7.10 – 20.10 / 10:00 – 17:00 / WASP




Looking at the body as a tool, as a machinery that serves the curious mind and gives form, texture and dynamics to imagination is at the basis of the workshop. Movements are explored through structured and guided improvisations, movement patterns can become object like and can be passed on.
Starting with exercises originating in the Klein Technique, aligning the body and following movement, sequencing through anatomical structures, the workshop will focus on applying those principles in movement phrases, improvised and choreographed, in dancing. After the organic approach, there will be an attempt to deconstruct the movement and focus on the physical principles that operate inside the anatomy. The dance will be out of a hybrid body, between human and machine; the dancer: a cyborg.

Through the workshop I’m planning to share with the participants parts of my research at the moment on post-cinematic and queer bodies, and also questioning with them terms of virtual reality, animated gifs, cyborgs, gender, queer, and their possible influences on the dancing body, and also the political aspect of it.

We’ll be looking at dance as transmittable material, like a virus that contaminates the body and creates a cyborg dancer identity. A superficial exchange, for now, that will find depth into the multitude of new possible bodies.

Sergiu Matiș was born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, studied dance at Liceul de Coregrafie in his hometown (1991-2000) and then at Akademie des Tanzes Mannheim as a scholarship- holder of the Tanzstiftung Birgit Keil. Starts his professional career at Tanztheater Nürnberg where amongst others he worked with Daniela Kurz, Stijn Celis, Jo Strømgren, Catherine Guerin, Rodolfo Leoni, Russell Maliphant, Lionel Hoche, Jo Kanamori, Rui Horta, Javier de Frutos, Andre Gingras, Jorma Elo. Workshops: William Nadylam (Peter Brook Company), Duccio Bellugi- Vannuccini (Theatre du Solei), Compagnie Alias- Geneva, Julien Hamilton, Susan Klein, Jeremy Nelson, Joao Fiadeiro. Since 2008 living and working in Berlin with Colette Sadler-Stammer Productions, Yossi Berg, Oded Graf, Philip Bergmann, Daniel Kok and joined the Company Sasha Waltz & Guests for several productions. Own creations: Human Nature, Landing, Three Doors.Search, 89.Grenzenlos, Ploaie de vara, 5 short pieces for Tanzkunst at Neues Museum Nürnberg, Ending-dong, doom room, Duet.

To apply: send your CV and a cover letter to the following address:

Deadline for applications:

– October 5 (for Romanian artists)

– October 15 (for European artists)

Registration fee: 150 lei

*The registration fee is payed a day before the start of the workshop, at WASP, between 10:00 – 17:00.