£75 (for the week)
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This open level workshop is aimed at dancers and choreographers who want to enrich their knowledge of the relationship between music and dance, to understand the depth of these connections and to find new ways to approach them. By sharing their own experience, Ochoa and Badás will guide these workshops through intensive sessions of improvisation, alongside studying music for dance.
Participants will also explore common codes of communication between these two disciplines with the creation of new choreographic and music material.
This course will run from Monday 8 – Friday 12 August, 2.15 – 3.45pm each day.
The course fee of £75 covers all five classes.
Manuel Badás and Juan J. Ochoa started NO LEVEL PROJECT with the aim of pursuing and understanding the multifaceted nature of the connection between music and dance. Throughout more than one year they have been researching from a variety of angles and perspectives, working to develop new ways and new paths, and journeying into the confluence of these two arts, Longing for Breath being the culmination of this process and their first full length show together .
Juan José Ochoa is a pianist, composer and performer based in London. He combines developing his own projects through regular collaborations with several dance companies and schools around the U.K., such as The Place, English National Ballet and DV8, amongst others. His latest works include Mediterraneum, a music production based on contemporary music from Mediterranean countries, and Evocation, a short dance film presented in several festivals across Europe, South America and Asia, which received an award in the Short Waves Film Festival 2015 in Poland.
Manuel Badás is a dancer, a choreographer and the director of Inquiquinante Dance Company. His most recent shows, such as Sebastián or Actos No Violentos, have been presented on international tours to great acclaim from audience and critics alike. He also works regularly with several companies around the world, such as the Ballet Contemporáneo Laura Vera A.C. (Mexico), Etats d’âmes, Vendheta Mathea & Co and Euroculture (France), and the Spanish dance companies Zig Zag Danza, Dana Raz Dance Project o Factoría Norte, which with his piece Folías received the OH Award for Best Show of the year.
Times: 2.15 - 3.45pm
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place