It’s been 15 years since the founding of PO.V.S.Tanze, a company that’s been an essential part of contemporary dance in Russia.
From 28 February to 2 March Alexander Andriyashkin gave a workshop on “Basic principles of presence” at “TSEKH” contemporary dance school (Moscow). Having experienced the value of this practice, we decided to find out how this class began, why a choreographer needs these principles, and how a person not related to dance might benefit from the workshop.
“Questions are being asked by dancers and dance-makers about the boundaries of the art form. Which is cause for excitement.” These are the first words of an article by Judith Mackrell published at The Guardian website on November 27, 2013 under the title “Choreography is dead. Long live dance.” We highly recommend this article as an interesting review of what is understood by contemporary dance nowadays.