FAST, BUT SLOW, BUT UP, BUT DOWN, BUT WILD, BUT SENSITIVE. with Akira Yoshida
MON 24th February 2020  |  11 a.m.-5 p.m.
TUE 25th February 2020  |  11 a.m.-5 p.m.
WED 26th February 2020  |  11 a.m.-5 p.m.
THU 27th February 2020  |  11 a.m.-5 p.m.
£145/£130 Early Bird 14th February
More info: workshops.tripspace@gmail.com

I'm interested in researching, playing, exploring, developing new vocabulary to continuously add to my own movement language... and then: explore further, continuously pushing the boundaries of exploration and never becoming set in "technique".
My movement language stems from breakdance and develops into a variety of forms, shapes and dynamics. Currently my work includes understanding the body's anatomy, exploring speed (from slow speed to fast speed), stamina, strength and vulnerability and using a wide range of qualities of the body to perform different characters.
We will also explore ways in which creativity and transitions can make “tricks” become effortless “movements”.
We will experiment with changing the centre of gravity's relationship to the ground playing with height and different parts of the body, until we become refined in moving most detailed corners of the body.
There will be strong focus on floor-work and we will translate the principles of working on the floor to working on our feet: applying grounding techniques and relaxation prior to using momentum and shifting of weight.
In this workshop expect a balance between exploration, creativity, use of creative tools, physical principles and personal vocabulary/material.

BIO

Akira Yoshida started dancing “Breakdance”when he was 13, with his colleages in an informal way. With the years, he entered competitions. He has won prizes in more than 50 competitions in Spain, France and Austria.
At the age of 22, he entered the theatre scene with the company “QuieroTeatro”, getting involved in 3 different productions. He worked also with “JordiVilasecaCia”. At this age he also starts to explore how to expand his dance on his own, in a way closer to contemporary dance.
After getting the main grant for artistic studies from the government of Navarre, he entered SEAD . During this time, he worked with “HungrySharks”, touring central Europe.
Akira left SEAD for some time to work with Roberto Oliván, creating the new big production “Cuculand Souvenir”.
During the last year he also worked for Physical Momentum, by Francisco Córdova.
He created his solo “Home”, with which he has toured in Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Germany, Scotland, Slovakia and Austria.
In 2019 he performed the piece “Who Is Frau Troffea?”; a durational piece of 7 hours that was performed in different public spaces of Munich for 11 days in a row and afterwards in Prague.
He has been also teaching in festivals like B12 (Berlin), Summer Intensive (Portugal), and countries like Italy, Germany, France, Korea, Spain, Cyprus, Austria, Russia, etc.

AKIRA TRAINING VIDEO