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20th and 21st April 2013 | 11-16h
70$ two days | 40$ one day

Studio Cadanse (May Chelhot's), Byblos Bank Building, Badaro Street, Beirut

Limited places. Registration by mail: | or you can call to the following number: 76541693

The workshop is based on partnering and contact work. We will begin with a dynamic warm up through basic exercises that mobilize different body parts, giving special attention to articulations and toning up muscles as a way to prepare the body and the concentration. We will focus on awakening the corporal awareness but also the awareness within the space and the group. In this first part of the workshop, we will propose patterns and sequences of movement on a horizontal plane, entering and leaving the floor based in the floor work/release technique. We will introduce the principles of weight and gravity as well as working with a low centre to empower the pelvic area and to be able to move lightly out of the floor and to jump later on.
We will work on developing the ability of trusting the other as well as taking risks. To achieve this will go through the basic principles of giving weight, finding common axis, counterweight, balance. We will study different ways to carry the partner (portés), to carry / give weight to someone not by muscular strength but applying the technique as a tool. We will learn movement sequences in pairs of earlier works ("repertoire") as well as create and compose sequences based on partner work through concrete physical tasks.

Guy Nader | Maria Campos is an independent ensemble based in Barcelona, Spain, since 2006. The Lebanese and Spanish artists have been collaborating together in different creations that have been presented at international festivals.

Guy Nader was awarded with the first prize in Masdanza International Festival 2010 in Spain with his solo "Where The Things Hide". Guy Nader | Maria Campos first duet "Btwin Barcelona Beirut" was invited to open the Arab Dance Platform in 2009 in BIPOD and has received the B-Motion prize in the Certamen Coreográfico in Madrid, Spain and second prize in Certamen de Sabadell, Barcelona. Their last production "Zenith" has been presented in Beirut International Platform of Dance 2012. An extract of "Zenith" received the B-Motion prize awarded with an artistic recidency in Bassano del Grappa, Italy and a residency for a new creation during 2013 in Universidad Carlos III in Madrid in Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid 2012.

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