Jos Baker

dec 11. – 15. 9:30-11h / professional training

Jos Baker is a British choreographer, director, and performer based in Brussels. After working for many years as a dancer and performer, including a long period with the dance theatre company Peeping Tom, Jos started making his own work and founded Trodden Dreams. His creations for the stage have included Of No Fixed Abode, The Smallest Little Thing, Put Out the Flame and Contactless.  On screen he has directed Shift, Put Out the Flame [the movie], and co-directed The Hole,  as well as working as a movement director for stage and screen. Jos is also the creator of Physicology an approach to dance technique which he teaches internationally.

Class description 
Physicology classes put theory into action. Building from analysis of dance technique into application in increasingly challenging ways; using experimentation, improvisation and highly physical phrase material. Over the last 12 years of teaching contemporary dance technique, Jos Baker has developed Physicology as a way to accelerate and improve dancers’ technical understanding. Based on the principal that by understanding and combining the diverse elements that underpin technique, we will increase our knowledge base and capacity for movement. The key elements that are relevant to the Physicology method are: anatomy, physics, psychology, musicality, spacial awareness, biomechanics, imagery, and acting and performance skills. Through various experiments we will look at how these elements work and then how we can combine, align and simplify them, and apply this new understanding into movement. We will then progressively make the movement vocabulary more challenging, building on the established base. The concepts will be applied to movement, until we are dancing rich, complex and physically challenging dance material and phrases.

professional training/local training exchange
: Monday – Friday 9:30h – 11:00h
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.