Artichoke/Formazione Superiore in Danza Contemporanea, in collaborazione con ArteMente/Centro di alta Formazione per la Danza, anche quest’anno per portare la buona danza a Milano.
Il primo appuntamento in lista è con JOS BAKER, membro del collettivo Peeping Tom, che tanto abbiamo ammirato e seguito in questi anni per la loro ricerca così innovativa e interessante.
L’intero seminario è aperto ad un numero limitato di studenti esterni che abbiano alle spalle uno studio pregresso della danza contemporanea e pratica di improvvisazione.
Milano, Spazio Fattoria (Fabbrica del Vapore) – Via Procaccini, 4
31 Ottobre 12.30 | 18.30
1-2-3 Novembre 10.30 | 16.30
240€ se ti iscrivi entro il 25 di settembre
260€ se ti iscrivi dopo il 25 settembre
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Jos Baker is a dancer, actor, choreographer and teacher.
From 2008 to 2014, Jos worked for Peeping Tom as a dancer, actor and collaborator, principally with the productions 32 Rue Vandenbranden , and A Louer . Since then he worked for DV8 Physical Theatre on the production of John  then begandirecting and performing in the promotional events for Petit Bateau’s Cedric Charlier collection.
For the last few years he has been focusing on making his own work. The most recent projects being Put Out the Flame and The Smallest Little Thing commissioned by The Hong Kong Arts Festival. Other of his choreographic works includes: Creature Man Don’Tell Me , Afla , Feedback , What do you do? , We were youth , Tidal Breath ,Let us not ask where it leads , Understanding Sugar , Of no fixed abode , Timeline , Zungen  and The End .
On film Jos made several music videos and short films, including: Forgot to live  by Ay Wing, and Let it Roll  by Mustard Gas and Roses directed by Koen Mortier, J’te Ramene  directed by Yves Housmann and Biegga savkala duoddariid duohken lea soames  by Elle Sofe Henrikseni, as well as several commercials.
He also teaches internationally, offering a range of classes and workshops for professional dancers at intstitutions including SEAD, Ballet Junior de Geneve, PARTS Summer School, TrinityLaban, The Place, Amsterdam Theatre school, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Codarts, Deltebre Dansa, El Danseu Festival, Ravnedans, Henny Jurriens Summer Intensive, Jetsummer, Staatstheatre Kassel and many others.
Jos started his dance training at the age of 7 with Oxford Youth Dance and then continued his formal education first at The Laban Center London and then at PARTS [Performing Arts Research and Training Studios] in Brussels.
Physicology works with a combination of analysis and experimentation to develop a deeper understanding of the physical, psychological and evolutionary principals that effect human movement. The work looks at ways of deepening physical and intellectual understanding of how movement can work while also developing tools to handle some of the psychological factors that can hold us back in learning and in performing. These principals are then expanded through both fixed material and improvisation, building to richly detailed, technical and highly physically dance phrases. As the classes develop the emphasis turns to performativity and musicality while keeping a fun and high energy spirit of exploration.
Creative tools is an exploration of ways of making material for stage performance. Exploring physical extremes and characterisation; this workshop will look at ways of creating scene ideas using theatrical and physical tools, and then on how to develop and refine those ideas. How does a dancer approach character, how does a character dance? We explore methods of generating material that play with the personality, image, and the strengths and weakness of the individual in the attempt to find unique and specialised material. Much of this work is inspired by Jos’ experience working with Peeping Tom.