Neus Gil Cortes Intensive
Monday 23 September
Neus' well tested technique, Delicate Beast feeds of the many influences Neus has received in her prolific career, specially the imagination-driven intense physicality of Ohad Naharin and Hofesh Shechter. Neus' class is improbased, focusing on improving the participant's awareness of their movement by listening to the natural path of the movement through the body, with an intuitive and honest approach. Delicate Beast is beneficial for dancers, actors, circus artists and all physical performers, who are challenged to use different dynamics and get out of their comfort zone while still being fully committed to move with a sense of totality. With this deep embodiment of physicality and high concentration, the participant will be able to then apply this awareness to any choreographies they go on to perform and use the newly gained tools for their own movement devising.
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.