27.+29.05.24, 14:00–15:30 Going Deeper
Training for Dancers
Australian-born dancer Paul White has been living in Spain since 2020. For 5 years he was employed by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, as the first dancer to join the company after Bausch’s death performing in over 20 of her works, including dancing the main male-role in her Frühlings Opfer (Le Sacre du Printemps).
Since 1998, Paul’s career has involved performing and collaborating with companies including; Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, DV8 Physical Theatre, Familie Flöz, Tanja Liedtke, Nigel Jamieson, Australian Dance Theatre, Chunky Move, and The Queensland Ballet Company, as well as a long list of independently produced projects and events.
Paul was the recipient of multiple national and international awards for his performance and choreographic work.
In 2019, Paul created works at the University of Limerick (Ireland), and Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (Frankfurt am Main), and begun to co-direct a new production for Familie Flöz (Berlin, Germany). Paul presented his work Cella in Dance Massive (Melbourne, Australia), and presented workshops in Germany, Russia, and Sweden. Also in 2019, Paul was engaged as the rehearsal director for the remount of Enter Achilles by DV8 Physical Theatre. Since 2020, Paul has retired as a dancer and lives life off-grid on an olive farm with his partner, cat and chickens. Daily connection with nature has given him new perspectives on what is important in life. His passion for teaching dance remains and occasionally Paul performs in small charitable local events.
Paul’s class is designed to warm, stretch, release and tone the body and brain. Not based in any singular contemporary technique. We’ll try grounding the body’s energy and power in dynamic free-flowing movement. Lots of spirals (of course!) and hopefully some great music to dance to. Opening up different sequential movement pathways to find power and grace. It’s not easy, we should sweat, but should be fun.