‘CUERPO PRESENTE: The Inner Beast’ Contemporary Dance Training By Alexander Carrillo
‘CUERPO PRESENTE: The Inner Beast’, Contemporary dance training. Aims to support its participants in processing their inner organic sensations. Working consciously to perceive the vital moment, energy, and to integrate the body and mind in time and space continuously. Focusing in floor work & motion. Class includes a guided warm up with clear mobility tasks that consider energy management. We consider basic biomechanical principles each day, such as: mechanical and physical function in structure, external body ergonomics in space, gravity resistance, and vectors moving three dimensionally. Supported with elements of improvisation and partnering. We will seek to activate, strengthen, and raise awareness of the body in space from our bone structures and joints. With very physical joyful. Each session ends with spatial variation that has been built from the accumulation of the material explored. Making more complex level our dynamism, energy and memory. Individually, and in groups, we will follow the proposed rules, based on dialogues and agreements established during class, and connect them to what has been explored.
Carrillo, Colombian-born and Berlin-based choreographer, dancer and maker. Carrillo focuses his artistic research on the 'ugly' and grotesque in humans, seeing it as a mirror of reality. He questions ideas of 'beauty' and the role of the audience in the performing arts. In this perspective, he is investigating the influence of indigenous traditions and customs in western societies, from the essence of pure rituals until contemporary fashion and pop cultures. His work is developed through historical research with a contemporary point of view, looking into the personal, social and political through an interdisciplinary approach. Alexander, having studied his diploma in Dance at the University Folkwang in Germany, did an Erasmus at ‘ArtEZ’, in Holland and at the University of Art ASAB in Colombia, (MA – emphasis in contemporary dance). He also creates open platforms for artists. In the last eight years has emerged in the knowledge of ancestral cultures and other methods of communication, social development and listening. He has been certified in MBSR ("Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction") by the Medicine School of Massachusetts. And through meditation he develops specific methods for body awareness complemented with his artistic knowledge.
Throughout his professional career, Carrillo has worked for celebrated international choreographers and dance companies, including Jerome Bell, Marina Abramovic, Allora&Calzadilla, Malou Airaudo, Rodolpho Leoni Charles Vodoz, Tino Fernandez, Carlos Maria, Mark Sieczkerek, Henrieta Horn, Reinhard Schiele and Cie. Fors Works of Denmark, Cie. Toula Limnaios, Theater Der Klänge, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Art Collective Estereotips.