YOURI DE GUSSEM
18. November 2019 - 22. November 2019
Through the class, we will seek our body physically to go toward a self-transcendence and find ways to recycle, renew our energy beyond exhaustion while remaining in motion.
The class will be mainly based on floorwork technics, inspired by flying low and others approaches by using the floor as a dance partner. With those technics, we will seek to better understand our mechanics, the physical laws that govern our movement, in search of a field of richer possibilities in our dance and out of our comforts zones.
We will then, through different exercises, dance phrases and improvisations, overcome our limits, our personal boundaries and bring our physical and bodily skills to another level. It will be a very physical, dynamic and emotional experience that will connect the body and the mind.
Youri De Gussem (BE) – Dancer / choreographer was born in Brussels in 1992. He started hip hop dance at the age of 11 in a private school after he learned contemporary and ballet dance at the Athénée Royal des Beaux Arts of Brussels. In 2010, he continued his formation at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp directed by Iris Bouche and in P.A.R.T.S., school founded and directed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker.
As a professional dancer, Youri worked with many choreographers. He took part in Body Design in Urban Spaces of Willie Dorner in Antwerp for the opening of the MAS museum. He played in Dodo Groot of Land Zonder Ei, theater piece directed by Dimitri Leue in HETPALEIS in Antwerp. He danced an extract of Babel by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui at the Louvre museum in Paris under the direction of Damien Jalet and the company Eastman. He also worked in the Grand Théâtre of Luxembourg for the creation and the interpretation of Flock by Jean Guillaume Weis. Currently, he is working with the choreographer Ricardo Ambrozio, for his piece « Homo Urbnus » , with the company Jordi L. Vidal for his creation « La Rencontre/AN Encounter », with the choreographer Sarah Baltzinger for her creation Fury, with the choreographer Marie Martinez for the piece « N’Êtres Humains », for the company Le Huit for the creation « A(ddi)ction » and for the company Nyash / Caroline Cornelis for the performance « Stoel ».
In 2017 he founded the company Zemiata in collaboration with the choreographer and dancer Julie Querre (FR).