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summer main event

research or die.

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b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Jos Baker

Trodden Dreams


Physicology for performance

Physicology is a training methodology developed by Jos Baker over the last 10 years. It uses a mixture of theory, analysis, improvisation together with complex, often physically virtuosic material to research and learn concrete tools to improve physical and performative technique. One of the difficulties in dance is information management. In any given moment, a performer might be dealing with alignment, balance, precision, the steps or score, remembering to relax… but not too much, musicality, dynamics, awareness of the space, composition, physical and dramatic tension, managing risk, managing injury, anxiety, relationships with other performers and much else besides. On top of which they must make a connection with their audience. Having the correct tools allows us to manage all this more effectively, allowing for more freedom of expression. By providing a deeper understanding of the physics, psychology, anatomy and performance practice that underpin dance technique; physicology provides a basis to go beyond technique. Tools which can be used straight out of the box but can also stand the test of time and which you might end up using for years to come. There will also be a killer playlist and a lot of sweat.

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!

Jos Baker is a British choreographer, director, and performer based in Brussels. After working for many years as a dancer and performer, including a long period with the dance theatre company, Peeping Tom, Jos started making his own work and founded Trodden Dreams. His creations for the stage have included Of No Fixed Abode, The Smallest Little Thing, Put Out the Flame and Contactless. On screen he has directed Shift, Put Out the Flame - the movie, and co-directed The Hole. Jos also teaches internationally for professional dancers.


trodden dreams

Trodden Dreams is a production company founded and directed by Jos Baker and incorporates for stage and screen. The guiding principal of Trodden Dreams is to do ordinary things in extraordinary ways. Our aim is to take subject matter from our everyday existence, the micro- tragedies and comedies of life; and to represent them in highly researched and specific movement language. To seek movement languages that speak of the human experience; our strengths and or foibles, our relationships and our isolation, intimacy and detachment This is rooted in a strong belief that our bodies are each powerful and unique story machines, that we carry narrative and meaning in everything that we do. We also place a lot to importance on the collaborative process, of producing creative spaces that allow groups of artists to flourish and find expression in the work. If two brains are better than one, then many brains, and many bodies, are best. by working and allowing each artist to find their voice, both the process and the product are improved.


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