2019-8 Fighting Monkey Practice
Workshop description

This workshop serves as a basic platform for the Fighting Monkey Practice: it’s an overall introduction to the qualities and ideas that have been developed over the last 15 years of F.M. research. This workshop is open for dancers, circus people, actors and all movers: there are no restrictions or prerequisites, in terms of former experience and background, for anyone who wants to join this Workshop.
The work is totally based on FM practice and dedicated to strengthening and elaborating your partnering skills – other words speaking: your « communication skills ». Working with the partner will bring us the alive and so precious irregularity in the training; will influence our behavior, the diversity of qualities, tempo and rhythm of our movement.
Through partnering work – “movement situations”, coordination, work with tools, injury prevention and body conditioning and « being », we will work on strengthening the focus, the awareness and the whole system.

We will break the patterns, learn new patterns and try to find our wings.

We will question how can one learn as much as he can and want?

 “How can one be open to the “new” and still be well rooted”

Teachers info

Natalia Pieczuro is a dancer/performer and teacher. Born in Poland, based in Brussels. She studied at Warsaw’s University ( Anthropology of Culture) and in SEAD, where she graduated in 2009 with a double diploma – in performing arts and in choreography

She studied at Warsaw’s University ( Anthropology of Culture) and in SEAD, where she graduated in 2009 with a double diploma – in performing arts and in choreography

As pedagogue she is motivated by a need to move and will to share. Her teaching reaches dancers, actors, circus and sports people, children and all movers. Her teaching work is totally based on FM and includes: partnering skills, injury prevention, body straightening through elasticity and mobility, coordinations, working with a tools; improvisation, contemporary dance techniques, quality work and theatrical tasks – depending on the subject of the specific event.

 She is currently on touring with Lisbeth Gruwez /creation The Sea Within 2018/ and her new solo “This Kind Of Bird Flies Backwards” –a collaboration with Colin H. van Eeckhout, Mathieu Vandekerckhove and BjØrn Lescouhier.

video by Yanis Safonov:

Natalia Pieczuro- Mike Rafail
  • Monday 8 July
  • Tuesday 9 July
  • Wednesday 10 July
  • Thursday 11 July
  • Friday 12 July
  • Saturday July
  • 15:00 – 18:00
  • 15:00 – 18:00
  • 15:00 – 18:00
  • 15:00 – 18:00
  • 15:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday July

Price € 190,-

Before you fill out the registration form, please make sure you will be able to upload the following to complete your registration:

  • Dance video, preferably a Youtube, Vimeo, One Drive or Dropbox link. If you send a file it should not exceed 5MB
  • Curriculum Vitae / BIO
  • Recent Headshot, max. file size 1.0 MB

Incomplete registrations will not be accepted, if this is the case you will be notified by email.
Within 5 working days we will get in touch with you if you are accepted.
Some workshops are almost full so in order to avoid disappointments please pay as soon as possible!  Note that only AFTER we received your payment your place is secured.


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