Your own God Intensive with Judith Sanchez Ruiz
MON 18th February 2019  |  11 a.m.-5 p.m.
TUE 19th February 2019  |  11 a.m.-5 p.m.
WED 20th February 2019  |  11 a.m.-5 p.m.
THU 21st February 2019  |  11 a.m.-5 p.m.
£150/£135 Early Bird 9th February
More info: [email protected]


“Functionality and Perspectives of Dance”

Technique class - 11am - 1pm
“Functionality and Perspectives of Dance” has been an important investigation in release technique for the last ten years. Focusing on the importance of being grounded, dancers work with initiation and arrival, visceral and organic movement.
The training is about understanding the shifting of weight, clarity of movement, attention to detail, precision and dynamics in a multidirectional approach. The class introduces students to movement material that prepares them for JSR Company repertory, which will be used at end of the class, when they are getting comfortable with the phrase material, offering them a tool for deconstructed improvisation.

"Your Own God" Intensive Improvisation - afternoon

Research is state of mind in which things flow, widening, awake, transcend…
This workshop will trigger your un/comfortable zone. I will guide you to look for the unknown exploration of different approaches to the movement that is part of my work investigation as a choreographer. Practicing how to keep the state of research, awareness, and curiosity. We will learn how to develop movement in composition with space and in a relationship with others.

This class will focus on guidance towards the full potential of possibilities, both as creator and as a performer, practicing score/structure. I will encourage you to own your movement. Find precision, and wildness all together but overall, Live in your dance!


Judith is an independent artist with a rich performing history as a choreographer, performer, and improviser.
The Berlin-based director (Havana, Cuba) has worked with Sasha Waltz & Guest, (2011-2014); Deborah Hay, (2012); Trisha Brown Dance Company, (2006-2009); DD Dorvillier, (2002); David Zambrano, (1997), Mal Pelo Company, (1997-1999); and DanzAbierta Company, (1991-1996). In 2010 she established the JSR Company in New York City, focuses on multidisciplinary and site-specific performances. In 2012 she started a choreographic collaboration with Edivaldo Ernesto, “NOISE" their new duet is touring 2018-2019. Since arriving in Europe, JSR Company premiered in Berlin: "Micro Revolution", (2015); ”Sebastian Schunke Meets Judith Sánchez Ruíz”; The improvisational project "Mirror Equation” and "Encaje", her most recent work - on hypocrisy, drawing from the diaries of writer Anaïs Nin, plays with two concepts she has been exploring in her research for a while: « Diary exercise » and « Radio exercise ». Premiering at 13th Guangdong Dance Festival, Guangzhou, China, (2017), and recently touring the US, presenting the solo + A spontaneous duet honoring the memory of Trisha Brown featuring Jodick Melnick and Lance Gries, & music by Hahn Rowe.
Judith has taught: Sasha Waltz & Dancers, Cie. toula limnaios, Amir Samir Company, SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academic, Copenhagen Dance School, Amsterdam School of Dance MTD, Paris Conservatory CNSMD, Ménagerie de Verre; Tanzfabrik, Marameo, Critical Path, Tanzquartier. Festivals and Summers Workshops like: Dance Umbrella Festival, London; Coda Oslo International Dance Festival, Oslo; Moscow Tsekh Summer School, Moscow; Marseille Objectif Danse, Marseille; Summer Melt: Movement Research, New York; Summer Workshop, Guangzhou, China. Festival Deltebre Dansa, Spain; Micadanses, Paris; SNDO - School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam.

ph. Albert Vidal

Please note, if you are doing the workshop you can attend the 9:30am YOGA class at a bargain rate: £8
Book two workshops and get 10% off the Early Bird Price! contact: [email protected]