A way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body –

Date, time and prices:
2th – 3th February 2019
4.5 Hours – 9 Hours in total
At DOCK11 – Studios
Kastanienalle 79
Studio 3

83 Euros
73 Euros (Discount Students / Berliner pass and early pay before 19 January)

The workshop takes place with a minimum of 8 people. Please do your reservation with anticipation.

Registration under:
lexfre@gmail.com / info@alexande-carrillo.com

Human beings are constantly searching for goals and objectives that may be influenced by different physical states, which can be altered again. We are in this constant search in life to pursue or find a way to continue. There is a clear connection between finding our own path, our relationships, and our daily actions. Rational control, trance, presence, resonance, stillness, awareness and ‘group discussions’ will be key elements to focus on during the sessions. Together with the creation process, we will frame it in an actual social context.

The methodology is based in a different group and individual situations, tools that help the body expressing itself and beginning a journey into a physical development. During the journey, it is possible to identify emotions and themes, what are consciously transformed in performative states, physical risk, and mental practices.

It is not just an improvisation; it is a conscious laboratory work using improvisation as a technical tool. The session will be combined with other movement techniques and challenging tasks.

Key elements that we focus on during the sessions: Rational control, trance, presence, resonance, stillness, awareness and ‘group discussions’.

Base in the ‘CUERPO PRESENTE: The inner Beast’, A contemporary dance technique and practice. Movement dance & Research composition for all.

“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.” Alexander Carrillo

These meetings are for all levels and are open to bodies and ideas in different fields. Dancers, performers, workers, engineers, stripers, lovers and … are invited, not movement background required. Is required to have the passion to explore the body, the own possibilities, frustrations and the fact of being alive:

– Aims to help participants in a better process their organic inner sensations – listening and feeling the present moment – present them externally in clear forms, and through tasks, focus their attention in the ‘natural’ character of their movements, authenticity, and conscience.

– Participants are guiding through their own experiences to perceive consciously the vital moment, and integrate their bodies and minds with time and space simultaneously. In a complement with the life as a tool of work practice. Next to the body, being a wild – animal in an emotional path.
This meeting ends with individual or group practices of instant composition, following proposed rules as scenography guidelines training, from the dialogues or agreements established during each session. In an instant composition of what we being explored.

Alexander explores 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 2013 in Belgium, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, and Germany.



More about Alexander and bio:

Alexander explores the body from perspectives of dance contemporary techniques, and emotional states. As a support the background in Colombian Folklore, Afro-contemporary. Creative techniques (awareness, improvisation and composition). Theatre, Qigong and Kung Fu.
He´s being teaching ‘CUERPO PRESENTE: The Inner Beast’ in Belgian, Colombia, Mexico and Berlin.

“Whilst growing up in Bogota, my identity was influenced by the customs, traditions, and cultures of the farmers and native Colombian tribes. Parting from these influences, my proposal, research and develop: ‘How traditional and native customs in South America influences contemporary western societies and cultures’. Since moving to Europe, 11 years ago, I have experienced different cultures, and during this time developed questions I wish to explore physical and artistically, such as: What are the personal changes that are reflected in a performativity and social context? How can I research ancestral culture knowledge, the beliefs, communication, social organization, etc., and their relationships in traditional and contemporary cultures? How can I use my cultural background to generate art that critiques the society I am currently living in? How can I include the teachings of my ancestral cultures in the context of contemporary culture? How my daily life in Europe changes all that I describe and do?

Since 2006 I have been enmeshed in my personal artistic research. Looking at concepts of “The Ugly” and “The Role of the Audience in Performing Arts”, I have invented various “games” to disrupt the physical and emotional state of participants and their critical perspectives.
In addition, I have been working with the aesthetics of events in ceremony and parties. It is my interest to see what stimulates the audience’s instinctive and creative criticism towards inclusion- gender and social context. Through these gatherings I explore elements of inner beauty including: sensations, feelings, and emotions. I called this research ‘Aesthetic of the Ugly and the Audience’.

