In collaboration with the movement artist and choreographer Thomas Steyaert, Art Alive and Thomas Steyaert established a regular training session scheduled twice a month for the next four months. 

 

Starting from February 17th, an intensive class will be held on two Saturday´s in a month until June 15th, with each session lasting three hours. Thomas Steyaert, a former dancer with Ultima Vez and independent choreographer, will lead the class.

 

The sessions will take place from 11:00 to 14:00 h on the following dates:

February 17th

March 9th & 23rd

April 6th & 20th

May 4th & 18th

June 1st & 15th

 

Membership fee:

The fee is 25KM per day. If you choose to attend both dates in a month (starting from March), the total fee is 40KM. Please arrive at least ten minutes before the class begins. Payments can be made in cash at the door.

 

Registration:

Due to limited spots, please register in advance by sending a short email to savremeniples.bih@gmail.com with your name, family name, and the date of the session at least two hours before the class begins. If registering multiple individuals, provide their full names. If you know the dates you are available to attend, kindly send them in a single email. If you are unable to attend after registration, inform us promptly to open up the space for others. Sara Duric will be available at the venue to address any support, inquiries, and payment processes.

 

Location:

The current alternative location for regular training is the dance studio at Djecija Kuca, Grbavicka bb. For any space-related inquiries, please talk to Thomas or Sara directly.

 

Attendance:

Regular attendance is highly encouraged for technique development. Drop-ins are possible. The class is open to local and international dancers of any background experience, actors, as well as anyone interested in movement.

 

Additional Information:

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us via email at savremeniples.bih@gmail.com

 

About Thomas Steyaert: 

Thomas Steyaert is a movement artist and visual artist based in Sarajevo. He has performed in various projects with Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus in Brussels and with the KVS (Royal Flemish Theatre) under the artistic direction of Jan Goossens. He explores his individual approach and has created several works in Europe and abroad. In 2020 he created Score#1: Ten Ballets in co-operation with MESS Theater Festival, BNP Zenica, the History Museum of Sarajevo and visual artist Daniel Premec. In the same year he choreographed the closing scene for the movie ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ by Jasmila Zbanic. In 2021, together with SARTR (Sarajevo War Theater) and MESS Theater Festival, Thomas created Sarajevo Feeling, a theater show with the cast of SARTR. Also, in SARTR, in 2022 he created Phantom Leg. Additionally, he engages in drawing, painting, and music. Thomas also gives workshops, paints/ draws and creates soundscapes. In 2019 he had his first solo exhibition with paintings, prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Further in 2020 he had a solo exposition 'Some Works' at Brodac Gallery in Sarajevo. In 2022, he exposed a series of drawings at Malpertuis in Tielt, Belgium. Thomas' work has been shown in theaters and festival in Europe and abroad.

 

Class description

In the first five classes, I offer an introduction to basic technical skills of what contemporary dance can be. We will work around a series of structured movement phrases to explore and improve memory, coordination, strength, release techniques and floor work without loosing sight of authenticity and creativity. The research in contemporary dance is endless. Further stages will explore improvisation, contact work, real-time group choreography and performance practice. In a place with very little culture in contemporary dance, I believe teaching can offer new experiences, improve curiosity and potentially new ways of imagining theater, stage works and performance.