Jose’s contemporary class is fast paced and aims to improve stamina through precise and simple movement patterns. The principles of the class are influenced by the diversity of traditional forms, which are brought into a contemporary dance context. There is a dynamic focus on the concept of ‘attack and release’. This technique allows joints to relax and energy to flow with maximum efficiency. Jose often uses counts to influence the dynamic of the movement and spinning to engage the core. The workshop is strongly influenced by Asian movement forms and martial arts.
Jose will then explore ideas and repertoire for his new creation ‘Silk Road’. The production is influenced by the beautiful rhythms from Flamenco and Kathak traditions bringing them into a contemporary context. Participants will have fun learning and exploring these rhythmic structures and phrases at the heart of the workshop.José Agudo