12.–16.07.21, 14:00–17:30

Professional Dancers

Fee: 175€ / 150€ Early Bird (until June 21st)

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About the artistic research

The proposed 5-day artistic research targets both choreographers curious to expand their creative toolkit and performers searching for ways to broaden their movement vocabulary. The workshop is strongly informed by the modus operandi of Les Ballets C de la B with whom Romain has been collaborating since 2011. It is designed as a dancing laboratory wherein participants are invited to explore and deepen their movement practices through free-form guided improvisational tasks. In the course of the week, many creative approaches will be proposed to consider various choreographic elements and to address distinctive topics (e.g., agency, urgency, metamorphosis, physical and emotional states). Each day is conceptualized as an individual unit but the successive blocks will build on each other to form a comprehensive experience. By embracing togetherness and a reciprocal exchange of ideas, the overarching goal is to provide movers of all kinds with an opportunity to experiment outside the pressuring frameworks of performance-making.

About Romain Guion

Born in France in 1979, Romain Guion is a Zürich-based dancer, performance maker, choreographic assistant, pedagogue and festival organiser with a 20-year career in the dance, theatre and performance field. He trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris before joining various renowned international dance companies such as Charleroi-Danses, National Dance Company Wales, Dance Theatre of Ireland, John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Gelabert-Azzopardi Companya de Dansa, Eun Me Ahn Dance Company, PVC-Stadttheater Freiburg, Staatstheater Mainz, Constanza Macras-Dorky Park and Les Ballets C de la B-Alain Platel. Alongside his performance career, Romain has collaborated in the production of several creations in dance, music, theatre and opera (Coup Fatal and C(h)oeurs 2020 by Alain Platel; Goodbye Johnny by Martin Zimmermann; Sehnsucht, limited edition and Dancing Bach by Koen Augustijnen; Bienvenue by Eugénie Rebetez; Orpheus by the freie oper zürich; Tout ce qui reste and La timidité des arbres by theatre director Juliette Navis). In 2018, Romain took part in the Venice Biennale performing the solo Animale choreographed for him by Francesca Foscarini. Since 2000 Romain has been transmitting his knowledge of contemporary dance and choreography by leading dance trainings and movement research workshops all around the world. In his own creative pursuit, Romain is interested in redefining dance conventions and in reconciling movers with their authentic physicality. Eager to support both established and emerging artists, Romain is on the board of directors and curator of the Berlin festival LUCKY TRIMMER, a non-profit dedicated to the short performance format. He is the curator of the professional training and workshop program of Tanzhaus Zürich as well as an artistic coordinator of The Field, a Zürich-based dance collective. In 2019, Romain received a cultural award from the city of Zürich for his contribution to the local dance community.

Photo Credit: Sofie De Backer, Les Ballets C de la B