Esplanade Presents | da:ns festival


Context Gym

Martin Schick (Switzerland/Germany)
13 Oct 2016Thu
3hr (with short breaks)
Esplanade Annexe Studio
Note: Please come attired in comfortable clothing, suitable for movement, and travel light, as part of the workshop involves heading out to Waterloo Street.
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For dance beginners, no prior experience is needed. For ages 12 and above.

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Led by independent performing artist Martin Schick (of Halfbreadtechnique), this fun workshop looks at how the performer can embody the environment. Participants will work with Schick and be led to visit the culturally vibrant Waterloo Street area as part of this workshop, to observe the movements and sounds of this neighbourhood. Participants will then return to the Annexe Studio, and be guided by Schick in using their observations from Waterloo Street, to develop movement material in a series of exercises.

About Martin Schick

Martin Schick is an independent performance artist from Switzerland, living between Berlin and the Swiss Alps. After a career as a dancer, he was educated in theatre and performance in Berne. Since 2007 he has been creating his own works mainly in the independent dance and theatre environment, gaining international attention while staging his pieces at prominent venues all over the world. Schick has participated in 10 residencies since 2015, and is supported by the European network WEB. He is also a recipient of a grant by the Canton of Fribourg (CH). Earlier in 2016, he launched his agency HNC as part of the European biennale MANIFESTA 11, and is currently on a world tour with his LOW BUDGET SERIES.

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