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Contemporary

Profitraining with Alan Fuentes Guerra

espaciocontinuo makes a reference to the idea that we live in a world of constant change. Therefore we, as dancers, should be aware of this fact and allow our perception to be open and ready. Our attention needs to be sharp and we must be prepared to accept the change and go with it. I like teaching Contemporary dance technique with an emphasis on floor work; with the purpose of applying the sensations harvested from the floor into a vertical standing position. Activeness and strong physicality are important to me, so I keep an alert-open-sensitive state during the entire class. We start the session by warming up our whole body as well as our mental attention towards it. The beginning of the class is focused on amplifying the range of motion of all the articulations in the body from smaller to bigger, mixed with a playful way of working on strength and flexibility. The next step in the development of the class is in acknowledging and directing the breath, which should be connected to the movement of the body itself. In this way, we create a continuous flow that is intended to stay along the class. Improvisation, partnering, space awareness, attention of our body and attention to others are mandatory elements to every performer, so I make specific emphasis on developing these skills as part of the training. All in the end, espaciocontinuo is intended for the dancer to develop helpful tools in the path of self expression!

Alan Fuentes Guerra

Alan Fuentes Guerra, a Mexican dancer and educator, received his dance training at the Academy SEAD Salzburg/Austria, in the post-graduate program BODHI Project and at the EPDM in Mazatlán, Mexico, where he received his bachelor's degree in contemporary dance. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany and is doing research in the field of improvisation and theater. After graduating he had the opportunity to gain performance experience with various choreographers and companies including pieces by Marion Sparber / Tanzherbst Kempten + Alps Move Festival, Ralf Jarochinsky / TanzHerbst Kempten , Christine Gouzelis / New York, Sita Ostheimer / Tel Aviv, Etienne Gilloteau / Tirol Festival, Cecilia Lugo + Miguel Mancillas / Mexico.  Alan taught and teaches at the following schools and festivals: Kirov and St. Petersburg (Russia), Tanzfabrik Berlin, Dock 11 (Berlin), Marameo (Berlin), TanzRaum Wedding (Berlin), Cyrkulacje Festival (Poland), Profitraining Freiburg (Germany), Espacio ZM (Sevilla, Spain), C.C. Barceloneta (Barcelona, Spain), Fabrik Potsdam (Potsdam), Yizong Bagua (Cologne), Kari Tanzhaus (Kempten, Germany), La Cantera (México), Flow Movement (Colorado, USA), Athletic Playground (San Francisco, USA), Diavolo Company (LA, USA), Nomada Festival El Salvador, Guatemala (Rambla Festival), Espacio Nómada (Costa Rica), Encuentros Mutantes Festival (Queretaro, Mexico) and others.
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