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2019-12 Akram Khan Company Workshop
Beginning with a warm-up developed through Akram’s movement vocabulary, participants will be able to explore their own creativity through exercises and tasks focusing on rhythm, speed, cycles and silence. The workshop will develop into learning choreographic phrases from highly acclaimed production from Akram Khan Company Repertoire, iTMOi (in the mind of igor).
Choreographic Assistant to Akram Khan. Andrej Petrovic was born 1982 in Bojnice, Slovakia and graduated from the Dance Conservatory in Banska Bystrica before joining Študio Tanca Professional Dance Theatre/Zuzana Hájková. He is one of the co-founders of the professional dance company Dajv/Marta Polákova. He has collaborated with Editta Braun Company in Salzburg, Fatou Traore in Brussels, and Giorgio Barberio Corsetti and Fatore Kappa physical theatre in Rome. Andrej also graduated in Dance Teaching from the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava and worked with Jean Abreu Dance Company in London and Jaroslav Vinarsky in Prague before joining Akram Khan Company in 2007. For the last decade, Andrej has worked extensively with Akram Khan Company as a dancer, and rehearsal director for productions such as Bahok, Confluence and Vertical Road. During this period of time he has not only improved his technique but also nurtured his creativity. With this, Andrej was given the opportunity to use his personal developments and share his ideas with Akram Khan, resulting in becoming movement coach and dancer in Akram’s piece devised for the 2012 Opening Ceremony for the London Olympic Games and choreographic assistant in the company production iTMOi as well as the award-winning reimaging of Giselle for English National Ballet.
Using his experience, Andrej has created his own choreographic work that seeks to build and enhance his own style. As a teacher of physical workshops, he heavily focuses on interpretation as well as creation.
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. Payment deadline is 1 June 2019, in order to avoid disappointments, we strongly advise you to pay as soon as possible. Some workshops will be sold out early! Note that only AFTER we received your payment your place is secured.