Andressa Miyazato

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Andressa Miyazato is a Brazilian choreographer, Dancer, and dance researcher with an established career in Europe, where she has lived since 2007. After 7-years with the Cisne Negro Dance Company in São Paulo, Brazil, Andressa performed as a principal dancer in repertoires of European
companies such as Staatstheater Darmstadt, Germany, and Landestheater Linz, Austria. She toured through South America, Cuba, the USA, South Africa, Mozambique, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Czech Republic, and Taiwan. In 2013, Andressa Miyazato was nominated as "Hoffnungsträgern" (transl. "Bearer of Hope") in the Tanz Jahrbuch Tanz, followed by a nomination in the category Dancer of the Year 2017 by Marieluise Jeitschko on the renowned platform tanznetz.de and was awarded the Dancer of the Year Award by "Freunde des Linzer.
Musiktheater." In 2020 she graduated with a Master of Artes and dance pedagogy at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz. Parallel to her work as a performer and dance teacher, she has dedicated herself to choreographic research and is currently a Ph.D. candidate for her artistic research at Kunst University Linz. Andressa is also a faculty member of the DanceworX Academy in India, a guest teacher for the National Contemporary Dance Argentina, and a university teacher atthe IDA Institute of Dance Artes in Linz. As a choreographer, she has an expressive eye for narratives focused on the transformative power of art and enriched by cross-cultural dialogues, which has driven artistic collaborations around the world, such as "Fleurs du Crépuscule" in December 2019, a partnership with renowned French composer Jean-Jacques Lemêtre (Theatre du Soleil), performer Guqin Li-Yu You and students from the National Taiwan University of the Arts Taipei.

ProART Festival 2021

BRNO 17. - 20. 7.

Současný tanec

Taneční divadlo

>>Contemporary class

The workshop will address the development of movement phrases from the choreographic expression of Andressa Miyazato. These sentences will then be (de)constructed, drawing the dancers' attention to different layers that build the movement. So the action will always be in transformation and not as a goal to be reached. The process delves into aesthetics as a framework in which participants can explore different corporealities. Furthermore, instantaneous compositions challenged the dancers to find immediate solutions to adapt the body to new corporeal proposals. Starting with the warm-up, the dancers will navigate through their bodily roots, working with deep attention and awareness of their physicality. The introduction will consist of working with the principles of roots and dynamic curves, concentrating on the fascia's elasticity and connectivity. Rooting the feet, the hips and mobilizing the rib cage, strengthening and stretching simultaneously. This new corpo-reality creates a state of body awareness and alertness to the dynamics in which the body is involved. The intensity of floor work patterns and vertical combinations will be adapted to the group's level.

>>Dance Theater workshop

What does it mean to dance from the soul? The dance Theater workshop is inspired by the work of the Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno. We will focus on the body's relationship with its environment as a source for poetic movement. Participants will be introduced to methods for working with the multidimensionality of the body. Theatrical spaces will be unfolded and explored through movement. Besides, dancers will explore everyday gestures and reactions in a state of transformation. Participants will experience that a simple gesture contains poetic expressions that communicate from the soul. In the final phase, participants will be shown a way to work with metaphors. How to transfer or translate words and language into fictional spaces where the body can interact.

For more information about Andressa Miyazato: https://andressamiyazato.com

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