In the frame of Winter Tanz 2015-16
This workshop deals with transformation of movement and the building of deep dance vocabularies that derive from a conscious stepping out of our comfort zones. Blenard addresses the "animal" instinct within us, employing dynamic movements, sharpness and speed. Using the body's sensibility as a brush, we will paint an imaginary landscape through dancing. The state of mind becomes a state of body. We constantly construct and de-construct movement, roughing it up in order to refine it and making it real. The warm-up consists of small improvisation tasks that build a common energy. Many small tasks slowly transform into many small stories that lead to a highly energetic dance combination: a complete narrative.
Blenard Azizaj was born in Albania. He studied at the National State School of Dance in Greece, where he graduated as a dancer, dance pedagogue and choreographer. He has worked and collaborated with various companies around Europe such as Sasha Waltz & Guests in Berlin, the Akram Khan Company in London and Cie Linga in Lausanne. His career has taken him around the globe, touring and performing in international dance festivals. In addition, he works as a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher, teaching his dance dialect in dance companies, dance & theatre academies and several studios around the world. His choreographic pieces are »NoBody's Land«, »Fleeting Feathers«, »Walls«, »In the Beginning«, »Sacred Scars«, »Human«. www.blenardazizaj.com
Level: with movement experience