SONIA RODRÍGUEZ (cia. sonia rodríguez)
when: 28th june 2017 / 9:00am – 1:00pm
where: Berlin, Germany
CROSS THE BORDER OF OUR BORDERS
every day we try to enjoy the moment, learning and following our way, gathering our own experiences. the motor of dancers and movers is our body, it’s the tool by which we explore the movements to communicate and canalize our emotions. all external impulses influence our dance and they manifest differently depending on our personality.
this is the knowledge that we want to expand and share with others. in this master class i would like to share my choreographic point of view, and contribute ideas to reflect on our capabilities and limitations as a performer. i invite dancers and movers who want to experiment and transform our old patterns. it will be an evolving process: we will start with a technical class to work the perception of the body as layers, with different sensation and emotional states, emphasises the body’s natural alignments and movements, between doing and observing the flow of impulses.
in the second part, we will put our attention on more complex phrases, combining different energetic qualities and different levels. all this under the inspiring idea: “to cross the border of our borders”. the first objective is working our presence without fear, this will allow us to be honest with our feelings and inspiration, and be able to share it with the group. we will go through our intense physical work to explore bodily experiences and images, finding our own strategies to perform.
sonia was born in las palmas de gran canarias (spain) in 1974. her professional career began as an interpreter and dancer for the cia provisional dance (madrid 1992-1996) then continued with cia charleroi danses (belgium 1996-1998), cia en-knap (slovenia 1999-1998) and cia gissela rocha (zurich 1999).
after working in different projects and companies, she joined cia rui horta (germany 1999-2002) where, besides being a dancer, she also took the part of an assistant of choreography, creating pieces for different companies like scottish dance theatre (scotland) and cia norrdans (sweden). in 2002, she was awarded the best dancer of the certamen coreográfico de madrid, which gave her the chance to participate in the american dance festival, 2002 (north caroline, usa).
in 2002, her professional career brought her to england, working with cia h2dance (london 2002-2003) and continued with being assistant of choreography and interpreter of the cia lanonima imperial (barcelona, spain 2003-2005); cia lior lev (stuttgart, germany 2005); cia cobosmika (barcelona, spain 2005-2006) and cia la baraka (lyon, france 2006-2008). these last few years, she has joined other companies such as cie yann lheureux (montpellier, 2008-2013), cie dysoundbo (luzern, 2013), and hausgemacht company (munich, 2015-2013).
since 2002, she has had her own company, cía. sonia rodríguez. her first solo “caos” was awarded the third best performer prize at the 8th international solo dance event at stuttgart and won the prize for the best choreography in the danza calviá festival, 2005. since 2013, sonia is based in berlin. sonia rodriquez has been invited as a guest teacher and choreographer to create pieces, workshops and/or spread her personal way of dance, for over ten years now.
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tags: europe, germany