Summer Intensive /
— CONTEMPORARY / Fabian Thomé Duten

CONTEMPORARY
by FABIAN THOMÉ DUTEN
All levels
Week 1

This workshop is centered around deepening the physicality of movement, to use the body so it can express actions and different states of being. The class is based on that. The process involves simple things like exploring the physicality of the movement on a scale from 0 to 10 and investigating the places we normally don’t touch or travel to. Navigating through different states with the physical body as well as the resistance, we arrive and discover the limits of the body and mind. In this workshop you will work around qualities of movement, improvisation, contact, listing and the different rhythms of the body that can be found and crossed in the body. Next to creating such a space for sensations, Fabian Thomé Duten will also share his own material.

Fabian Thomé Duten was born in 1981 in the South of France (Saint Jean de Luz) where he made his first dancing steps at the age of 7, in the Catalina Gómez School. In 1999, driven by his passion, he continued his training at the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza in Madrid, graduating in Spanish and Flamenco Dance in 2004. He continued his career working with the foremost masters of Spanish and flamenco dance such as Joaquín Cortés (2004-2005) in Amor y Odio, Rafael Amargo (2005-2009) as soloist and lead dancer, Lola Greco (2009) in Amor Brujo as soloist, among many others... In addition to his talent as a dancer and performer, Fabian began to create his own choreographies and teaching his style. In 2006, he presented his first show at the Andalusian Festival at Saint Jean de Luz (France) and since then has offered original creations. In 2011, driven by the motivation to assert his own style, Fabian decided to form his own company: F.T. Dance Company. In 2014, he presents Entre Sombras (Artistic assistant: Carlos Fuentes) which depicts a language about the corporal block. With this new approach, he won the Price if the Best Interpretation at the International Contest Burgos/New York (July 2014) and has been invited in several festivals: Mas Danza (Canarias Island), Talent Madrid, Festival Zinegoak (Bilbao), Tel Aviv… In February 2015, Fabian was part of the last production of Arantxa Sagardoy and Alfredo Bravo – Sibil.la – in Switzerland and in June 2015 he joined the new production directed and choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Fractus V.