Giant class

Energy yoga by Myriam Gourfink

Camping 2022,  CN D - Centre national de la danse. © Marc Domage
Camping 2022, CN D - Centre national de la danse. © Marc Domage

27.06.23 — 10:30

CN D Pantin

Giant Energy yoga
by Myriam Gourfink

Myriam Gourfink suggests sharing her physical and mental practice: energy yoga, by inviting the participants to make their own the composition tools she uses for her creations.

Dancer and choreographer of over 50 works, Myriam Gourfink began her research of movement in 1996. Based on the breathing techniques of Energy yoga, her style incorporates laser-sharp attention to placement and acute awareness of space. Abstract yet sensitive, Gourfink’s slow-paced choreography requires dancers to make their own choices by reading between the lines. Whether in collaboration with the Ircam or Le Fresnoy studio, her work includes technologies that disrupt and regen-erate her choreography in real time. A figure of the international scene, she directed the choreography research programme at the Fondation Royaumont (2008-2013) and cowrote a book on composition entitled Composer en danse, un vocabulaire des opérations et des pratiques (2020) with Julie Perrin and Yvane Chapuis. She has been working with composer Kasper T. Toeplitz since 1999.