The Busy Body

Workshop coordinated by Janet Novás

November 22


How to enhance our creativity? How many tools do we have at our disposal that we ignore? How to rescue them and get the most out of them? Where are the limits? How to convert ideas or thoughts into movement? From where do I communicate? Is my work a product or a discourse? What is the need that keeps me here and now? How to silence the false and leave space for the revelation of the truth?. These are some of the questions

that have arisen throughout my career as a performer and creator, and that have led me to develop my work. To delve into these issues, I have rescued and developed a series of exercises that are what I will propose these days.

The workshop will be divided into two parts. The first will begin with a warmup based on the repetition of small exercises that will evolve throughout the class. Little by little the level of physical energy will increase, freeing our body and discovering new possibilities that will lead us into creative work in a more conscious way. In the second part we will focus on a more personal work using basic improvisation tools, putting the student under

constant questioning, occupying and helping to break established patterns. Building in this way a discourse that responds to their needs and interests.

The main objective of this workshop is to awaken in the student the need to discover, to browse, to enjoy and take risks without fear of error or the idea of failure.


Janet Novás was born in Galicia. She studied contemporary dance in Madrid, Brussels and Berlin. She has received several awards throughout her career: 2nd Prize, XXI Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid, B-Motion (B-Motion Bassano, Italy), DanceWEBeurope 2008 (Vienna), Premio InJuve 2011 with her creation “Cara pintada” 2011. In 2011 she is part of the ChoreoRoam Europe programme, an international research project organised by The Place (London), Festival Opera Estate (Bassano del Grappa), Dansateliers (Rotterdam), Danceweek Festival (Zagreb) and Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid. His creations have been presented in various national and international festivals such as Rencontres Chorégraphiques (France), Marseille Festival (France), Nouvelles-Pole Sud Festival (France), Cement Festival (Netherlands), Dança en Transito (Brazil), Festival Jóvenes Coreógrafos (Venezuela), MOV_S, TNT Dansa, Mes de Danza Sevilla and XXV Festival de Madrid en Danza, among others. His latest work was co-produced by Festival de Otoño a Primavera (Madrid), Escenas do Cambio (Galicia) and Bad Festival (Bilbao) and with the support of Granner Centro de Creació (Barcelona), Centro Cultural Conde Duque (Madrid) and Paso a 2 (Madrid).

Free participation by registration.
To register, please fill in the form available HERE until 15 November. Selected participants will be notified by 17 November at the latest.

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