Francisco Camacho

Choreographic aspects in improvisation

7-8-9/07/2023, Cagliari



⟶ 7-8-9/07/2023, Cagliari
Scuola di danza M. Assunta Pittaluga

Friday, July 7 from 6 to 9pm
Saturday July 8 and Sunday July 9 from 10am to 5pm

This workshop thematizes dance through a contemporary approach to body and movement, offering creative strategies explored individually and collectively, in an atmosphere of openness and appreciation of different contributions. The work is developed according to the personal characteristics of each person, deepening their expressive qualities and presence.

Interaction with the group will also be relevant, exploring the added potential of creativity developed in dialogue and collaboration.

Each session begins with a physical warm-up and body perception exercises that allow for greater body awareness and expansion of movement possibilities. Then creative exercises are conducted that focus on the dynamics and qualities that emerge in response to different stimuli, exploring sensations associated with physical and/or psychic states as well as in immediate response to external stimuli.

The goal of the workshop is to stimulate and deepen the practice of improvisation, taking it as an engine of choreographic possibilities.

We will practice modes of operation on emerging movement, identifying and experimenting with different possibilities of directing, developing and reconstructing it.
Contemporary dance is understood here as an artistic discipline with the faculty to foster a relationship with the context in which we live and with inner experience conceived as a potential journey to the end of the possible (Georges Bataille).

Organized by Fuorimargine in collaboration with Movimentopoetico

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Francisco Camacho is a choreographer, dancer, founding member and artistic director of EIRA.

He is internationally recognized as one of the leading figures in the contemporary dance movement that emerged in the late 1980s in Portugal. He has directed 21 performances for ensembles and 20 solos, for the stage and for unconventional spaces, as well as 11 works created as co-author and several others in the educational field, in the areas of dance and theater.

The value of the career of choreographer and dancer Francisco Camacho is demonstrated by the exhibition recently dedicated to him by the National Museum of Theater and Dance in Lisbon, in what is the first exhibition that this institution has promoted on contemporary dance, open to the public for five months. This recognition crowns a 40-year journey in dance, which has made him known in numerous countries in Europe, America, Africa and Asia.

If his appreciation as a choreographer has earned him the most important awards in Portugal, his work as an interpreter in his own creations and those of other artists is also unanimously recognized. Noteworthy is “BLESSED,” the solo that Meg Stuart (Golden Lion at the 2018 Venice Dance Biennale) created for him in 2007 and which is still in circulation, having already exceeded 100 performances.

He studied dance and theater in Portugal (National Ballet Company and Ballet Gulbenkian) and in New York (Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, Movement Research, Susan Klein School, and Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute), and has undergone additional training in singing, screenwriting, and creative writing.
He teaches regularly in Portugal and abroad.