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Braiding Paths: Dancing in Harmony with Other Humans With Eddie Oroyan & Jessica Eirado Enes

August 26, 2023, @ 1:30 pm - August 27, 2023, @ 4:30 pm HST

Saturday & Sunday, August 26-27, 2023
1:30 – 4:30 pm HST
$39 for 1 workshop
$65 for 2 workshops

Student/Fixed Income Senior/Starving Artist!
Discount price: $29 for 1 workshop, $50 for 2 workshops

Photo credit: Danny Willems

A structured partnering and dance improvisation workshop with an emphasis on group dynamics, playfully generating movement in the moment while problem solving together. 

“Every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” – Walt Whitman 

In this two day workshop, we provide a structured format with tasks and improvisational games, for movers of all experiences and backgrounds, to play, compose, and dance in a group setting that ranges from duets to full class jams. We harbor a safe environment for movers to propose and test ideas, while also charging awareness and listening skills. We are deeply inspired by the symbiotic symphonies in nature and make proposals roused from when we’ve observed nature dancing. 

We may generate material in class to use in a few activities, but most movements will be composed in the moment, without judgment, and always in an attempt to be in relation to another moving body in the room. We understand the core of partnering as rooted in communication. This will be our focus these two days. You do not have to be lifted or touched or spun to dance with another person. There are endless ways to relate to “dance with”! It’s also great if you DO enjoy those things, but we will take a moment to note individual boundaries and desires. 

This is an “in person” workshop that we design to be accessible for individuals who can only come one of the days, but we recommend to attend both days to allow the body and mind to better absorb proposals and to delve deeper into the journey together. It’s amazing how “sleeping on” something can strengthen what we have learned and open new avenues we didn’t know existed. This is a partnering workshop, but you don’t need to bring a partner to attend. We will all be dancing with one another! However, the more the merrier, so certainly bring a friend or partner who might be interested in healthy adult play that will, undoubtedly, resonate with how we relate to humans in our everyday lives. 

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 Eddie Oroyan

Eddie feels most at home in Hawaii, growing up half his youth in Waipahu and is delighted to have the chance to be on the island again.

After an injury in late 2014, Oroyan began a practice of meditation and observation. His performing and studies have long included animal reflex training and proper response, but his new practice has and continues to teach him curiosity and awareness of the more subtle and delicate, the empathetic. After returning to performing and teaching, Oroyan is moved to explore and share these discoveries through the stage and classroom.

He performed with the internationally renowned company Ultima Vez for nearly six years, having toured and performed primarily with What the Body Does not Remember and In Spite of Wishing and Wanting. He also performed in the works Spiritual Unity and Radical Wrong and a newer work, Scattered Memories, commemorating 35 years of the company’s existence. 

Eddie is currently also working with Emanuel Gat Dance creating and touring WORKS, STORY WATER, LOVETRAIN2020, ACT II & III, and TRÄUME. 

His experience spans Creach/ Company, Shapiro & Smith, ARENA Dances, Zenon, Andrea Miller, and Roberto Olivan. He was a founding mover and continues as an Artistic Associate for company Black Label Movement in Minneapolis. Eddie has had collaborative works presented at American Dance Festival 2014 (w/ Carl Flink) and Zürich Tanzt 2015 (w/ Rakesh Sukesh). He presented a solo in 2016 at P12 Space in Brussels and premiered a duet with Natalia Pieczuro at Dag van de Dans 2017. In February 2018, Eddie was part of The Guest Project in Thessaloniki in co-creation of a new trio. Since the beginning of 2018, his new work has been housed in his company My Homeless Lover, which he co-directs with Jessica Eirado Enes. They internationally toured their work, PASTA E LAVA, and are currently touring a 20 minute work, IVY, a work pulled from observation of and learning from nature. 




Jessica Eirado Enes

Jessica was born in Italy, now based in Brussels as a freelance dancer/ choreographer. Jessica took her dance training in Modem Codici Gestuali of Compagnia Zappalà Danza in Sicily. While there, she did an internship in Compagnia Petrillo Danza directed by Loris Petrillo. In 2016, Jessica also received a scholarship to join the intensive program for contemporary dancers “NOD” in Turin, studying repertory of companies, such as Batsheva, Ultima Vez, Hofesh Shechter. Jessica is co-founder and artistic director of company My Homeless Lover. They have toured their full evening length work, PASTA E LAVA, which premiered in Genova in Novmeber 2018 around Europe and Hawaii and is currently touring a newer, shorter creation, IVY, a work inspired from observing nature. She was part of a collective of women, including Marika Meoli and Iro Grigoriadi, that created a 40 minute work, called È Vietato il Gioco Della Palla, supported by Ursino Buskers Festival 2017. For her professional experience, Jessica joined Compagnia Petranura Danza, directed by Salvatore Romania and Laura Odierna, dancing and touring throughout Italy in several pieces of the company: Agamennone Criminal Case, South Sensation, Agua/Resistenza. Jessica worked also with Annamaria Ajmone, performing in Imaginary Garden With Real Toads in Them during Festival Biennale of Venice. In 2017, Jessica was part of the acclaimed production of Requiem for Aleppo, choreographed by Jason Mabana, which premiered at Sadler’s Wells Theatre followed by an European tour. In 2018 , Jessica joined the Belgian company Zemiata, directed by Youri De Gussem. Jessica has toured extensively throughout Europe since 2020 with Alexander Vantournhout(Not Standing Company) the works SCREWS and CONTRE JOUR. Most recently, Jessica premiered and is currently touring a new creation, THE NATURE OF INTIMACY, with Agostina D’Alessandro’s company in Marseilles and Brussels. 

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August 26, 2023, @ 1:30 pm HST
August 27, 2023, @ 4:30 pm HST
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HI United States