LEIF FIRNHABER

Born in Paraguay, grew up between Chile, Germany and Spain, where he started break-dancing on the streets of the Canary Islands. He decides to continue the professional opportunities in the field of contemporary dance, passing through Madrid between 2005-2007. Based in Brussels since 2008, after working with influential and / or (not) known artists in the field of contemporary dance, he is currently developing SIIPPR-oduced collaborative movement research (dance, choreography, teaching, coaching, assisting) as well as Photography, Medicinal plants and foods, magnetism, water dynamisation and a profound admiration for nature as well as other Pseudoscience quackery nonsense. He has worked and collaborated in various ways with many companies, institutions and artists. The main professional references as a dancer /interpreter are with Eastman (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui) in “Puzzle” & “Babel”, Damien Jalet (“Médusés” Louvre Museum Paris), David Zambrano, Michelle Anne de Mey (Charleroi-Danses), Vlaamse Opera House (Antwerp & Ghent), Cie. Jozef Trefeli “UP” (Switzerland), Cie HelKa with “LORE” (Belgium), Cie. La Flux-Juha Marsalo & Caroline Savi (Paris), Carmelo Fernández “International Film Festival GC” (Spain), Natalia Medina “Tag” & “Masdanza” (Spain), alongside many independent projects.

Bastard techinikis

Bastard techinikis helps you allow the bastard in you to collaborate instead of compete, act instead of react, learn instead of prove what you already know. The performative aspect is developed as regular practise, so that we don´t close off to who we are when surrounded by an audience. The practise of being a performer goes hand in hand with being a curious audience to your own stream of perceptions from your senses, including the other humans around you, the space between things, the time that our thoughts take to find direction and meaning through movement and stillness. This requires the capacity of fine-tuning our attention and senses, while being physically totally engaged and open at the same time.

Our understanding of a divided work / pleasure relationship translates into less joy and efficiency, which is as counterproductive to the expansion of skills, as sitting down onto what we think we know is to comfort. Therefore, confusion is necessary to clear the mind when it tries too hard to intellectualise what it is not able to be yet, and let it be.

Pol. Talluntxe Calle B, nº7
Noain (Navarra)
Tel. +34 848411888
info@lafaktoria.org

Pol. Talluntxe Calle B, nº7
Noain (Navarra)
Tel. +34 848411888
info@lafaktoria.org

Pol. Talluntxe Calle B, nº7
Noain (Navarra)
Tel. +34 848411888
info@lafaktoria.org