JANET NOVÁS

Intensive in Sala Sabil October 30th-31st & November 1st

DO AND MOVE

How to enhance our creativity? How many tools do we have at our disposal that we ignore? How to rescue them and get the most out of them? Where are the limits? How to convert ideas or thoughts into movement? From where do I communicate? Is my work a product or a discourse? What is the need that keeps me here and now? How to silence the false and leave space for the revelation of the truth? These are some of the questions that have arisen throughout my career as a performer and creator, and that have led me to develop my work. To delve into these issues, I have rescued and developed a series of exercises that are what I will propose these days.

The workshop will be divided into two parts. The first will begin with a warm-up based on the repetition of small exercises that will evolve throughout the class. Little by little the level of physical energy will increase, freeing our body and discovering new possibilities that will lead us into creative work in a more conscious way. In the second part we will focus on a more personal work using basic improvisation tools, putting the student under constant questioning, occupying and helping to break established patterns. Building in this way a discourse that responds to their needs and interests.

The main objective of this workshop is to awaken in the student the need to discover, to browse, to enjoy and take risks without fear of error or the idea of ​​failure.

 

Janet Novás (O Porriño, 1982) Galician dancer and creator. She lives in Madrid since 2001. She trained in contemporary dance between Madrid, Brussels and Berlin. In 2008 she began to create and develop her own projects. Her work is built from observation, experience and dialogue with her body as the main tool, betting on her own language, shaping the emotional content and aesthetic simplicity that characterize her work. Since the beginning of her work as a creator, Janet Novás has had the collaboration of the musician and composer Haru Mori and the choreographer and performer Ricardo Santana. Her creations have been presented at prestigious national and international festivals such as Rencontres Chorégraphiques, Festival de Marseille, Festival Nouvelles-Pole Sud, Cement Festival, FIDCU (Montevideo), MOV_S, TNT Dansa, Festival de Autumn a Primavera, Escenas do Cambio and the Festival Bad among others. Throughout her career she has received several awards, among which we can highlight the 2nd prize of the XXI Choreographic Contest of Madrid, a scholarship for the danceWEBeurope 2008 (Vienna), the Artistic Assistance award to the B Mótion Festival of Bassano del Grappa (where The Flight 6408 project arises in collaboration with Sharon Fridman, Natxo Montero and Pisando Ovos) and the 2011 InJuve Award with her creation “Cara pintada”. This same year she is selected to participate in the ChoreoRoam Europe workshops and residencies program organized by The Place, Festival Opera Estate, Dansateliers, Danceweek Festival and the Madrid Choreographic Contest. As a choreographer she has also directed the movement part of the 2014 Max Awards Gala and the Mestre Mateo Awards (Galicia). As a performer she has worked for the companies Lisi Estarás (Les ballets C de la B), Daniel Abreu, Pablo Esbert, PlayDramaturgia, Matarile Teatro, Provisional Danza, Pisando Ovos, Arrieritos, Megaló Teatro, Ertza, José Reches and Pedro Berdayes. She has also collaborated in the third edition of the project Bailar ¿es lo que queréis? curated by Elena Córdoba, Ana Buitrago and Jaime Conde Salazar and in “The song of the horses” by Lipi Hernández. She currently collaborates with different artists such as Pablo Esbert, Mercedes Peón and the fashion designers Zap & Buj with whom she created her latest work “I imagined five bodies and none was mine”, a production of Veranos de la Villa 2019. Janet Novás alternates her work as a dancer and creator with that of teacher, giving classes and workshops in different centers in Spain, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

 

Schedule:

The intensive takes place on October 30th-31st and November 1st
Saturday-Monday 10.00-15.00

 

Price:

€160 (140 early-bird price until October 8th)

Possibility for accommodation, ask us for more information.

Limited places.