TOWARDS: 2019 - your own god - judith sánchez ruíz (DE/CU)

08.04 - 12.04

“Your Own God” by Judith Sánchez Ruíz is organized as the first workshop within workshopcycle TOWARDS: 2019.
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.

Your Own God – Intensive Improvisation Workshop

The workshop will trigger the un/comfortable zone of the participants. A ‘pull-out’ from the present moment and within it, of an unpublished present of chaos and vulnerability.
Judith Sanchez designed the «Radio exercise» – a practice that allows radical changes of states, provoking shifts of action in the brain, combining spontaneously determined information and making space for complexity and coincidence. All these explorations are an integral part of Sanchez’s processes as a choreographer, that both influence and structure her creative work.
“I will guide you to look for the unknown exploration of different approaches to movement, and we will learn how to develop movement in composition with space and in relationship with others. I will encourage you to own your movement, find precision and wildness all together, but overall, live in your dance!”

Judith Sanchez is a choreographer, performer, and improviser. She worked with Sasha Waltz & Guest, Deborah Hay, Trisha Brown Dance Company, DD Dorvillier, David Zambrano, Mal Pelo Company and DanzAbierta Company, among many others. Since arriving in Europe, JSR Company premiered: Micro Revolution (2015); Sebastian Schunke Meets Judith Sánchez Ruíz; the improvisational project Mirror Equation and Encaje.
She often teaches professional dance companies and dance schools as well as in festivals and summer workshops.


TOWARDS is a cycle of intensive workshops that include physical praxis, evening lectures, video screenings and live performances. It’s the metaphor of aiming at something — to expose and engage ourselves in physical investigations and conceptual challenges that can foster creativity and encourage discoveries. TOWARDS sees pedagogy as a continuous intellectual provocation, an occasion for inspiration through paradoxes and awakenings and as a desire to overturn common sense and question what we have learned.

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.

In 2019, the workshops will be organised in three blocks of two weeks. Each week will include:
– a lecture for sharing theoretical reflections
– evening video screenings
– a final performative event

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