Informations

Prices: 170 czk / 1 lesson, 300 czk / 2 lessons, 400 czk / 3 lessons

The capacity of the training is 20, payment is possible only cash before the training, reservations are recommended.

Contact (inquiries, reservations): Lucie Fabišiková (lucie@altart.cz, 604 505 969)

His Workshop is focused on Improvisation working on fundamentals like breath, speed and energy, involving the core structure of the body influenced by different methods of kalari payattu and other martial arts combined, focusing mainly on dancers relationship with the space and the people around.

 The practice is about identifying our way of expressing into certain situations like a moment of confrontation, dealing ,accepting and mainly reacting. Inventing a score to create an incident and let the body react and mind follows and other way around. Using senses to provoke emotions created through incidents. Identifying the space filled with accumulated information through movement and research.

 We experience reaction through various tasks and scores, to disengage mind from body and observing the reaction of body, recollecting or replaying the incident and to identify it with a new perspective, the new is nothing but a combination of various memories played in different time and space which is changing and passing every moment. Bringing feeling and letting the body occupy and transfer, letting it pass in order to give space for the next incident. Running from incident to incident, going through different emotional state, identifying the presence and absence, and identifying the state of mind and body through these different emotional state.

Curriculum
Abhilash Ningappa was born in India, today he works internationally as a performer, a teacher and a choreographer. He started his training in India and later travelled across India and Europe to work and keep practicing.He is also the artistic Director of Play Practice Artists Residency in Bangalore (www.playpractice.in), where he currently runs several programs for professional dancers and choreographers.He post graduated in SEAD (Salzburg) and he got his Post Masters in Performing Arts and Scenography Studies (APASS) in Belgium, developing a movement research project called PLAY PRACTICE. He is also a yoga practitioner and a martial art teacher, in particular he trained in Karate and Kalari Payattu.

​Abhilash worked with La Caldera (Spain), Compagnie Thor – Thierry Smits (Brussels), Nunart (Spain), Dance Perfect (Prague), Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Antwerp), I-dance (Hong Kong), Ibiza and Freiburg Contact Festival (Spain). He has been teaching professional classes in Marameo and Dock 11 (Berlin), Dansehotel (Malaga), PARTS Residency (Brussels and India), Love-in (Canada), D.ID – DanceIdentity (Austria), Danskias (Vienna), APDI (Ireland), Hofstra University (New York) and Brown University (Providence).

Abhilash has been running every year the Play Practice Apprenticeship Program (since 2014) and the Yoga Practice Teachers Training Program (since 2015). He also organized the Goa Scholarship Program (2012/13/14/15) and the Improjunction Scholarship Program in 2014. At Play Practice Residency he has been hosting both international and local artist to develop their independent work.

Abhilash worked with choreographers such as Constanza Macras in “Back to the present” and “The past”, Katie Ducks in several Improvisation performances, Tania Carvalho in “Icosahedron”, and with the Rex levitates Dance Company (Ireland). He also performed in “Bodies in urban spaces” by Willie Dorner, “Pro Choreo Laboratory” by Reinhild Hoffman, “What I think about when I think about dancing” by Ka Fai and “To dream or not to dream” by Nuni Lazaga.

Abhilash won the Pecda Award for Choreography with his work “Architect of self destruction” performed at Biennial and Shoonya Space (Bangalore), at the NUNOFF Festival (Barcelona) and at the Ibiza Movement and Performance Festival. Abhilash also choreographed “No Speaking Solo” performed at the Isadora Festival (Russia); the duet “Too far east is west” with Carla Guida Johnson; “Disposable Heroes” with Bangalore Dance Collective; “Troubled Duet” performed at the Bangalore International Dance Festival.He presented a Lecture Performance called ‘Life Unedited” and performed in “Lets Make Up India” (Zurich). He also performed in “15 pieces” (concept by Daniel Kok): a collection of 15 solos choreographed by all the choreographers participating in “Point to point”, an Exchange Program organised by Asia Europe Dance Forum and supported by the Asian Europe Foundation.

Website:
http://www.playpractice.in/artistic-director

Teaching Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ibbPJZEQY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcFITXREWPo