S-8 / Play Practice
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2017
This workshop is focused on fundamentals of breath, speed, energy and core of the body. Play Practice is influenced by Kalari Payattu and Contemporary Dance. In this technical workshop a warm-up training is based on martial arts principles, leading into phrase work. Observing the reaction of the body, recollecting or replaying the phrase and identifying it as a new form. It guides the body through various changes of breath and power, experiencing strength and stamina. Play Practice is an ongoing movement practice, which Abhilash has developed over a period of time in collaboration with various practitioners of different disciplines within dance and martial arts. It creates a language which can speak universally through sharing knowledge and principles.
Abhilash Ningappa (IN) is artistic director and teacher at Play Practice Artists Residency: India. He post graduated in SEAD Salzburg and Post Masters in APASS Advanced performance and scenography studies in Belgium. He is Yoga practitioner and a martial art teacher, trained in Kalari Payattu and Contemporary Dance in India and many other countries. Abhilash taught in La Caldera and Nunart Spain, for Compagnie Thor - Thierry Smits Brussels, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, I-dance Hong Kong, Marameo Berlin, Hofstra University New York and Brown University Providence. He worked with choreographers such as Constanza Macras in "Back to the present" and " The Past", Katie Duck’s Improvisation performances, he won a Pecda Award for his choreography work "Architect of self destruction". Other projects are " No Speaking Solo" performed in Isadora Festival in Russia, "too far east is west" and "Disposable Heroes" with Bangalore Dance Collective. www.playpractice.in