In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2016
This workshop is designed to unlock the flow of living impulses within the body. By doing so, we allow our attention, intention and awareness to guide our work and flow more naturally. The primary and practical focus throughout the workshop will be on the delicate meeting point between precision and organicity. Physically demanding tasks will be proposed each day that deal with elements of physical, psychological, and emotional risk. These tasks will challenge our individual limitations and invite us to go beyond them, revealing our unique presence as performers within the context of material being proposed. Utilizing spatial awareness and sensitivity, we will work with qualities of speed, lightness, heaviness, softness and pliability, stillness and gravity. Movement will be explored as a "theatrical act" rather than simply as a "technique".
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.
Level: Intermediate/ Advanced