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Luke Jessop

THI-MAI NGUYEN

I See You

Class:

A class is a class. The difference is you.

How much presence you’ll give to yourself and to the other people dancing with you. That’s a simple challenge but never ending.

We’ll begin with a warm-up of each body part, following a focus on qualities of movements. Work and open communication will be addressed with a partner, it will allow us to assess whether we are alert and present with yourself, people around you and the space while dancing.

 

Three challenges are introduced during the course: 

 

  1. How to distribute our energy throughout a set of movements, technically very challenging.

  2. When to retain or let goes our body talks, switch from a quality of body to another.

  3. How to be fully involved in the "DO" instead of merely reproducing forms.

  4. We’ll experience the "repetition" exercise, from the acting technique of Stanley Meisner, that will be later confronted with the dance.

 

We will see how each movement is significant, and we will take care to be fully in the present moment while dancing.

Bio:

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.