Yeknom: Winston Reynolds & Axel Guérin
Open class + Workshop
For professional dancers and cirkus artists
A collaboration between Manegen and Danscentrum Stockholm!
Date: 3-5 of June 2019
Time: 10-11.30 Daily training
Place: Danscentrum Stockholm (big studio)
Deadline for application is 17th of May 2019.
Dancers apply to: babis@dcsthlm
Circus artists apply to: email@example.com
Open Class information:
Acrobatic Dance –
-I look at several methods of movement practise based around the disassociation of the regular gymnastics rigid form, and how we can deconstruct and build up a more diverse option of movement choice and possibility , especially within the inverted and inverse levels of movement. (^Upside Down^) One of Acrobatics main aspects is the switching between the primary functions of limbs. Legs become arms, feet become hands, in this way we train to become more accustomed to working off axis and within different planes of moving.
-Agility within Acrobatics-
We will be learning about the preparation and maintenance of the acrobat. And start zooming into specific aspects of acrobatics and locomotion.
-As there is a certain sensitivity in acrobatics behind all the larger movements. It’s a tool where the smallest adjustment (Micro) can make a big impact on the physical outcome. I will look into my own personal vocabulary and system of individual acrobatic practice, and the methodology of using acrodance as a vehicle to expand possible movement choices and directions. Another aspect we will use is the partner, and how a partnering situation can help to boost or access our learning process. Using the other as a reference point or means of physical assistance we can try to touch upon unfamiliar planes and levels while interacting with the partner and learning how to become familiar with using the partner as an assistant while building on our practice.
Winston and Axel graduated from Circomedia (FDA course, 2010-2012). And then went on to complete their Bachelor at ACAPA (Academy of Circus and Performance Art, Netherlands, 2012-2016). Within this education they both specialised in acrobatic dance and contact partnering. They have been guided and influenced by the teachings of Alexander Vantournhout, who introduced them to several influential teachers and opportunities within the dance and movement community.
Currently they are both in the new production ‘Red Haired Men’ (Alexander Vantournhout ) currently touring. They have an ongoing study and practice with Tomislav English, adapting aspects of his methodology Ferus Animi // Terra Nova using it within their teaching and maintenance as movement practioners. They also have an ongoing study with Martin Kilvady for the past 4 years focusing on his teaching methodology of “All Inclusive”.
In 2017 Winston Reynolds & Axel Guérin co-created their own company Ŷeknom with the idea to try and capture, shape and share what they have discovered within their co-operation. It is an ongoing project which collaborates and delves into multiple movement practices, styles and forms. Ŷeknom leads dance and research workshops around Europe , TripSpace,(London), Balletboyz(London), Codarts,(Rotterdam), Fontys,ACAPA (Netherlands), (Austria, Zurich, Porto) and will be starting their own production, “A theme on silence and other things” throughout 2019.