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Improvisation & Research
My dance class subject “Improvisation & Research” aims to support participants in processing their inner organic sensations. Better listening and feeling the present moment and presenting themselves externally in clear forms. We will start working from individual experiences, give form to the present energy, and integrate the body and mind, using time and space simultaneously. The class will end with a conscious stretching and cool down. The training will help us to be back in our bodies, understanding the changes that we are living since the last year.
Base in my own research which started in 2009 “The Inner Beast” we will be focusing in three pillars:
- Emotional States, ‘awareness’.
- Physicality skills, ‘research in motion’.
- Spiritual Conscience, ‘Inner connection’
Class will include:
- a guided warm up with clear mobility tasks that consider energy management. Each
day we will focus on basic biomechanical principles such as: external body ergonomics, gravity, resistance, vectors moving three dimensionally…
- continues developing with themes. (conceptual or physical)
- throughout performing skills, focusing on the ‘natural’ character of their movements.
- is required imagination / passion for soft movement and wild consciousness.
The methodology physically: 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 methodology mentally: 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. 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 2009 in Belgium, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, and Germany.
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.