W-14 / Conditioning
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2017/18
This is a physiological training from a dance perspective, aiming to harness and refine an all-round availability for a multitude of movement potentials. It is a very physical ‘technique’ workshop, dealing with coordination, musicality, stamina and adaptability; all approached with an attention to dynamism, finesse, enjoyment, as well as loud bouncy music! Ian’s teaching constantly moves through space, rarely taking the traditional ‘front on’ dance class format. We prepare with group games and improvi-
sations, before embarking upon a sustained development of movement patterns and sequences that start on the floor and gradually build to upright locomotion and finally lead to explosive jumps and inversions.
Ian Garside (UK/Spain) discovered contemporary dance through theatre and classical acting - he completed a BA (Hons) at Laban, London, before studying at P.A.R.T.S. Brussels. Since 2010 he has worked as a performer for various companies and independent choreographers across Europe, including Punchdrunk (Shanghai), Liquid Loft/ Chris Haring (Vienna) and the seminal DV8 Physical Theatre (London). Alongside performance, Ian has taught in a multitude of contexts to all manner of students, from amateurs to professionals, children to over 70’s. Most notably he has delivered master classes, workshops and auditions for DV8 in such places as ImPulsTanz (Vienna), Institut del Teatre (Barcelona), the Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), and Dancemakers (Toronto).