Hip Hop Urban Contemporary Dance Fusion by Juan Tirado (Spain/Germany)
DFM Workshops 29 July
The class is a journey through the beauty of suspended movement in the space where urban dance meets contemporary dance. The class will explore the physicality of bboying and acrobatics combined with floor work. It will start with a warm up of improvisation that helps the body to perform physical movements. We then discover our own physical potential in terms of strength and balance. The training focuses on the way to move fluidly and with endless movements, all the way up, in the middle and on the floor. The class is also based on acrobatics and turning movement exercises that help students gain more strength, stability and speed when performing acrobatic movements. The aim is to combine our own dance skills with class material that helps the student to learn and develop their own style.
Originally from Jan, Spain, this dancer's training is strongly influenced by breakdance, martial arts, and computer science. He was a guest dancer for Johannes Wieland at Staatstheater Kassel from 2014 to 2019 and worked with Maxine Doyle, Sita Ostheimer, and Helder Seabra during this time. In 2016, he co-created a piece with Diego de la Rosa and Young-Won Song that won the Residenzpreis at the 31st Hanover Choreographic Festival. He went on to choreograph "you.IT.me" with them in January 2017, "13" with the Taiwanese company LPCP and Frantics in October of the same year, and "Vertigo" for Staatstheater Kassel. In 2018, he joined the Staatsoper Berlin as a guest dancer and participated in the P9 project, which involved creating an inclusive piece with children with special needs in 2019. He has also choreographed "The Design" for DAF (Faculty of Dance Arts) postgraduate students in Rome.