This full training workshop tackles practices that span from yoga, coordination, attention or stamina games to building personal movement material, or learning several dynamic choreographic sequences. I consider that the dancer’s training must be as wide as possible, including a significant variety of disciplines to achieve a versatile, strong and agile body, although this sometimes means going beyond dance. To me dance is movement and energy, and from this perspective there is room for a myriad of resources and proposals with no need to put names or labels. In this workshop we’ll work with the body to achieve an expressive physicality and to explore improvisation and partnering work.

Èlia Lopez studied contemporary dance at Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and to further her training, she traveled around Europe to attend workshops of international teachers. Professionally she has worked with companies, choreographers and artists as Sasha Waltz & Guests , La Veronal, Gelabert-Azzopardi, Àlex Rigola, Romeo Castellucci, Maura Morales, Gustavo Ramirez, Lanònima Imperial, Toula Limnaios, Stopgap Dance Company and Els Comediants among others and she has performed with them around the world. She has participated as well in many other independent projects involving video dance, installations, videoclips or photography as a performer, choreographer and movement assistant. In addition to her studies, Elia is a certified yoga teacher by Sivana nda Vedanta Center and Sri Dharma Mittra (500h) and a certified in Nutrition and Dietetics.