Dance Workshops

Margaret Haduch / Poland / Low-Flying & Passing through
The practice of dance improvisation, "Passing through ..." and the technique of dance, "Flying Low"

"Turning life happens ..."

"Going through .." (Passing Through) and "Flying Low Tech" (Flying Low) is a dance technique and improvisation, invented by the renowned choreographer David Zambrano, which for a new generation of dancers is an icon and a strong point of reference in creative work. His philosophy of movement affects not only the language of the stage, but also the attitude of life and a reflection of the entity in the modern world. Fundamentals of movement of Zambrano is the practice of "flexibility", not only the body but the mind and the ability to adapt to any situation and to use life experience at any time. Spontaneously.
Flying low-technology "Flying Low" - is the process of finding a spiral, in body and space, as a fundamental principle of this technique. It uses an intensive work "going into and out of the groung", studying the relationship between the dancer and the floor focusing on work and power of feet. What is more, the Flying Low uses elements such as the treatment of body and space as an inseparable whole, aware gathering and sending energy, using voice to the commands to your body and energy. This is a practice that seeks to integrate the physical, emotional and spiritual techniques in one motion. Speed, risk and joy. Flying Low is an essential and necessary training to the practice of improvisation called Passing Through.

Passing Through - "Going through ..."- composition and improvisation - focuses on opening the senses, the listening to the space, the pure physicality, the words-keys are a passing the space, following the thoughts, trajectory, kohesja / expansion, unseen forces and life experience that is manifested through in the body at any time. The most important role is work in the ensemble, group composition, and musicality. The BLOC1 introduces elements such as vertical movement in a spiral, "looping", leading and following, the beginning and end of motion, pauses. In the BLOC 2 training unit will be extended about: touch, looping using all parts of the body ,chapter"under, over and around," Passing Through long sessions and other elements depending on the diversity of the group and its dynamics.



David Zambrano's 50 DAYS-presentations trailer from Rodrigo Pardo on Vimeo.

Margaret Haduch (1978) – graduated in School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam; she works independently as a choreographer and dancer, directs plays, curators and organizes events related to contemporary dance and improvisation in countries such as Poland, the Netherlands, Peru, Chile, Brazil. Małgorzata is the initiator of artistic collective Unfinished Company, which brings together international artists from different fields of art-contemporary dance, music, video, photography. Unfinished Company performs regularly in Unfinished Company haveplayed so far: Andy Moor (The Ex), Wilbert de Joode, Michael Moore, and Marcos Baggiani i Tetterapadequ, and the dancers Makiko Ito, Jouni Järvenpää, Melissa Cisneros, Kenzo Kusuda , Kirstine Kyhl Andersen and Marysia Stoklosa.

Her way of looking at dance was shaped by artists such as Katie Duck, David Zambrano, Robert Steijn, Homan Sharifi, Michael Schumacher and Carles Salas, who significantly contributed to her experience as a choreographer and performer. Other important projects that have shaped the individual theatrical language of Margaret are: working as guest choreographer at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow (Scotland 2007); choreographic project with the Peruvian theater group Deciertopicante (Tacna / Peru, 2008 *; production: Embassy Theatre / Hivos Netherlands), an international program of Dance WEB (Austria 2009 *) Solo Project (Art Station Foundation, Poznan 2009) and "50 Days Costa Rica" - David Zambrano’s championship course in Costa Rica, where she spent 50 days as the only one Pole, along with 50 artists from around the world participated in a unique event for the first time organized on this scale. (Costa Rica 2010 *)
* Projects co-financed by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute - Polish Culture in the World

Iris Karayan / Greece / 

Composition Workshops

Iris Karayan studied dance at the Greek State School of Dance. She Obtained a Master of Arts in Performance and Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Goldsmiths College, University of London). She has participated in various Seminars in Europe with Internationally acclaimed dance and theater artists. As a dancer she has collaborated with the choreographer Athina Vahl, Me Liga Logia Dance Company, Dance Company Solipsism,, and has been a full time performer for Yelp danceco, Athens based, since 2002. Together with a team of performers and under the direction of Konstantinos Hatzinikolaou, she has co-authored the video dance ΑΩ (2004). She Has Also Performed and assisted choreographically with the art film, The Rape of the Sabine Women (2005) directed by Eve Sussman and Rufus produced by The Corporation. She worked as a movement director for the film Pera apo ti Limni (2006) directed by Stratos Stasinos and the short film APOGRAFI (2008) directed by Vaggelis Kalabakas. She is a founding member and choreographer of ZITA Dance Company, a member of Several dance related to networks and Organisations. Her works TO DASOS, 2003, SELF PORTRAIT, 2005-09, and Domestic Animals, 2008, A TIME TO MOURNE from 2009 to 1910 have participated in Several festivals in Athens, Thessaloniki, Bucharest, and London. She was Awarded the Jarmila Jeřábková Award 2010 for her choreographies A TIME TO MOURNE and LEG ACY.
She teaches choreography at the Greek State School of Dance and has taught Also at the School of Fine Arts / Drama department, University of Peloponese. Since 2008 she has been working together with a team of dance writers for the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and the Kalamata International Dance Festival, Contributing with texts for the festival's catalogs.

Takako Matsuda / Japan / Poland

Contemporary Dance & Butoh