Jos BAKER

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Biography

Jos started his dance training at the age of 7 with Oxford Youth Dance and then continued his formal education first at The Laban Center London and then at P.A.R.T.S.  He studied many techniques and approaches, including: Ballet, Release, Cunningham, Graham, acting, Capoeira, Popping, Salsa, Tango, Contact Improvisation, Flying Low, Passing through, Forsyth improvisation Technologies, Labanetics, Physiology and Physics.

 From 2008 to 2014 Jos worked for PEEPING TOM as a dancer, actor and collaborator, principally with the productions 32 Rue Vandenbranden [2009], and A Louer [2011]. Since then he worked for DV8 Physical Theatre on the production of John [2014]. Other stage work includes In the process of...[2009] by Zoi Dimitriou and Plastic Junkies [2014] by Antonin Comestaz.  Jos made several music videos and short films, and also created his own works ( Afla ,  Creature Man Don't Tell me, Feedback  What do you do? , We were youth , Tidal Breath , Let us not ask where it leads , Understanding Sugar  and Of no fixed abode ).

 He also teaches internationally, offering a range of classes and workshops for professional dancers at intstitutions including SEAD, Ballet Junior de Geneve, PARTS Summer School, TrinityLaban, The Place, Amsterdam Theatre school, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Codarts, Deltebre Dansa, El Danseu Festival, Tripspace Projects, Ravnedans, Jetsummer, Staatstheatre Kasseland many others.

Class content

Jos Baker will lead a workshop on where movement and performance skills meet, through both improvisation and fixed material we will investigate and practice what is possible with the body and also what that can do to an audience. Finding answers to some problems and questioning some others. Expect it to be physically challenging but with a fun and supportive atmosphere.

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