Research and Composition Workshop by Susana Panadés Díaz

Dance-Movement Theater

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14 - 25 Oct (weekends off)
11.30 AM - 2.00 PM


WHEN: 14 – 25 Oct (weekends off) | 11.30 AM – 2.00 PM
FEE: INR 4000

Participation is through application only. Please apply with a 150 word artist bio and 30 sec pure movement video showing us how you present yourself as a dancer. Applications to be mailed to


Portrait/ reflection/ transformation
The dance of your own image. The image of the dance you owned.

As images have taken a more significant place in the representation of ourselves in the connected world, the body language becomes key to define our own identity. Moving bodies are designing shapes in the space, creating emotions, and projecting
ideas of how we see and feel the world, connecting between one another. Appealing to the gaze of the other.

But where do we find this movement? What are the movements that define the self?

We will work with a series of composition techniques, and we are going to experiment with still, and moving images. We will play with the word and the actions of transformation. All the material produced in the workshop will be shared and available between all participants for free use.

Born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1976, Susana Panadés Díaz began her dance training in the classical ballet department at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona in 1989. A few years later in 1994, she migrated into the contemporary department. In 1996 she moved to Brussels where she continued her dance education at P.A.R.T.S. Under the direction of Anne Terese de Keersmaeker, she was part of the 2nd generation of the school.

She has danced for the Cie As Palavras, under the direction of Claudio Bernardo in 1999. This same year she arrived in Lausanne where a long term artistic relation with Cie Fabienne Berger began. From 1999 till 2004, she danced in the following creations: “Azur Blues”, “Natal”, “Oceane Lili”, and “Avril en Mai”. Also participating in many other events, and improvisations organized within the Cie.

Parallel to that she continued as a freelance dancer participating in the creations of Frederich Flamand, Bettina Holzhausen, Caterina Sagna, Rudi van der Merwe, and William’s Forsythe “Human Rights” performed at the ONU in Geneva in 2012.

She joined the Cie Gilles Jobin in 2004, and since then she has participated as a dancer in 9 stage creations, 2 reprises, 1 3D movie and 2 Virtual Reality pieces. She became Gilles Jobin’s assistant and participated in most of the dance workshops around the world. Since 2017, she is in charge of the tour managing of the Virtual reality piece, VR_I. Organizing the shows in more than 25 cities, in 16 different countries.

Jumping back in time; In 2012, she created S.P.A.C.E. with South-African dancers Thami Manekehla and Thabiso Pule and performed to an original score by Oscar Martin and Fernando de Miguel at La Bâtie festival in Geneva. The piece was produced by Sud-Sud association and the research process begun with a dance residency at the Niakaza space in Soweto, South Africa. The artists engaged with the local dancers, and musicians, giving and receiving dance, and music workshops. The end of the creation happened in Geneva at the Cie Gilles Jobin Studios.

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