Damien Jalet

from 23 to 27 April from 11 am to 5 pm

Individual rate: 260 €

Organizational fee: 780 €



Friday 27 April at 4 pm

free entry by reservation



For more information on enrollment and funding opportunities, please contact us at 01 417 417 07 or masterclasses@atelierdeparis.org




The class builds progressivly from deep and static stretching to very physical and dynamic phrases. Some of the main focusses of the class are the explorations or natural connections in the body and how to use gravity (centrifugal force, potential and cinetic energy...) and floor as dance partners. We will look towards ways of developing a strong sense of organicity, finding a balance between what you control and what you let happen, how to recycle the energy of a movement into another, how to increase the speed of your dancing in a relatively effortless way.


The class challenges the participants to take the risk of exploring their physicality as far as they can, as much in their flexibility than in the intensity of their dancing. 



In this workshop we will work around certain choreographic ideas , some of them coming from previous creations. Exploring different qualities of movements, using intuition and personal background, each participant will be invited to develop and transform some taught repertoire phrase or original ideas. how can once find freedom and creativity within a strict frame. We’ll use those physical concepts and imagery for compositions and improvisations.



Damien Jalet has taught in several studios , companies and institutions such as : Impuls Tanz Vienna (Austria), Atelier de Paris Carolyn Carlson (France), Menagerie de Verre (France), Panetta movement studio NY (US), UCLA (US), Centro de las Artes San Luis de Potosi (Mexico), Biwako hall (Japan), Maqamat (Lebanon), Suzanne Dellal Tel Aviv (Israel), Reykjavik Arts Academy (Iceland), Charleroi Danses (Belgium), Chunky Move (Australia)...