Edwin Cabascango is an Ecuadorian dancer, choreographer and teacher currently living
in Oslo. He has studied at KHIO –Oslo National Academy of the Arts (contemporary
porst-graduate program),Norwegian College of Dance and Metrodanza . As a teacher he
has taught contemporary partnering for Fight Federation in Ecuador, Ballet Nacional del
Ecuador, Budapest Dance theater, National Ciurlionis School of Art and PRODAprofesjonell
dansetrening in Oslo. He has performed and taught in Lithuania, France,
Ecuador, Norway, Sweden, and Hungary. He aims to give approach for physicality by
incorporating contemporary dance and martial arts such as systema (Russian martial
arts), wu shu and tai chi.
The Perceptive Body takes elements from different somatic techniques and
contemporary dance. For me it is crucial that dancers’ practice and training go together
with performative experience. My goal is to change and activate the physical perception
of our body and remind the infinite possibilities of the movement. The first part of the
class goes deeper into breathing forms and how to give direction and form to the body.
The form of our breathing can reorganize the intention and expectations of the body. I
use Biomechanics for the floorwork, because the physical body needs to understand the spiral form for effectiveness movement and develop dancers own material. Activity and energy in the articulations and muscles. Partnering is a tool for understanding your body and the second body through playing full dynamics
and using the different levels of risk for falling and rolling. This kind of connection takes us
into acrobatics. At the same time we use the foot work for transporting each other in
the space. Much of the material is inspired of fight and play that gives an opportunity to improvise and develop dancer’s own material.