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žiemos šokio susitikimas | 2024:
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Nida, vasario 12-18 d., 2024
P R O G R A M A
CREATION PROJECT (3 valandos per dieną / 5 dienos) su Victor Rottier (NL)
GAGA DANCERS su Natalia Iwaniec (PL)
FLOOR WORK STUDIES su Adrian Vega (ES)
HOUSE DANCE and TOOLS su Marina Pravkina (ES)
CALLUS & ANALYSIS su Victor Rottier (NL)
SCI-FI MOTION: DIGITAL BODIES su Adrian Vega (ES)
JAZZ NOT JAZZ su Marina Pravkina (ES)
NUTRITION su Dovydas Zenkevicius (LT)
CREATIVE SELF-MANAGEMENT / MENTORING su Laurynas Zakevicius (LT)
2024 m. M O K Y T O J A I
CREATION PROJECT / VICTOR ROTTIER (NL)
‘Deaf on 1 eye
This creation project is designed for around 10-12 people and lasts for 5 days. The results will be presented alongside the two artists in a residency presentation on Sunday at Nida Art Colony. Victor’s creation project runs on 13-17 February 2024.
This endeavor is committed to exploring innovative concepts for an upcoming production. It will operate as a collaborative platform where we exchange and implement tools to enhance the creative process. Our dedicated time will encompass every facet of creation, allowing ample space for exploration and idea development. Victor highly values the unique contributions each individual brings to the process and aims to nurture those qualities within the work. Vitor’s approach involves integrating elements from his workshops, emphasizing the sustained flow of movement, dynamic engagement, and the effective distribution of energy. These principles will serve as the cornerstone for both the physical and theatrical aspects applied to the project.
**the application deadline is 7 February 2024 (10-12 movers). Motivation and short video representing you as a dancer shall be send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victor Rottier, originally from the Netherlands, completed his education at Artez University of the Arts in Arnhem, Netherlands. Presently, he is engaged as a freelance choreographer, director and teacher. In the period of 2013-2014, Victor collaborated with the Poetic Disasters Club, led by Club Guy & Roni in Groningen, Netherlands. From 2014 to 2018, Victor served as a full-time ensemble dancer at Staatstheater Kassel, participating in performances choreographed by Johannes Wieland, Hofesh Shechter, Maxime Doyle, Tom Weinberger, and Helder Seabra. He also assumed the roles of rehearsal director and choreographic assistant alongside Johannes Wieland until 2022. Victor tours his workshops, “Slam!” and “Callus & Analysis” at various contemporary dance festivals across Europe.
GAGA DANCERS / NATALIA IWANIEC (PL)
From deep listening to the body to physical sensations. It’s a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination. Natalia’s classes offer a workout that investigates form, speed and effort while traversing additional spectrums such as those between soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, understatement and exaggeration. Natalia is guiding dancers through awakening numb areas, increasing awareness of habits and improving the efficiency of movement inside multilayered tasks. Dancers are encouraged to connect to pleasure inside moments of effort.
FLOOR WORK STUDIES / ADRIAN VEGA (ES)
Adrian’s 24-year experience with floor work presents his perspective on the technical diversity of ground-based movement and inversion. It offers insights from dance to movement with choreographic planning, aiming to simplify the approach to different bodily poetics through discussion. This course will work on unison patterns and sequences, exercises to enhance individual creativity, training routines and improvisation. Adrian’s approach is to improve the relationship and perspective towards various floor work techniques, leveraging the group’s diverse experiences in acrobatics, release, Capoeira, urban dances or somatic techniques.
SCI-FI MOTION: DIGITAL BODIES / ADRIAN VEGA (ES)
Sci-fi motion: digital bodies is a choreographic device exploring the potential of fiction and digitalization of the physique through space travel, android corporealities, system failures and new technologies. Over the years Adrian Vega realized technology and the digital space have impacted his practice, particularly his physique. In this workshop, ‘Digital Bodies,’ he would like to approach the idea of the offline and online physique, to experiment with sequences and textures that create a phantasmagoric coding in the physique.
