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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
akira yoshida company
up, but down, but fast, but slow, but wild, but sensitive
Akira Yoshida’s workshop begins with the transformation of the language of Breaking into other forms, qualities and dynamics with a great focus on the distribution and transfer of weight, as well as on the use of body tension. It explores the use of weight as a physical element that allows for quick and light movement, while also examining the creative potential of the body parts that are independent of the ground level. The workshop also looks into how we can elevate, so-called, tricks into movements, by examining their creative makeup and transitions. This research includes experimenting with the body’s limitations so that its optimal function may be accessed. after accessing the body, the workshop evolves into using the body in a theatrical way, in order to find characters and go further into imagination and fantasy.
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.
Akira Yoshida is a dancer who combines his background in Breaking with contemporary dance and theatre. Starting out as a street performer, he went on to study dance at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), after receiving the main artistic grant from the government of Navarre. Since then he has worked for companies such as QuieroTeatro, Roberto Oliván Performing Arts, Hungry Sharks, Physical Momentum, Lali Ayguadé Company, Ceren Oran, etc. He has also worked with Yoann Bourgeois for Louis Vuitton’s 2022 fashion show, and with Julyen Hamilton’s company Allen’s Line. He has co-created the award-winning duets Hito with Chey Jurado, and Gizaki with Lali Ayguadé, as well as Ahotsak with Ziomara Hormaetxe. He has also created two solos, Home and Burial of the Bark. He currently works as a performer, choreographer and educator around the globe.
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