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summer | main event

running from the 1st to the 28th of july 2024

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b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


maria campos & guy nader



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This workshop is based on partnering and contact work, and on the vocabulary of the work used in GN|MC creations' processes and researches. We propose tasks and points of departure to start opening up a world of imagination, where body is treated from very different points of view. We search for mechanics and observe movement, in order to multiply paths and approaches to the understanding of movement and body. We are interested in looking into the possibilities that the body offers and how we can make it rise to those possibilities. We will study different ways to carry the partner (portés), give weight, find common axis, counterweight, balance, move together in space using each other, etc. We will work on developing the ability to trust each other, as well as take risks. We will learn movement sequences, as well as create and compose sequences based on partner work through concrete physical tasks.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2024. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

Maria Campos studied at SEAD in Austria and graduated from the Amsterdam School of the Arts (MTD) in 2003. She has worked with various companies and freelance artists, combining teaching and her own creation. Maria has worked with Meekers in The Netherlands, Protein Dance and Tom Dale in the UK, with Sol Picó, Àngels Margarit/Cia.Mudances in Barcelona, among others. Since 2006, she has collaborated with the Lebanese dancer and choreographer, Guy Nader, with whom she co-founded GN|MC. Their works have been presented at international festivals and venues around the globe and have received several prizes and recognition for their work, such as the Barcelona City Prize 2019, the National German Prize - Der Faust in 2017 for their creation, Fall Seven Times, for German company Tanzmainz. Their creation, Set Of Sets, was also awarded two different categories, Best Performance and Best Choreography, at the prestigious Premis de la Crítica in Catalunya 2018, and in 2021 Best Choreography with Made Of Space. GN|MC also create and receive commissions from prestigious international companies, Tanzmainz and Tanztheater Braunschweig in Germany, En-Knap-Group in Slovenia, Xie Xin Dance Theatre company in China, among others. Maria regularly teaches workshops and classes in different festivals and schools worldwide such as b12 in Berlin, HJS, MTD/Theaterschool AHK in Amsterdam, Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome, Summer Intensive Vilnius, Institut del Teatre and La Caldera in Barcelona.


guy nader is originally from lebanon and first attended the lebanese university in beirut, obtaining a ba in theatre from the arts department. after having co-founded the ensemble gn|mc with fellow dancer and choreographer, maria campos, in barcelona, the city quickly became the base from which he launched his career. gn|mc continues to co-create and receive commissions from prestigious international companies, such as tanzmainz in germany, en-knap-group in slovenia, tanztheater braunschweig in germany, xie xin dance theatre company in china, among others. gn|mc was awarded prize city of barcelona in 2019. in 2017 gn|mc was awarded the national german prize der faust for their creation, fall seven times. guy nader’s solo, where the things hide, also received the first prize in 2010 at 15masdanza in gran canarias. their creation, set of sets, also earned accolades after winning two different categories, best performance and best choreography at the prestigious premis de la crítica in catalunya in 2018, and in 2021 best choreography with made of space. alongside his work as dancer and choreographer, guy regularly teaches workshops and classes at professional studios and international schools and festivals, including hjs in amsterdam, b12 festival in berlin, zagreb dance academy in croatia, la caldera and institut del teatre in barcelona, among others. his choreographic work continues to find exposure through international festivals and venues around the globe.


gn|mc guy nader | maria campos

gn|mc guy nader | maria campos is an ensemble based in barcelona, spain. the lebanese and spanish artists have collaborated together since 2006; their works have been shown in various festivals and venues around the world. gn|mc have been invited as guest choreographers to create for various prestigious companies, such as enknapgroup in slovenia, tanzmainz company in germany, and xiexin dance theatre in shanghai, china. gn|mc has been awarded the german theatre prize der faust 2017 for their work, fall seven times, created with tanzmainz, staatstheater mainz in germany, and gn|mc received prize city of barcelona 2019.



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