Milan Tomasik ( LEs SLovaKs) Happy Feet Intensive
MON 4th May 2015  |  10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
TUE 5th May 2015  |  10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
WED 6th May 2015  |  10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
THU 7th May 2015  |  10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
£150-£135 EARLY BIRD 10th OF APRIL
BOOKING REQUIRES: [email protected]

Milan says:
"The body is a beautiful and incredibly complex instrument. As dancers we need to move everyday if we wanna stay in shape and step on stage prepared. Of course, our mind will immediately tell us “you are ready” but everyone who has stage experience knows, that it’s not like that....The body needs to listen to the here and now now.


Happy Feet starts with exercises focusing on lengthening in all directions passing through three different stages: pausing, moving and dancing: The goal is to bring the body and the mind together then: we go for it!. Expect floor-air connections, spins, rotations and jumps to exercise stamina, coordination with muscle tension and virtuosity.


Milan Tomášik, born in Slovakia, currently lives and works in Slovenia. He studied dance at the Conservatory J. L. Bellu in Banská Bystrica and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 2004, he graduated from P.A.R.T.S, the international dance school in Brussels directed by Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. In 2001, he participated in Vienna’s ImpulsTanz festival with a Dance Web scholarship and went on tour with the Dutch company MAPA (Moving Academy for Performing Art). In 2004, he received the Prize of the City Prievidza (Slovakia) for representing contemporary dance at home and abroad. Since 2006, he has started making his own work: dance solo Within (PTL, 2006), Baga-Basta in collaboration with Alexander Gottfarb (PTL, 2008), 3NITI, a show for three female performers (Flota, 2008), the multimedia performance Displaced Body in collaboration with Jelena Milovanovi? (Aksioma, 2010), the solo Off-Beat (Philéas Productions, Muzeum Institute, Plesni Teater Ljubljana, 2011), documentary-dance film Off-beat live in collaboration with Stanislav Dobák (2014). His last group work is called Hunting season, where he is signed both as an author and dancer with its premiere in October 2014 in Slovenia. In Slovenia, he has also collaborated with several established choreographers. After a successful audition in 2004, he danced in Iztok Kova?‘ s company En-Knap, in the Mozart-Hype as I Wanna Be show (2005). In the same year, Maja Delak and Mala Kline asked him to participate in the dance-theater performance Gallery of Dead Women (2005). Milan worked with choreographer Snježana Premuš (dance performance You, 2007) and theater director Barbara Novakovi? Kolenc (theater piece Winter‘s Tale, 2007). Milan made a piece Veselosti minulosti (2012) commissioned by the Slovak dance company Divadlo Studio tanca. Milan is interested in the meaning and the source of dance; this fuels his collaboration with Cortesia, an ensemble for renaissance music and dance. His teaching experiences include giving classes for professional companies like En-Knap, PTL (Slovenia), Štúdio tanca, Elledanse (Slovakia), La Raffinerie, Jet, (Belgium), the dance schools Statens Scenekunstskole (Denmark), DOCH (Sweden), SEAD (Austria) as well as for summer workshops and festivals in Deltebre (Spain) and Syros (Greece). He is a co-founder and active member of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective, the company based in Brussels. With them, he created three dance performances (Opening Night, Journey Home and Fragments), and from 2007 performed and toured in Europe, Africa, Middle and North America.

BOOKING REQUIRED: [email protected]


WHEN: 4th-7th of May
TIME 10:30-16:00 Mon-Thur
PRICE: £150/ £135 EARLY BIRD 6th March