Kidd Pivot Masterclass - May 3rd, 2020
Masterclass organized in collaboration with Torino Danza Festival, included into the International Contemporary Dance Program organized by NOD and open to everybody
Kidd Pivot's improvisation class focuses on discovering and revealing articulations and timings in the body.
The class begins with a warm-up as participants articulate deeply through the body in stages, starting from the spine and working towards the extremities. Participants work at their own pace, exploring kinetic relationships both within their own bodies and to the space around them. The class is explorative and non-performative: its focus is on the play between analysis and instinct, and the use of improvisation both as a tool and an experience.
Associate Artistic Director
Born in Québec, Eric grew up fishing and hunting before discovering dance at the age of 16. Graduate from École supérieure de danse du Québec, he has been on stage with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, as well as with Canadian contemporary dance icons such as La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault, Paul-André Fortier, Louise Lecavalier and Crystal Pite. Company member since 2004, Eric currently collaborates with Kidd Pivot as rehearsal director, and stages Pite’s work on companies worldwide including Cullberg Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, National Ballet of Canada, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Ballet Zürich. Eric has served as guest teacher and faculty for several organizations such as École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, Arts Umbrella Vancouver, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation and Dutch National Ballet Academy among others, as well as rehearsal director for Nederlands Dans Theater. He currently resides in Holland, and devotes most of his spare time advocating for climate action and sustainable practices in the dance world.
Doug is from New Hampshire USA and is a graduate of The Juilliard School. He danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hell’s Kitchen Dance before joining the Batsheva Dance Company, where he worked with Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal from 2007 – 2012, and became a teacher of Gaga, Ohad’s movement language. Doug was a founding member of Sharon’s company, L-E-V, until 2015. He has assisted her work for companies such as Nederlands Dans Theater and the Royal Swedish Opera. He has also worked with Bobbi Smith, Adam Linder, Aszure Barton, and the GoteborgsOperans Danskompani, and is currently a member of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, performing the works of Pina and Alan Lucien Øyen. Doug is a recipient of the 2007 Movado Future Legends Award, nominated by Mikhail Baryshnikov. He joined Kidd Pivot in 2018.
€ 30.00 (VAT included) for external student
Send your application by video (up to 1 min improvisation) a short bio and show real (if you have) to firstname.lastname@example.org (Vimeo or Youtube NO password)