Teaching Ultima Vez vocabulary is all about the specificity of the creation process and the physical, energetic movement Wim Vandekeybus’ performances are known for.
This workshop by German Jauregui will be exploring themes from several Ultima Vez performances. Participants explore and confront Vandekeybus’ energetic vocabulary through floor work, partner- and contact work and movement as a ‘theatrical act’ rather than as a 'technique'. Participants will get familiarised with concepts like risk, trust, moving with necessity, instinct, self-protection, speed, fragility, softness, weakness, tension…
The workshop is open to dancers with a good physical condition.
A short bio of German:
German Jauregui is a director, choreographer, dancer and pedagogue based in Brussels.
In 1998 he joined the company Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus and he participated in more than 10 shows and films. The last 2 years he was mainly working as the choreographic assistant and rehearsal director of the revival of "In Spite of Wishing and Wanting”.
In 2007 German Jauregui started to develop his own work with the creation of the solo "Isaac" premiered in the festival Trayectos, Zaragoza (ES), and the duet "Y del resto no se nada" created with Laura Aris premiered in the festival Dias de Danza, Barcelona. In 2009, he created "Sunset on Mars" which premiered at the Julidans festival in Amsterdam and in 2013 "Confession" which premiered at Tanzhaus-Zurich. In 2016 he created "Isaac y Diola" together with the choreographer Antia Diaz, which premiered at the D Festival at the Théâtre Marni in Brussels.
The workshops schedule: April 17 - 20, 11-14.00, 15-18.00
Photo Danny Willems.