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Jose's artistic work is about integrating high physicality, to sensoriality, to multiple narratives, within large groups of performers.
Self-enquiry, deep body understanding in relation to movement and to other bodies is foundational to both his artistic practice and pedagogy.
His work is tailor-made and adapted to a diverse range movement skills, abilities and experiences. It responds to the needs of the bodies of the performers body, allowing the workshop and performance contexts to benefit both experienced dancers and/ or non-experienced performers . He often works with mixed groups that include: professional dancers, actors, visual artists and a members of the general public. He is interest in inter-artistic choreographic proposals, drawing inspiration and information from a variety of artistic backgrounds.
During his workshops and devising processes: touch and massage is always the starting point the studio. Jose always looks at integrating sensorial information, perception and personal stories, investigating how these can feed the creative, devising, compositional space through transposing the material into movement and its spatial relationship.
Through the process the performers start to become aware of movement patterns and habits which they can then decide to challenge, embrace or release from the physical body or the emotional body if they wish. This training increases the range of mobility and expressiveness of both the physical and spiritual body.
Jose Vidal strongly believes in the transformative ability of physical and artistic work and he believes its power lies specially in groups that collaborate at a human level first so that the learning experience can unfold between and within the participants themselves, breaking down all hierarchical pre-concepts and roles between choreographer/teacher vs dancer/student.