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Luke Jessop




Contemporary Movement:
The first part of the workshop focuses mainly on the dancer's relationship with the ground and the air. The class uses simple movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the center and the joints, in and out of the ground more efficiently. The approach is to develop movement in different levels - up and down, different supports and seek the balance of body parts. We started by playing games that wake up the body and mind, they are encouraged to connect with the environment: air, floor, and the energy of
others, forming an interconnection. Later we focus on short motion exercises that take the body to drawing spirals, weight control, moving through space, speed, precision, and movements that connect us to the final phrases which will end the first part of the class.

This second part of the class will focus on partner work and relationship aspects such as confidence, weight, instinct, conscience, leaders, and followers. The flow in physical communication depends on the awareness of a shared balance. We will work with predefined situations, which are based on the trust of others. Then we can take more risks to play with power and speed. Participants are encouraged to bring their own ideas, explore
and rediscover their own qualities. We will examine some elements used in the form of creation of Los INnato and
participants are invited to develop their own material within this defined context. This workshop seeks to encourage the innate instinct and movement of each of the participants, develop trust within the group and build safe conclusions to difficult actions.


She studied classical and contemporary dance at the municipal school of Villejuif then at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris from 1995 to 1999 where she tackles different French repertoires, Angelin Preljocaj, Jean Claude Brumachon and others including Rui Horta with whom she will work for two weeks in the compound of her company. At 17, she will win the second prize at the Paris competition. She will be part of the P.A.R.T.S school for a year and a half.

Thimai Nguyen Will work from 2002 to 2012 with the choreographer WIM VANDEKEYBUS who directs the company ULTIMA VEZ, she will be dancer interpreter in several shows of the company like "BLUSH", "PUUR", "SPIEGEL", "RADICAL WRONG", "OEDIPE" and in the movie "BLUSH" and "HERE AFTER". She will be assisting Wim Vandekeybus with the choreography for the Gothenburg Opera "BÊT NOIR", the Brussels Royal Circus "Rent a kid no bullshit" and various workshops around the world.

Thimai Nguyen will realize the Making-off of the film Blush, and different clips of the pieces of the company ULTIMA VEZ.

For a short time with MICHELLE ANNE DE MEY on the revival of her cult piece SINFONIA EROICA.

In 2012, she worked for LA COMPAGNIE DU HANNETON, directed by JAMES THIERREE, first in the show "TABAC ROUGE" then

"LA GRENOUILLE AVAIT RAISON" will end in November 2017.

Thimai assists James Thiérrée in choreography for his project at the Opéra Garnier, in Paris in May 2018, show for 45 dancers of the opera

"FRILLONS". She worked as a choreographer on the film "The Truth" of Mr. Kore Eda Hirokazu.

On October 1st 2018, "ETNA" Thimai Nguyen's first solo was awarded the Critics' Prize for the best dance show in Belgium. The show has played at the Kortrijk Festival, at the MAISON DE LA CREATION, at the 14th QUANZHOU FESTIVAL in China, at the DELTEBRE FESTIVAL, at the AUDITORIUM CRR 93 Aubervilliers in Paris, at the Balsamine Theater, at the Marni Theater, at the Moment Festival. Next dates are February 12 at the Balsamine Theater and April 24, 25 at the Marni Theater.