Breaking the rules in Jamming, Ester Momblant Ribas
|About masterclass: ||All levels. Breaking rules is an invitation to play with expecting the unexpected while dancing, to add freshness and challenge in the partnering, to keep constant awareness of your partner by awakening each other’s listening. A space and time where one is allowed to change their mind; where the rules (the own ones, the unsaid ones, the expected ones) are there to be broken. Enjoy the game of breaking the rules.
Jamming Contact is an occasion for adding creativity to the dance while practicing CI in a JAM. Discover own tools and alternative concepts to enter the space with the information that already exists in it.
What inspires me? What can I give continuity to? What calls my attention? To perceive and detect the elements that inspires me from my surrounding. To use this focus as a creative source, allowing it to trace my dance path through the space and, in this way, allowing it to generate meetings with others in the Jam.
How to start, o even more difficult, how to end a dance? Recognise and allow the inner or outer reaction when a solo, a duo, a dance starts; when it develops, when it gets interrupted, when it changes, when it ends, etc.
Transform the Jam in a spontaneous and unpredictable dance with the space and its content.
|About Ester Momblant Ribas : ||Ester Momblant Ribas (Barcelona, 1974) graduated in Contemporary Dance at the University College Chichester, England. In 1999 Ester studied at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO), Amsterdam. From that point she specialized in Improvisation and Contact Improvisation studying with Julyen Hamilton, Hisako Horikawa, Lucia Walker, Thomas Kampe, Scott Smith, K.J. Holmes, Cathie Careker, Nancy Stark Smith among others.
Ester’s teaching experience includes subjects such as Contact Improvisation, Improvisation and Body Awareness. She has taught regular classes as well as workshops at University College Chichester (England); Laster Studio (Brussels); INEFC, Sports University (Barcelona and Lleida); ICD, Institute for Choreography and Dance (Cork, Ireland); Freiburg Festival 2005(Germany), ECITE 2002 (Sweden), ECTE 2006 (Austria) Pauline de Groot Studio (Amsterdam), La Caldera, Area, Tragant Dansa, Body Expression School, La Salamandra, Casa Elizalde, Esturio 4-1, and Studio Mina, 1st and 2nd International CI Festival in BCN (Barcelona).
Recently, Ester’s work is very much influenced by The Underscore (N.S.Smith), in June’06 she participated and organised an international week research-practice on this subject. Currently, Ester is based in Barcelona where she keeps teaching CI and developing her work, also, Ester teachers Body Awareness for musicians at the ESMUC (Music University in Barcelona).