Heidi Vierthaler and Juanjo Arques: Solos and Partnering
Heidi Vierthaler & Juanjo Arques in the creation of "Unsound"
This workshop is designed to enable the dancer to search for and develop
his/her own personal movement vocabulary, through the process of
creating solos and duets.
A series of exercises and tasks will help to release the body, increase
awareness, articulation, the importance of pathway, and surprise you
with unpredictable initiations. The partnering work will focus on the
importance of weight exchange, listening, and truly feeling the surface
of your body as well as the other.
We like to encourage the individual to bring their personal dance
history into the room, as well as being able to let go and brake old
habits that allows space for new information.
Heidi and Juanjo are excited about leading this workshop together, after two rewarding creations together, “Unsound” for Compañia Nacional de Danza and “Consequence”
for The Dutch National Ballet. The fusion of their rich dance careers
has encouraged them to explore and develop new ways of partnering. The
dancers are triggered by partnering tasks and encouraged to make their
own decisions as far as developing material.
Heidi and Juanjo will follow the flow of the room, and choices of the
dancers, to create spontaneous movement tasks. They will teach
movement phrases from their own personal repertoire as a starting point
and then encourage the dancers to go on with their own choices. The
dancers will also merge their new solo material into duets and trios
with other participants creating a stimulating atmosphere in the room!
During the workshop, dancers are made aware of repetitive movement
patterns, good and bad habits, and transferring emotions into a rich
Movement Research Workshop #6
Location > Eerstnassaustraat 7, Amsterdam. Buzzer “de Singel” see map
Date > 4th-8th of March.
Start > 12.00 - 17.00
Fee > € 220
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Look forward to seeing you there!
Heidi & Juanjo ;)