|28.08. bis 01.09.2017||Flying Low and IndYog-Contemporary Intensive Workshop|
|with Narendra Patil|
|11.00 bis 14.00 Uhr||im DOCK 11 Saal3|
Flying Low and IndYog-Contemporary Intensive Workshop
Workshop Dates : 28th August to 1st September 2017
Workshop Time - 11:00-14:00
Fees - 100 Euros for one week. ( Monday to Friday )
Single workshop Possible - 25 Euros Per day.
Registration via email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Place: DOCK 11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin, Saal 3
Workshop will be focusses on IndYog and Flying Low Techniques.
IndYog - The Search Within
Class starts with Meditative posture and Asanas. We continue to conditioning the body through Yoga and
movement and which includes body toning and Martial arts exercises which are later incorporated into the
The next part of the workshop will take you into playing with momentum, suspension and dynamic floor
routines (which combines speed and centrifugal energy). It also combines floor exploration with antigravity
falls, recovery, agile partnering and strength based technique which allows the individual to discover organic
body rhythms and floor connections.
The workshop also combines Indian Classical Kathak Dance movements, Folk and Contemporary Movement
Vocabulary. With powerful footwork, hand combinations, rhythms and spins it will help the participant get
exposed to the indian forms of movement. Participants can also expect to learn certain Indian classical
Mudras (Hand Gestures) from the dance form of Bharatnatyam which can be incorporated into the
Flying Low Workshop
Narendra is the first Indian contemporary dancer who has got scholarship and has studied under David
Zambrano as a part of a 30 days intensive workshop of "Flying Low” and “Passing Through” technique in
Berlin, Germany, 2014. He was one of the 45 dancers amongst 489 applicants around the world to be
selected. He got selected for EXIN second edition for 30 days Flying Low and Passing Through intensives
which was conducted in Madrid, Spain September 2016.
Flying Low Technique
After more than 9 years as a close follower of David Zambrano, I will share a series of phrases and exercises
which experiment on the flying low principles.
Description of the Technique
The flying low classes focus mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the floor. The class utilises simple
movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to
activate the relationship between the centre and the joints, moving in and out of the ground more efficiently
by maintaining a centered state. There is a focus on the skeletal structure that will help improve the dancers
physical perception and alertness. The class includes partnering work and movement phrases, which explore
the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion.
When you are standing, the whole room is standing. When you are moving, the whole room is moving. The
body is constantly spiralling, whether running or standing. These spirals help the dancers into the floor and
out of the floor. These spirals already exist; the class focuses on finding them. The spirals help the dancer
see themselves and the room from all sides. The spirals propel the class all over the room, both on the
ground and upright.
Workshop will be focused on - Different movement vocabulary through Improvisation tools, Speed, coordinations,
musicality, strength, different directions while moving in the space, rhythm, emotions, movement
precision and efficiency. It includes partnering work and movement phrases.
Dancers will be given improvisation tasks to move in solos, duets, trios and groups in which fix movement
phrases will also be included.
I am happy to share this information with the participates and make them understand inner strength and
emotions while moving their bodies through IndYog and Flying Low Techniques. The aim for my workshops
for participants is to move in different ways and use their inner strength and find ways of stretching their inner
Workshop and Performance video Links:
NARENDRA PATIL - An Introduction
Narendra Patil is a professional Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer and Performer from India and a
movement specialist in Contemporary, Flying Low and Improvisation.
He has been a Principal Performer, Teacher and Assistant choreographer at Terence Lewis
Contemporary Dance Company for 10 years. He has received training in various dance forms from
teachers all over the world and has shown his mettle under the likes of Terence Lewis, David
Zambrano, Jozef- Linda, Peter Jasko, Laura Aris, Suzanne Linke, Anton Lachky, Nakula Somana,
Marin Leggat etc.
Narendra is the first Indian contemporary dancer who has studied under David Zambrano as a part
of a 30 days intensive workshop of "Flying Low” and “Passing Through” technique in Berlin,
Germany 2014, where he was selected among 489 dancers from all around the world. Again he
got selected for EXIN for 30 days Flying Low and Passing Through intensives which was
conducted in Madrid, Spain September 2016.
Training in all these dance forms, exploring numerous movement possibilities and finding
inspiration and knowledge at various dance festivals, intensive workshops and creations with
renowned teachers from all over the world and over the years, he was inspired to create his own
Narendra is currently working as an independent artist in India, Europe and Russia. He has been
invited to teach at Deltebre Dansa Festival, Spain; Marameo, Dock11, Berlin, Frankfurt University
of Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt, Profitraining Freiburg; Tanzbuero Basel, Switzerland;
Dance Cultural Centre, Athens; Henny Juries Stichting, Amsterdam, Holland; Saint Petersburg,
Samara, Kazan, Perm,Tyumen, Moscow, Russia; and many other professional dance schools in
Europe, Russia and India.
Narendra have been collaborated with Lamprini Gkolia (Greece) and worked together as
Performers and Teachers in Europe and in India. They have performed their “CAMOUFLAGE”
Duet creation in Greece, Athens , Oannina and Deltebre Dansa Festival, Spain 2015 and also took
their partnering workshops to Europe and India.
Improvisation Trio Performance with David Zambrano and Lamprini Gkolia in Athens 2015.
He has also collaborated and performed Axismundi Jaipur and Geneva Project 2016 with
Mohamed Toukabri, Rakesh Sukesh, Bolarin Da Costa, and Pol Sinus (Art Director). This piece
has been created during a Pro Helvetia residency in India in 2015 and the premiere took place in
Théâtre du Galpon, Geneva for Antigel Festival in February 2016.
He has Performed “RESTLESS” solo creation piece in Deltebre Dansa 2016.
Improvisation duet performance with Francisco Cordova in St. Petersburg 2017.