May 30th 2020



The Berlin-based director, choreographer, teacher, improviser, Judith Sánchez Ruíz (CU- GE), was based in New York since 1999 and relocated to Berlin in 2011. She began her dance studies at the age of 11 at the National School of Arts. Ciudad de la Habana. Cuba. Ms. Sanchez has worked with Sasha Waltz & Guest, (2011-2014); Deborah Hay, (2012); Trisha Brown Dance Company, (2006-2009); DD Dorvillier, (2002, 2019); David Zambrano, (1997), Mal Pelo Company, (1997-1999); and DanzAbierta Company, (1991-1996). She established the JSR Company in NYC in 2010. She’s created numerous choreographic stage works and Site Specific and has initiated several improvisation projects involving live music with innovative composers and visual artist. Ms. Sanchez Ruiz has been a teacher and choreographer at major institutions of higher education in dance throughout Europe, US, Latin America and Asia.

About her workshop

Functionality and Perspective in Dance is Judith Sánchez Ruíz class investigation in release technique for the last ten years. Focus on the importance of being grounded, dancers work with initiation and arrival, visceral and organic movement. The class builds up stamina, but at the same time create an understanding of the shifting of weight, clarity of movement, attention to detail, precision and dynamics in a multidirectional approach, allowing some island of specific quality movement improv practice, waking up the imagination while working with a functionally aware body!

“YOUR OWN GOD” Intensive Improvisation Workshop

Research is state of mind in which things flow, widening, awake, transcend…

This workshop will trigger your un/comfortable zone. I will guide you to look for the unknown exploration of different approaches to movement that is part of my work investigation as a choreographer. Practicing how to keep the state of research, awareness, and curiosity. We will learn how to develop movement in composition with space and in relationship with others.

I will encourage you to own your movement. Find precision, and wildness all together but overall, Live in your dance!