Photo: Anja Hitzenberger
Judith Sánchez Ruiz, Berlin-based director, choreographer, teacher, improviser. She has been a former member of Sasha Waltz & Guest, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Mal Pelo Company, DanzAbierta Company. She has also collaborated with independent choreographers such as David Zambrano, Jeremy Nelson and Luis Malvacias, DD Dorvillier and Deborah Hay. Since 2012 she has been doing a choreographic collaboration with Edivaldo Ernesto. JSR Company presented: “Micro Revolution”, ACUD”, Sebastian Schunke Meets JSR”, Improvisational Project “Mirror Equation”, “ENCAJE” and recently touring the US with her solo + A spontaneous duet honoring the memory of Trisha Brown. Judith stablished as a teacher at major institutions throughout Europe, US, Latin America and Asia. She had taught: Sasha Waltz & Dancers, Cie, Amir Samir Company, SNDO, SEAD, Copenhagen Dance School, Amsterdam MTD, Paris Conservatory CNSMD, Ménagerie de Verre; Tanzfabrik Micadanses, Critical Path, Tanzquartier. Festivals like Dance Umbrella Festival (London), Coda Oslo International Dance Festival, Moscow Tsekh Summer School, Marseille Objectif Danse, Movement Research (NYC), Summer Workshop Guangzhou (China) and Deltebre Dance Festival.
Functionality and Perspective in Dance. Tech class
Judith has investigated release technique for the last ten years. Focus on the importance of being grounded, the technique training is about understanding the shifting of weight, clarity of movement, attention to detail, precision and dynamics in a multidirectional approach. Introducing movement material that will prepare students for the repertory of JSR Company, use at end of class.
YOUR OWN GOD Intensive Improvisation Workshop
Research is state of mind in which things flow, widening, awake, transcend… This workshop will trigger your un/comfortable zone. I will guide you to look for the unknown exploration of different approaches to movement that is part of my work investigation as a choreographer. Practicing how to keep the state of research, awareness, and curiosity. We will learn how to develop movement in composition with space and in relationship with others. I will encourage you to own your movement. Find precision, and wildness all together but overall, Live in your dance!