Profitraining Verónica Garzón

Mon 11.09.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 12.09.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 13.09.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 14.09.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 15.09.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Probebühne 3

Living Inside the Instrument
Stimulating continuous whole body awareness, this class harnesses a specific presence and quality of body. Can dance be vital and lively, with an unlimited potential for exploring temporal and spatial dynamics? Beginning with a series of exercises inspired by The Feldenkrais Method and Release Work, the warm up is designed to relax the neuromuscular system and to open the body/mind to new movement potentials. Working with combinations, we will focus on concepts like the centering of energy, isolation of parts, or rhythm and coordination of the limbs. This class will challenge one's sense of phrasing, movement patterns, and quick decision-making. We won’t look for the perfect body shape or tone, but for an 'ever-present body', manifested through a clarity and efficiency of movement articulation.

Questions from TPRM:

Is this an improvisation class, a class where we learn phrases or both?
Definitely both: We will start on the floor, approaching the movement from a Feldenkrais perspective, followed by improvisational tasks where we will build an energetic and rhythmical dramaturgy (working with basic concepts that will become more complex as the days pass). Last part of the class will be phrases and combinations.

What kind of energetic dramaturgy can we expect in this class? Low to high in the first part; in the second part we will play with different states of energy. The idea is to recycle energy and be able to move at any speed without collapsing the structure or the breathing, so in the second part of the class we may work with material at a quick speed as well as continuous very slow speed. We will mostly finish with jumps and exercises more directed in the space - and travelling through space.

Dancer, researcher, teacher, choreographer and dramaturg, Verónica Garzón completed her studies in Contemporary Dance Performance and Choreography at the Conservatory of Madrid in 2012. In 2017 she graduated from MACoDE, Frankfurt. Developing her own choreographic works since 2000, she has been awarded "Outstanding Dancer" in the Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid 2009, 1st Prize in Contemporary Dance Choreography in the I Certamen Coreográfico Distrito de Tetuán 2014, and1st Prize in Choreography in the XXXII edition of the CERTAMEN COREOGRÁFICO DE MADRID together with Begoña Quiñones for the short piece Pacto, in 2018. As a freelance artist, Verónica collaborates nationally and internationally in Contemporary Dance, Opera and Theater. She has worked under the stage direction of Robert Carsen, Natalia Menéndez and Christoph Marthaler in productions for the Teatro Real, Teatro de La Zarzuela, the Deustches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, and the Stuttgart Opera. As a Contemporary Dance pedagogue she has worked for Escuela Profesional de Danza de Castilla y León, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, North Karelia College Outokumpu, Conservatory of Sion-Region of Valais, and HfMDK. She is currently also completing her certification as a Feldenkrais practitioner.