This playshop is about building the relation with the floor and the partner. We focus on moving on the floor by using three principles from floorwork (pushing, rolling, sliding) and also finding smooth transition from using different levels during the dance improvisation. We also focus on partner work by doing improvisation tasks inspired by martial arts in order to find stability and being able to give and receive the information from another body.

This playshop is meant for people of all ages above 8 years old and no previous dance experience is necessary.

Number of participants: minimum 2 – maximum 30

Necessary physical resources: dance hall / studio / room with a dance(able) floor, large enough to accommodate the number of registered participants and where is not too cold, loudspeaker connected to laptop. Video-projector is of an advantage in case of larger group of participants but is not conditional. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and no shoes. Water breaks are encouraged.

Łukasz Czapski

Łukasz is a performer, dancer and contemporary dance teacher. As a performer he worked for Jan Lauwers, Paul Blackman, Jianan Qu, Hygin Delimat, SILK Flugge Company, Akos Hargity, Eliza Kindziuk and Sebastian Piotrowicz. He performed in Great Britain, Austria, Luxembourg, France, Slovenia, El Salvador and Poland. In 2018 he graduated in contemporary dance at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz (Austria). He also graduated at the University of Natural Sciences and Humanities in Siedlce (Poland) with a Master’s degree in Pedagogy and Cultural Management. Łukasz began his experience with contemporary dance in his hometown, Siedlce, by working with the Caro Dance theatre. He started dancing in 1999 by learning breakdance. A few years later, together with his friends, he founded the “Cats Claw” group, with who he was participating in many breakdance competitions around the world. 

The project was made possible with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia and the City of Zagreb.