Alexandre Achour Modernes Tänzertraining
Class Description: The class emphasizes the connection between mind visualization and body. What I think is what I dance; therefore the dancers are guided in the process of framing their own movement exploration with inner tools. We will approach the body with both improvisation and set material. Working through set material is a way to access more clearly some sensory systems. The class starts low in energy but as we go through time, we will ask more and more energy and activity to our bodies. Precision is a key word.
Bio: Alexandre Achour fulfilled a contemporary dance education in the National and Regional Conservatory of Lyon and in the London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) where he received the Robert Cohan Award, a grant for the male dancer with most potential. He danced in the french company, Dans Ces Légendes and at the Opera of Lyon. He performed in London with companies such as Vocal Motions Company and maProjet company (improvised structured piece). He founded together with a group of improvisers Tied by thumbs Company, ensemble based on improvisation into performance, and performed for Resolution festival. He toured in London and Denmark with Zebfountain Company. In 2009, he worked in Hamburg for an upcoming choreographer Monica Antezana on her new piece The G String Theory which was performed during the Dance Congress in Kampnagel. In 2010 he worked for Shang Chi Sun in his 4.48 and the french choreographer Annick Charlot in Lieux d'être. He is currently studying a Master of Choregraphy in HZT Berlin. Parallel to his dance career he choreographed his own works, two short pieces, Insert a coin and La costurera which were both performed at The Place theatre. In 2009 Alexandre Achour was part of a transcultural residency, Dance Beyond Borders, where he choreographed A family resemblance performed at Dancekiosk festival in Hamburg. He is working on a series of works called Object, Object 1 was performed in Leipzig in May 2011, Object 2 was performed in Berlin Uferstudios in November 2011, he is now working on Object 3, the last of the series which première is in June 2012.