PROPOSAL BY ALEXANDER CARRILLO
Choreographer / Performance & Dancer
CUERPO PRESENTE: The Inner Beast / Dance Workshops I – 2021
Movement dance workshop / Performative states& Research composition.
It is an opportunity that brings us into a reflection: where we stay together, we can face our fears, our reality, and create a new version of ourselves. From our bodies and movement, I hope, I can support you with clear subjects and intentions. Acceptance, strength, mental abilities, trusts in yourself, and others. It is not just movement; we are mind, body, and spirit in constant transformation. Within these meetings, I invite you to move your body under the conscience of love.
It´s open to all levels, professional dancers are welcome since I have experience in working with different backgrounds, in studio or online I challenge everyone in the their own level.
(Please, scroll down for specific workshop subjects & details).
Date, time and prices:Attention 3 workshops are coming!!!
At DOCK 11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin
Open to all levels & Backgrounds: (maximo 15 persons per workshop)
27. – 28.2.21 DOCK 11 Saal 2
20. – 21.3.21 DOCK 11 Saal 3
Always 10:00 – 15:00 (10 to 12 Hours)
Because the present situation we have two options:
In the studio: 99 Euros (Maximum 15 participants)
At DOCK 11, Saal 2, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin
85 Euros, early pay before 2 weeks of the date
Old participants: 85 Euros until before 1 week of the date
Or Online in case it is not possible the restriction, (maximum 12 Participants):
65 Euros, early pay before 2 weeks
At EDEN, Breite Strasse 43, 13187 Berlin
INTENSE WORKSHOP / 3 days: Only for professional dancers, movers in the middle or advance level & dance Students.
- – 04.4.21 DOCK 11 EDEN 150.1.
Each day from 10:00 to 16:00 (18 to 20 hours in total)
(Maximum 15 participants)
120 Euros, early pay before 2 weeks of the date
Or Online, only in case the restrictions, (maximum 12 Participants):
*Due to very limited number of participants, please reserve your seat beforehand.
*Your reservation will be completed only after full payment has been made.
* Payment with cash at the door are accepted.
* Cancelation: In case you can not attend, please find the replacement yourself as your spot is fully transferable. Refunds at the present situation at last minute are no possible.
Thanks for your understanding
More about our meeting:
*Open to all levels & backgrounds in movement.
*Professional Dancers & movers are more than welcome. To face other “borders”.
The workshop seeksto offer a clear way to obtain knowledge and self-awareness through the body in movement. How can we find a bridge between reason and emotion? A conscious state of transformation of the interpreter. How to get the participants out of their everyday life and their seemingly “natural” way? And invites the artist – interpreters to get involved in that daily life and identify with the present.
The methodologyphysically:is developed through concrete patterns of improvisation in altered states with different body development and/into methods of meditation. Which are then framed in a real social context, or unreal. It is not just an improvisation; it is a conscious laboratory work using improvisation as a technical tool. The session will combine with other movement techniques and challenging task. It is a very physical research depending on your own level.
The methodologymentally: Alexander 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. Carrillo also develops through meditation specific methods for body development and communication, complemented with his artistic knowledge such as choreographer, dancer and body techniques. Alexanderexplores the body from different perspectives of contemporary dance techniques and emotional states. As a support, a background in Colombian Folklore and Afro-contemporary. Creative techniques (awareness, improvisation, and composition). Theatre, Qigong and Kung Fu. Alexander has taught ‘CUERPO PRESENTE: The Inner Beast’ since 2009 in Belgium, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, and Germany.
Guidelines and aims developed during the practical process:
The body, being a wild animal in an emotional path.
- Tools of improvisation / decision making.
- Creative and practical elements in the research room.
- Create awareness of the body as a story / time construction in a space.
- Focus your attention on the “natural” character of your movements, authenticity.
- Awareness of the “Action – reaction”.
- Space awareness: individual, public, collective and private.
- Better process your internal organic sensations.
- Personal knowledge through the spirit and meditation: rational control, trance, presence, resonance, dialogue, and stillness.
- Theoretical material and personal biography.
- Individual and group discussions.
- Performative guidelines, based on agreements established during each session.
Each one, from their own perspective and their experience, will illustrate the audience with their ideas, fears, insecurities, questions and contradictions. Together with the creation process, we will frame it in an actual social context. What reflection do we do? How do we reach a physical or emotional state and transform it without losing our essence, our spirit? What tools do we use? How to recreate a clear space in another symbolically and develop the ability to play with it?
Alexander believes life as a journey. During the journey, it is possible to identify emotions and themes, which are consciously transformed into performative states, physical risk, mental and spiritual practices.
Alexander 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 diplom 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). Carrillo creates also 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. Carrillo also develops through meditation specific methods for body development and, complemented with his artistic knowledge.
Launched the “DREIZIG Festival” in Berlin and DASEIN Series, site-specific world-project in 2012. His last pieces ‘El Ultimo Vuelo’, winner of the National competition of choreographers, Belgium 2017, ‘Human Intermittents: A Journey’ finalist of Choreographers competition, Poland 2014 and ‘WhARTever Should Happen: Eine Welt Auf dem Kopf’, Berlin 2016/17 and back in 2019, amount others dance pieces and art projects. Carrillo took part in 2018 of the price ‘flausen residence for young Artist’ Germany and at the Berlin Biennale with Okwui Okpokwasili. Has worked with Stella Zannou, Ivo Dimchev, Jérôme Bel, Louis Malvacias, Jeremy Nelson, Malou Airaudo, Rodolpho Leoni, Mark Sieczkerek, Henrieta Horn, Charles Vodoz and the Cie. Fors Works of Denmark, Cie. Toula Limnaios of Berlin, Theater Der Klänge Germany, and Deutsche Oper am Rhein. He has also collaborated with artists, including Marina Abramović, Art Collective Estereotips, Allora & Calzadilla, Reinhard Schiele, Veronica Moniello, Alejandro Huari and his dramaturg Carolina Ortega.
Since 2009, Alexander being developing his teacher training and research under the Motto “CUERPO PRESENTE: THE INNER BEAST”. Creating as natural interest exchanges of dialogue with young artists, and non-artists who are developing their own life in a present Culture and intercultural projects. Alexander has taught his research in Belgium, Spain, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and Germany. In Berlin is artist residence at DOCK11 since 2015 and teacher of Tanzfabrik, Marameo amount other studios
“A conscious state of transformation. It invites us to get involved in that daily life and the present… ready to share our body memories, experiences, and love for our body, dance and movement.”
“I believe today´s world needs art to heal, needs art to heal our bodies from our souls. Art as a tool of transformation. From our inner feeling and sensations. From our inner beast, being present. With a conscience practice. (Is not easy – for sure is fun). Then there is not past to regret of, there is not present to be disappointed of or future to be worry about. Just moments of learning. Moments of understand our own world, our inner beast, and our own life. So long, we can share and maybe understand others world life. A present to life and future to create.”