of dance-theatre. Working as an independent artist and performer, she is leading her research of the ma in the field of dance through her teaching, her performing and creations around the globe, under the name of Le Facteur (The Postman in French).


le facteur

le facteur was born from the inspiration and the desire to bring creators together around common artistic values and hybrid performance formats. based between belgium, france and switzerland, le facteur develops a structure that reflects on the relationship between different mediums, being mostly dance and experimental music. several questions then arise about the place of the body, the sensory, the language, or the matter in the themes the artists from the collective develop through their productions and their exchanges during their workshops.



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