Teaching

The act of teaching and Helder’s professional artistic practice have always been intertwined to one another, in constant interaction and evolving side by side.

Throughout the years, as a teacher and mentor, Helder has led numerous groups of very diverse backgrounds – from professionals, to amateurs, to circus students and professionals, always sharing his accumulated experience and knowledge both on the technical and creative level, through classes and workshops.

He teaches regularly on an International level as an invited guest teacher, in Universities, companies, festivals and international training and choreographic centers.

 

 Amongst others:

 

  • Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance SEAD

  • Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen

  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

  • Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag – UiS

  • Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts

  • Kunsthumaniora Antwerpen

  • ESAC Bruxelles

  • Centre National des arts du cirque Châlons-en-Champagne

  • Akram Khan company

  • Eastman / Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

  • GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

  • Staatstheater Kassel Dance Theater Company

  • Staatstheater Bremen / Unusual Symptoms

  • Companhia Instavel / FAICC

  • b12 Festival

  • International Dance Stage Antwerp

  • Henny Jürrens

  • K-3 Tanzplan Kampnagel Hamburg

  • Tanzhaus Dusseldorf

  • Marameo, Berlin

  • Circuit-Est Montreal

Class

INNERCORE

 

We’ll start with a class focusing on organic way of moving, using and recycling energy with continuous flow, growing progressively from the floor and approach concepts like risk, trust, instinct, speed. We’ll focus amongst others on kinetic force and anatomy, departing from and back to our own center, with an openness towards the inside (physical consciousness) and outside (all around us) merging what we control and what we let happen/observe.

Then we’ll explore a set of physical, theatrical and imagery propositions. We’ll delve into different qualities, develop and transform taught repertory material and original ideas. But also explore own personal movement language, using intuition and personal background, pushing boundaries.

In a playful environment I’m interested in exploring physical and mental limits, what we experience and how we can push further…

Workshop

CORPUS INCOGNITUS

 

This encounter, will be a confrontation through a meditative state diving into your own vortex and the relationship between yourself and the space around you. In the untapped corners of your own mind and body, by finding your own vortex, you will allow the complexity of your subconscious to spur, on the technical and creative level, and generate your own individuality within the collectivity of those around you.  We will explore methods of generating material that play with the personality, image, and the strengths and weakness of the individual in the attempt to find unique and specialised material.

Discovering your vulnerability of the unconscious by channeling the purity of presence and take pleasure in spontaneity, you’ll have the freedom to question:

When can we set a limit to the forward movement?

How does a dancer approaches character, how does a character move/dance?

As this journey fluctuates between you as a human and performer you will discover your internal guerilla reflected back through the root of the dark matter.

Dark matter? Can we allow ourselves to go there?

Copyright © by Helder Seabra 2020​

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