This intensive workshop seeks to provide a glimpse into the creative process of choreographer and dancer Antonio Ruz, by using diverse choreographic and performance tools to address the concept of evocation as a means of connecting the past and present through the body. In the exercise of bringing things to our minds and imaginations, our emotions, desires, frustrations and memories from the past return to the here and now, to generate an enriched sense of the everyday; a width, volume and depth in time. This poetic play between space and time serves as the basis to dig deeper into these concepts in a five-day creative process. Each session will begin with a period of movement focused on body consciousness and vocal warm-up, followed by improvisations and exercises in choreography composition through which the participants will be offered the space to explore their own proposals – either individually, in duet or as a group – in an opportunity for us to observe and be observed, to move and be moved. The workshop will ends with a public showing on 23 of February at 20:00.

Participant profile

Performers of diverse artistic backgrounds; Dancers, actors, musicians, singers or artists linked to the body and between the ages of 18 and 65.

Antonio Ruz

An independent dancer and choreographer, Antonio Ruz has been a standout on Spain’s dance scene for many years. His approach, which has evolved as the director of his own company and through interesting collaborations with acclaimed national and international groups, such as Víctor Ullate Ballet, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Ballet de L’Ôpera de Lyon, Compañía Nacional de Danza (Nacho Duato) or Sasha Waltz & Guests, is based on a pronounced interest in dance in its most open form. Collaborations, with other artists and also with other disciplines, are a central component of his choreographic approach. Since 2007, Ruz has developed a unique creative relationship with Sasha Waltz & Guests (Berlin), participating as a dancer, choreographer and choreographer’s assistant in several productions and on various projects by Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola. Ruz has been collaborating as a guest choreographer and dancer with the famous Spanish dance and flamenco company Estévez/Paños y Compañía since long.  Ruz founded his own dance company in Madrid in 2009 developing his eclectic approach while at the same time expanding on his unique relationship with music, which is often performed live and is always given pride of place along with movement, the identity of the focus of his recent pieces. Ruz has received several distinctions and accolades, among them the 2013 Ojo Crítico Dance Award RTVE (Radio Televisión Española). His recent project as choreographer and director Electra for Ballet Nacional de España premiered at Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid.

From 19 to 23 February  10:30 – 14:30

Espacio que Vuela
C/ Martín de Vargas, 13
28005 Madrid

Applications and + info:

Phone: +34 676672689

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