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Peter Jasko

Peter Jasko was born in Slovakia. He took his first dance classes at the folk dance company Dumbier Slovakia then he studied and graduated at the Conservatory J.L. Bella of dance, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He continued his higher education at the international school of dance P.A.R.T.S. (2002).
His professional experience ranges from dancing with different international artists and companies such as Zuzana Hajkova, Barberio Corsetti & Fatou Traore, Company Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (for the creation of Myth in 2007).
Since about 17 years, Peter has been collaborating as a performer and  assistant of David Zambrano.
Peter is teaching since 2002 and gained his experience from teaching in many dance studios, dance and circus schools and companies in 30 countries in the world.

Peter Jasko is co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. They created Opening Night (2007), Journey Home (2009), The Koncert (2010) and Fragments (2012).
In 2014 Peter, have started his collaboration with Clara Furey, on the performance Untied Tales (the vanished power of the usual reign) which was premiered in Montreal in October 2015.

DANCE CLASS

My class is about working with the powerful/fragile physicality. The focus of the class is to develop different movements, different ways of moving. I use and play with different tools and qualities of the movement, such a rebound, flow, fractions, shaking and much more. My inspiration for the class comes from every living moment that I sense in my life. We start class with full power exercises by playing  games. Through these exercises, I aim to wake up the body as well as the mind. Improvisation or Open dancing is the starting point.  Later we slow down and focus on shorter exercises  based on isolations and polyrhythmic which are a big inspiration in my own dancing, an ongoing source of inspiration. I want to support  action and fearlessness, I want to support the Thinking Body.  In a playful environment  I want to work with instinct and the mind at the same time to discover different  kinds of movement possibilities, new trails.  I want to open the curiosity and creativity, for a dancer to rise in their own movement skills. The class will demand physical ongoing stamina and an open mind to try over and over to resolve any kind of situations that will happen in the moment of this process. The point of my class is to develop trust among the group and build safe conclusions to difficult actions and bring the student to his full potential.