Danilo Andrés

Contemporary for Dancers

05.07. + 07.07.2022, 14:00–15:30
09.07. + 10.07.2022, 13:00–14:30

Training for Dancers

Bio

Danilo Andrés is a dancer/choreographer and visual artist based in Berlin. His work in visual, sonic and performance art has always been interrelated by incorporating multiple forms of media such as sculptural headpieces, costumes, photography and video. Since 2014, he has collaborated with artistic institutions in Berlin including Akademie der Künste and Neuköllner Oper, along with his work as a solo performer/dancer in cooperation with other choreographers like Minako Seki, Felix Ruckert (Schwelle7) and Okwui Okpokwasili ( Berlin Biennale 2018 at KW Institut for Contemporary Art ). In addition, he creates solo pieces for him self. Most recently in 2019 he has worked as dancer/performer for the queer artist Peaches, a production of Sommerfestival Kampnagel Hamburg and Volsbühne Berlin. He uses his multidimensional skills as a visual artist, performer and choreographer to research about the development of the body in queer context.

Class description

BREATH & ASYMMETRICAL MOTION
We work with the amplification of breath & gaze as main tools to create dance and performance. We care about the activation of the senses and the ability of the body to generate pleasure, having in mind the poetry of an “Alien body” that melts beyond the limits of the “human anatomy”. The Dance Training consist of an intense warm up based on breath work. We build up a never-ending groove-motion in the body to support an irregular, asymmetrical and unpredictable movement, and in so doing we challenge the logic of our anatomy. The choreographic work consist of manifesting in the space the power of this raw energy into new endless gestures, shapes & directions.

Danilo Andrés uses queer methods in his artistic work, being touched and fascinated by all kinds of physical transformation. Experience as drag queen and stripper influence his choreographic work. In his body work, he integrates elements from contemporary dance, butoh, physical theater & BDSM.

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Danilo Andrés – Dance Profitraining / Berlin 2021 from Danilo Andres on Vimeo.

Danilo Andrés – Dance Profitraining in Dock11 ( Berlin 2022 ) from Danilo Andres on Vimeo.