As conclusion for me the mix of art&life”

www.vimeo.com/alexandercarrillo / www.alexander-carrillo.com

Dancer/ Choreograph & Creator/ Performer

Alexander Carrillo, Colombian-born and Berlin-based choreographer, dancer and maker/producer. 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 – enfasis in contemporary dance). Carrillo creates also open platforms for artists. Launched the “DREIZIG Festival” in Berlin and DASEIN Series, site specific project over the world. His last pieces ‘El Ultimo Vuelo’, was winner of the National competition of choreographers, Belgian 2017, ‘Human Intermittents: A Journey’ finalist of Choreographers competition, Poland 2014 and ‘WhARTever Should Happen: Eine Welt Auf dem Kopf’, Berlin call back at DOCK11 2016/17, amount others dance pieces and art projects.

Since 2009, Alxander 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 is develop their own life in a present Culture and intercultural projects. Throught all the body movement, sounds and expression for all levels and communities. From physical subjects in movement to emotional states in mind, body and soul. Alexander has training in techniques as: ballet, contemporary, (Colombian Folklore, Afro-contemporary), creative techniques (awareness, improvisation and composition), theatre and music theory, art history, dance history.

Alexander has taught CUERPO PRESENTE: The Inner Beast, in Belgium, Spain, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, and Germany. In Berlin is Artist residence at DOCK11 and teacher of Tanzfabrik, Marameo.

Carrillo, recently is collaborating for the Berlin Biennale 2018 with the artist Okwui Okpokwasili from New York, and took part in the price ‘flausen residence for young Artist’ at the Theater Wrede in Oldenburg Germany 2018. 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. And has worked with international choreographers and dance companies: Stella Zannou, 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.


Alexander Carrillo, ist ein kolumbianischer Künstler, wohnhaft in Berlin. Er ist Tänzer, Choreograph und Produzent. Der Schwerpunkt seiner künstlerischen Auseinandersetzung liegt in der Reflexion des ‘hässlichen’ und grotesken des Menschen als Spiegel der Realität. Er hinterfragt die gängige Definition von ‘Schönheit‘ und die Rolle des Zuschauers in den darstellenden Künsten. In seinen derzeitigen Arbeiten untersucht Alexander Carrillo den Einfluss indigener Traditionen und Bräuche auf die westliche Gesellschaft. Anhand einer zeitgenössischen Sichtweise und unter Berücksichtigung der historischen Zusammenhänge, nähert er sich persönlichen, sozialen und politischen Aspekten durch eine interdisziplinäre Herangehensweise. Ausgehend von dem Wesen unverfälschter Rituale bis hin zu den Sinnbildern der heutigen Mode- und Popkultur.

Carrillo studierte Tanz an der University of Art ASAB in Kolumbien, in der Folkwang Pina Bausch University in Essen – Deutschland und nahm Teil an dem Erasmus Programm der‚‘ArtEZ’ University in Niederlanden. Er entwickelt zudem offene Plattformen für Künstler unterschiedlichster Disziplinen in denen er das Publikum auf eine spontane und teilnehmenden Art in seine Arbeiten einbindet. So eröffnete er unter anderem das‚ DREIZIG Festival in Berlin und die weltweit gezeigte DASEIN Serie. Er zeigte ‘WhARtever Should Happen – Eine Welt auf dem Kopf’ wiederaufnahme im Belrin 2016/17, “HUMAN INTERMITTENT: A Journey” bei einem internationalen Wettbewerb für Choreographen, und mit sein lätzte stuck ‘EL Ultimo Vuelo’, Nationaler Choreographiepreis in Belgien 2017.

Carrillo, arbeitet kürzlich für die Berlin Biennale 2018 mit dem Künstler Okwui Okpokwasili aus New York zusammen und nahm am Theater Wrede in Oldenburg 2018 am Preis “flausen residence for young Artist” teil. Im Verlauf seiner professionellen Karriere arbeitete Carillo für verschiedene gefeierte und vielbeachtete Choreographen und Tanzkompanien wie zum Beispiel Stella Zannou, 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 in Barcelona, Allora & Calzadilla, Reinhard Schiele, Veronica Moniello, Alejandro Huari and die dramaturg Carolina Ortega.