Mikel Ayala – January 8-10, 2016 – Berlin Workshop – SOLD OUT

Mikel has spent 15 years studying the relationship between object, juggler and scene. He has trained at: Circomedia (Bristol), Carampa (Madrid) and Lido (Toulouse), being taught by jugglers such as Rod Laver, Haggis McLeod, Sam Veale, Donald Grant, Luke Wilson, Sean Gandini, Walid El Yafi, Churun, Viktor Kee, Stefan Sing, Maksim Komaro, Sylvain Cousin, Jive Faury, Morgan Cosquer, Etienne Manceau, Iris. Later, he studied a different approach to objects from Philippe Genty: “théâtre d’objet” working with materials, puppets, scenography.

His pedagogical proposal is not directly based on his teaching. The idea is to use his experiences and techniques to help students on their path to their own signature. Encouraging and following the students to live the creative process and the scene. Therefore rather than a specific, closed and fixed workshop, he offers a flexible and different workshop each time. Depending on the students and conditions of space and time, we will determine together which subjects we will study. Below are listed some lines of work to get an idea of the methodology, although this does not mean that everything below will be covered.

Training: Different training strategies depending on the objectives.
Technique: Physical awareness and movement efficiency, how to reduce the effort, timeing-orientation-coordination, to know what we want to do and do really what we wanted to do.
Object: The relationship with the object, throwing and catching, dynamic manipulation, swing, antiswing, fishtails, antifishtails, balances, imbalances, blocking, placements, rolling, drawing space, isolation, translations, legos, bouncing, feet juggling…
Common Objects (not designed to juggle) and materials.
Juggling notation: Writing as a method to develop the knowledge. Manipulation, Fishtails, antiswing… (not necessarily Siteswaps)
Research and creativity: Development of new phrases, new figures… working to find your own way to juggle.
Devising and Composition: phrases, acts…
Improvisation
Presentation: the relationship with the scene.

Skills required: being motivated
Open to all.

Places: 15
This workshop is now sold out, but please contact us if you are interested and we can add you to the waiting list if there are cancellations. Contact oli@katapultberlin.com for further information.