1 - 5 Aug 2016

Available body

Maria Campos > Available body

The workshop begins with a dynamic warm up through basic exercises that mobilize different body parts, giving special attention to articulations and toning up muscles as a way to prepare the body and the concentration. We will focus on awakening the corporal awareness as well as relating the body within the space.

I will propose patterns and sequences of movement on a horizontal and vertical planes, entering and leaving the floor based on the floor work/release technique. We will introduce the principles of weight and gravity as well as working with a low centre rooted and grounded to empower the pelvic area and to be able to move lightly out of the floor and to jump later on.

We will explore different ways of falling into the floor and moving on it in a dynamic but smooth way, with the muscular tone needed and avoiding extra information that may slower our moves. Efficiency and organic approach to movement that will bring us to challenging places.

An important part of the work will be based on simple physical principles that allow us to analyze movement and search for mechanics. The importance of floor work for the understanding of concepts of gravity and weight, momentuum, suspension, dropping the weight, to use the amount of strength in movement to create other movements, to enrich quality movement by searching into spirals, into two opposite direction movements...

We will seek in our dance for the strength and energy needed to execute a movement in order to develop a dynamic and energetic way of moving coexisting with the directions that the space around provide us. Understanding movement as a driving force.

MARIA CAMPOS estudia en SEAD en Austria y obtiene el diploma en danza de la Escuela de las Artes en Amsterdam "Theatreschool" (MTD) en 2003. Ha trabajado con varias compañías y artistas independientes, combinando con la docencia y su propia creación. Ha trabajado con Meekers en coproducción con Hans Hof Ensemble en Holanda, con Protein Dance y Tom Dale en el Reino Unido, con la compañía Sol Picó, Àngels Margarit / Cia. Mudanzas, John Jasperse, Susana Amarante Duarte, May Zahry, Bebeto Cidra y Roser López Espinosa, entre otros. Ha trabajado también en varias ocasiones como asistente de creación e intérprete en proyectos de danza comunitaria como "Encrucijadas" producción del Mercado de las Flores.

Desde 2,006 colabora con Guy Nader creando creando conjuntamente diversas obras que se han mostrado a nivel nacional e internacional en diferentes teatros y festivales. En 2006 crea su primera pieza EXPERIENCE CEMENT que se estrena en Londres a Resolution! 07.
Artista en residencia 2014/15 el Graner - fábrica de creación en Barcelona.

Maria Campos imparte talleres y clases en diferentes centros de creación, compañías y escuelas como Henny Jurriëns Stichting y MTD / Theatreschool AHK en Amsterdam, Dansateliers a Rotterdam, maqâm Dance Theatre Studio en Líbano, Protein Dance y East London Dance en el Reino Unido, Conservatorio Superior de Danza / Instituto del Teatro, La Caldera y La Piconera en Barcelona.

Su último trabajo TARANNÀ, un solo creado en varias fases durante 2012-2014, se presentó en enero 2016 al mercado de las flores dentro del programa Dan Dan Danza.

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