Florian Bilbao

Contemporary for Dancers 

11.03.–15.03.19, 12:00–13:30

Training for Dancers


Florian Bilbao. Born in 1979 in Libourne (France). Formation in Montpellier and Angers (Centre National de danse contemporaine). He lives and works in Berlin since 2002 where he worked with Xavier Le Roy, Dieter Heitkamp, Rubato, Tino Sehgal, Sommer Ulrickson, Christoph Winkler and Nir de Volff . He was responsible for the choregraphic adaptation from the project “City Maquette” created by Mathilde Monnier and the Berliner Philharmonic (music from Heiner Goebbels) between 2007 and 2011 in Paris, Reims, Montpellier, Lille (France), Woking (UK) and guimaraes (Portugal). In 2009, he founded the “TanzZeit Jugendcompany” together with Livia Patrizi with whom he choregraphed the piece “Brief an LF” coproduced by Radialsystem, Berlin and Theater Massalia, Marseille (France). His piece “Love, Death & Rock N’Roll” has been part of the Repertoire of the Ilkhom Company in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and “Karagos” with the german theater of Kasachstan has been touring in Astana, Almaty, Wien, Paris, Berlin, Bruxelles and Moscow in 2016. He worked as Choreographer in the team of Heiner Goebbels for 4 music-theater pieces created durin the Ruhrtriennale between 2012 and 2014. He performed in the piece “Never Forever” from Falk Richter and Total Brutal in the Schaubühne between 2014 and 2016. His piece fliegen&fallen in collaboration with Theater ON Berlin for everybody from 2 years old is touring since 3 years and has been played 70 times in 6 european countries.

Class description

Intensive Motion
Intensity as involvement and high awareness in the movement and not as muscular strength. No hierarchy in the body, each body part is always involved as impulse or as a reaction of this impulse. Playing with the physical energy of falling allows us to discover new ways of getting energy and flow in the movement. This constant switch between letting the weight go and using the momentum of the falling as an incredible impulse for the movement increases our sensitivity and our level of consciousness in dance. The class will begin with a somatic warm up on the floor using anatomical images and will grow into a movement research based on the energy of the fall in the release technic.