Kreuzberg 4
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
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Ultima Vez – Wim Vandekeybus Repertoire

Workshop with Eduardo Torroja
In the frame of HerbstTanz 2022

The workshop will focus on the energetic and physical repertoire vocabulary from the first three pieces of Ultima Vez: "What the Body Does Not Remember", "Les Porteuses de Mauvaises Nouvelles" and "The Weight of a Hand". It is about movement as a theatrical act. Participants will follow the creation process going from the origins of the material, through the transitions and transformations of the vocabulary, until the final performed results. This vocabulary will also be the starting point to a guided development of the participants' own choreographic work. They will create their compositions through the form, the emotion, the strong theatrical atmosphere and the intention of the proposed material. We will explore and confront this material through improvisations, floor-work, contact and partner work, group dynamic structures and objects' manipulation. To arrive at this vocabulary participants will work with a wide range of concepts such as: tension, instinct, chaos, sensuality, risk, trust, protection, dependency, power, strategies, neutrality, physical extremes.

Please note: The workshop has been moved from July to October 2022.

Eduardo Torroja

Born in Madrid, Spain, where he studied dance and theatre. Later moved to Brussels to found with Wim Vandekeybus the company Ultima Vez and collaborated as choreographer, trainer and performer for the very first productions: “What the Body Does Not Remember”, “Les Porteuses de Mauvaises Nouvelles”, “The Weight of a Hand” and the film “Roseland”. Collaborated later as artistic assistant in “Blush” and “Sonnic Boom”. Danced with Rosas - Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in: “Erts” and “Mozart -Concertaria’s: Un Moto di Gioia”. As an actor performed with Needcompany - Jan Lauwers - Grace Ellen Barkey in: “Rood-Red-Rouge”, “Morning Song”, “The Miraculous Mandarin”, “Caligula” and “King Lear”. Directed and restaged the various remakes of “What the Body Does Not Remember” and “Les Porteuses de Mauvaises Nouvelles”. Restaged scenes from the repertoire of Ultima Vez for: the Theater Bielefeld in Germany, SEAD - Salzburg, Art Factory International - Bologna, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, P.A.R.T.S. - Brussels, DDSKS - Copenhagen, IT Dansa - Barcelona, State School of Athens, Ballet des Jeunes d’Europe…He gave Ultima Vez repertoire workshops in: Brussels, Madrid, Amsterdam, Volgograd, Paris, New York, Athens, Seville, Ljubljana, Beirut, Lisbon, Tokyo, Barcelona, Sao Paulo, Salzburg, Seoul, Mexico DF, Rotterdam ...
In English
Price: 250/220*
*Early bird until 13.10.2022