David Zambrano and Milan Herich
Flying Low / Couple Dancing
From 8th to 12th July
The monographic workshop is the opportunity to train a 5-day masterclass in order to learn new techniques, tools and viewpoints. Selection process: David Zambrano and Milan Herich will select the participants for this masterclass.
Length: 6 h per session
This monographic workshop will have an additional cost of 100 € on top of the standard fee.
The daily schedule of this monographic workshop will be composed of two complementary different parts. For morning sessions, we purpose Flying Low technique, and for afternoon sessions we will focus on Couple Dancing workshop.
This workshop focuses mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the floor. The class utilizes simple movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the centre and the joints, moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining a centred state. There is a focus on the skeletal structure that will help improve the dancers’ physical perception and alertness.
In this monographic workshop, Zambrano returns to his life experience of salsa dancing. He recalls the beauty in the conversations of hands the exchanging of rhythmical steps big band music and the passion for dancing with another person. He takes this history of partner dancing and redefine it as something that could be more appropriate for the modern era following the influence of contact improvisation shifting gender and sexual roles and focusing on broader rights for all races.