***COMPLETE*** FIGHTING MONKEY WITHJOZEF FRUCEK & LINDA KAPETANEA / ROOTLESSROOT (GREECE)
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.
Linda Kapetanea is a founding member of RootlessRoot. She graduated from the State School of Dance in Athens, Greece, winning a State scholarship to continue her studies in New York. Where she was collaborating with the choreographer Irene Hultman. As performer Linda has worked internationally with various dance companies including Ηοreftes and Sine Qua Non in Greece. From 2002-2006, she worked with Wim Vandekeybus’ Ultima Vez, creating and performing stage productions of Blush, Sonic Boom and Pure, as well as in the film productions of Blush and Here After. In 2006, she and Jozef Frucek formed RootlessRoot as a vehicle for their own productions, research and teaching. Together with Frucek, Kapetanea 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. Since 2006 she is staff teacher in State School of Dance in Athens.
Jozef Frucek 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. Since 2012, Frucek is member of the teaching personnel of the University Ludwik Solski State Drama School of Krakow in Poland. www.rootlessroot.com
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