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summer | main event
running from the 1st to the 30th of july 2023

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b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Stefan Crainic & Josephine Haas


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Human animal

During this workshop we will explore the landscape of our bodies, crossing the barriers in between disciplines to develop a better experience of ourselves. By cross-analysing human locomotion, we will integrate elements, in our classes, from various disciplines such as dancing, martial arts, and athletics, developing a more reactive and adaptable organism. We will cover subjects such as joints articulations, body awareness, coordinations, movement situations, soft-acrobatics, animal locomotion, and improvisation. this is A space open for movement enthusiasts, professional dancers, martial artists, and theatre practitioners. Driven by curiosity and with a sense of playfulness, we are going to learn to move better on 2 feet and on 4 limbs, with ourselves and with others. this is A workshop inspired by Fighting Monkey practice. Fighting Monkey is an applied practice for human development through movement founded by Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek. Since 2002 Linda and Jozef have been developing it through a deep study on cross motion analysis and with aim to understand the principles of the human movement, communication, and the aging process.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2023. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

Born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Stefan Studied music and competitive swimming as a teenager. He continued his physical education with capoeira. Passionate about the human body, he began studying medicine to become a Doctor. At the start of the fifth year, he dropped out of his studies when he discovered the Fighting Monkey Practice, which now influences everything that he is researching in the domain of movement and beyond as a FM instructor. His teaching journey started as a capoeira instructor in his hometown. Later he taught multiple times at the National Theatre of Transylvania. In the last years he has taught various movement and acrobatics workshops in Germany, Italy, at the D.I.P intensive in Belgium, Spain, and Romania. In 2023 he will be teaching the national team of figure skaters in Switzerland, together with Josephine Haas.

A New York Native, Josephine Haas began her dance journey at the age of 5. At 16, she continued her training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (2012), and proceeded to study a BFA in Dance Performance at the State University of New York, at Purchase College, with a semester abroad (2014-2015) at Codarts Hodgeschool Voor de Kunsten in Rotterdam, NL. In 2016, Josephine moved to London to dance with the internationally touring Edge Company at The Place in London, UK. After a year with the Edge Company, and completing her MA, Josephine went to work as a Freelance artist, working with Choreographer Grace Nicol on a physical theatre solo work, titled Woman Seriously. In 2018 Josephine moved to Bilbao, Spain to work as a dancer in new evening length creation, titled Sharing Home, by Cia Denis Santacana. The work was presented at the 2019 DFERIA Festival at theatre Gaztescena in San Sebastian, Spain. Upon finishing this creation, Josephine moved to Berlin, where she has worked with various artists. Having had created several works over the years, in August 2020, Josephine began creating her own self-funded solo work, swallow me. With the support of Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, Josephine continued her research and premiered her 50 minute work, swallow me, on September 2022 at Hosek Contemporary. Currently, Josephine is expanding her movement vocabulary and approach to her movement practice with Stefan Crainic.


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