‘Cuerpo Presente: The Inner Beast’, Contemporary dance training. Aims to support its participants in processing their inner organic sensations. Working consciously to perceive the vital moment, energy, and to integrate the body and mind in time and space continuously. Focusing in floor work & motion. Class includes a guided warm up with clear mobility tasks that consider energy management. We consider basic biomechanical principles each day, such as: mechanical and physical function in structure, external body ergonomics in space, gravity resistance, and vectors moving three dimensionally. Supported with elements of improvisation and partnering. We will seek to activate, strengthen, and raise awareness of the body in space from our bone structures and joints. With very physical joyful. Each session ends with spatial variation that has been built from the accumulation of the material explored. Making more complex level our dynamism, energy and memory. Individually, and in groups, we will follow the proposed rules, based on dialogues and agreements established during class, and connect them to what has been explored.
Alexander explores the body from different perspectives of contemporary dance techniques and emotional states. He has a background in Colombian Folklore, African Contemporary, Creative Techniques (awareness, improvisation, and composition), Theater, Qigong, and Kung Fu. Alexander has taught ‘‘Cuerpo Presente: The Inner Beast’ in Belgium, Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Holland and Berlin.
Alexander Carrillo is a Colombian artist, based in Berlin. Dancer, choreographer and creator, his research interest is focus on a reflection of the 'ugly' and grotesque in humans, as a mirror of reality; and questioning ideas of 'beauty' and the role of the audience in the performing arts. He's currently investigating the influence of indigenous traditions and customs in western societies. His work is developed through historical research with a contemporary point of view, looking into the personal, social and political through an interdisciplinary approach. From the essence of pure rituals until todays fashion mix pop emblematic cultures. Recently presented his last piece ‘WhARTever Should Happen – Eine Welt auf dem Kopf’ in Berlin, got a call back from the 27th to 30th of October 2016 at DOCK11, Berlin. Carrillo studied Dance at the University of Art ASAB - Colombia, in Folkwang Pina Baush - Germany and ‘ArtEZ’, Holland. Carrillo has worked with Stella Zannou, Jerome Bell, Marina Abramovic, Allora&Calzadilla, Malou Airaudo, Rodolpho Leoni, Charles Vodoz, Tino Fernandez, Carlos Maria, Mark Sieczkerek, Henrieta Horn, Reinhard Schiele and Cie. Fors Works of Denmark, Cie. Toula Limnaios, Theater Der Klänge, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Art Collective Estereotips.