Yoga & Dance
Workshop with MALIKA FANKHA
22nd December | 13:30 – 15:30
Yoga and Dance is a practice off the mat that interweaves elements of contemporary dance, martial arts and vinyasa into a dynamic flow using the rotations, turns and spirals inherent in our anatomical structure. By leaving the comfort zone of our mat we aim to increase and expand our movement vocabulary and step beyond perceived limits. Focusing on correct alignment and the play between gravity and our own bodyweight will allow us to move with more ease and efficiency. We will navigate through repeated elements and gradually build up a choreographed sequence combining floorwork and vertical alignment into a continuous, challenging yet accessible flow. If you love movement, music and sweat and want to approach your practice from a new perspective, this workshop is for you! All levels welcome.
1 day | CHF 50
Malika Fankha studied theatre in Zurich and contemporary dance in Salzburg (SEAD) and NYU (Tisch School of Performing Arts). She works internationally as a dancer, choreographer, sound poet and DJ. Her performative work aims to blur the hierarchies between genres, to collapse the threshold of binary and normative social codes such as male and female, artificial and human, intimacy and representation. Using multiple narratives with both body and voice she spectrums the utopian and dystopian characteristics of popular media culture, posthumanism and trivia while at the same time declaring everything to be within the textual, visual and emotive space of poetry. Among others, she has been collaborating with SUPERAMAS, Tino Sehgal, Deborah Hazler, Saar Magal and Maureen Kaegi. Her co-production and residency partners include Tanzquartier Vienna, Brut, WUK, ImPulsTanz, Festwochen Wien, Sound:Frame, Tanzhaus Zürich, Dampfzentrale Bern, Art Basel, Zentrum Paul Klee, Pianofabriek Brussels, workspacebrussels, Kaaitheater, CAMPO Ghent, Cullberg Ballet Stockholm, Life Long Burning, Golden Days Festival Copenhagen and Mladi Levi Festival Ljubljana.