ProfitrainingJorge Bascuñan

Mon 12.02.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 13.02.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 14.02.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 15.02.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 16.02.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Probebühne 3

Waldschmidtstraße 4
60316 Frankfurt am Main


Contemporary Technique - Set Material and Improvisation

The class will provide tools to explore the physical and sensorial aspects of our bodies. The structure is shaped from a warm up inspired by somatic practices, anatomy and martial arts, followed by floorwork elements, individual explorations and group dynamics looking for ways to (re)discover our singularities within improvisation.
With the lens on the physical forces observed on the transfer of weight, balance, flow and rhythmic dynamics the aim is to find an autonomy of creation and identity in the relationship between the bodies. I am looking for playful moments in order to step out of our comfortable zones and activate our presence to generate an available body.

1. Could you tell us what you mean by floor work? Are we working with set material or phrases on the floor?

I will use the floorwork in different scenarios: phrases on the floor and also as a start point of a guided improvisation, leading us to explore the space in different levels.

2. Could you tell us what skills for professional dance / performance we are practicing in the class? Maybe this relates to what you mean by available body?

An Available Body means that we can be moved by feelings and emotions that could guide our dance, and we can be open to play with those materials in different dynamics and complex constellations. I often start the class with simple tasks and ideas that could be initiated through physicality (e.g pushing and pulling ormodulations of those) or emotional states (e.g “a wake up” quality of movement). I will add layers and tasks to build up complex systems. Each participant will decide the level of complexity they engage with. 

Jorge Bascuñan is a Brazilian Multidisciplinary Artist, Teacher, and Choreographer, currently based in Berlin. He completed his bachelors degree in Physical Education, and he is certificated in Cinematography and Actors Direction both at his hometown, São Paulo. Since 2012 he is co-director of the Baillistas Collective of Photography and Multi-art, and director of Ìdrima, a collective of performance and contemporary art. In 2016 he moved to Germany where he concluded the masters program in contemporary dance education (MA CoDE, HfMDK, Germany).
His dance training includes floor work, martial arts, contact improvisation, and dance theater. Bascuñan reveals his multidisciplinary experiments, mixing photography, video, drawing, sounds, and text with research on movement, questioning the meaning of a socially constructed body, focusing on translations of somatic practices, seeking to re-signify symbolic aspects of a contemporary corporeality.