Flying Low has been my base for about 25 years. I want to share with the TransFormation workshop a hybrid class, based on ‘Flying low exercises’ and my personal practice ‘Deep Movement Consciousness’. The Flying Low form focuses mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the floor while using spirals and curves at all times. The class uses short movement patterns, teaches how to fall and rise up. Using all speeds, directions and energy levels, the class will go from fast to sweaty to surprised.
Deep Movement Consciousness
As a means of expanding your dance training, this hybrid form will emphasize exploration of rebound, flow, fractions, spirals and shaking to reach a state beyond self-judgment and self-limitations. Working within the gap between power and fragility, focus will be placed on isolations and polyrhythmic exercises to provide grounding, focus and to solve movement paradoxes. We will move using multiple qualities of movement, developing one’s fearlessness and ability to trust each instant’s potential to lead somewhere. We give ourselves the necessary time to tune into our body’s intuitive intelligence to unlock inner boundaries that emerge during the process. Concentration and seeking precision will be key assets for the student’s progress.
Flying Low and Deep Movement Consciousness
May 24 to 28 or
May 31 to June 4 or
June 7 to 11
10:00 to 13:30
Studio: to be confirmed
In 2001, Peter graduated from the J.L. Bella Conservatory of dance, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He continued his higher education at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava, SK, for a year before entering the international school of dance P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, BE, (2002), under the artistic direction of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. He has been involved in the dance community in different parts of the world as a performer, choreographer and teacher for over 16 years. His professional experience includes dancing with international artists and companies such as Company Roberto Olivan from Spain, the Belgian Eastman Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Circus Eloize, Bill Coleman, Petr Forman, Roberto Magro and many more. Since 2001, he has also collaborated with David Zambrano as both a performer and as assistant in his classes and workshops. In 2006, Peter cofounded Les Slovaks Dance Collective and launched their first creation: Opening Night. This experience (a creative process that lasted one year) laid the cornerstone for a collective way of working and democratic decision-making. LS began to develop common skills: composing while performing, finding a gestural language, establishing the rules for relating to each other and to the public while performing, and using dance, music and singing. Extensive touring ensued. In 2013 he began to collaborate and perform with Montreal dancer Clara Furey. Her approach fosters dialogue between the different kinds of mediums that make a living art work, inviting them to interact in a horizontal hierarchy.