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location: eden***** studios

 

Erik Elizondo & Dimitri Kalaitzidis

los little guys

 

little loco(motion)

Starting from a foundational connection to the floor through our feet, we will constantly be adding impulses and accumulating complexity through the layering of focus in our body as a means of improvisation. As the body becomes more stimulated and even overwhelmed, the focus will become to transition this energy into playfulness in order to create new movement patterns, break old habits, and activate specific areas of the body which each individual person may have blocked. Once we begin to enter this trip and we have enough time for each person to find their own rhythm, we will begin to take these structures and add additional levels to coordinate and rethink how to move through space. The goal of this workshop is to offer a different perspective on how to enter into an improvisational practice by challenging the body, the mind, and the connection between the two. How to bring more consciousness, clarity, and variation into the way we mobilize and how to use this information in order to continue developing and enjoying our individual research.

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!

Erik Elizondo is originally from Monterrey, Mexico. He graduated from SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, with a focus on contemporary dance performance. He started his dancing career in Monterrey with the independent company Teoría de Gravedad, and later worked with Inside the Body Performing Arts directed by Aladino R. Blanca. His professional experience includes projects with Ruby Gámez, Gavin Webber & Grayson Millwood, Cinthya Dueñas, Elías Cohen, Francisco Córdova, Raúl Martinez, Beto Pérez, João Cidade, Marion Sparber, Barnaby Booth, and Milla Koistinen. In addition to his professional work, Erik took part in a residency with the company KiM Kosmos In Movement in Chile, as well as the physical performance intensive SMASH in Berlin. In 2017 he co-founded Los Little Guys, a project in collaboration with Dimitri Kalaitzidis.

www.loslittleguys.com

Dimitri Kalaitzidis was born and raised in Massachusetts, USA. He graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he received a Bachelor of the Fine Arts with a focus on contemporary dance performance. Dimitri later became a member of the Bodhi Project at SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance with which he performed internationally. He has worked on projects with choreographers such as Emanuel Gat, Sita Ostheimer, Mala Kline, Rosalba Torres, Barnaby Booth, Rohan Bhargava, and Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich. Dimitri co-created Los Little Guys alongside Erik Elizondo in 2017 and has presented original work in North America, Europe, and Asia alongside their pedagogic research which has continually been in development since the beginning of their project.

los little guys

los little guys is a mexico-usa based project that began between erik elizondo and dimitri kalaitzidis in 2017. since their foundation they have engaged in residencies, created and performed original and collaborative work, and offered classes and workshops throughout north america, europe, and asia. primarily utilizing improvisation as a method of movement creation, the motivation behind their work is to continuously find ways to reeducate the body through the interaction between imagination and physical space. the name los little guys was conceived out of the desire to always allow playfulness to be a part of their practice. they have had the pleasure to share their pedagogic work at places such as dock 11, sub.lab workshops, iceland dance company, tripspace, verve northern contemporary school of dance, sharing training milano, new york university, gibney dance, boston conservatory, circuit-est centre chorégraphique, talleres al margen, encuentros mutantes, el entresuelo, and nritya shakti.

 

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