CHOREOGRAPHIES, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & COACHING
INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSES
Albert's teaching draws its interests and influences directly from two sources: on one side, from his experience as a dancer and performer with ZOO-Thomas Hauert. And on the other side, from his experience since 2008 as a creator. Everything he teach has been part of a creation, it has found its way onstage and proven to be a valuable skill for both amateur dancers and professional dancers in several educational contexts.
He teaches very different kinds of classes: from basic formal contact skills, creative and improvisation lessons, to advanced and less formal contact dances which require experience as a mover. ACME uses the tools of improvisation for investigation, sharing, composing and learning. And the company trains both the body (looking for an intelligent and aware body), and the mind (opening possibilities, challenging tendencies).
Move to Listen: by extracting rhythm and qualities from music, we learn a variety of practices for listening while moving: scores and games to exercise our listening in connection to movement.
Assisted Solo: under what we call Assisted Solo Journey, we create a 'supporting dance', reading and responding to our partner's dance becomes our very own dance. Starting with a solo being assisted by another dancer, the form develops until the whole room, be it 5, 10 or more, assist the solo. Supporters and soloist are part of the composition and intuitively design the choreography, making choices based on how to support the dance. The Assisted Solo form goes beyond the classroom, and it teaches us that asking for help (for assistance) can be a crucial skill in our lives.
Resistance Mover: this class focuses on the resistance and muscular control in partnering.
Time Manipulation: we will use techniques such as Slow Motion from our performance SLOW SPORTS, Stuck, technique developed in WAGNER & LIGETI, and Fast Forward, currently being developed. Our interests stems from the 'play of time' we see in technology. It is a particular approach to the body, a media we can constantly edit: starting from the pure mechanical body, passing through its rhythmical motion, and ending in the way we think as we dance.
single class (from 1h30 to 3 hours)
daily classes (from 1h30 to 3 hours)
daily workshops (3h + 3h)
PROGRAMS in the usa
Theatre and Dance Summer Programs at Mercersburg ACADEMY
operative since 2011
theatre and dance lessons
for ages 11 to 16
Practicing Performance / International Dance Festival
the first edition was from July 31st to August 11th of 2017 at Ohio State University (the next edition is currently being planned for 2019)
for ages 18+
dance lessons, choreography, lectures, performances, etc
guests artists from USA and Belgium
March 25>31 Move to Listen / Assisted Solo / Compagnia Menhir / Libero Corpo - Bisceglie, Italy
July 14>26 Performing Arts Intensive / Summer Theatre and Dance Camps - Mercersburg, USA
April 2>5 Cèl·lula Lab 1 / Mercat de les Flors - Barcelona, Spain
July 15>27 Performing Arts Intensive / Summer Theatre and Dance Camps - Mercersburg, USA
August > December Dance Professor / Temple University - Philadelphia, USA
July 16>28 Performing Arts Intensive / Summer Theatre and Dance Camps - Mercersburg, USA
October 9>13 Move to Listen / Assisted Solo / Virgilio Sieni / Cango - Florence, Italy
March 24>28 Assisted Solo / Oster-Impro Festival - Gottingen, Germany
April 25>29 Move to Listen / Assisted Solo / Charleroi Danses Training Programme - Brussels, Belgium
June 20>24 Move to Listen / Assisted Solo / Venice Biennale - Venice, Italy
June 17>30 Theatre and Dance Partnering / Summer Theatre and Dance Camps - Mercersburg, USA
September 12>16 Group Composition / Institut del Teatre - Barcelona, Spain
September 12>16 Ways of Warming Up + Time Manipulation / La Visiva - Barcelona, Spain
November/December Morning Classes / La Visiva - Barcelona, Spain
March 9>13 Move to Listen / Assisted Solo / Charleroi Danses Training Programme - Brussels, Belgium
April 2>6 Assisted Solo / Oster-Impro Festival - Gottingen, Germany
June 13,14 Move to Listen / Assisted Solo / La Visiva - Project LUPA, Barcelona, Spain
July 19>Aug 1 Theatre and Dance Composition / Summer Theatre and Dance Camps - Mercersburg, USA
August 22>28 Assisted Solo / Contact-Meets-Contemporary Festival - Gottingen, Germany