Technique & Improvisation
Judith Sánchez Ruíz
Friday, Jan 12 2018
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
$175 for complete workshop/ $15 Technique Drop-in / $30 Improvisation Drop-in Register
This workshop will be structured as a technique class followed by 3 hours of improvisation practice.
Technique: 10:30am – 12:00pm (1.5 hours), $15 Drop-in class / $65 for the week
Improvisation: 1:00pm to 4:00pm (3 hours), (All levels)  $30 Drop-in class
Sánchez Ruíz‘s class features an 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 technique training is about understanding the shifting of weight, clarity of movement, attention to detail, precision and dynamics in a multidirectional approach.
Improvisation sessions are an opportunity to fully engage in our own creative practices. Students will learn how to redirect tools and knowledge to investigate and discover new modes of moving and performing which are both exciting and challenging. We will research in how to spontaneously and creatively respond to these tools as an individual, but also in a partnering or group setting.
Sánchez Ruíz teaches and trains dancers for: technical functionality, creative instinct, high performance, and transformation.
On January 12 & 13, 2018 at 8:30pm Judith Sánchez Ruíz will be performing her latest solo, Encaje; plus Cycles Score with Laurel Jenkins, a spontaneous duet honoring the memory of Trisha Brown, with music by Brian Wood. Performances will be hosted at we live in space, 2520 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018.
Judith Sánchez Ruíz
The Berlin–based director, choreographer, teacher, improviser, Judith Sánchez Ruíz (CU- GE), was based in New York since 1999 and relocated to Berlin in 2011. She’s created numerous choreographic stage works and Site Specific, and has initiated several improvisation projects involving live music with innovative composers and visual artist. Former member of Sasha Waltz & Guest, Germany (2011-2014);Trisha Brown Dance Company, US, (2006-2009); Mal Pelo Company, Spain (1997-1999), and DanzAbierta Company, Cuba, (1991-1996). Among others independent choreographers as: DD Dorvillier (2002), David Zambrano (1997), Jeremy Nelson & Luis Malvacias (2001); Deborah Hay (2012) Since 2012 she has been doing a choreographic collaboration with Edivaldo Ernesto. “NOISE” their new duet, is touring 2017-18.JSR Company had presented in Europe: “Micro Revolution” , ACUD, Berlin, 2015; ”Sebastian Schunke Meets JSR”, Pavillon Hanover, Hanover, Germany, 2016; Improvisational Project “Mirror Equation”, Berlin, Germany, 2016.
Judith has taught at: 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, NYU Summer workshops. Festival Deltebre Dansa, SNDO, Amsterdam.

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