￼The main goal of this workshop is to broaden our capacities as physical performers. We use a complementary approach of learning skills and practicing how to use them within a performing context.
We are interested in a highly physical movement vocabulary which challenges our body in multiple ways. We aim for a full body awareness and the comfort to move using levels, axes and dynamics. To achieve that we practice full dancing, using elements of acrobatics, improvisation, partnering and set movement phrases.
Using the body as a base, we research performative qualities. We want to allow technical elements to be viewed as a tool that opens new possibilities, that way we can treat each movement material in a way that it can become malleable and expressive. We aim to explore each person’s creativity, in how they use their body to express themselves on stage. To that goal we will be using a lot of theatrical exercises, instant composition, exercises of observation and feedbacking. Throughout the workshop we will be working on our individual skills, but the group dynamic will play a big role, as it is a powerful tool to unlock new potential.
For who: professional dancers, students, movement lovers and actors interested in movement.
Patricia was born in Barcelona in 1991 and combined dance with her other interests until 2013 when she received a BA in Law from the University of Barcelona and finished her dance studies at AREA Barcelona. She graduated from the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, which awakened her interest in choreography.
Her pieces, ‘Bardo Vals’ 2017 and ‘All these places have their moments’ 2016 were performed across Europe and won the audience price at the Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid 2016.
Patricia joined Jasmin Vardimon Company in 2018 for the creation and tour of ‘Medusa’ until the present, in 2019 she started dancing with Guy Nader and Maria Campos taking part of ‘Set of sets’, and she continues to collaborate with the collective she co- created – La Otra Familia.
Alexandros Anastasiadis (1987) owns a Bsc in Physics (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Technische Universität Berlin) and a degree of dance (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance).
He had created and performed various dance and street theater performances with the Dance And The Mind collective in Thessaloniki and Berlin. He is a founding member of the La Otra Familia collective with whom they won the Audience Award at the Certamen Coreografico de Madrid in 2016 and have performed in festivals such as Deltebre Dansa, Dance Days Chania etc.
In 2017 he started working with Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus, in the productions “In spite of wishing and wanting”, “Trap Town” and “Traces”.
Since 2011 he has been teaching his “Organic Acrobatics” workshops ( Chania Dance Days Festival, Dock 11 studios etc.) Through these workshops he aims to connect elements of acrobatics, dance and other disciplines he has practiced and most importantly, share his passion for movement.