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summer main event

research or die.

b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Jefta Tanate


the 4th level

in these 4 days, we will be focussing on partner work and guided improvisations to awaken your senses and awareness. preparing the body in order to investigate the possibilities in the air and incorporate this into your working methods. through given tools to playfully explore this area by yourself and with other bodies. creating confidence that you will feel comfortable in the air and catch yourself with suppleness and strength. this does not involve big risks or unreachable heights but finding subtlety in what 'lifting off' of the floor could bring you and your work. also, set-material will be a part of the research, so you will experience a sense of routine and therefore progress. techniques ranging from floorwork, contact-improvisation, martial arts, and circus will give you a broad view of how your physical instrument would cope in different situations.

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!

jefta tanate graduated at artez hogeschool voor de kunsten in arnhem, the netherlands. his internship at scapino ballet rotterdam was his entrance into the dutch dance scene. since then he has adopted multiple techniques and methods such as contact-improvisation, martial arts and circus. he had the opportunity to develop this within companies like maas td and arch8. where he came across mime. in maas td he developed a new perspective on movement. nowadays he works mostly as a freelancer where the work he makes is very versatile. ranging from outdoor sight-specific performances to touring with companies like; panama pictures where the aspect of circus is incorporated within his work more and more. he also joined a spanish group called ritual, more an environment where circus, theatre, dance, and other forms of live performance come together. in 2017 jefta was nominated for a zwaan (swan) as best dance-performance. one of the most prestigious prizes in the netherlands in the solo-performance, definition of now.


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