WORKSHOP - MICROBATICS & AGILITY
In this workshop we will be working on a new and ongoing research into Microbatics & Agility
These two themes will be split into segments but remain related as we progress through the days. The acrobatic practice stems from a necessity of developing an approach to the world of inversions in a sustainable and somewhat holistic manner and is partially inspired by some earlier setbacks and injuries in education, which in turn required an adaptation and evolution for the working methodologies we will explore.
It forms the foundation of the practice and tries to present and invite the individual in integrating the acrobatic language seamlessly and precisely into their system. Through this approach perhaps the eventual aim being the ability of blurring the edges between what separates acrobatics and your personal movement approach.
This workshop’s second topic is agility; Where we look at understanding how to cultivate and explore different training scenarios orchestrated around the sub chapters of balance, coordination, endurance, speed, meditation and strength. While exploring these themes we will be drawing particular focus on ‘the relationship’ between learning and failure; Purposely inviting the exposure of failure in order to rediscover and recognise its function.
What we are interested in is to create an environment to build up an all-round adaptive mover. With this as an aim we suggest the idea of an investment into a practice composed of different forms of movement training in which to combine and create the foundation of ‘the Hybrid Mover’; alternatively described as someone who is capable of adapting themselves to a wide variety of dynamic cognitive and physical situations.
The proposed training takes inspiration from neuroscience, fighting, dancing, acrobatics, meditation, locomotion and partnering, to attempt to extract different ingredients from these forms and introduce both already established ideas and an ongoing research into the subject cultivating a movement practice.
Agility & Microbatics
June 6 to 10
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
June 6 to 10
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
2:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Studio: to be confirmed
Winston Reynolds graduated from Circomedia, specialising in acrobatics & physical theatre (FDA, 2010-2012). And later went on to complete his Bachelor at ACAPA (Academy of Circus and Performance Art, Netherlands, 2012-2016). Within his research he specialised in acrobatic dance, a hybrid mix containing elements from gymnastics, capoeira, breakdancing and martial arts as well as undergoing several years of research around acrobatic contact partnering. Within his practice he was mentored and performed ('Red Haired Men 2019-2020') with Alexander Vantournhout who helped to refine and develop his journey into his movement practice. Alongside his development as a movement artist, he has an ongoing dialogue and study with Martin Kilvady, Tomislav English, Marcelo Palozzo and Alexandra Myriam Rosser. Winston currently leads workshops and develops distant learning programs globally and continues to develop and refine his craft both independently and collaboratively as teacher, creator, performer, animal study specialist, and digital creator. Winston is a member of the Ferus Animi // Terra Nova Collective, a group of cross-disciplinary craftspersons’ researching in the fields of human physiology and performance, through both an artistic and scientific lens.
Kim Amankwaa's personal practice is informed by her education at the Modern Theatre Dance Department at the Amsterdam School for the Arts. As a performer Kim has worked with Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten's ICK, including works by Jakop Ahlbom, Kris Verdonck, Nacera Belaza, Eric Minh Cuong Castaing, Faustin Linyejula and Emanuel Gat, alongside work with companies including Arno Schuitemaker, Kasper Vandenberghe, Andreas Constantinou, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's ROSAS, Alexander Vantournhout / NotStanding, on film in Paul Thomas Anderson, Thom Yorke and Damien Jalet's ANIMA and currently with Damien Jalet for the production Planet [wanderer].