San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
5-Day Intensive Contemporary Dance Technique offered to professional dancers who would like to take physical risks!
August 5-9, 2013
Erick Montes’ says:
"The workshop is titled "Movement Matters" reflecting on the necessity of physical movement as a performer/dancer today. In my understanding, movement is an extension and expression of dancer's consciousness and uniqueness. A dancer's capacity and creativity through kinetic movement is as important as the dancer's personality to create a choreographic work. Throughout this five-day workshop, I will visit some movement materials of my own creation that suggest self-control and spatial awareness with fun, athletic, risky movement that will motivate dancers to use their imagination to approach the materials. We will start from conscious floor warm-up series based on breathing and actions of decompression. From there, we will expand to standup series, focusing on strengthening legs and lower back, perception of space and risk taking in the body."
*** If we have space, drop ins will be accepted at $15/class. Arrive early to register. The class will be offered up to 25 dancers, and the priority will be given to those who are pre-registered and pre-paid for all five days.
For more information and questions, email Eun Jung Choi, email@example.com
Erick Montes joined the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 2003. He trained at the National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance in Mexico City, and in 2004 he was featured in Dance Magazine’s “25 To Watch”. He holds a fellowship in choreography from The New York Foundation for the Arts. He has presented his choreography in Mexico, Colombia, and Spain. In 2010 he worked in collaboration with choreographers Jennifer Nugent and Yin Mey in the creation of a Ballet for the National Dance Academy of Beijing, China.
When & Where
A duet repertory dance/theatre company, Da•Da•Dance Project challenges traditional notions of art making through travesty, absurdity and physical authenticity, constantly questioning aesthetic ideals. In addition to performing works by artistic directors Eun Jung Choi and Guillermo Ortega Tanus, the company commissions work by local and international artists and promotes social awareness and diversity through collaborative performance efforts. Themes frequently include aspects of personality, social and emotional behavior and intelligence, with a curious mixture of the comic and tragic. Da•Da•Dance Project is “a notable example of contemporary dance, full of creativity and quirkiness all its own.”(eyeondance.com)