OPEN TO ALL
We are muy, muy emocionado (very, very excited!) to welcome Jose Vidal for this one day workshop: Chilean choreographer extraordinaire and co-founder of our very own performance night ‘Trip the Light Fantastic Toe’.
We will begin by connecting with our body and its organic, energetic and emotional dimensions, attending to consciousness through massage and focus on the breath. We will meet other bodies; synchronizing our pulses and opening a dialogue between bodies and their possibilities. Each new individual we encounter becomes a teacher who shows us a new dimension of ourselves.
We will develop, through breath and contact, a great network of connection between us; a presence that expands, vibrates and flexes in contact with space and with others; varying in size, shape, scale, texture, temperature and mobility. What appears is like an organism or even a society, comprising dynamic mechanisms of action and reaction.
Jose Vidal (Chile)
Choreographer and director of Jose Vidal & Company. Has over twenty years of international trajectory in contemporary dance dedicated to the creation, pedagogy and to the development of creativity through the body and the movement.
Master in Arts specializing in Contemporary Dance from the University of Kent, and Diploma in Choreography at London Contemporary Dance School in London. Jose also studied anthropology and holds a degree in Sociology.
In 1996 he received a scholarship from the American Dance Festival (NY) , then he went to work in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Belgium, France, New York, Brazil and as an associate artist at The Place in London in 2007 and 2010
In 2014 Jose is invited by the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris and the festival "Transitions II Latin Amerikans" in Athens, Greece, with the work "Loop3". Jose has worked as a the choreographer of the Chilean National Ballet BANCH with the opera Katia Kabanova for the Municipal Theater of Santiago. His last creations are Pedro with the Ballet de Santiago and Matilde, a co-production of Balmaceda Arte Joven and Corpartes.
In 2016, together with his company, made the Retrospective of a poetic movement, presenting the works Rito de Primavera, Tramas y Dosmildoce. Currently is on an international tour through Holland and France with his Dance Company , invited by the festivals Holland Festival and Festival of Marseille with the work Rite of Spring.