Dance & Physical Theatre & Clown
Improvisation and Composition Workshop
“DANCE – HUMOUR – GAMES”
What if the most powerful humour lay less in our words than in our body? Creativity and physicality come into friction: to tickle the senses, and to multiply fantasy and irony.
Everyone agrees on the concept of 'stage presence'. Undeniably, the power and the depth of any interpreter is also transmitted via a relationship with the body. And if from this physical energy we explore movement as a source of game and humour?
This workshop also gives you the opportunity to acquire new improvisational & composition tools and skills in the frame of a stage arts project (dance, circus, street theatre, stage theatre, concert…)
Within the framework of this training, sports and games will serve as developers of the expression for the each participant’s embodied imagination.
On top of this, it proposes you a movement exploration that becomes source of humour. A humour sometimes burlesque or ironic, sometimes dreamlike or poetic…
The teaching tools are guided improvisations: as a way to research and develop as much as analyse, understand and enlarge your performing experience.
As a result, participants, amongst other things, will:
• (re) learn how to make the most of a possibly unexplored potential.
• (re) learn, through being present " Here And Now” to connect their imagination to their body’s movement.
• (further) increase their body’s movement spectrum.
• (re) connect their physicality with their own creativity, as well as to find new sources of inspiration through their actions.
It’s dedicated to everyone from 18 years old (amateurs and professionals) willing to explore their creativity together with their physicality.
It’s based on a common element (or point of connection) for everyone: the body and its expression, its presence, its spatial significance, its conscious and unconscious images… therefore, its own language.
The pedagogy is based on Jordi's personal vision resulting from synthesizing experiences of Contemporary Dance, Feldenkrais, Release, Contact Improvisation, “Masque Neutre”, Clown, Physical Theatre etc. techniques, and his learning over years of practice and research, both on technical and philosophical levels.