PRACTICE BY YUVAL PICK: The artist’s vision, inspiration, philosophy and method
Practice is the method I have been
developing for several years that nourish my dance and dance pieces andit’s the daily training of my company’s
In this practice, every movement is considered
an action, and each action is a manifestation of the self, materialized by a
precise intention. To carry out each action, I have developed keen work on the
Through organic, sensorial and playful images we
connect to our “imaginary body” in order to transform one’s body perception
which is often coded in our society and particularly in dance.
These various images, often intersect, require
the participant to make actions and find their intentions. “Landing with their
heart”, “laughing with their pelvis”, etc.
For provoking vitality in our central axis we
generate the sensation of continual movement in it by using different dynamics
and intensities. We initiate rotation movements around the spine to become more
flexible, mobile, and supple. We activate movement paths that start in the
center and open outward, reinforcing the connection between the upper and lower
We use rebounds, rhythms, and
successive actions to find a broader range of movement, energizing relation
between body and gravity.
This work gives access to an
“internal spiral” that puts the body in asymmetrical situations, often in ‘off
balance’, which allows us to create varied trajectories, travel and invest
Space becomes a
playground; we explore it, modify it, rearrange and invent it.
We welcome here the unexpected, practicing it
with joy and enthusiasm.
Practice offers professional and
non-professional dancers tools to connect with their bodies and to meet those
of others in a different way, through our body’s creativity.
We practice here to challenge
and liberate ourselves, to dare to discover and to take pleasure in moving
toward the unknown.