Adrián Vega, a b-boy from the 2000 generation, emerged in the era of Rubik style and abstract breakin’. His urban dance career is influenced by events like Lords of the Floor, Freestyle Session, Who Can Roast the Most, and the documentary Detours. These led him to explore poetic freedom, culminating in his graduation from the Conservatory of Barcelona, the Institut del Teatre. He taught there for five years, specializing in floorwork and acrobatics.
With Iron Skulls for a decade, he won awards like the Audience Award – Sinestesia Dance and Theater Fair of Huesca 2013. Audience Award – Sinestesia Estrenat 2013. 1st Jury Prize – Sinestesia Hop Festival 2013. Audience Award – Sinestesia 10 sentidos 2014. 1st Jury Prize – Sinestesia Burgos New York 2014. 1st Jury Prize – Kintsugi Burgos New York 2017. 1st Jury Prize – Kintsugi Snap Festival 2018 He toured through Spain, Europe and Latin America, participating in festivals like Hip Hop International in San Francisco, two times Breakin’ convention (London) and the U.K. tour, two times Summer Dance Forever (Amsterdam) and Summer stage (New York).
His style now is a mix of urban dances, contemporary dance and flamenco, each intersecting with and influencing his artistic expression. Currently, his focus is on the sonority of the body, exploring the possibilities of percussion and sound textures through movement. This perspective has led him to create new pieces from a performative standpoint, developing new dramaturgy around the body. He’s been able to associate his work with educational contexts and creation centers like La Caldera, Mercat de les Flors, Campus pcs, and El Graner.
HOUSE DANCE and TOOLS | JAZZ NOT JAZZ / MARINA PRAVKINA (ES)
Marina develops an artistic path and improvisational dance language through the conception ‘Jazz not Jazz’. For the past years, she constantly worked on experimentation and research around textures of the sound and movement, the relation between musical instruments and the dancing body. Marina teaches UK jazz fusion and house dance styles, experimenting with footworks as an instrument for improvisation and “sound-texture” tools for the development of dance improvisation & practising.
CALLUS & ANALYSIS / VICTOR ROTTIER (NL)
I give you callus & analysis.
A workshop designed for those who want to create a balance between working hard and smart.
A technical and physical approach jam-packed with improvisation, set material and analytical tasks.
These days we will analyze the how, what and why in order to make a point out of our performance.
We will create a space to explore and share ideas while using tools and tasks to push our limits.
We will take time to run, fly, jump, dive, fall and get up to keep going.
As always we will be accompanied by 100% sun energised and hand-squeezed tunes to groove to!
I hope to see you there!
CREATIVE SELF-MANAGEMENT | MENTORING / LAURYNAS ZAKEVICIUS (LT)
Laurynas Žakevičius (LT) – šokėjas, choreografas, pedagogas, kultūros vadybininkas ir prodiuseris. Šokdamas, kurdamas ir daug keliaudamas su Low Air spektakliais, Laurynas susidomėjo kultūros vadyba, tinklaveika bei naujų Low Air spektaklių ir projektų sklaidos galimybių ieškojimu. Pildęs daugybę atvirų kvietimų dalivauti festivaliuose, rengęs dešimtis finansavimo paraiškų ir projektų, organizavęs gastroles ir keliavęs nuo Grenlandijos iki Kinijos, nuo Niujorko iki Prancūzijos Rivjeros apmąsto, ką pastebi. Kolonijoje Laurynas dalinsis asmeninėmis įžvalgomis ir patarimais, kaip atrasti galimybes, kaip kūrybiškai „vadybinti” save ir savo sukurtą meną. Galimybių yra visur – svarbiausia išmokti jas teisingai interpretuoti ir tinkamai jomis pasinaudoti.
NUTRITION / DOVYDAS ZENKEVICIUS (LT)
Dovydas Zenkevičius (LT) – profesionalus virėjas, kuris ne vien gamins maistą, bet ir pristatys viską, kas svarbu sveikai, judančio kūno mitybai. Dovydas dalinsis apie tai, kaip išlaikyti sveiką ir gyvybingą kūną repeticijų ir gastrolių periodu, kaip pasirūpinti maisto medžiagų balansavimu ir, žinoma, pamokys kulinarijos.
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