Romain Guion -
Mindful body in motion
The two-day workshop is an invitation for partakers to expand their creative toolkit and diversify their movement vocabulary. Built on his artistic experience and collaborations with artists such as Alain Platel (BE), Koen Augustijnen (BE), Francesca Foscarini (IT) and Martin Zimmermann (CH), the daily sessions are divided in two parts. Each day starts with a contemporary dance technical training followed by a creative laboratory wherein participants can explore and reflect on their physical practice through free-form guided improvisational tasks. In the course of the two days, different creative approaches will be proposed with a particular attention put on the concept of transformation and metamorphosis. Embracing togetherness and a reciprocal exchange of ideas, the workshop encourages movers of all kinds to experiment, question, dare and most importantly, to dance.
The workshop welcomes artists with a physical practice (dancers, actors, circus artists, etc.) who are comfortable with improvising and being challenged.
About Romain Guion
Romain Guion is a Zürich-based performer, choreographic assistant, dance pedagogue, curator and cultural manager with a 25-year career in the performing arts. He trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris before joining various renowned international dance companies such as Charleroi-Danses, National Dance Company Wales, Dance Theatre of Ireland, John Scott's Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Gelabert-Azzopardi Companyia de Dansa, Eun Me Ahn Dance Company, Staatstheater Mainz and Les Ballets C de la B. Alongside his performing career, Romain collaborates in the creation of dance, music, theatre and opera productions with artists such as Alain Platel, Martin Zimmermann, Koen Augustijnen, Eugénie Rebetez, Francesca Foscarini and Juliette Navis. . In 2018, Romain took part in the Venice Biennale performing the solo Animale choreographed for him by Francesca Foscarini. Since 2000 Romain has been transmitting his knowledge of contemporary dance and choreography by leading dance trainings and movement research workshops all around the world. Romain is on the board of directors and curator of LUCKY TRIMMER, a Berlin-based showcase dedicated to the short performance format. He curates the professional training and workshop program at Tanzhaus Zürich and is a member of the dance collective The Field. In 2019 Romain received a cultural award from the city of Zürich and in 2021 completed a Master in Arts and Cultural Management with a focus on environmental sustainability in the European contemporary dance sector. BRÜCKEREI, a platform for choreographic development, is his latest endeavor and will take place for the first time in the summer 2022 in Zürich.
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