© Marina Sekacheva
The workshop is more of a creativity class than a dance class. Rather than teaching form, the class focuses on expanding one’s artistic self-awareness. The class begins with exploring qualities such as rebound, flow, fractions and shaking to reach a state beyond self-judgment and self-limitations. Here we will work within the gap between power and fragility. After waking up the body and mind, we will focus on isolations and polyrhythmic exercises to root back our focus. We move with the intention of never going back, developing one’s fearlessness and ability to trust each instant’s potential to lead somewhere. We give ourselves the necessary time to tune into our body’s intuitive intelligence to solve movement paradoxes that emerge during the research process. We will facilitate each other’s exploration by working in pairs and in groups, as well as individually.
These simple open structures are simultaneously technical tools and tools for composition. We encourage the dancer to playfully explore their inner workings and personal language that result both from everyday lived experience and learned movement patterns. By opening up creative curiosity, we enhance our movement fluency. In turn, we will develop strategies to explore the space between continuity and disruption of movement ideas by naming patterns for those interested in building choreography.
Because of its nature, it is an open level class for professional dancers and movers alike.
Peter Jasko (Slovakia / Canada) has been involved in the dance community as a performer, choreographer and teacher in Europe and abroad for over 15 years. He graduated at the Conservatory in Slovakia and at P.A.R.T.S, Belgium. Peter is the co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. His professional experience includes dancing with different international artists, such a David Zambrano, Roberto Olivan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Since 2001, he has also collaborated with David Zambrano as both a performer and as assistant in his classes and workshops. Peter has been teaching in many dance studios, dance and circus schools and companies in more than 40 countries in the world.
Peter directed the Svalbard Company’s All Genius All Idiot as well as created performance for 300 seniors as a part of cultural city of Europe, Plzen 2015. In 2014 he started his ongoing collaboration with Clara Furey, which resulted in creation of the performance Untied Tales (The Vanished Power of the Usual Reign), which premiered at La Chapelle in Montreal in 2015. Untied Tales (The Vanished Power of the Usual Reign) will be presented in Dance Theatre Ljubljana in frame of Vibra 2019 festival evening.