S05 / Sifting – cancelled
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2016
This workshop is designed to unlock the flow of living impulses within the body. By doing so, we allow our attention, intention and awareness to guide our work and flow more naturally. The primary and practical focus throughout the workshop will be on the delicate meeting point between precision and organicity. Physically demanding tasks will be proposed each day that deal with elements of physical, psychological, and emotional risk. These tasks will challenge our individual limitations and invite us to go beyond them, revealing our unique presence as performers within the context of material being proposed. Utilizing spatial awareness and sensitivity, we will work with qualities of speed, lightness, heaviness, softness and pliability, stillness and gravity. Movement will be explored as a "theatrical act" rather than simply as a "technique".
Robert Hayden (USA/BE) joined Ultima Vez in 2002, collaborating both as an actor and dancer. During that period, he co-created and performed in the creations of ‘BLUSH’, ‘Sonic Boom’, ‘PUUR’, ‘Spiegel’, ‘Menske’, ‘nieuwZwart’, ‘What the Body Does Not Remember’, including the films ‘BLUSH’ and ‘Hereafter’. Most recently he is participating as a performer for the revival of ‘In Spite of Wishing and Wanting.’ Since then, he’s had an ongoing working relationship with Ultima Vez while continuing to work and collaborate with other artists as a performer, composer, director and choreographer both in Europe and abroad. His current work and teaching draws upon over 20 years of performance research and experience into dance, theatre, and music. He regularly teaches workshops internationally and is based in Brussels.