Mickaël Rivière (Marso)

Teaching Monday 9, 16 & 23 January

Mickaël Rivière (Marso). Photo Gorka Bravo

Based in the U.K, Marso is the founder of Company Decalage, GalleryMarso and "KRE8!". He produces eclectic and inter-disciplinary works rooted to Hip Hop culture. His track record as a performer, producer, workshop leader, mentor, award winning choreographer and photographer is rich with amazing collaborations and achievements.

In the last 20 years he has established himself as a major force in both the contemporary dance, and Breakin’ (Breakdance) worlds. He has created numerous touring works for Company Decalage and independently been commissioned by Carlos Acosta for Acosta Danza, Sharleen Spiteri (Texas), Sampad, The Royal Academy of Dance, Birmingham Hippodrome, People Dancing, Dancexchange, Birmingham International Dance Festival, The Place Prize, Breakin Convention, The Cultural Olympiad, The Aurora Orchestra, King’s Cross NC1, Danza Contemporenea De Cuba, The British Council and Hong Kong APA.

Movement roots focuses on the origins of various acro/soft acro movement techniques and conversations and questions are encouraged to open up about culture and where certain techniques may come from or be widely used beyond the scope of social media trends.

In this class you will explore how to flow between Breakin and other movement techniques, developing power from the ground up and through levels, stacking inversions, soft touch vs dynamic, as well as weight distribution and movement concepts through short improvisation, traveling sequences and technical drills. There will be short rep work sequences and you'll also focus on style and form vs free flow. Mickael will give you tools to grow and develop your own movement style/ improv/movement identity. 

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