18,19,20,21,22 .11 2019 / H. 9:00-12:00 AM
WORKSHOPS MODAL UNDERGROUND / THIERRY VERGER
Venue: Centrum Sztuki Tańca w Warszawie / Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury / ul. Elektoralna 12
Partnering workshops (pas de deux) are grounded on the Modal Underground technique by Thierry Verger.
The technique is characterised by an exceptional richness of movement, solutions and ways of interacting between the dancing partners, drawing inspiration from different cultures and dance styles. The roles in the partnering are strictly defined – the man is usually the leader and the person who lifts. Another characteristic is giving away the weight similarly to contact improvisation and at the same time the use of different leverages, more physical manipulations or dynamic lifts. The dancers work both in upright positions as medium positions and on the ground. The contact between the dancers is often very close and requires a lot of discipline and precision of movement.
The workshops run by Thierry Verger are always energetic and exciting. They are based on short choreographies, modified or developed dynamically in every class. We will also learn the basic principles, positions and lifts. However, we will focus primarily on practicing and experiencing dance itself.
The workshops are addressed to people who practice contemporary dance, ballet or contact improvisation on a regular basis.
French dancer, educator and choreographer. Originator of the Modal Underground style. In his work Thierry applies an original and eclectic dance technique he created. He draws on the experiences of old and contemporary dance masters, the martial arts and ritual dance. Modal Underground is a bridge between medieval imagination and contemporary reality. This manner of creating choreography brings together opposites: classic lines with Baroque curves, sensuality and uncontrollability. Thierry collaborates with many famous dance schools and theatres across Europe. He lives and works in Paris.
Fundacja Artystyczna PERFORM
Fundacja Rozwoju Teatru ‘NOWA FALA’ / HOTELOKO movement makers
Partner: Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury
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