For the past 25 years I have been present in the field of professional contemporary dance.
I enjoyed studying, embracing the intricacies of creative processes, I spent countless hours with people I like, globetrotting presenting the work on stage and in dance studios.
All these experiences contributed towards the crystallisation of 'Martins Dancing', my dance style.
I remember clearly, surprisingly shortly after taking my first dance classes I was already teaching dance to others.
I just liked a lot the process of unveiling my intuitive understanding, conceptualising it and inventing procedures how to gift my know-how to friends, colleagues and students.
I have taught others pretty much everything what I learned from others and experienced myself.
I received the MA degree in dance pedagogy and simultaneously I have been dancing full blast until nowadays.
What I'm offering to you is an experience of my craft, a study moment in the library of my knowledge.
I will teach you the scores and methods, that will equip you with concrete and graspable tools.
I designed these tools in order to cultivate awareness, a sensitivity that can help you to access your feelings.
The study process will radically enlarge your movement vocabulary and teach you how to use the body language more eloquently.
SOME KEY WORDS THAT OFTEN APPEAR DURING THE LESSONS:
"this is how we dance in our village", "travelling through all asanas", "orchestration", "melting to all directions", "growing plant style", "sun setting legato", "gently smoking thighs score", "feet and hand relevé", "feeling", "flirting with intensity", "range of motion", "mobile chest spine - tree trunk lumbar spine" "delicious dancing"
I invite you to curiously view the video links at the end of this writing. They will give you visual impressions of my artistry.
I have never done anything in my life that was not improvised.
Since 2005 I am mostly not working with pre-choreodraphed movement sequences, pre-written vocabulary, yet I believe that my work contains tremendous amount of clarity and layered precision.
I use improvisation to conduct my movement research, to perform, for the work outs and training sessions and unusually as a treatment tool.
What I'm presenting to you is very personal, yet I carry the belief that my work houses a generous portion of objective value to All. To study with me you don't need to be a movement specialist, professional performer nor a young person.
I appreciate a lot open minded curios students ready to spend time to investigate, using your todays potential occasionally swinging to the tunes of music.
I wish to help and make you feel better.
Martin was born in 1974 in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, where he graduated from high school.
Subsequently, he enrolled in a program for teacher education in contemporary dance at the Comenius University in Bratislava, the School of Music and Dramatic Arts where he received his "Master of Arts". Choreographers and teachers who most influenced his further development as a dancer are Jan Durovcik and Libor Vaculik. From 1992 to 1996, he was a member of the Torzo Ballet Company and performed as a free lancer in several productions of the Opera/Ballet Bratislava Slovakia.
During the summer of 1997 he became a member of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker's ROSAS dance company, in Brussels. He danced in numerous performances: "WOULD", in the reprise of "MIKROCOSMOS" and "ACHTERLAND", contributed to the creation of "JUST BEFORE", "DRUMMING", "I SAID", and "IN REAL TIME". During these years with ROSAS, the teachings of David Zambrano and Chrysa Parkinson widened his dance horizons.
Between 2001 and 2004, he collaborated with the choreographer Roberto Olivan in the creation of "NATURAL STRANGE DAYS" and "DE FARRA".
In the seasons 2002-2004, he worked with circus company Rital Brocante.
Since 2003, he has been a member of Thomas Hauert's company ZOO, performing in "FIVE", "MODIFY", "MORE LESS SAID SONGS", "WALKING OSCAR", "PUZZLED" and 'ACCORDS".
Martin Kilvady is co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. They created "OPENING NIGHT", "JOURNEY HOME" and " FRAGMENTS".
Martin has been involved in more then 30 original creations and performed through out all the continents of the world.
He is guiding an ongoing movement research and has been teaching for more then 25 years.