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summer main event

research or die.

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b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Maria Colusi

former dancer with sasha waltz & guests


hunting shapes

the interest of this class is to find new perspectives in how we think the body and the movement. how do we embody ideas through shapes? what lies beneath our movement behaviours and in which way do we make, develop and communicate them with the others? the first part of the class is a guided improvisational warm-up, where we tune the body by integrating breath, gravity, textures, supports, rhythms, speed changes and coordination in order to create a dialogue between action and the awareness of the spontaneous movement. in the second part we will embody, explore and develop different movement-tasks or ideas articulating them in time and space, challenging the way we phrase movements stimulating our choices and creativity. the third part focuses on the practice of composition in a group form, using all the previously worked elements in a playful and precise way, being directors and performers at the same time.

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!

maria colusi, born in argentina, has carried out intense work as dancer and choreographer for theatrical settings, contemporary dance and films. she was member of the contemporary ballet teatro general san martin, tangokinesis company, and since 2003 of sasha waltz & guests company. she has simultaneously developed her own choreographic work, including sink 2019, querandi 2018, tone undertow 2015, topo 2014, and witness 2013, with the composer edgardo rudnitzky. she has collaborated in several film and theater projects with directors luciano suardi, alejandro tantanian, sergio renan, eduardo mignona, and ola mafalaani. her works have been performed in several venues, such as radial system, dorky park, dock11, kunst festival des arts, berliner ensemble, schloss solitude, centro artistico it grattaclelo, among others. in the pedagogical realm she leads, improvisation workshops in marameo tanzhalle berlin, tanzfabrik schule, dock11, laborgras, radialsystem, die etage, soundance festival, sasha waltz & guests company, staatsballet berlin cdsh hamburg /germany, associazione europea danza /italy, university in arts/ argentina, maslool dance school /Israel, tanzschule mk /south korea, institut del teatre/ spain, and labcamp- goethe institut in sri lanka. Her work was supported by neustart kultur-distanzsolo, inicial- akademie der kunst, takecare- darstellekunst, fundacion antorchas, argentina, and einsteigförderung senatskanzlei - kulturelle angelegenheiten berlin, germany.



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