|26. bis 30.03.2018||IndYog, Flying low and research laboratory intensive workshop|
|with Narendra Patil|
|10.00 bis 15.00 Uhr||im DOCK 11 Saal3|
IndYog, Flying low and research laboratory intensive workshop
Dates : 26 to 30th of March 2018
From : 10:00am to 15:00pm
Place : DOCK 11 Saal 3 Studio
Address : DOCK 11, Kastanienallee 79, 1035 Berlin
Price : 100 Euros.
Drop in : 30 Euros
IndYog-Contemporary - The search within
Workshop starts with Meditative posture and asanas. We continue to conditioning the body through
yoga and movements which includes body toning and Martial arts exercises which are later
incorporated into the movement phrases. 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
It also combines Indian classical dance movements, folk and contemporary vocabulary. With
powerful footwork, coordinations, rhythms and spins it will help the participant get exposed to the
Indian forms of movements. Participants can also expect to learn certain Indian classical Mudras
from the dance form of Bharatnatyam which can be incorporated into the movement phrases.
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 and introduction to passing through composition
After more than 10 years as a close follower of David Zambrano, I will share a series of phrases
and exercises which experiment on the flying low principles. I will introduce some tools from
passing through composition to understand how flying low and passing through are getting
The workshop 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.
Research laboratory - Dancers will be given improvisation tasks to move in solos, duets, trios and
groups. It also includes partnering work, movement research vocabulary through improvisation,
Speed, co-ordinations, musicality, strength, rhythm, emotions, movement precision and efficiency. I
am happy to share this information with the participates and make them understand inner strength
and emotions while moving their bodies through this intensive workshop.
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. He got selected for second edition of 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 dance vocabulary. 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, Crimea, Ekaterinburg, Russia; and many other professional dance schools in Europe, Russia and India. Performed Improvisation Trio with David Zambrano and Lamprini Gkolia in Athens 2015. 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 Athens and Deltebre Dansa Festival, Spain 2015 and also took their partnering workshops to Europe and India. 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. Improvisation solo performances in Moscow, Crimea, Tyumen, Russia. 2017.