With: Eric Beauchesne (read more)
Date: Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 July
Time: 10:00 - 16:00, with an hour break
Price: € 150,-
Minimium participants: 15
Please send a link to a dancefilm (if you have one) and your cv, upon which a selection will be made.
Registration deadline: 1 June 2017, we encourage you to do as soon as possible, we have a maximum amount of participants.
photo by Michael Slobodian
This workshop is designed to initiate professional dancers to the work and artistry of
choreographer Crystal Pite through improvisation and the study of her repertoire.
The improvisation session focuses on discovering and revealing articulations and timings in the body. The class begins with a warm-up as participants articulate deeply through the body in stages, starting from the spine and working towards the extremities. Participants work at their own pace, exploring kinetic relationships both within their own bodies and to the space around them. The class is explorative and non-performative: its focus is on the play between analysis and instinct, and the use of improvisation both as a tool and an experience.
The repertoire session spotlights specific excerpts, which the participants are invited to learn, examine and experience. Focus will be given to many aspects of Crystal’s dance making such as precision, clarity, articulation, sequencing, intense physicality, and the idea of one being danced.
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Payment can be made:
- by bank: ABN-AMRO to: Henny Jurriëns Stichting*
- by paying cash at the desk of HJS (daily before 13:00)
* Bank ABN-AMRO / Henny Jurriëns Foundation No. 616935587 please add the name and number of the workshop.
IBAN no. NL22ABNA0616935587
SWIFT/BIC code: ABNANL2A
All bank charges are for your own account
Eric Beauchesne -Born in Québec, Eric grew up fishing and hunting before discovering dance at the age of 16. Graduate from École supérieure de danse du Québec, he has been on stage with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, as well as with Canadian contemporary dance icons such as La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault, Paul-André Fortier, Louise Lecavalier and Crystal Pite. Company member since 2004, Eric currently collaborates with Kidd Pivot as rehearsal director, and stages Pite’s work on companies
worldwide including Ballet British Columbia, Cullberg Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and, most recently, Scottish Ballet. Eric has served as guest teacher and faculty for several organizations such as École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, Arts Umbrella Vancouver, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation and Dutch National Ballet Academy among others, as well as rehearsal director for Nederlands Dans Theater. He currently resides in Holland, and devotes most of his spare time advocating for climate action and sustainable practices in the dance world.