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  • Locations: Oberlin, United States
  • Program Terms: Winter Term
  • Restrictions: Oberlin applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
WT Program Focus: Artistic Work
Program Description:
Project Description:
Note: This is the full credit version of this project

LAJAMARTIN physical dance theatre, co-founded in 2017 by Laja Field (SLC, UT) and Martin Durov (Slovakia), (bio below) will teach a two-week intensive featuring a rigorous dance technique class in the morning and an afternoon session, centered on the collaborative co-creation of original dance theater choreography to students of intermediate and advanced technical abilities. 
 
Students registering for Full Credit will participate in both the morning and afternoon sessions and receive full Winter Term Credit.
 
The morning class will include warm-up and practice in movement styles that incorporate floor-work, acrobatic elements, contemporary movement as well as Slovak Folklore. It will also include creative play with lip-syncing, live scenes and everyone’s own style of improvisation to fuel our creative options.
 
The afternoon workshops will be a creative laboratory where the artist will bring all elements of live performance together to create a brand new physical dance theatre piece that will culminate in a final showcase at the end of the two weeks. Modeling the artists professional practice, the focus will be on the process of how to share inner experience and deliver that group energy to the audience. The showing will be free and open to everyone.

Laja & Martin are young artists to watch on the international dance scene. Currently generating attention and enthusiasm in New York and throughout Europe, they will be an invaluable resource to dance students seeking to enter the professional field as performers and choreographers.

COMPANY BIO:

LAJAMARTIN physical dance theatre was co-founded in 2017 by Laja Field (SLC, UT) and Martin Durov (Slovakia) as a vessel for live performance. In the last two years the two have been traveling to perform, teach and create work throughout the U.S and EU. Their work has been presented in NYC by Gibney Dance Company in the Curated series, WestFest, DANCE NOW Joe’s Pub Festival, in PA for the SouthSide Arts and Music Festival, in TX for Austin Dance Festival and BRINE in SLC, UT. Internationally they have shown work at Newcastle College in England, GIF 4 in Brussels and this summer their latest duet Pinot Noir toured to the b12 festival in Berlin and the Šibenik Dance Festival in Croatia. As invited guests LAJAMARTIN has created work for the J.L Bella Conservatory in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia and participated in the inaugural festival LINK by SALT contemporary dance. In early 2019 LM premiered two new works commissioned by BYU CDT and the Anton Bruckner International School in Linz, Austria, a piece selected to perform at the Šibenik Dance Festival in Croatia. This summer the two choreographed a new piece for the MOVE NYC young professional’s program as well as their inaugural S.W.E.AT college program. LAJAMARTIN continue to teach class at Gibney Dance Center and have had the pleasure of teaching company class to Abraham in Motion and Johannes Wieland’s company at the Staatstheater Kassel. Guest master classes include, NYU Tisch, CalArts, CSULB, UCLA, the University of Utah, BYU, DeSales University, Muhlenberg College, Early Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, Newcastle College, Artist Commons in Brussels, the private Conservatory in Liptovsky Hradok, Slovakia, Bad Lemons in Munich. Workshops at Diavolo LA, Downtown Dance & Movement LA, Janet Grey Studio SLC, Dance City in England, Contemporary Prostor Pro Tanec in Prague and the b12 festival in Berlin.

For more visit lajamartin.com

Number of students: 25

Project Fee: $85

Dates: January 20th - January 31st, 2020

Project Sponsor:
Alysia Ramos
aramos@oberlin.edu

Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Term 2020 12/06/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/20/2020 01/31/2020

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