Improvisation: Yin & Yang and Eastern Floorwork by Hoyoung

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Saturday 29.02.2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday 1.03.2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Off Dance
Zweierstrasse 106
8003 Zurich

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Improvisation: Yin & Yang
Yin & Yang, dark and bright, negative and positive, disorder and order, collapse and build, winter and summer.
We put the energy of Yin: natural instinct and Yang: control in your hands. We are to combine the two in harmony. If we have only Yin to the extreme, we will be very unscientific. On the other hand. if we a dominating Yang, then we become all of sudden a machine, no longer a human being.
This improvisation method is a successful combination of both. It’s neither a pure movement of naturalness nor unnaturalness. The ideal is unnatural-naturalness movement or natural-unnaturalness movement.
Using the energy of Yin & Yang, our dance becomes free. Seemingly unstructured, less technically strict and impulsive. However that draws inspiration from everyday dance practices and influences. In this workshop we are able to enhance our movement capacity.

Eastern Floorwork
‘If you lift up yourself, then you can lift everything.’
Through this workshop, we are going to have many different experiences: the relationship between the gravity and our body, the perception of balance, expansion and reduction of time and application of our core. We absorb the energy from the ground into our core, apply it to the movement in various ways. We lift ourselves up, jump and turn, collapse and build, draw a beautiful painting in the space, where we dance. Our goal is, instead of fancy and flashy techniques, having strong and exquisite movements.


Hoyoung graduated from Seoul, South Korea, Cinema & Theatre, BA of Art. He is a member of the theatre company Elephant Manbo and an Art Director of the project group UmZikßi. As an actor Hoyoung has worked with Dong-Hyun Kim from Elephant Manbo, National Theater Company of Korea and Evgeny Kozlov from DO Theater.
He started his career in Europe in 2017 when he moved to Berlin, Germany. Drawing inspirations from own philosophy, a state of a Human being been thrown into this world, Hoyoung’s movements exhibit profound thoughts. Currently he aims to collaborate with other various genre, rather than the traditional form of performance. Hoyoung is striving to create the mix of analogue and digital with the sharp theatrical questions.

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