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research or die.

summer | main event

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

b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


James Vu Anh Pham

former dancer with akram khan / eastman / chunky move


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reloop & recycle

For this research workshop, we will learn distinct improvisational movement techniques that are able to be layered, broken down, combined, and deconstructed. We will begin very simply and, over time, it will become very complex and calculated. You will discover new pathways and possibilities within the confines and, therefore, begin to understand the play within the mechanics. These improvisational tools will result in a state of constant flow, of looping and recycling energy, in order to discover new pathways. This allows the dancer to become less intimidated, or overwhelmed, by the infinite possibilities of movement improvisation, and will empower the dancer to make clear and informed choices. We will then juxtapose this by researching very specific movement textures and states that allow space for theatricality and emotionality. this will create an inner and complex dialogue that is rich and abundant within each individual, in order for the dancer to feel empowered and invested in their own personal research. These movement keys and tools will help develop the individual's own sense of movement capabilities, whether it be extremely nuanced and subtle, or virtuosic and grand.

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.

james vu anh pham is an international, multi-award winning dance artist, currently working with opera ballet flanders. as a freelancer, he has worked with akram khan company, eastman – sidi larbi cherkaoui, damien jalet, chunky move – anouk van dijk, australian dance theatre – garry stewart, guested with göteborgsoperans danskompani, bayerisch staatsoper munich, and theater basel. james was cast as the lead role in christophe coppens’s le mandarin merveilleux at la monnaie de munt opera house in brussels, performed in creations as it stands and triumphs & other alternatives with muscle mouth – ross mccormack in new zealand, aorta by stephanie lake, and nether by lauren langlois, both for chunky move’s next move program. in 2014 james received the helpmann award for best male dancer in a dance or physical theatre work, and the outstanding performance by a male dancer australian dance award. in 2022 he was awarded the uk national dance award for best male dancer in a modern work for his work in akram khan company’s outwitting the devil. james has created for theater munster, strut dance in perth western australia, sydney dance company professional year, and has researched his creative movement methodology extensively for the last ten years. james is a certified counter-technique teacher and has taught extensively around the world.


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