Juan Corres Benito
I aim to approach this class from my very personal likings, practice, research, habits, needs, wishes, when in the action or thought of a movement training that remains very directed towards the body rather than a concrete creative proposal, or rehearsal development.
Drawing from the release technique tradition, a core idea for the class is softening the muscles and getting in touch with the bone structure. From that place the aim is to access the range of directions within our kinesphere and in the space of the room. From there we also explore other qualities, textures, coordinations.
Out of this ground structure of set exercises and movement material, the class branches out into moments of directed improvisation and self research, to come back into its trunk.
It is a physical navigation through sometimes colliding concepts: dance/ class/ training/ warmup/ professional/ dancer/ body/ work/ movement/ preparation/ habits/ learning/ re-pattern/ skills/ conditioning/ sensing/ stabilise/ destabilise/ inspiration.
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 and Aoife McAtamney. He is currently based in Berlin, where he has performed with Isabelle Schad, Sylvana Seddig, amongst others, and in theater with Thomas Bo Nilsonn, Schaubühne, and Johan Kresnik, Volksbühne. Parallel to his performance activities, Juan teaches dance and improvisation and enjoys letting the different practices feed each other.