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02 Sep - 06 Sep 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Summer Intensives with Jose Agudo | Agudo Dance Company

Workshop Overview: This intensive workshop is designed to immerse participants in the dynamic and diverse movement language of the Agudo Dance Company. It will cover various aspects including repertoire, creative tasks, rhythms, and composition, drawing on influences from flamenco, Kathak, martial arts, and yoga.

Key Components:

  1. Repertoire:
    • Learn pieces from the Agudo Dance Company's existing repertoire.
    • Focus on choreography that blends the passion and intensity of flamenco with the intricate rhythms and storytelling of Kathak.
  2. Creative Tasks:
    • Engage in improvisational exercises to explore personal expression and creativity.
    • Participate in collaborative tasks to create new movement sequences, incorporating different styles and influences.
  3. Rhythms:
    • Study the complex rhythms found in flamenco and Kathak.
    • Participate in practical exercises in clapping (palmas), footwork, and traditional Kathak rhythmic patterns.
  4. Composition:
    • Learn techniques for composing original dance pieces.
    • Experiment with combining elements from various disciplines to create innovative choreography.
  5. Influences:
    • Flamenco: Focus on expressive power, intricate footwork, and dramatic gestures.
    • Kathak: Emphasize storytelling, precise rhythms, and fluid movements.
    • Martial Arts: Incorporate strength, agility, and dynamic movement patterns.
    • Yoga: Integrate mindfulness, breath control, and flexibility into the dance practice.

Daily Schedule:

  • Warm-Up:
    • Yoga and body conditioning to prepare the body for intensive movement.
  • Technique Classes:
    • Separate sessions focusing on flamenco and Kathak techniques.
    • Martial arts drills to enhance strength and agility.
  • Repertoire Sessions:
    • Learn and practice sections of the company's repertoire.
    • Breakdown of choreography to understand movement quality and intent.
  • Creative Workshops:
    • Guided improvisation and composition tasks.
    • Group work to develop new pieces.
  • Cool-Down:
    • Gentle stretching and relaxation exercises.

Outcome: By the end of the workshop, participants will have gained:

  • A deeper understanding of the language of the Jose Agudo | Agudo Dance Company.
  • Enhanced technical skills in flamenco and Kathak.
  • Increased creative confidence in improvisation and composition.
  • Improved physical conditioning through martial arts and yoga practices.

This workshop is suitable for dancers with experience in any of the mentioned disciplines, aiming to expand their skill set and explore new creative horizons.

This intensive workshop provides a rare opportunity to expand your artistic horizons, refine your rhythmic sensibilities, and discover new dimensions within your dance practice. Participants will engage in collaborative sessions, culminating in a showcase that celebrates the fusion of diverse movement traditions.

Spaces are limited, so seize the chance to embark on this transformative journey with Jose Agudo. Unleash your creativity, refine your technique, and let the rhythms of the world guide your dance exploration.

About Jose Agudo:

Jose started his career in Andalusia where he began performing as a Flamenco dancer. Slowly the world of contemporary dance became more visible as he worked throughout Europe performing with Charleroi/Danses, Ballet de Marseille, T.R.A.S.H, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Akram Khan Company.

As a rehearsal director and assistant choreographer Jose has worked on several creations for Akram Khan Company, including DESH, iTMOi, TOROBAKA, Until the Lions, Chotto Desh, London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, and Sylvie Guillem’s farewell tour Life in Progress.

In 2011, Jose started to study Kathak under Akram’s guidance. Finding many parallels between this training and his early studies of Flamenco, Jose reconnected with his roots and began to explore traditional forms in a contemporary context. As a result, he created Silk Road (2017), which has toured in 6 countries to date, and Carmen (2020).

Jose’s independent choreographic commissions include Ki for Phoenix Dance Theatre and English National Ballet School; Selah for ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble; A Thousand Shepherds for ACE Dance and Music, later restaged with Cape Dance Company; Arctic for LCDS; Regnum for Festival International de Music y Danza de Granada; Glansvit for Norrdans; Bhaj for SEAD/Bodhi Project; SAM for Area Jeune Ballet; and For You – a film collaboration with London Mozart Players.

In 2019, Jose choreographed the opening ceremony of the Davis Cup by Rakuten in Madrid. He is listed in the new edition of 50 Contemporary Choreographers, an international publication by Routledge. His new production of Carmen will tour in autumn 2021. He is developing a new full-length solo base in the Hero With A Thousand Faces.

During 2022 and 2023 Jose embarked in a new adventure diving into the world of musical theatre. First as an Associate Choreographer for Cabaret at the Kit Kat club. Then choreographed the flamenco scene and performed as the character of Rico at Strictly Ballroom the musical by Baz Luhrmann.

 

DETAILS

PRICE
£150.00
DATE
02 Sep - 06 Sep 2024
TIME
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age

18+

Duration

4 days 10am-5pm

Level

Pre-professional dancers, Professionals, Vocational dancers

Style

Contemporary Dance, Flamenco, Kathak, Rythms

Studio

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