photos by  Flip Van Roe

2021-26  3-day Workshop Eastman/ Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Rep. “Nomad”

in this 3 days workshop you will work with Eastman dancer Nick Coutsier, on the repertory and assignments as used for creating the project  “Nomad”. 

 About Nomad: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui pieces together a mosaic drawn from the animate and inanimate elements of the desert. Meanwhile, from the dance floor, we get glimpses of the fluidity and adaptability of creatures that thrive in the harshest of conditions; the beautiful transience of sand dunes and winds that change direction and shape and speed in the twinkling of an eye; the intense physical and emotional thirst, the yearning for water and safety, for consolation that guide both animal actions and the human quest for spirituality. And above all, the spirit of togetherness, of friendship and symbiosis, key to survival and evolution in an arid world that would be insurmountable alone. This desolate landscape is a metaphor for ultimate freedom, but also for the impossibility to survive. We even get the feeling that this landscape is not in our own trusted world, especially when the animated backdrop shows the earth floating above the horizon like a moon. The dancing nomads seem to be isolated in this environment, like the world today sometimes seems like a desert in the eyes of minority groups, a dangerous place to be in.

  • Monday 5 July
  • Tuesday 6 July
  • Wednesday 7 July
  • 11:00 – 14:00
  • 11:00 – 14:00
  • 11:00 – 14:00

Price : € 130,-

Nick Coutsier

-started his dance training at the age of 12, getting in touch with urban dance styles such as hip-hop and house dance. Over the next 5 years, he trained with small Belgian hip-hop companies who led him to work as a commercial dancer for music videos and tv-shows in Belgium and France.

In 2012, he entered the Artesis Plantijn Royal Conservatory in Antwerp for a bachelor training in contemporary dance. After his graduation from the conservatory in 2015, he started working with Lali Ayguadé, performing in the company production Kokoro. In 2017, Nick started working with the choreographer and set designer Theo Clinkard in the production This Bright Field, and joined the cast of Monument 0.4 Lores & Praxes, an installation work by Eszter Salomon for the summer tour 2017. In Autumn 2017, Nick premiered in Lali Aguadé Company’s new production iU an Mi. In 2018, Nick started working with American Netherlands-based artist Connor Schumacher in 2018, and performed in the spring of the same year in A mon corps défendant by Marine Mane.

 

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