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ZAIK Profitraining | Leonardo Rodrigues

March 15 @ 10:00 - 11:30


Zeitgenössischen Tanz


The training will concentrate on pure bodywork and on paying attention to the intensity of actions. The idea is to encourage people to stay present to each moment and opening paths/possibilities to sharpen their relation to space/place and body awareness. I am aiming to support “movers” to be, bodily and mentally awakening – allowing them to perceive the relation of their body in space [on the floor, standing and jumping].
We will have several methods of initiating a class, passing through hybrid forms of dance techniques, but all, mainly focusing on the movements of the joints, using them not only as support to allow movement, but also to retain impact and to support the subject against gravity. I will spend time motivating you to find the relation of your body to the floor. Also, begin to experiment with the force of gravity and physically to relate to it.
Throughout the class, movements are deductively introduced, and participants will learn by doing the moves. They will observe and execute combinations, probing in real time. In the end, I hope to find a common goal with everyone to let their body move!


Leonardo Rodrigues is a performing artist, choreographer, and dance educator born in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. Living in a town with a mystical history and lore inspired his way of looking at art. He was educated in computer programming and classical ballet through the RAD method. Recently, he received his MA degree in contemporary dance education at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, furthering his skills and building up methods of movement translation for a much broader public. He started his international and professional career with the theatre company, BTCA (Balé Teatro Castro Alves). Leonardo had engagements with diverse city theatres around Germany, Asia, the Middle East, and South America (Brazil), working and performing pieces by Yoshi Oida, Rui Horta, Stijn Celis, André Gingras, Jorma Elo, Lionel Roche, Jorge Silva, and Luiz Arrieta. He also created pieces for the Staatstheater Nürnberg, for the Neues Museum Nürnberg, and several dance festivals in Brazil. He collaborated with the choreographer, Helge Lentoja, for the Steptext Bremen, and, Sergiu Matis, Daniela Kurz, Yoshi Oida. In the city of Bonn, Leonardo team up as choreography assistant for the CocoonDance Company.


Mo.- Fr. 10.00 - 11.30 Uhr

Einzelkarte 6€
10er Karte 50€

Siegburger Straße 233w
50679 Köln

Organized by ZAIK in cooperation with TanzFaktur.
Funded by Rheinenergie Stiftung - Kultur


March 15
10:00 - 11:30




Siegburger Straße 233w
Cologne, 50679 Germany
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