Jos Baker
“Physicology & Improvisation”

Juli 30 – August 3
9.30 – 11.30 H
Studio F
Advanced/ Professionals
In English


Jos Baker is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher. He worked for Peeping Tom and DV8 Physical Theatre before he started his own choreographic work. „Physicology“ is his approach to dance technique. It combines looking at physics, psychology, performance practice and anatomy. Jos‘ teaching is also inspired by his work with Peeping Tom. The participants are asked to get a deeper understanding of what technique is, how it can help them and how they can apply technique more effectively into their practice. By the end of the week, the participants would be typically trying to do more complex material as a development of the principles they have established. That material usually encompasses standing and floor work, virtuosity and precision.

The workshop will also look at improvisation in different contexts, whether it is for technique, performance or research, the differences and similarities between these things and how dancers can get the most out of their improvisation practice.

Jos started his dance training at the age of 7 with Oxford Youth Dance and then continued his formal education first at The Laban Center London and then at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. From 2008 – 2014, he worked for Peeping Tom as a dancer, actor and collaborator, principally with the productions „32 Rue Vandenbranden“ (2009), and „A Louer“ (2011). Since then, he worked briefly for DV8 Physical Theatre on the production of „John“ (2014). His own choreographic work includes a. o. „Put Out the Flame“ (2019-20) and „The Smallest Little Thing“ (2019) commissioned by The Hong Kong Arts Festival. He also made several commercials, music videos and short films; a.o. as a dancer and choreographic assistant to Damien Jalet for „Anima“ (2019). In addition, he teaches a wide range of classes and workshops for professional dancers and dance students.