João Santiago

July 8. – 12. 2024 / Local Training Exchange

30% – partnering work
30% – improvisation tasks
25% – crossings in space
15% – phrases

João Santiago (1995, Portugal) is a performer, dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Munich. He began his dance studies in Portugal at the Conservatório de Música da Jobra where he completed the Professional Course in Contemporary Dance Performer in 2013. In 2017 He completed the Bachelor Dancer/Maker at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in The Netherlands. João has danced and created his own work and at the same time collaborated with several companies and artists (dance, circus, street performance, theater, visual arts) such as Victor Hugo Pontes, Joana Gama, Radar 360 Associação Cultural, Romulus Neagu, Marie Johanna Richter, Noura Rezgui, Anna Konjetzky, Constantin Georgescu, Cristina D’Alberto, Alondra Castellanos Arreola, Nicole Beutler, Maged Mohamed, Pedro Dias, Liliana Garcia, Lee Mingwei, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Claude Bardouil, Mateja Koležnik, Laura Saumweber, Laura Manz, Erica D’Amico, Marie Nüzel among others. At the moment he teaches the discipline of Improvisation and Partnering work as a guest teacher at the Otto Falckenberg Schule Fachakademie Für Darstellende Kunst in Munich and at the Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding

class description:
However confident we are of how we move, our body continues and will continue to be mysterious and there will always be room for new discoveries, experiences and challenges. What surrounds us is influential and inconstant … we must adapt and be physically and mentally vulnerable. We will go on a journey where we will discover new ways of using the body and how to use it for and against our imagination. I believe that during class we are not only training our body, but we are also training our performative skills and how these can influence our movement and way of moving.The class starts with exercises that create and warm up the capacity of awareness of the body around the space and the people in it. At this moment we will work/play with the ideas of timing, body manipulation, weight shifting and efficiency while at the same time we slowly start to warm up the spine, muscles, and articulations. This will develop it to a more “performative” training where while improvising with others, we can find and research different impulses and different intentions while doing a certain physical task and hopefully find a different way of moving through. After we start a couple of exercises crossing the space where we will go from the floor to jumping using different techniques from floorwork to partnering looking for creating an efficient but vulnerable body that can be ready, warm and available for the rest of the day.

professional training/local training exchange
: Monday – Friday 10 – 11:30 am
price: 5, – € per class or 20, – € for the whole week.
location: T29 – dance space / T29 @ FatCat, Rosenheimer Str. 5, 81667 München (old Gasteig)

current class rules
• space limited
• first come first serve
• no late entries to class

previous classes with João for Bad Lemons Project:
July 24. – 28. 2023 / Local Training Exchange