Flying Low Technique
2nd WEEK (20-24/7) – 3 HOURS/DAY
12:30 – 15:30, VIKELAS SPORT CENTRE
Flying Low Technique
This workshop focuses mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the floor. The class utilizes simple movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the center and the joints, moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining a centered state. There is a focus on the skeletal structure that will help improve the dancers physical perception and alertness. The class includes partnering work and movement phrases, which explore the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion.
The class begins in stillness and students are asked to read their body in a standing position. They are urged to connect their entire body with the environment: the air, floor, and the energy of others, forming an interconnection by just standing. When you are standing, the whole room is standing. This stillness jumps to running and passing through each other, running forward backward and around creating a dance web. The highways of the room are warming up. When you are moving, the whole room is moving.
The body is constantly spiraling, whether running or standing. These spirals help the dancers into the floor and out of the floor. These spirals already exist; this workshop focuses on finding them. The spirals help the dancer see themselves and the room from all sides. The dancer knows what is behind him/her as he/she goes forward. To activate these spirals, students locate their center and move all of their joints from this center. Arms, legs, hands, toes, elbows, feet become extensions of the center. The spirals propel the class all over the room, both on the ground and upright. This is the flying low technique.
Ages: All ages
Level: All levels
Photo credit: Tristan Perez-Martin, Mayra Azzi
Born in Slovakia, Milan began his first dance steps in the Slovakian traditional children’s dance company Dumbier and graduated at the Banska Bystrica Dance Conservatory.
Later in 2002 he continued his dance training at the renowned school P.A.R.T.S under the direction of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker, in Brussels.
He worked with different choreographers and companies like Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus in the creation Puur (2005), Booting Looting (2013) and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui to create the show Myth (2007).
Since over 19 years he is in continuous collaboration with David Zambrano as an assistant in classes and workshops and as an interpreter in the works: 12 flies went out at noon, 3 flies went out at noon, Rabbit project, Soul Project and Holes.
Milan Herich is co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective creating the works Opening Night (2007) Journey Home (2009) The concert, live concert of traditional music and singing (2010) and their last show Fragments.
Since 2013 he has also collaborated with the choreographer Anton Lachky on the creations Mind Gap and Side Effects.
Milan created together with David Zambrano ” A Solo for Mr.Folk” making presentations in Europe and Latin America.
For many years he has been coaching and choreographing in works of renowned circus company Rasposo in the productions Morsure (2014) and La Dévorée (2017)
In end of 2018 he directed and choreographed a full evening performance together with Petr Forman “Turn over a new leaf” for the circus school ESAC in Brussels.