Photo: Bruno Michelet
Laida Aldaz Arrieta, multidisciplinary artist, in many cases self-taught. Studies dance at the Navarra’s Official School of Dance and at PARTS, grant recipient.She has worked with Mala Kline in “Lab Dazalava”, Mark Tompkins & Meg Stuart in “Lab ABC”, David Zambrano in “The Rabbit Project”, Ali & Hedi Thabet in “Nous sommes pareils…”, Julyen Hamilton in “T43”, Roberto Olivan in “De Farra” and others. She has taught at Cie Thor/Thierry Smits, Alias Summer Intensive Canada, Conservatorio de Danza de Murcia, Kalamata Dance Festival, Festival Danzad Danzad Malditos, RITS, DCJ and many others. Her curiosity leads her to co-create, direct and produce works and projects in different artistic fields such as “Soñando Despiertos”, “Shopping List”, “DVP”, “BS&I”, “Derrière Elle”, “Kirolak” among others, that are performed internationally and have received several awards. She is the artistic director and founder of the association El Trastero Creativo and “Zinetika Festival”.
The class – Transformative Floorwork and partnering
We are always connected to the floor that´s why it is so important to learn how to use it. Through this work the dancers will explore different possibilities of movement in relationship with the ground, going in and out of it more efficiently. With a listening body, we will explore finding each other’s balance points, power and moments of weightlessness. The goal of this class is to learn how to move in the space, connecting with all the elements in it, including the other dancers.
Workshop – SITE SPECIFIC, CITY IN CREATION
In this workshop, we take to the streets and create within the city. We observe our surroundings and use them as inspiration for our creative activity. We take into account the spatial composition of the city itself to decide where, how and what we want to create. We will make a choreographic composition for a specific place inspired by what the space itself transmits, possesses or lacks.