Hygin Delimat

_07B0502_zak_rezydencja_hygin_delimat_netsize Dance artist based between Poland and Austria. He received academic degrees in Contemporary Dance and Dance Pedagogy at Anton Bruckner University in Linz (Austria). As a dancer he performed for various choreographers including Rose Breuss, Elio Gervasi, Georg Blaschke, Willi Dorner, Johanna Roggan, Robert Clark, Liv O'Donoghue or Matjaz Faric. In 2013 he was a holder of the DanceWEB scholarship.

Since 2011 he creates choreographic works. He received artistic residencies and presented his pieces in several European countries (Klub Żak Gdańsk, Derida Dance Center Sofia, Michael Douglas Collective Cologne, RedSapata Tanzfabrik Linz, Butoh Festival Dublin, Monotanc Fesztival Budapest, ProART Festival Brno). Always collaboraties with artists from various fields including contemporary composition, visual arts and new media. In his artistic research he integrates approaches and philosophies of somatic methods and urban dance styles. He has developed a somatic based approch to dance movement that he often teaches in forms of workshops.

ProART Festival 2019

Mikulov 28. - 30. 7.

Contemporary dance workshop Body Architecture


Body as an architecture: contemporary/urban fusion

From moving structures into composition. The workshop objective is to expand the field of movement potential – to access a creative freedom – through becoming aware of main principles of body functioning: its mass, axis, range of articulation, levels of tension. The approach is based on an ongoing artistic research in movement practices of Yoga, Feldenkrais and Breakdance. A collective movement and dance ritual is designed to awaken the body awareness through integrating somatic and physically demanding approaches. A continuous flow of exercises trains the nervous systems to stabilize the body structure and to develop muscular coordinations in order to reach complex organizations that challenge an architecture of the body, such as upside down balancing or using the head as a point of support. How to create unique postures and positions? How to make a conscious use of the muscle tonality? How to set structures in motion? How to be gliding, sliding, directing or going against the movement flow?

Translating and composing

A workshop is a continuation of an ongoing artistic research that is present in my works since the solo "Creatures" – towards developing practice-based approaches to choreography, that lead into “deformed body” aesthetics. Following the task of instant bodily translation of movement phrases we are going to enter overwhelming creative and performative states. In consequence we are going to shape our explorations into short solo etudes. The workshop especially focuses on creating and composing, searching for alternative, unknown, nonhabitual movements.