Workshop with Rafaela Sahyoun
Rafaela Sahyoun creates in her workshop a playful, physical, encouraging and deeply sensitive space to experience dance. Balancing joy of movement, lightness and deep awareness to the totality of the body in motion, in relation and in context. The workshop aims to unfold our intrinsic intelligence re- garding movement going through a variety of body qualities and states. Therefore Rafaela invites all levels of experience to join and create movement in real time, digging into presence and performa- tivity, building layers of trust both within our own knowledge and in the group we work with. Finding on the one hand autonomy to one’s own interest and movement practice and on the other hand equally putting it in relation to others. The practice will open our cognitive channels and lead us to develop movement strategies together and move towards a collective energy.
Rafaela Sahyoun is a dance artist based between Brazil and Europe. Her work shifts between performing, producing and designing experiences within the arts. In parallel, teaching plays a big role in her practice. Since 2019 is a guest teacher at PERA School of Performing Arts – GAU, teaching at the Dance Bachelor Program. Produces and teaches the first-round Audition for SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro since 2017. Recently a guest teacher at Cie. Toula Limnaios and for the second time holds the space for an experience at Tanzfabrik in the frame of Sommer Tanz. Currently, is a performer in the productions As They Are – Mantras for the body by Jean Abreu (UK/BR), Supernada by Clarice Lima (BR) and in a replay by Porto based choreographer Renan Martins (PT/BR). Recently in Berlin she performed in Vortex by Sara Shelton Mann (USA). As a maker, she is ahead of NINGUEMMESOLTA (Don’t Lose Me). Rafaela is the artistic director and curator of Saia Pra Santa – dança e práticas corporais; a dance immersive program in Amparo – São Paulo, Brazil since 2017. www.rafasahyoun.com