DDD Pro 2018 – David Zambrano (Flying Low & Passing Through)
April 30th to May 11th, 2018 (2 weeks)
Festival DDD – Dias da Dança (Porto, Portugal)
420€ (includes a “Festival DDD” pass with 14 tickets to assist to all programmed performances)
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The technique developed by David focuses mainly on the dancer‘s relationship with the floor, earth and ground. Simple movement patterns involve breathing, speed, and the release of energy through the body in order to activate the relationship between centre and periphery and between joints and skin. Exercises will focus on moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining the state of being centred. Emphasis is placed on the skeletal structure, which will aid to improve physical perception and alertness. The class includes partnering work and movement phrases, which explore the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion.
We work toward defining a shared but invisible space punctuated by “pathways”, the group of dancers creates its own dynamic, flexible and complex language without needing to designate a leader. Several bodies interact spontaneously and harmoniously, as though a single conscience was leading them.
The Passing Through takes the dancers through various exercises to manifest Zambrano’s philosophy that movement needs no leader in creation. The dancers will create dynamics that will be flexible and complex at the same time, getting the group to fit tight together, yet always keeping doors open for the unpredictable. The group moves constantly, transforming the environment of the dance. The dancers work to sense the room full of invisible curved pathways. These pathways become visible as soon as the dancers start moving through the room. Thus the Passing Through is created into a spontaneous composition. When the group becomes one mind, it can never get lost, it is always going somewhere. There is never one person leading or following, everyone is leading or following, depending on the situation. The whole group is constantly travelling practising infinite possibilities inside a defined environment.
For over 35 years, David Zambrano has been a monumental figure in the international dance community, and his passion for cultural exchange continues to influence his work. Living and making work in Amsterdam and Brussels, and teaching/performing internationally, Zambrano is an ambassador and liaison across many borders, bringing together artists from all over the planet for his projects.
An inspiring teacher, thrilling performer, and innovative choreographer, Zambrano has contributed generously to the field of dance in ways that have influenced many and impacted the dance world from several angles.
DDD PRO 2018
DDD PRO 2018 is a new segment of the Festival DDD – Dias da Dança in Porto, Portugal.
The program consists in contemporary dance workshops for professional dancers and dance students. The workshops will have the following guests: David Zambrano, Edivaldo Ernesto, Frey Faust and Marco Da Silva Ferreira.
All participants of the workshops will receive a Festival DDD Pass with access to the performances, as well as a certificate to the ones who attend a minimum of 80% of the total workshop hours.
This project is curated by Sekoia – Artes Performativas in partnership with the Festival DDD and supported by Fundação GDA.
Festival DDD - Dias da Dança
Festival DDD — Dias da Dançastarts from the idea of the connection that can be built between the three cities by proposing a programme that encourages wandering between performance venues and public spaces, along a route with- out interruptions or overlaps.
DDD EXTRA — Masterclasses / Workshops / Meetings / Cinema / Meeting Point
A series of activities to complement the shows will offer different audiences, and the student community in particular, the opportunity to interact more directly with the choreographers. Various workshops and masterclasses will take place in arts schools in the three cities, stimulating a close relationship between the artists presented in the festival and promoting dance education.
- DDD Pro 2018 – Edivaldo Ernesto (Depth Movement) Published: January 16, 2018
- DDD Pro 2018 – David Zambrano (Flying Low & Passing Through) Published: December 17, 2017
- DDD PRO 2018 – David Zambrano | Edivaldo Ernesto | Frey Faust | Marco Ferreira – Porto, Portugal Published: November 19, 2017