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Jesús Rubio Gamo: Workshop Simple Actions
2021/07/28

Jesús Rubio Gamo: Workshop Simple Actions

ABOUT WORKSHOP:

One has always moved; one is born moving. One sees other bodies moving and learns to understand the sensation that those movements that one saw shelter. One walks and feels the sensation that had already imagined when seeing other bodies walking, before her. One learns to turn because one captures the energy that emanates from those who turn. One jumps, one falls, one touches, one embraces, one entwines… One sees a bird and can imagine what the bird feels when flying. But one cannot fly. One dances the first few times without knowing yet that what she is doing has a name. Then one sees people who move in wonderful ways. They seem to fly, they seem to spin forever, they seem to have legs that seem arms… Question: what is that? They answer: they are dancing. And then one knows that he also wants to dance, because he already feels what those other bodies are feeling but he wants to feel it even more, he needs to feel what is in those limits. There begins a path. You start practicing actions, steps, movements, positions, sequences. You don't think too much. You do, you repeat, you practice, you look for the angle, the way, sometimes you focus on the form and other times you trust the feeling. Then you get lost. You see yourself with all that and you don't really know what to use it for, how will it serve you. You have already seen some bodies filling those codes, challenging them, with all their strength and all their history and all their fatigue and all their fullness. You know they are there for everyone, they are also yours. You just have to find your way. What are you going to fill them with? Where to start?


ABOUT JESÚS:

JESÚS RUBIO GAMO (Madrid, 1982) is an independent dancer and choreographer based in Madrid. After studying ballet, contemporary dance, theatre and literature, Jesús was awarded with a MAE-AECI grant to develop dance studies in a foreign country. He moved to London where he completed an MA in choreography at London Contemporary Dance School (Distinction). He has also studied an MA in Performative Studies at Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. His work has been presented at National and International Festivals such as Chantiers d’Europe (Théâtre de la Ville-Paris), Dancenet Sweeden, Escena Contemporánea (Madrid), The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (London), FAEL (Lima), Les Plateaux (La Briquetterie-Paris), Birmingham International Dance Festival, ARC for Dance (Athens), International Theatre Amsterdam, Hay Festival or Romaeuropa Festival. He has been selected to participate in several European projects such as DanceWeb (ImpulsTanz 2010) and Programme Tour of choreographers (developed in 2011 by 5 choreographic centres in France, Germany, Poland, Spain and Ireland).

Jesús was selected two years in a row (2017 and 2018) by the Platform Aerowaves as one of the most relevant 20 young choreographers in Europe.

In 2020 the Spanish National Radio awards him with the Prize OJO CRÍTICO in dance. The jury highlighted “his artisanal approach to dance composition shown in intimate projects as well as in the orchestration of big ensembles in which he manages to balance the choreographic structure with the individuality of his performers.”

One of his last works is GRAN BOLERO, a corproduction with Teatros del Canal and Mercat de les Flors that brings together 6 dancers from Madrid and 6 from Barcelona. This piece was awarded the MAX Prize (Spanish prizes for the performing arts) as Best Dance Production in 2020.


PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

Workshop duration: 2 hours

Workshop price: 200kn till July 10 / 300kn after July 10

How to apply? Please send an e-mail with subject "Floorwork Workshop" to the following address: petra@svetvincenatfestival.com.

In the e-mail please send: your first & last name, address, tax number, phone number. After your e-mail, we will reply with information about payment and any other information you are interested in. Feel free to ask!

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