Mon 20.03.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 21.03.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 22.03.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 23.03.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 24.03.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mon 27.03.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 28.03.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 29.03.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 30.03.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 31.03.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Probebühne 3
60316 Frankfurt am Main
I approach my dance practice as an act of remembering pleasure and purpose. My class starts with prompts from somatics. Warming up with repeated developmental patterns prepares for movement sequences challenging spatial orientation, rhythmic dynamic, and flow. These are proposed with opportunities for finding variations and an appropriate level of difficulty for each participant. Improvisation and study in small groups opens up the training space for exchange amongst participants. In the final section of the training, we seek to find further applications of the material proposed, dancing to a music selection which motivates.
Amelia Uzategui Bonilla (she/they) is a dancer, choreographer, and educator who researches and implements anti-colonial approaches. Since January 2021, she has worked in the co-artistic direction of ID_Frankfurt’s "ID_Tanzhaus," offering online and studio programming that envisions, extends, and shares participatory infrastructures for the dance and performance community in the Frankfurt region. Uzategui Bonilla is an associate professor of Contemporary Dance Techniques at the Frankfurt University for Music and the Performing Arts, from where they completed their Masters (Contemporary Dance Education.) Uzategui Bonilla amplifies the work of authors, collaborators and colleagues who destabilize the coloniality of power through her writing, teaching, and artistic productions. Recent works include "Perfectionism Detox: a dance with voices from the South" (2021) and "How I Learned to Love" (2022) both developed at the Frankfurt LAB. They have been published in the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, San Francisco’s In Dance, CHAKKARs E-Zine #2, and in Germany’s Jahrbuch Tanzforschung (Band 32). Uzategui Bonilla continues to perform internationally with NAKA Dance Theater in "Dismantling Tactic X," guest teaches, and consults in dramaturgy.