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This workshop with choreographer Jean Abreu is designed to help dancers at intermediate level to develop their ability to listen to their body’s sensorial impulses.

Jean Abreu's movement practice comes from his on-going interest in utilizing the body as a powerful tool to articulate arresting emotional and complex ideas through dance. Instead of passing on techniques based on his own experiences, Jean’s teaching is more focused on the thinking and decision process that accompanies the movements. His methodology encourages dances artists to search for movement impulses that are urgent and necessary and that are coming from a primal and necessary origin, moving away from pre-made movement structures, broadening the spectrum of possibilities that the body can offer.

This workshop for dancers at intermediate level is designed to help participants to develop their ability to listen to their body’s sensorial impulses, fully focused on the continuous process of making choices, on the spot decision making, as performers, dancers and social beings.

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Centre 151

Whiston Road


E2 8BL

Jean Abreu choreographed his first work in 2003 and later that year received the Jerwood Choreography Award. Since then, his work has toured throughout the UK, Europe and Brazil. Jean has been an Associate Artist at The Place, Swindon Dance, South Hill Park and the Hat Factory and an Artist-in-Residence at Dance East.

Jean founded Jean Abreu Dance in 2009 and his first work for the company, INSIDE, with music by 65daysofstatic, received 4 and 5 star reviews at its premiere in the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He subsequently created Parallel Memories in collaboration with Brazilian choreographer Jorge Garcia, which premiered at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and toured to Brazil. In 2012 Jean collaborated with director Topher Campbell at The Red Room on a Channel 4 film commission for the Random Acts series curated by the Ballet Boyz. His more recent dance productions include BLOOD, his collaboration with Gilbert & George which premiered in May 2013 and A Thread, with Brazilian visual artist Elisa Bracher in 2016. Solo for Two is Jean Abreu Dance's most recent work, in which two dancers are struggling to find their place in the world. The powerful duet premiered in 2017 and was commissioned by the Horniman Museum & Gardens and Southbank Centre.

Centre 151 London UK 
Location : Centre 151 Whiston Road, London E2 8BL
Nearest station: Haggerstone (overground)

Price: standard admission £30 // Early Birds pay £25 if they book before 25 June 2019

For more info, contact: [email protected]



H2DANCE is choreographer/ performer duo Hanna Gillgren (SE) and Heidi Rustgaard (NO), working between Norway, Sweden and the UK since 1999. Fest en Fest is an international festival of expanded choreography initiated and curated by H2DANCE and produced by Natalie Richardson from Konzept Arts & Ideas. This is a new concept making space for artists and audiences to come together and present live works and ideas, to discuss, provoke, influence and be a force for change. Through performances, talks, lunches and parties, H2DANCE present a programme of UK & Nordic artists working across dance & performance.