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2019-18 Peeping Tom
Jos Baker will be teaching a 5 full days, 6.5 hours each day. A combination of his workshops Physicology and Creative Tools. Physicology works with a combination of analysis and experimentation to develop a deeper understanding of the physical, psychological and evolutionary principals that effect human movement. These principals are then expanded through both fixed material and improvisation, building to richly detailed, technical and highly physically dance phrases. As the classes develop the emphasis turns to performativity and musicality while keeping a fun and high energy spirit of exploration. Creative tools is an exploration of ways of making material for stage performance. Exploring physical extremes and characterisation; this workshop will look at ways of creating scene ideas using theatrical and physical tools, and then on how to develop and refine those ideas. How does a dancer approach character, how does a character dance? We explore methods of generating material that play with the personality, image, and the strengths and weakness of the individual in the attempt to find unique and specialised material. Much of this work is inspired by Jos’ experience working with Peeping Tom.
Jos Baker is a dancer, actor, choreographer and teacher. From 2008 to 2014, Jos worked for Peeping Tom as a dancer, actor and collaborator, principally with the productions 32 Rue Vandenbranden , and A Louer . Since then he worked for DV8 Physical Theatre on the production of John  then began directing and performing in the promotional events for Petit Bateau’s Cedric Charlier collection. For the last few years he has been focusing on making his own work. The most recent projects being Put Out the Flame and The Smallest Little Thing commissioned by The Hong Kong Arts Festival. His last works are; Timeline , Zungen  and The End . On film Jos made several music videos and short films, including: Forgot to live  by Ay Wing, and Let it Roll  by Mustard Gas and Roses directed by Koen Mortier, as well as several commercials. He also teaches internationally, offering a range of classes and workshops for professional dancers at intstitutions including SEAD, Ballet Junior de Geneve, PARTS Summer School, TrinityLaban, The Place, Amsterdam Theatre school, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Codarts, Deltebre Dansa, El Danseu Festival, Ravnedans, Henny Jurriens Summer Intensive, Jetsummer, Staatstheatre Kassel and many others. Jos started his dance training at the age of 7 with Oxford Youth Dance and then continued his formal education first at The Laban Center London and then at PARTS [Performing Arts Research and Training Studios] in Brussels.
Jos will be assisted by Iñes Carijó, is a Brazilian performer currently based in Brussels. She worked as a dancer for Tanz Theatre Bielefeld in the 2017/2018 season, erforming works by Lali Ayaguadé, Simone Sandroni and Gerhard Bohner. Over the last few years she has been working as a freelancer. Her recent creation and performances credits include: SCHWEIFEN by Stephan Herwig, Screens by Ian Keller, Ha’Omnam by Eldad Ben Sasson, Medúza by Zsuzsa Roszavolgyi, Do dialogo ao manifesto by Andrea Pivatto and Por um Sorriso by Henrique Rodovalho. Lately she has been following Jos Baker’s work and assisting him on several occasions. Most recently she was choreographic assistant for his new works Put Out the Flame and The Smallest Little thing commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Inês Carijó began her dance training at an early age in Rio de Janeiro, followed by training at Lines Ballet Training Program in San Francisco and later SEAD in Austria.
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