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Gyula Cserepes

Gyula Cserepes



Gyula Cserepes believes in a holistic approach to dance and movement. In order to ensure a long lasting, sustainable, healthy practice, tuning-in and -out are just as important as the work itself. By applying various somatic techniques, such as Franklin Method, in combination with stretches and group work, this class proposes a gradual cooling down after the hard work, at the end of the day.

The class aims to reflect on the daily routine of the festival, offering a journey from the dynamic, pumped-up state of body and mind into a calm and balanced evening mode of physical consciousness. Through the one hour „warming down”, we will use various stretching and relaxation techniques to focus on the physical well-being. The application of imagination and visualisation will help our souls to get rid of the daily stress. Whereas the various playful tasks in smaller or bigger groups are going to strengthen the experience of being part of a community – one of the strongest qualities of the International Dance Week Festivals!

Gyula Cserepes, born in Yugoslavia, he grew up in a Hungarian speaking family and began to dance at the age of 8. He studied traditional dances at Fóti Népművészeti Szakközép- és Szakiskola and contemporary dance at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. First he was a member of Central-Europe Dance Theatre, then he joined En-Knap Group in Ljubljana. Over the past years he performed with the Swiss Cie József Trefeli and Cie Philippe Saire in many countries of the world from Brazil to Iran, Australia to South-Korea, Mozambique to Mexico. His own performances move on a range from site-specific to interactive dance performance. The base of his work is rhythm as a universal language: combining his folk- and contemporary dance background, he creates innovative works, which are researching the essence of dance and its essential role in human life.