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David Zambrano + Francesco Scavetta WORKSHOPS | April, 2017

The technique developed by David focuses mainly on the dancer‘s relationship with the floor, earth and ground. Simple movement patterns involve breathing, speed, and the release of energy through the body in order to activate the relationship between centre and periphery and between joints and skin. Exercises will focus on moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining the state of being centred. Emphasis is placed on the skeletal structure, which will aid to improve physical perception and alertness. The class includes partnering work and movement phrases, which explore the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion.

The research that led to the creation of the performance Surprised body project grounds the A Surprised body workshop.
The Surprised body project is a dance project that focus on choreographical and compositional issues. In other projects, the physicality has been present, conceptually, on the same level, and with equivalent valor, with text, visual art, sound installations, use of objects, props and stage elements. With the SBP, we focused on a research that saw the body -the movement and its relation with music and the space- as its central element.

Already as a title, Surprised body project defines a metaphorical space. The image of a body in a constant alert, escaping from a habitual daily body and from any kind of routine. The sense of “surprise” is intended as the inner state that allows us to “react” and respond, as individual and as a group. To affect each other, by any physical decision, also throughout structured improvisations and instant composition.

The workshop will be an occasion to search for specific qualities of disarticulated movement, layering the experience throughout several proposals and improvisations, challenging and intensifying the body awareness, by approaching the movement avoiding tactics and routines
The workshop, after a first part dedicated to ground the principals of the work, will articulate
through a series of investigations on the movement and structured improvisations, intended
as a conceptual, but also physical and mental challenge.
Movement materials will be transformed and de-structured in several ways, also by intuitive random, through improvisations and composition.

The workshop will be introduced by a class that combines floor work, hands-on exercises, tai chi chuan and movement sequences focusing on centering and gravity, awakening the internal and external supports and allowing isolation in the limbs and flow in the movement.
Activating the center, as engine of the movement, we will aim in letting the movement cross freely, throughout the body.

The teaching project “A surprised body” has been invited internationally in 35 countries in North and South America, Europe and Middle and Far East : Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Cuba, France, Colombia, Venezuela, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Argentina, Uruguay, UK, Holland, Republic of San Marino, Austria, Finland, India, Belgium, Russia, Canada, Brazil, Sweden, Chile, Ukraine, Spain, Palestine, Lebanon, Iceland, Slovenia, Senegal, Germany and Vietnam, Kenya and Uganda.

Where: (venue, country): Porto, Portugal at Teatro Municipal do Porto – Rivoli . Campo Alegre

When: From the 3th of April, 2017 until the 14th of April 2017

Deadline for applications: No deadline, but limited places available!

How to apply:
Please send your CV and payment invoice to: [email protected]

*NOTE: the inscription is only valid after the payment. Please attach to your inscription the bank payment invoice with your name.

Payment information’s:

Número de Identificação Bancária (NIB): 0046 0109 00600047341 92
Internacional Banking Account Number (IBAN): PT50 0046 0109 0060 0047 3419 2
Bank Identification Code (BIC): CRBNPTPL

Costs for participants:
330€ until January 15th 2017
390€ after January 15th 2017

180€ until January 15th 2017
210€ after January 15th 2017

160€ until January 15th 2017
190€ after January 15th 2017

Contact information: [email protected]

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