Workshop with Rob Hayden
Drawing from his 15 years of experience working with Ultima Vez and based on over 20 years of performance research into dance, theatre, and music, Rob's workshop will propose physically demanding tasks that deal with elements of corporeal, psychological, and emotional risk. These tasks will inherently challenge various limitations, inviting the participants to go beyond them. The workshop is designed to unlock the flow of living impulses within the body. Once unlocked, our attention, intention and awareness guide our work naturally. The primary and practical focus throughout the workshop will be on the delicate meeting point between precision and primal movement qualities, awareness of space and one’s ability to react to its constituent elements and to improvise within a structure. The overriding emphasis is focusing on developing within oneself what can be called the ‘total act’; a state wherein the performer works toward creating his or her own ‘movement as a theatrical act’ rather than as a technique.
Fr 27.7. 15:30-16:30 Workshop Showing
Unfortunately this studio is not wheelchair accessible.
Born in the US, Robert Hayden was a nationally competitive gymnast for 13 years and in 1989 enrolled in the BFA curriculum for theatre and dance at the University of New Mexico. He joined Ultima Vez in 2002, performing in the creations Blush, Sonic Boom, PUUR, Spiegel and the revivals of What the Body Does Not Remember and In Spite of Wishing and Wanting. Since 2009, he has collaborated as director, choreographer, performer, and composer with various artists from both Belgium and abroad. His own work combines over 20 years of practical and theoretical research and experience into performance, dance, theatre, sound/music, voice and movement. He regularly teaches workshops internationally and is currently based in Brussels.