TOWARDS:2019 - flying low/passing through - david zambrano (NL/VE)


26.08 - 30.08

From 26th to 30th of August David Zambrano will guest Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts with his workshop “Flying Low/Passing Through”. The workshop is organized as the sixth workshop within workshopcycle TOWARDS.

TOWARDS is curated by Francesco Scavetta and organised by Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts, in collaboration with
Sekoia – Artes Performativas. TOWARDS is supported by the Swedish Cultural Council.

David Zambrano

For over 35 years, David has been a monumental figure in the international dance community, and his passion for cultural exchange continues to influence his work. Living and making work in Amsterdam and Brussels, and teaching/performing internationally, David is an ambassador and liaison across many borders, bringing together artists from all over the planet for his projects.
An inspiring teacher, thrilling performer, and innovative choreographer, David has contributed generously to the field of dance in ways that have influenced many and impacted the dance world from several angles.

Flying Low

The technique developed by David focuses mainly on the dancer‘s relationship with the floor, earth and ground. Simple movement patterns involve breathing, speed and the release of energy through the body in order to activate the relationship between center and periphery and between joints and skin.
Exercises will focus on moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining the state of being centered. Emphasis is placed on the skeletal structure, which will aid to improve physical perception and alertness. The class includes partnering work and movement phrases, which explore the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion.

Passing Through
Passing Through takes the dancers through various exercises to manifest David’s philosophy that movement needs no leader in creation. The dancers will create dynamics that will be flexible and complex at the same time, getting the group to fit tight together, yet always keeping doors open for the unpredictable.
The group moves constantly, transforming the environment of the dance, sensing a room full of invisible curved pathways. These pathways become visible as soon as the dancers start moving through the room. Thus Passing Through becomes a spontaneous composition. When the group becomes one mind, it can never get lost, it is always going somewhere. There is never one person leading or following, everyone is leading or following, depending on the situation. The whole group is constantly traveling, practicing infinite possibilities inside a defined environment.

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David Zambrano


TOWARDS is a cycle of intensive workshops that include physical praxis, evening lectures, video screenings and live performances. TOWARDS offers the occasion to explore the work of renowned international artists, gaining an insight into their practice and methodologies as well the philosophical and poetic worlds that trigger their creative research. The project started in August 2018 with Julyen Hamilton’s workshop: Making Dances – Compositional and Poetic Richness.

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