Jonathan Sanchez

Contemporary for Dancers

17.+19.12.2019, 14:00–15:30

Training for Dancers



Jonathan Sanchez studied in France at EPSE Danse under the Direction of Anne-Marie Porras. He became a Certified Dance Teacher in 2011, directly teaching for the same institution while performing with the Junior Ballet. As a dancer, he performed among different companies and projects such as Toula Limnaios (DEU), Christine Bonansea (DEU), Rosine Nadjar (Compagnie Lo – FR), and Gianluca Girolami (FR/IT). He performed and toured across Europe with the street performing company Tango Sumo Group, and collaborated since 2014 within the framework PLAY, led by Michèle Murray (FR). Since 2017, Jonathan is actively part of Sita Ostheimer’s company (SOCOMPANY) as a dancer and rehearsal director. Performing, re-staging and teaching the company work across the world, he is also the choreographic assistant for the solo “Human In Pieces” (created for La Bâtie Festival, Geneva). Moving in different medias, he is a prize taker at the POOL Internationales TanzFilmFestival Berlin 2018, for his triptych-trailer of Molimo (dance piece by Sita Ostheimer). Jonathan is regularly invited to teach in France and across Europe for different workshops, professional trainings and dance schools (International Workshop of Voiron – France / Free Bodies – Barcelona, Spain / TanzNetz – Freiburg , Germany / EPSE Danse – Montpellier, France).

Class Description

The workshop is based on an intimate research of awareness. We are developing our senses to communicate, first with ourselves, connected to our own sensations, then we open a dialogue with the others. Space and time become a playground. Awakening our instinct, with the aim of reaching a specific point of high consciousness and strong physicality. We explore movement qualities through different improvisation tasks, related to emotional changes and a deep listening of our own groove. We play a constant game of image change through musicality, to experience the potential of our mind connected to our body.