we wanted to thank you for supporting us throughout the year. b12 spring and b12 summer 2022 is over - and we are gearing up for fall 2022, spring and summer 2023!
rest assured we are here to answer any questions you might have.
we are you!
© aida vargas
b12 summer main event— // —
location: eden***** studios
Roser tutusaus & tom weksler
artistic directors of wonderground company
The natures of partnering
Dancing alone is a relationship with imagination, and dancing with a partner is a relationship with reality. These two perspectives are fundamental and supportive of each other. If we practice one without searching for creative connections with the other, we miss out on the growth and novelty that is at the core of a movement practice. The Natures Of Partnering is a body of work that is based on recognizing and practicing 4 types of relationships: The relationship with the self; The relationship with the floor; The Relationship with the space; The Relationship with another body. The study and interconnection of all 4 leads to skill, virtuosity and open-mindedness. It enables the line between imagination and reality to gracefully fade away. And then, solo dance and partner dance become inseparable. In this process, we embrace questions, open communication and unexpected dialogues. All have endless developments and open a potent space for expression and self learning. Dancing with another person is constant acknowledgment of the unknown. It demands listening, adapting and re-evaluating. In that sense, it is a perfect practice for learning to let go of the strict definition of the self and moving into unexplored creative landscapes. If the covid situation allows touch, we will focus on direct relationships between movers. If not, we will use objects and space to express this relationship and invest more time researching also the solo work that supports this practice.
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!
Roser Tutusaus graduated in Bachelor of Dance at Artez DansAcademie in Arnhem and in Journalism at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She worked for choreographers Anouk van Dijk, Giulio d’Anna, Anouke de Groot and Erik Kaiel. From 2014 to 2019, she danced and performed internationally with the company of Guy Nader and Maria Campos. She has created the two solos Simun and Tecnologías del yo, which she performed in several venues in and around Catalonia. She collaborated with the circus/dance artist Joan Català in the creation of the street duet Menar, which premiered at Fira Tàrrega in 2016 and was awarded ‘best street piece of the year’ by the Catalan critics. Since 2017, she collaborates with Tom Weksler. In 2021 Roser attained a masters degree in Space Design (Ephemeral Architectures and Interior Design) from The Polytechnic University of Barcelona, in Collaboration with CCCB.
Tom Weksler has been practicing Martial Arts and different forms of acrobatic disciplines from a young age. He graduated in 2009 from The Workshop For Dancers and Choreographers in Haifa. From 2010 to 2014, he danced with Inbal Pinto and Avshallom Pollak Dance Company, and performed around the world. From 2014 to 2017, he performed Collective Loss Of Memory - choreographed by Rootlessroot (Jozef Fruček and Linda Kapetanea). From 2017 to 2019, Tom danced in Guy Nader and Maria Campos Dance Company. As a creator, in 2012 he created LOBOS, in collaboration with Circus Artists Yogi Dekel, Yuval Oz and Breno Caetano. In 2014, Tom created the Duets SARU and Heder, in collaboration with Tokyo Based Dancer and Choreographer, Mayumu Minakawa, which have been performed internationally in various theatres and festivals. In 2017 he premiered the Duet Pilim, in Collaboration with Circus Artist, Yogi Dekel. Since 2017, Tom is collaborating with Roser tutusaus under their transiet space of artistic works: Wonderground company. Tom is also the founder of Movement Archery, a movement approach to dance. Since 2014, he has been teaching internationally in Universities, Circus Schools, Professional Companies, Martial Arts Schools and more.
Movement, defined as change, becomes an essential language to embody the transient experience of life and all its intricacy. It becomes a constant reminder of the nature of existence; the meaning of which we cannot find as a whole, but each one re-defines over and over, again and again. We approach movement from a multidisciplinary perspective, finding in its gestures and momentum our most intimate and poetic connection. They are the essence of our movement language: a mix between expression and pure motion. Movement is also a happening; it enables an event. The expression of our spatial language is primarily the creation of landscapes. All the visible features of the land are considered through personal memories and experiences. We use sound, light, material, shapes, colors and form to ignite a change or a shift of perspective. By communicating in this way, the internal and external landscapes lose the dichotomy and the space becomes a dynamic place where meetings and insights happen for the performers and the audience. The synergy between movement and landscapes inevitably becomes the writing of the stories that the body holds. Those stories are embodied experiences that can't be told otherwise. They are invisible forces that drive the performative act. We search for the co-existence between personal stories and the accumulated human experience. Transforming through the performance is, for us, a wonderful metaphor to understand art and its universal place in life.
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