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SCHEDULE
2023 / 2024

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM CONTEMPORARY DANCE

From October 2, 2023 to June 20, 2024

 Monday to Thursday / 09:30 a 16:30

SCHEDULE

09:30. Arrival time

09:00 - 10:00. Self-preparation time

10:00 - 12:40. Technical class

12:40 - 13:00. Break

13:00 - 14:30. Performing practice

14:30 - 16:30. Self-practice, research and creation time

SELF-PREPARATION TIME

Self-warm up protocols to start class

09:30 - 10:00

This time is the most important in the morning. It is time to prepare physically and mentally for the day.

It is important for the students to develop their own preparation protocol for classes that includes a wide range of practices and exercises. It is necessary to carry out a self-observation exercise before beginning the day and in this way choose those practices from our repertoire that can serve best to create balance and generate a state of openness and availability for learning, on a physical, mental and emotional level.

TECHNICAL CLASS

Rlease based warm up and technical class

10:00 - 12:40

The first half of the morning is devoted to technical work. This class in turn will consist of two parts.

The first part will be dedicated to the "warm-up", and will consist of a rigorous and exhaustive preparation, both a general preparation and a specific preparation, related to the contents of the second part of the class, the technical part.

The second part of this first class will be dedicated to technical content related to each of the disciplines of the program: Structural Somatic Work, Partnering, Acrobatics and Contact Improvisation.

These disciplines are annual, however each of them will have a different teaching load depending on the trimester. Thus, Somatic/Structural Work will have greater weight in the first trimester, dedicated to changing patterns and balancing. Acrobatics and Partnering subjects will have greater workload in the second trimester, more focused on physical condition and technique, and the subject Contact Improvisation will have more importance in the third quarter, more related to the concepts of play and globality.

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RELEASE / FLOORWORK

A study of human movement potential

TEACHER: MIGUEL ÁNGEL PUNZANO

TOTAL HOURS: 144

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This is the subject with the greatest workload of the Program and occupies the first class in the morning, from Monday to Thursday. A class that will serve as a warm-up and preparation for subsequent classes. This matter is an invitation to investigate the very foundations of movement, focusing on the process more than the results. Is a movement research of the principles of mechanics and movement through a experiential anatomy study.

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STRUCTURAL BODY WORK / SOMATIC TECHNIQUES

Experiencial anatomy and biomechanicsl. Embodiment.

TEACHER: MIGUEL ÁNGEL PUNZANO

HOURS TOTAL: 96

Structural Body Work will be a basic tool for the process of structural deconstruction during the first trimester. It brings together a series of manipulation techniques and protocols designed to open spaces, loosen tissues and releasing the bones rhythm in order to experience dynamic alignment. It will provide us with a deep understanding of anatomy and will introduce us to work through touch, a basic tool of our pedagogy.

Through the Somatic Techniques we´ll grow a deep body awareness and we´ll learn how to conect movement research and thinking skills, specially observation.

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ACROBATICS

Acrobatics methodology related to Contemporary Dance

TEACHER: MIGUEL ÁNGEL PUNZANO

HOURS TOTAL: 96

 

This subject deals with the practice of acrobatics based on the technique of sports gymnastics and circus acrobatics, turned into the specific needs of contemporary dance.

We will learn general and specific protocols for physical and mental preparation for the different acrobatic elements. We will practice different acrobatic skills focusing on technical learning progressions. We will pay special attention to learning aids as a way of guaranteeing safety and autonomy in practice.

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PARTNERING

Partnering skills from a Martial Art approach

TEACHER: MIGUEL ÁNGEL PUNZANO

TOTAL HOUS: 96

An experiential study of the principles of movement mechanics through the work of duos, trios and groups. We will work from some fundamentals of Martial Arts such as Kuzushi (imbalance) and Tai Sabaki (displacement) and technical elements of Judo (supports, grips, falls, projections and flights). This subject will provide us with skills to practice hand-to-hand dance and will be closely related to the subjects Acrobatics and Contact Improvisation.

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CONTACT IMPROVISATION

Developing technical skills for CI

TEACHER: MIGUEL ÁNGEL PUNZANO

TOTAL HOURS: 96

A movement research through touch. This subject will allow us to develop  technical skills for dancing in contact in a context of improvised practice. CI is a discipline in which physical contact provides a starting point for exploration of movement through improvisation. Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith are considered the parents of this form of dance that has its origins in New York in the 1970s. We will approach this discipline based on the "Architectures in the Air" methodology developed by Miguel Ángel Punzano.

PERFORMING PRACTICES

Improvisation / Composition · Movement Research & Creation

13:00 - 14:30

The second half of the day will be dedicated to stage practices.

After the warm-up class and technical class, after a short break, it will be time to focus on exploring and reflecting on aspects related to creation, such as choreography, dramaturgy, composition and movement symbology.

Two days a week (Monday and Wednesday) will be dedicated to the subject Improvisation / Composition and the remaining two days (Tuesday and Thursday) will be dedicated to the subject Movement Research & Creation.

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IMPROVISATION / COMPOSITION

The art of composing from dance improvisation

TEACHER: LIBERTAD POZO

TOTAL HOURS: 108

During these sessions we will connect to our daily life and environments in order to develop our own body vocabulary,  taking the roles from dancer and maker. We want to nourish the authenticity and essence of each individual and support our creative being.   

We will question the proposal from a critical and constructive point of view to continue discovering, exploring, playing, risking and enjoying our bodies in motion. We will deepen into the art of asking questions to generate improvisation patterns: the process as interrogation and reflection of the proposal (Critical Response Process, Liz Lerman). 

These sessions are a place to stimulate imagination and creativity in order to travel to unknown places where to activate our individual and collective intuition, connect with the dramaturgy of the moment, with our bodies and with the pleasure of our dances in the present.

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MOVEMENT RESEARCH & CREATION

Physical-sensory training for creation

TEACHER: ANDREA AMOR

TOTAL HOURS: 108

This space is an invitation to bring the practice of movement mechanics at the service of other levels of being (and their respective territories). It is a body journey through confluent spaces-territories; perception and discrimination, imagination and memory.

It is a space where we sensitize ourselves and activate a powerful and versatile physicality, train the role of observers, explore individual and collective processes.

We seek emancipated learning from which to share our revelations and question our knowledge.

The course itinerary is designed from a non-linear perspective; We will use various concepts as starting points that will be revisited and approached from different points of view.

SELF RESEARCH

Self-practice, research and creation tine

14:30 - 16:30

This time is the second most important moment of the day. It is the time for reflection, to take stock of the day, to do a mental review of the contents worked on, to take a break and let the information integrate and/or to review and practice on your own those contents that have not been understood or integrated yet.

This time is also dedicated to research and creation for the monthly samples.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

The audition process consist of the following phases:

APPLICATION FORM

Fill out and submit the Application Form with the following information:

  • Personal data

  • Previous experience

  • Motivation letter

  • Link to video

PERSONAL INTERVIEW

Once we receive your Application Form we will contact you to set up a date for a personal online interview.

TUITION

Total cost: 3900 € (in two payments)

  • First Payment: 1950 € (At registration)

  • Second Payment: 1950 € (1-20 December 2023)

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ANY QUESTIONS?

Please get in touch, we´ll be happy to help you

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