This week, Swiss Dancer and Choreographer Nicolas Cantillon is in Cairo continuing a long-term project with Cairo Center for Contemporary Dance (CCDC). Cantillon will be directing an open workshop introducing his unique dance style FuittFuitt.
About the workshop:
The class always starts with participants on the floor; that’s the way to warm up the articulations and to focus on the circulation between them.
After that, we start a long phrase, always the same, like a long massage where we will pass by some coordination, isolation, dissociation with the intention to keep the continuity of the movement with an accent.
In the end, we give a abs exercise homemade to keep the center of the body strong. We need this because after that the meaning of our work is to dance like a tree who bends in the wind without ever broken.
It is possible to never broken, for this we must find in our mind the desire for joy and this ability to make us forget time and space. One way to work the sacred in a personalized groove called Fuittfuitt.
Dates and times:
Thursday 7 March, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Friday 8 March, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Since the creation of Compagnie 7273 (2003), Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon have developed a dance style that invites the body to continuously and endlessly unravel. Their research is inspired by the specific Arabic music system of Maqâm. Some maqâm describes a “tonal-spatial factor” or a set of musical notes and the relationship between them. It allows the musician to play in-between the notes and gives him the opportunity to express himself. Named Multi styles FuittFuitt by the choreographers themselves, the transfer of this technique into the body ables the movements to weave into each other in a wavy, spiraled and hypnotic dance.
Through their career, Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon created about 20 pieces: from silent ones to danced-concerts, from duets to group pieces, all of which they toured internationally (Africa, Asia, United-states, Europe, Middle-East, North Africa and Russia). The choreographers regularly give sessions of workshops in Switzerland and abroad. They are also invited to teach the Multi styles Fuittfuitt to young dancers in professional training.