Uferstudios 5
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Dimitry Tibekin

Connect – Play – Challenge

Live Workshop with Raul Martinez
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2021

The workshop Connect – Play – Challenge is an invitation to try out, train, play and challenge yourself through movement. It is more important than ever during these strange times, to re-strengthen the connection to our bodies. To do this, we will work with specific movement material, as well as exercises and training sequences, inspired by martial arts and the research for awareness of our body. The material can be described as raw, with basic acrobatic elements, challenging speed, coordination and spatial orientation. Equally we will also work on mental capacities through the use of inconvenient coordination and an increased ability to react. All this will provide us with tools for an agile body that can confront any circumstances. We will dance with a powerful flow of energy, releasing accumulated tensions and by consciously using the space, the muscle tonus, and bodily isolations or unusual coordinations re-evaluate our own physical material.

Please note: The workshop will be held live in the studio under the measures in place at that time. If this is not possible there will be an online version in any case. Therefore, the number of participants is limited. More information about the measures will be continuously updated on the website and communicated by mail shortly before the workshop starts.

Raul Martinez

Raul Martinez graduated from the Taller Nacional de Danza – Conservatorio El Barco in Costa Rica in 20019 and has been a certified personal trainer since 2013. He is the founder of the collectives Nana+na, Los INnato and VAYA as well as the festivals La Machine in Costa Rica and Nómada in El Salvador. He has worked in many projects as a dancer and choreographer (National company of Dance in Costa Rica, National Company of El Salvador, ADN Dialect in Switzerland, Núcleo Viladanca in Brasil amongst others). He has been awarded with various prizes such as National Prize of Dance from Costa Rica in the category Best Dancer Of The Year in 2011. Raul has been invited in numerous institutions and festivals as a guest teacher like in Deltebre Dansa, Corpo(a)Tera, Conservatory of dance in Burgos in Spain, University of Veracruz in Mexico , University of Costa Rica, and others. Currently he continues to develop his investigation of the human movement through physical training, martial arts and the management and production of artistic projects.
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
In English
Price: 170/145€*
*Early bird until 01.07.2021
Time zone: CET