Workshop with Jean Abreu

Sunday 18th February
Time: 1-5pm
EARLY BIRD PRICE until Feb 1st £35
AFTER FEB 1st £40
Limited capacity.

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  • About the workshop
  • The workshop will focus in exploring exercises, for the body and the mind, that will encourage dancers to find a balance between strength and agility , technical precision as well as fluid intuition. Using creative movement tasks to help dancers to use their body with confidence and focus.

Jean’s choreographic language seeks to explore the simplicity and poetry of the body in space the purity of movement, its initial impulse and origin.

  • Jean Abreu (Choreographer/Performer)
  • Born in Brazil, Jean choreographed his first work in 2003 and later that year was honoured with the Jerwood Choreography Award. Since then, his work has toured throughout the UK, Europe and Brazil including performances for London Dance Umbrella, the Royal Opera House and the Southbank Centre.

His work in theatre includes choreography for the Young Vic’s Amazonia and The Red Room’s Oikos and Protozoa productions. He also collaborated with the Mavron String Quartet to create Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Jean has been an Associate Artist at The Place, Swindon Dance, South Hill Park and the Hat Factory and an Artist-in-Residence at Dance East.

He founded Jean Abreu Dance in 2009 and his first work for the company, INSIDE with music by 65daysofstatic, received 4 and 5 star reviews at its premier in the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He subsequently created Parallel Memories in collaboration with Brazilian choreographer Jorge Garcia, which premiered at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and toured to Brazil.

In 2012 Jean collaborated with Director Topher Campbell of The Red Room Theatre and Film Company on a Channel 4 film commission that was part of the Random Acts series curated by the Ballet Boyz. He also researched and developed the new work Blood for its premiere in May 2013.

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