Juan Corres Benito
Drawing from the release technique tradition a core idea of this class is to soften tensions in order to get in touch with our bone structure, but also to build an idea of unity an interconnection within all the different systems in the body.
From that place we focus on directionality within our bodies and out into the space, thus creating expansion and length in the body.
We then increasingly build dynamic, qualities, textures and challenge coordinations, in order to build sweat and fire towards the end of the class.
This class is built on a structure of set movement materials, that sometimes branches out into moments of directed improvisation and personal research.
Juan Corres started dancing in his hometown Vitoria, Spain, and went on to study at London Contemporary Dance School. In the years 2007-09 he was part of the Dance Apprentice Network aCross Europe, working with its artistic directors William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor, Frédéric Flamand and Angelin Preljocaj. Since 2009 he has worked as a dancer with choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Eva Recacha, Anna Röthlisberger, Aoife McAtamney and Jessie Brett. He is currently based in Berlin, where he has performed with Isabelle Schad, Sylvana Seddig, Jasmin Ihraç, amongst others, and in theater with Thomas Bo Nilsson, Schaubühne and Berliner Ensemble, and Johan Kresnik, Volksbühne.
Juan is currently working with Lola Maury in her new piece Brouhaha. Juan is a member of Mo.ré, a collective for movement research based in Berlin, and teaches regularly dance and movement research.