In this class, developing presence in one’s performative focus and clarity in energy changes is accessed and influenced by various physical movement ideas. The class begins with body and floor work and improvisation focusing on energy activation, developing from floor to standing, on hands and feet, upright and upside-down. The class continues with several more technical exercises, increasing in intensity and ending with an expansive movement phrase. I encourage an efficient use of weight and energy while maintaining simplicity and plenty of humour and joy in our practice.
Clint Lutes first studied Theater, then completed a BFA in Dance at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has worked with Joy Kellman, Joachim Schlömer, Maya Lipsker, Melanie Lane, Johannes Wieland, Yann Lheureux, Eun Me Ahn, Brian Brooks Moving Company and Christoph Winkler, among others. In 2006 Clint attended the danceWEB scholarship program at ImpulsTanz in Vienna where he became involved with the Sweet & Tender Collaborations. Clint’s work has been presented in Germany, France, Spain, Greece, Austria, South Korea and the U.S.A. His current productions, A Johnny Caged Community and Did You Say Something premiered in 2011. He has created works for the Vis Motrix Company in Thessaloniki (2007), posttheater Berlin/New York/Tokyo (2008), pvc Tanz Freiburg/Heidelberg (2007, 2008, 2009) and Festspielhaus St. Pölten (2010, 2011). His current collaborators include Tommy Noonan (Brother Brother), Maurizio Grandinetti (A Johnny Caged Community) and Monica Gillette/Angelika Thiele (Did You Say Something?). Clint was the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the LUCKY TRIMMER Tanz Performance Serie in Berlin from 2004-2010 (www.luckytrimmer.com) and lived in Berlin from 2002-2011. He has taught classes and workshops for Sasha Waltz & Guests, Australian Dance Theater, Options Dance Festival, Le Pacifique | CDC Grenoble, CND Lyon, Stadttheaters Freiburg, Saarbrücken and Osnabrück, Suwon University, Kookmin University and the Seoul Performing Arts High School. He now resides in Grenoble, France.