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PAST workshop

Introduction of Passing Through

David Zambrano

1:00pm – 5:00pm
April 1, 2019
MR, 122CC – Ninth Street Studio

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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Introduction of Passing Through workshop taught by David Zambrano, assisted by Milan Herich:

We will be working toward defining a shared but invisible space punctuated by "pathways", the group of dancers creates its own dynamic, flexible and complex language without needing to designate a leader. Several bodies interact spontaneously and harmoniously, as though a single conscience were guiding them.

The Passing Through takes students through various exercises to manifest Zambrano’s philosophy that movement needs no leader in creation. The students 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. The students work to see the room full of pathways – infinite pathways passing through the walls, the floor, the bodies. These pathways go in any direction and are filled with curves, large medium and small curves. Thus the passing through is created into a spontaneous composition. When the group becomes one mind, it can never get lost, it is always going some where. There is never one person leading or following, every one is leading or following, depending on the situation. The whole group is constantly travelling. This workshop is very physical. Whoever wants to take it, she/he must know that we are moving our thoughts all day.

We will warm up with Zambrano's technique Flying Low.



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For over 35 years, David Zambrano 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 teaching/performing international...