Jos Baker
“Physicology & Improvisation”

August 7 – 11
14.00 – 18.30 H
Studio D
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. Much of this work is also inspired by Jos’ experience working 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.