Flying Low Technique Workshop & Open Class Week
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May 8–9, 2015
May 10–14, 2015
Organized by: Cairo Contemporary Dance Center, CCDC
Venue: Cairo Contemporary Dance Center, CCDC
Address: 1 Midan Moussa Galal, off Hijaz St., Mohandessin, 2nd floor. Apt.3

Open Intensive Workshop
Fridays & Saturday May 8th & 9th

2Day Intensive Workshop 120 EGP

Open Classe Week
Sunday May 10th to Thursday May 14th
11AM to 12:30

1Week Open Classes
Per Walk-In Class 50 EGP
(Full 5 Days of Classes 200 EGP (40/class

Special price for those wanting to attend both the 2 Day Intensive Workshop & the 1 Week of classes
( 260EGP payment in advance (to ensur


Ehsan Hemat
Born 1980 in Shiraz, Iran, Ehsan Hemat studied theatre and was involved in contemporary dance since an early age. As in Iran dance is prohibited he developed himself through self-study during underground workshops based on material of Anne Theresa De Keersmaeker, Steve Paxton, William Forsythe, Wim Vandekeybus and other renominated choreographers. 
In 2000 he choreographed the piece ‘Dance on Glasses’ from Amir Reza Koohestani that toured worldwide between 2000 and 2004. In 2007 He was invited by The Forsythe Company to take part in the performance ‘Human Writes’ at the Kunsten Festival des Arts in Brussels, Belgium. Since then he’s based in Brussels and is working for different companies as a dancer, performer and actor in stage- film and television projects. He particularly developed himself in David Zambrano’s dance and improvisation techniques “Flying Low” and “Passing through” and is giving workshops in schools and theatres in different cities such as Teheran, Buenos Aires and London.

Flying-Low Dance Technique:
This class focuses mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the floor. The class utilizes simple movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the center and the joints, moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining a centered state. There is a focus on the skeletal structure that will help improve the dancers physical perception and alertness. The class includes partnering work and movement phrases, which explore the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion. The class begins in stillness and students are asked to read their body in a standing position. They are urged to connect their entire body with the environment: the air, floor, and the energy of others, forming an interconnection by just standing. When you are standing, the whole room is standing. This stillness jumps to running and passing through each other, running forward backward and around creating a dance web. The highways of the room are warming up. When you are moving, the whole room is moving. The body is constantly spiraling, whether running or standing. These spirals help the dancers into the floor and out of the floor. These spirals already exist; this workshop focuses on finding them. The spirals help the dancer see themselves and the room from all sides. The dancer knows what is behind him/her as he/she goes forward. To activate these spirals, students locate their center and move all of their joints from this center. Arms, legs, hands, toes, elbows, feet become extensions of the center. The spirals propel the class all over the room, both on the ground and upright. This is the flying low technique.

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