During the workshop we will research a wide range of repertoire work of Edward Clug, an internationally acclaimed choreographer in the field of contemporary ballet. The emphasis will be placed on his unique choreographic style, execution of specific movement mechanics and physical precision. We will look at the connections between classical esthetics, contemporary dance vocabulary and ways of how both merge into a unique, coherent style.
The aim of the workshop is also to provide a real and intensive experience of the specifics of work in a professional dance company. Through the workshop participants will be able to experience the company`s rehearsal process, research materials and look for specific movement qualities and interpretation within strictly defined choreographic materials.
Gaj Žmavc is a dancer and choreographer. He studied at the Ballet Conservatory in Maribor and continued his ballet education at the International Ballet Academy in Kiev. In 2006 he joined the Slovene National Ballet (SNG) company in Maribor. Here he worked with Edward Clug on numerous performances: Radio and Julies, Architecture of silence, Prêt-à-porter, Watching Others, Hommage à Stravinsky, etc. He participated in dance and theatre projects of Johan Inger, Staša Zurovac, Haris Pašovič, Darrel Toulon and others. As a dancer he toured throughout Europe, Asia and America.
Gaj is also the author of choreographies for SNG Maribor ballet company as well as for theatre projects. He works as an assistant choreographer for Edward Clug’s Company performances.