EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM 

All  master classes are FREE thanks to PRISMA DANZA FOUNDATION and the sponsorship of Banco General

 

  • All classes taught through the ZOOM platform
  • Prior registration required
  • Limited number of spots available
  • All times are provided in PANAMA time (which is EST-1 and GMT-5)
  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1ST

CIA. MAR GÓMEZ (SPAIN): “Master Class of Dance Theater”  10:00 A.M. – 12:00 NOON

Aimed at dance and / or theater students, artistic high school students, professional and semi-professional dancers or anyone interested in dance-theater with an already acquired technical base.

Description

The main objective of this workshop is to bring its participants closer to the artistic universe of Cia Mar Gómez, introduce them to its work methodology and, at the same time, influence the learning of a variety of technical skills related to contemporary dance and theater in order to offer tools for creation and interpretation in the field of dance-theater at an introductory level.

ANA MARIA SUAREZ (PANAMA): “Movement Improvement”  12:30P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Aimed at students or professionals of movement practices (15+) 
Description

Mobility flow practice that allows you to move with optimal performance.

  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND

BOCA TUYA (USA): “Master Class”  10:00 A.M. – 12:00 NOON

Aimed at intermediate and advanced dancers

Description

Through demanding physicality, this class engages the dancer’s capacity to receive and apply instruction.  By using Omar’s movement vocabulary, we encourage dancers to understand that the power of their movement is found through their approach, focusing on how nuance can inform the delivery of steps.  To support this vision, Omar developed a warm-up that focuses on musicality. The class challenges the brain to act quickly through several improvisational tasks. The goal is to activate and shift awareness within our bodies, to get rid of negative consciousness, and to discover the infinite possibilities of our individual bodies.

  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD

KOR’SIA (SPAIN): “Master Class” 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 NOON

Aimed at intermediate and advanced dancers

 

LA LLAVE MAESTRA (CHILE/SPAIN): “The Poetics of the Body”  12:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.

Aimed at performing artists, dancers, actors, actresses, circus artists who want to approach physical and visual creation through the body, gestures and movement.

 

Description

“The Poetics of the Body”

By Álvaro Morales Lifschitz

This workshop aims to share with participants the basic notions of physical creation based on play and the poetic observation of reality to transpose it onto the stage. We will work from the observation of nature, its elements and materials as provocations for the physical creation of images, atmospheres, and scenes. Art made by humans as a sounding board for our environment, not as an imitation of the other, but as a being in itself, using play as a basic element of all creation. The workshop will be an invitation to connect with our bodies through ingenuity, creativity and poetic observation, to find new stimuli that can serve as creative tools for us as performing artists in our own creative adventures.

  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH

DANAE & DIONYSIOS (GREECE): “ShapeShifting”  11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Aimed at intermediate and advanced dancers

 

Description

Danae and Dionysios aim, through a combination of various techniques, to challenge participants to gain better control of their bodies and minds. Exposing the body to sets of movements which focus on bringing it back to its past forms, they target a balance between our primal self and its evolution. As they play with various rhythmic patterns, they invite participants to be more aware of how they use these patterns, how they move in relation to them, and how they can experiment with them. Most importantly, in relation to this practice, Danae and Dionysios desire to foster a creative mind and motivate it to evolve in a conscious way. Due to present circumstances, they focus on acknowledging the current limitations and using them to produce something unprecedented for the body and mind.

  • MONDAY, OCTOBER 5TH

JOY MARIE THOMPSON (USA): “Master Class”  10:00 A.M. – 12:00 NOON

Aimed at intermediate and advanced dancers

Description

The workshop revolves around the embodiment of our ancestors’ stories in relation to own our personal movement.

  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH

CIE. TOULA LIMNAIOS (GERMANY): “Master Class”  10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Aimed at intermediate and advanced dancers

Description

The body as a mediating element, the connection between Earth and sky.

A body work based on Release and Alexander technique, as well as a contemporarylanguage of movement and a floor-work method that has been developed over years, with a focus on relaxation and coordination between breathing and dynamics of movement. The impulse to move comes from the center, the source from which all energies flow. Through the conscious use of muscular relaxation, the body can rise without exertion; it can release and flow inner energies in order to create an “economics” of the body that strengthens the performer’s expression, brings the quality/dynamics of their movements into focus, and develops their inner musicality.

There are no “recipes” for choreographing. Even though a personal signature is

being developed over time, each piece remains a new challenge. Approaching

various subjects from different angles results in the search for an “original“

movement language in correspondence to the subject, in the search for adequate

compositional means needed to develop an inner logic of composition, and the

dramaturgically important inner “threads,“ as well as the search to convey one’s own ideas and vision, to give “worlds“ to others, and to communicate nonverbally.

The focus is on contemporary dance, dance as an expression, as non-verbal

communication, and a reflection of our era, our here and now…

  • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7TH

ELEONORA DALL’ASTA (PANAMA/ITALY): “ Vertical Floor (Body Harness Movement Practice)  9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Students and/ or professionals of vertical dance at any stage who are curious to try the movement that originates by combining these two techniques, vertical dance and floor technique.

Requirements: The practitioner needs to have his / her basic equipment, harness, carbine and / or gri gri if he uses it, have the rope hanging in the center in a space with an area of ​​at least 3 meters by 3 meters and a minimum height of 2.5 meters.

  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH

HUNG DANCE (TAIWAN): “Master Class”  9:00 A.M. – 10:00 AM

Aimed at intermediate and advanced dancers

Description

The workshop demonstrates Hung Dance’s movement language technique, focusing on the dynamic and stationary space around the body. Setting out from a single point of movement, joints and muscles on the body are deconstructed, where only an individual part is allowed to move at a time while the rest of the body remains stationary. Furthermore, the round and twirling elements of Taiji become the force that gradually moves other muscles and joints on the body. This technique can be applied to any part of the body to create unique movement logic and mechanical body language that is both dynamic and stationary at the same time.

HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY (UK)

By Bruno Guillore (Associate Artistic Director): “Master Class” 10:30 A.M. – 11:45 AM

Aimed at intermediate and advanced dancers

Description

By Bruno Guillore (Associate Artistic Director)

Hofesh Shechter is one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists. His unique style of choreography, infused with honesty and raw physicality, has won Hofesh and his company world-wide acclaim. Led by Bruno Guillore, Associate Artistic Director of Hofesh Shechter Company, this session is an opportunity for dance teachers, students, and professional dancers to explore the Company’s distinctive movement style. The masterclass will include a full warm-up, and use repertoire and imagery from recent and past works to explore Hofesh’s movement fundamentals. Bruno will be accompanied by a senior dancer from the Company.

  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH

GIULIA MENTI (ITALY): “Master class”  10:00 A.M. – 12:00 NOON

Aimed at intermediate and advanced dancers

Description

This workshop will focus on exercises and games, using the floor and movement dynamics to warm up the body and improve its strength. We will play with different qualities of movement on the floor and standing, playing with different sounds to feel the music and interpret it with movement.