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Sat 20 Nov - Sun 21 Nov
Oriente Occidente Studio

Ultima Vez Vocabulary workshop. Space, conflict and catastrophic imagination

This workshop encourages the participants to get closer to the work of Ultima Vez thanks to Laura Aris, dancer, performer and choreographer of more than ten years of work with the famous Belgian company. Through the exploration of the vocabulary of Wim Vandekeybus and of some of the themes that distinguish his creations, the workshop will make people submerge in the work of Ultima Vez.
Risk, instinct, speed, animality are what characterizes the artistic production of the choreographer: in this workshop Laura Aris will deal with these bases, sharing with the participants her experience with the company. Work will concentrate on elements from different performances, thus offering an overview of the variety of the vocabulary of the great choreographer. Focus will be on the mechanisms that allow us to reach full potential physically, to understand our limits and to learn how to protect our own body, letting go of what is not necessary and giving significance to the movement.  

"I use dance as Tool and not as Goal, and though it is not my intention, dance shapes my spirituality. I like to create theatrical discourses that are sustained by movement – constantly seeking generators of physicality and then setting necessary filters that maximise the content of my proposals. In dance, I find an ephemeral logic that reveals particles of truth. Sometimes, the particles disappear at the end of the performative act, but sometimes, they endure. I am interested in the echo of movement". – Laura Aris

Who does it interest?
Course is reserved to professional dancers and advanced students.

Laura Aris
Performer, choreographer and recognised international pedagogue. In 1997 she received the Award of Excellence as student at Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, co- created the performance "Cruza Cuando el Hombrecito este en Verde" awarded at Certamen de Madrid in 1997, and received the Lladró Award for outstanding dancer at Festival de Valencia in 1999. Her performing experience includes a decade as a formal member of the renowned Belgium company Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez, for the creations and touring of: "Inasmuch as life is borrowed", "Scratching the Inner Fields", "Blush", "What the body does not remember" (reprise 2002), "Sonic Boom", "Puur", "Spiegel", “Menske”, “Whats the Prediction” and in the dance films: "Blush", "Here After" and the short film: "Inasmuch as Life is Borrowed”.
She was also part of the Spanish dance company Lanònima Imperial and associated with General Elèctrica artistic collective in several performances of Tomás Aragay, in Barcelona. She has been assistant of Wim Vandekeybus for several collaborations with Ivo Van Hove (2017/2019). Currently she is working as a freelance artist developing her own creative practices, leading commissioned works, creating several solo works, as collaborative performances.

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Saturday 20 November 2021 from 2 p.m  to 5 p.m and from 5.30 p.m to 7.30 p.m
Sunday 21 November 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Corso Rosmini 58, Rovereto (TN)

Level: Intermediate/advanced

Fee: 135 euro

You can proceed with the registration:
- online --> click on the SIGN UP button in the top right corner (online payment by credit card or PostePay)
- by calling +39 0464 431660
- by email to gloria.stedile@orienteoccidente.it and sending the registration form >>
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Since the workshops will be started by Oriente Occidente Studio after reaching a minimum number of participants, it is essential that the registrations are received as soon as possible.

The registration fee will not be refunded in any case, except for health reasons or for cancellation of the activity due to the COVID-19 situation.

In compliance with Ministerial and Provincial regulations to participate in the following activity will be required green pass. For more information see our Safety page by clicking here.

Photo Karolina Miernik and Danny Willems