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Ouija: A Dance Partnering Workshop with Eddie Bruno Oroyan and Jessica Eirado Enes
April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
One event on May 26, 2019 at 1:00pm
$59 for one, $99 for both
Golden Circle members: 20% discount
Students/Fixed Income Senior/Starving Artist! discount: $29 for one / $49 for both
Pulling from the idea of the ideomotor phenomenon that is considered the ‘invisible player’ in an Ouija board game, our curiosity dives into how to train this subconscious “decider” that works at an underlying level of consciousness where we ‘do’ without thinking. In this partnering class we emphasise hyper listening and empathic moving. We question what it means to join a movement journey and to explore manipulation in solidarity, and we explore how to let that ‘animal spirit’ under our skin move (through) us. Concurrently, we use a series of tools and games to help free the mind to be available and to make quick decisions.
I find it important to at least address the idea of observing the animal inside us that drives most of our decisions, to, at least, begin to understand how to be available to a partner and not to be distracted by the sensations that might come from moving with another person. – Eddie
The workshop is open and designed for all movers. We will have a lot of information to share with you in these two days that can benefit the hobbyist as well as the professional. We both are practitioners of Vipassana meditation and much of our understanding of awareness and equanimity is infused into our class. Certainly, influence from our professional experience bleeds into this training, yet many of movement discoveries come from our personal research and dancing/improvisation/creation together and our desire to seamlessly share and exchange leadership as equal partners.
Eddie feels most at home in Hawaii, growing up half his youth in Waipahu and is delighted to have the chance to spend a bit of time on the island again!
After an injury in late 2014, Oroyan began a practice of meditation and observation. His performing and studies have long included animal reflex training and proper response, but his new practice has and continues to teach him curiosity and awareness of the more subtle and delicate, the empathetic. After returning to performing and teaching, Oroyan is moved to explore and share these discoveries through the stage and classroom.
Oroyan is in his sixth year with Ultima Vez, having toured and performed primarily with What the Body Does not Remember and, currently, in the production of In Spite of Wishing and Wanting. He has also been working with Emmanuel Gat Dance since 2017 on the projects TEN WORKS & and is currently working on the project STORY WATER, that will premiere in Avignon, France in July. His experience spans Creach/Company, Shapiro & Smith, ARENA Dances, Zenon, Andrea Miller, and Roberto Olivan. He was a founding mover and an Artistic Associate for company Black Label Movement and continues as an active choreographer. His most recent collaborations presented at American Dance Festival 2014 (with Carl Flink) and Zürich Tanzt 2015 (with Rakesh Sukesh). Eddie presented a solo in 2016 at P12 Space in Brussels and is currently developing a duet with Natalia Pieczuro and Jessica Eirado Enes.
Jessica was born in Italy in 1993, now based in Brussels and working as a freelance dancer and choreographer. From 2012 to 2015, Jessica took her dance training in Modem Codici Gestuali of Compagnia Zappalà Danza, in Scenario Pubblico-International Choreographic Center of Sicily. While there, she did an internship in Compagnia Petrillo Danza directed by Loris Petrillo. Jessica was also part of a collective of women, including Marika Meoli and Iro Grigoriadi, that created a 40 minute work, called “È Vietato il Gioco Della Palla,” supported by Ursino Buskers Festival 2017, and performed in Castello Ursino of Catania.
For her professional experience after training, Jessica joined Compagnia Petranura Danza, directed by Salvatore Romania and Laura Odierna, dancing and touring throughout Italy in several pieces of the company: “Agamennone Criminal Case, South Sensation, Agua/Resistenza”. In 2016, Jessica received also a scholarship to join the intensive program for contemporary dancers “Nod” in Turin, studying repertory of famous companies, such as Batsheva, Ultima Vez, Hofesh Shechter. Jessica worked also with Annamaria Ajmone, performing in “Imaginary Garden With Real Toads in Them” during Festival Biennale of Venice. In 2017 Jessica was part of the acclaimed production of “Requiem for Aleppo,” choreographed by Jason Mabana, at Sadler’s Wells Theatre of London, followed by an European tour. In 2018 , Jessica joined the Belgian company Zemiata, directed by Youri De Gussem.
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