Workshop German Jauregui
About the workshop
Transmitting the Ultima Vez language is all about the specificity of the creation process and the physical, energetic movement Wim Vandekeybus’ performances are known for.
Drawing from his 20 years of experience working with Ultima Vez and based on decades of performance research into dance and theatre, German’s workshop will propose physically demanding tasks that deal with elements of corporeal, psychological, and emotional risk. These tasks will inherently challenge various limitations, inviting the participants to go beyond them. The workshop is designed to unlock the flow of living impulses within the body. Once unlocked, our attention, intention and awareness guide our work naturally.
The primary and practical focus throughout the workshop will be on the delicate meeting point between precision and organicity, awareness of space and one’s ability to react to its constituent elements and to improvise within a structure.
The overriding emphasis is focusing on developing within oneself what can be called the ‘total act’; a state wherein the performer works toward creating his or her own ‘movement as a theatrical act’ rather than as a technique.
German Jauregui is a director, choreographer, dancer and pedagogue who joined Ultima Vez in 1998. Over the past 20 years he joined multiple creations: "In Spite of Wishing and Wanting", "Inasmuch as Life is borrowed", "What the Body Does Not Remember" (revival of 2002), "Blush", "Sonic Boom", "Puur", "Spiegel" as well as multiple Ultima Vez films. German has been collaborating with Wim as a movement assistant for several productions. Besides Ultima Vez he also collaborated with Loïc Touze, Idoia Zabaleta/Moare danza, Eolo Teatro, Deabru Beltza, Jose Luis Peñafuente, ...
In 2007 he started to develop his own work with the creation of the solo "Isaac" premiered in the festival Trayectos, Zaragoza (ES), and the duet "Y del resto no se nada" created with Laura Aris. In 2009, he created "Sunset on Mars" premiered at the Julidans festival, Amsterdam, and in 2013 "Confession", which premiered at Tanzhaus-Zurich. In 2016 he created "Isaac y Diola" together with the choreographer Antia Diaz.
Applies to professionally active dancers and performers (circus artists, actors, ...) with a strong physical condition. The challenging and intensive workshop demands extended physicality needed to intensify the level of the dance and performing experience.
Ultima Vez workshop program is divided in two groups, beginners and advanced. Our level division is based on field experience and applied by all our teachers. In case of doubt or insecurities, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Aïda via firstname.lastname@example.org.