Rob Hayden (Ultima Vez) Intensive as part of Summerdance 2016

Sep 05 2016 10:30 - 16:00

TripSpace Projects, 339 -340 Acton Mews, E8 4EA London


The workshop is designed to unlock the flow of living impulses within the body. By doing so, we allow our attention, intention and awareness to guide our work and flow more naturally.

The primary and practical focus throughout the workshop will be on the delicate meeting point between precision and organicity.

Physically demanding tasks will be proposed each day that deal with elements of physical, psychological, and emotional risk. These tasks will challenge our individual limitations and invite us to go beyond them. Utilizing spatial awareness and sensitivity, we will work with qualities of speed, lightness, heaviness, softness and pliability, stillness and gravity.

The overriding emphasis is on developing within oneself what can be called the ‘total act’; a state wherein the performer works toward creating his or her own ‘movement as a theatrical act’ rather than as a technique.

This workshop is open to all actors and dancers and performers.


Actor, dancer, composer, director, choreographer.

Born in the US, Robert was a nationally competitive gymnast for 13 years and in 1989 enrolled in the BFA curriculum for theatre and dance at the University of New Mexico.

Upon moving to Brussels in 2002, he joined Ultima Vez and for 7 years work as an actor and dancer with them before going on to do his own work. Since then, he has collaborated as a performer and composer with various other artists both in Belgium and abroad.

His own work combines over 20 years of performance, choreographic and theoretical research and experience into dance, theatre, sound/music, voice and movement.
He regularly teaches workshops internationally and is based in Brussels.


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