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Luke Jessop

WINSTON

REYNOLDS

Microbatics & Agility

Class:

The aim of my research and work after all these years of performing and working as an artist is to generate the right question that each person is searching for.
I won’t give any answer cause this is eventually what every artist will be busy within their own journey.

To understand which is the “right question” I will propose different kinds of exercises, engaging different technical abilities of our body; passing through strong physical dance movement till arriving to more physical theater guided improvisation. We will focusing on searching a new pathway in order to enrich our movement vocabulary.

My interest is in acknowledging our habits or limit and try to break it or simply change it to open new different possibilities eventually for a new creating process.

The work in a couple or small group will certainly allow each dancer to explore easily the “unknown” safer, as well as the big influence that martial art brought into my research.

The workshop will explore the technical body aspect of our movement and bring it to dynamics and space and different architectural space awareness that can help us understand the natural source of it.

A part of my research is dedicated on using our physicality to explore more theatrical aspects of it and get to taste also the movement through a specific “state” instead of a simple technical task.

The journey that each person will have is related to the place where each of us is at that moment, so we will work on opening the door and “let the things happen” instead of desperately searching for answers.

Artylogica is my translation of searching a logic into the art of dance, which is an utopia since dance has a constant evolution in relation to the human been evolution. So there are a million logical solutions to it but what matters is the one that can function for you.

Bio:

Winston Reynolds graduated from Circomedia, specializing in acrobatics & physical
theatre (FDA, 2010-2012). And later went on to complete his Bachelor at ACAPA
(Academy of Circus and Performance Art, Netherlands, 2012-2016). Within his research, he
specialized in acrobatic dance, a hybrid mix containing elements from gymnastics,
capoeira, breakdancing, and martial arts as well as undergoing several years of research
around acrobatic contact partnering. Within his studies, he was guided by Alexander
Vantournhout who helped to refine and develop his journey into his movement practice.
Currently, he is in the new production "Red Haired Men" (Alexander Vantournhout) which is
touring throughout 2020-2021. Alongside his development as a movement artist, he has an
ongoing study with Martin Kilvady, Tomislav English,  Joseph Bartz.
In 2017 Winston co-created the company Yeknom alongside Axel Guérin which shares an
ongoing research into movement education and performance.
Winston is a member of the Ferus Animi // Terra Nova Collective, a group of
cross-disciplinary craftspersons researching in the fields of human physiology and
performance, through both an artistic and scientific lens.