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ie tu tańczy.and The Burdąg Foundation are happy to invite you to a workshop Fighting Monkey led by a very special guest, Jozef Frucek. He is one of the most important teacher in the word. The workshops includes two contemporary dance
techniques: partnering & improvisation and will be led in two gropus (two levels).

When: 15th – 17th of February 2013

Applications including a CV should be sent until 31.01.2013
Advanced group: 3 days, 2h ­ improvisation and technique & 3h ­ partnering (the last
day: 2h) each day = 14 hours of workshops!
Open group: 3 days, 2h improvisation & technique each day = 6 hours of workshops
Open Level:
only 40 € for the WHOLE WORKSHOP!
Advanced Level:
only 90 € for the WHOLE WORKSHOP!

Applications including a CV should be sent to:

Deadline: 31 of January 2013

The results will be sent to you by mail by 3rd of Fabruary 2013

The number of participants is VERY limited. To guarantee your participation in the workshop we must receive your payment by
8.02.2013. The chosen participants will be given all necessary payment information. If the participant fails to pay the necessary amount till 8.02.2013 they lose the possibility of participating in the workshop and the first person from the stand­by list is invited to
join the workshop. By sending your application you agree to the above conditions.

Language of workshop: English


Workshop Schedule:

Friday: 11:30 ­ 13:30
Saturday: 18:00 – 20:00
Sunday: 15:30 – 17:30

14:30 ­ 16:30 ­ improvisation and technique
17:00 ­ 20: 00 – partnering
11:00 ­ 13:00 ­ improvisation and technique
13:30 ­ 16:30 – partnering
10:00 ­ 12:00 ­ improvisation and technique
12:30 ­ 14:30 ­ partnering

A workshop description:


Fighting Monkey/
mobility, adaptability and softness as survival tools
Monkey is totally fascinated by the realm of the senses;
It swings from one desire to the next, one conflict to the next.
If you threaten it, it actually fears for its life.
Let this monkey go
Let the senses go
Let desires go
Let conflicts go
Let idea go
Let the fiction of life and death go
Just remain in the center, watching.
And forget you are there.
Hua Hu Ching
Fighting Monkey is a form of Emptying and Listening and has been developed by Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea to cultivate and stimulate body in the midst of the world. Using difficulty and danger to develop strength, adaptability, energetically flow and test again what is possible in partnering. We will crash ourselves into joy oriented fighting and dancing to rediscover our forgotten mental and physical potentials. We will use one or several partners to create surprising, complex and unusual movement situations where we will activate firing process that wakes up our primitive/ intuitive body, our form without a form. Through different applications we will try to enrich our movement material and create deeper understanding of:
How to meet more effectively and adaptively the forces, which are acting on us and how we can avoid or absorb them, while being functionally open. How we receive, carry and manipulate others in high-speed as well as in slow motion. How we go along danger and difficulty still being able to cultivate our inner strength and stability. And ultimately, how to foresee events before they happen.

O pedagogu: / About the teacher:


Jozef is a founding member of RootlessRoot. He graduated from the Academy of Music and Theater of Bratislava, completing his PhD Thesis in 2002. During 2002-2005 Frucek was a member of Wim Vandekeybus’ Ultima Vez, creating Blush (stage and film versions) and, Sonic Boom. During 2005-2006 he collaborated with the Royal Flemish Theater in Brussels (KVS) on his own work.
In 2006 he and Linda Kapetanea formed RootlessRoot as a vehicle for their own productions, research and teaching (see below).
Together with Kapetanea Frucek is developing the research program of Fighting Μonkey – an applied methodology of martial arts in the education of dancers, actors and movement practitioners. They regularly give workshops at international festivals and in vocational schools. From 2006 – 2011 both Frucek and Kapetanea were on the teaching faculty at the Athens State School for Dance. Since 2012 Frucek is member of the teaching personnel of the University Ludwik Solski State Drama School of Krakow in Poland.

Bulldog Ant (Created for St. Gallen Theater, Switzerland)
Kireru (Rootlessroot production)
Chuck and Bruce (Created for Thomas Noon Dance Company, Spain)
Eyes In The Colors Of The Rain (Rootlessroot production)
Making of a Young Girl (Created for Norrdans Company Sweden
UNA – Unknown Negative Activity (Rootlessroot production)

100 Wounded Tears (Created for DOT 504 dance company, Czech R.)
Drawing a Tiger like a Dog (Created for Helsinki City Theater, Finland)
Burned tree is visiting Athens before next summer (installation) (Rootlessroot production)
Holdin’ Fast (Created for DOT 504 dance company, Czech R.)
Sudden Showers of Silence (Rootlessroot production)

AMDA Academy of Dance and Theater of Bratislava
PARTS, Jette Dance Studio, Brussels, Belgium
SEAD- Salzbourg, Austria
ImPulsTanz, Vienna, Austria
Tanzquartier Vienna, Austria
Dance Theatre Department of the State Drama School, Bytom Art Station Poznan, Poland
Danscentrum, Stockholm, Sweden
Festival Deltebre Dansa, Spain
Dies De Dansa, Barcelona, Spain
Budapest State Dance School, Hungary
DOT 504, Prague, Czech Republic
Le Lido De Toulous, Toulouse, France
Flik Circus school Torino, Torino, Italy
DOCH University of Dance and Circus, Stockholm, Sweden
Arsenale de la danza, Venice Biennale Italy
Art Station Poznan Poland
La Rafinerie, Brussels
Studio 303, Montreal, Canada
See you there!

contact: Ola Zdunek
(+48) 606-706-208

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