A Day with Neus Gil Cortes
Monday 23 September
This is an opportunity to embody the practices that excite and inspire Neus’ current choreographic work. The intensive will start with an introduction to Neus’ well tested technique, Delicate Beast, focusing on improving the participant's awareness of their movement by listening to the natural path of the movement through the body, while pushing them out of their comfort zone, all with an intuitive and honest approach. This will be followed by repertory from Nua Dance company in which to apply the principles explored, all directed towards finding expressive and deeply embodied physical states. Neus will then propose creative tasks used in her most recent creative processes to develop the participants own creative and dramaturgical ideas.
Suitable for advanced degree students, recent graduates and professionals
Neus Gil Cortes
Neus is a choreographer and dramaturg. With more than ten years of experience as a dance artist, Neus has danced in companies such as Hofesh Shechter Company, National Dance Company Wales and Dance Works Rotterdam, amongst others. Neus choreographed from early on in her professional career, first supported by the different companies she was dancing in, and from 2009 as an independent choreographer, when she was selected for One Night's Dance, at Dansateliers Rotterdam. In 2015 Neus created her company, Nua Dance and was simultaneously selected for a choreographic residency at OMI Arts Center, in NY. In 2017 she was invited to come back to mentor 11 international residents from different dance backgrounds. Neus' creations have been presented in Holland, U.K., U.S.A. (N.Y. and L.A.) and Spain.
Her most recent piece is QUIMERA, a multidisciplinary show combining dance and circus arts currently touring UK. Neus is a regular movement and composition teacher for the degree students at the National Center for Circus Arts. She is also a guest teacher for professional dancers at Greenwich Dance and Trip Space as well as students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Rotterdam Dance Academy in Holland.