How to become an Axolotl

Bewegungsworkshop mit Yolanda Morales

  • Produktionszentrum Tanz + Performance

As part of the 10 Tage Freischwimmen Festival

A movement workshop with choreographer Yolanda Morales for people with and without dance experience

Samstag, 27.04.2024, 11 am - 1 pm
Produktionszentrum Tanz + Performance

Participation in the workshop is free.
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This workshop offers the opportunity to approach the choreographer's movement repertoire and discover her work using materials that form the basis of her latest dance pieces: Moving slowly increases the energy, concentration and precision of our movements. Moving slowly harbours the potential for more conscious movement. As part of the 10 tage freischwimmen urban space project, Yolanda Morales is developing her research HOW I BECAME AN AXOLOTL (more information under the heading "Urban space project"). In her workshop, she invites participants to approach the figure of the axolotl and its movements. The ability of its organs to regenerate has made the Mexican freshwater salamander a symbolic animal of the country. The workshop teaches movement tools such as dynamic stillness, flowing movement development through the alternation of speeds and the zoom perspective, i.e. the magnification of movement in dynamic stillness. Together we create a living image.

Yolanda Morales, born 1984 in Chiapas (Mexico), is a choreographer, dancer and performer. She trained in dance in Mexico and completed a Master's degree in Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg. In her choreographic works, she deals with imaginary bodies in utopian and dystopian spaces that are closely interwoven with current political and social realities. Yolanda Morales is currently part of the FREISCHWIMMEN network, works as a guest choreographer at the Contemporary Dance School Hamburg CDSH and is one of the choreographers in residence at K3 Tanzplan Hamburg for the 23/24 season.

A cooperation with the Theater Rampe and the 10 Tage Freischwimmen Festival from 25.04. - 04.05.2024

Performance "How I became an Axolotl" beim 10 tage freischwimmen
Theater Rampe