PARTNERING & WORKING WITH OBJECTS
Kostić dancers Noëmi Wagner and Blazej Jasinski teach a new offline workshop series, especially for dance students and dance professionals. In these workshops, working with both human partners and objects is the central focus. How do you truly ‘dance together’ with others, and how do you do so with objects? What are the different approaches needed? How do you use the resistance and unruliness of objects in your favour?
Inspired by How It Ends
The content of this workshop is inspired by our experiences in working with life-size dominoes in the most recent Kostić projects How It Ends.
There will be two live workshop sessions, with each their own focus point. That is why the workshops are interesting to follow individually, but also as a series.
– Saturday 29 May: Freerunning, balance, partnering, craftiness and composition – Work on precision, gaining awareness, building courage and determination
– Saturday 26 June: Freerunning, Catch & Throw, Balancing and Craftiness – Developing creativity by playfully combining objects and bodies in space.
This workshop is only for professional dancers or dance students. Before the start of the workshop, we will arrange for Covid-19 testing to take place (at additional cost), so we can work together safely.
The workshops take place in Club SoDa, the studio of DansBrabant, in Tilburg. The workshop lasts three hours.
The fee to participate (excl. Covid-19 testing) is
– regular: €30
– student discount: €17,50
(UN)BOUND PARTNERING WORKSHOP
Parallel to her choreography (UN)BOUND, choreographer Jelena Kostic and dancers Noëmi Wagner and Blazej Jasinski have developed a workshop that focuses on dancing with a dance partner.
Focus of the workshop
During this workshop Jelena and dancers Noëmi Wagner and Blazej Jasinski will work with a group of dancers on partnering. The partner work is explored and deepened with material from Jelena’s latest choreography (UN)BOUND, about the duality of human relationships. How do you really connect with your dance partner in a duet, how do you ensure that you blend together and at the same time retain your own identity, and how do you ensure that you communicate different, contrasting emotions as a pair?
The workshop can be tailored to the level and needs of the group of dancers that Jelena works with. The focus can be on connection and expression, or more on the technical aspects of dancing a duet.
Jelena gives workshops to participants of all educational levels: amateur dancers, dance students and professionals. For more information on her custom-made and thematic workshops please contact email@example.com