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Luke Jessop

TED STOFFER

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Class:

Participants will be introduced to fundamental tools for creative expression and composition. In guided improvisations, they will create and explore a microcosmos of movement in the understanding that through the intensity of exploration, a
macro cosmos of meaning and potentialities arise. We will examine the language, thematics, and musicality of physical expression in composition and question how it can be supported. In this workshop, participants will be given tools to help them expand their physical research beyond the known to the unknown.

Bio:

Ted Stoffer (°1970 USA/BE) is a Brussels based choreographer, teacher, and performer. He has choreographed for: Les Ballets C de la B, Norrdans, Ballet Roto, and Aphasia Dance company, which he founded in 1997. His production, Aphasiadisiac, nominated for critic prizes in Belgium was a co-recipient of the Argos critics prize at Brighton Festival, UK. His works have toured: Belgium, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Japan and presented at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA. His educational video MENINX was used by the BBC & Arts Council of England throughout the globe.
Over the past 20 years he has taught for: Ultima Vez, Rosas, Charleroi Danses, Need Company, DV8, Sasha Waltz, Ballet Marseilles, Carte Blanche amongst other international dance companies. He has taught in festivals such as Impuls Tanz, Kalamata festival, ReAction International Artist Exchange, Hot Summer Kyoto International Festival, Dance Istanbul, B12, TanzFabrik, Summer Intensive, etc., He is also a regular teacher at leading acting schools in Germany and collaborates
regularly with award-winning director, Luk Percival.