Máté Mészaros graduated at the Hungarian Dance Academy in 1999. After 3 years
at the Szeged Contemporary Ballet he has worked at various European companies
(CarteBlanche – Norway, Lanonima Imperial – Spain, Ultima Vez – Belgium). Amongst
others he worked with Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Amanda Miller, Myriam Naisy and
Wim Vandekeybus. He is choreographing for various Hungarian companies, has a
worldwide practice in giving workshops.
“Our body is the same in every movement and in any style but the possibility to
change is essential. We focus on these principals through different exercises and
ways of approaches.
We explore floor work and partnering based on the material of creations from my
performances. Dynamic and powerful material where we only deal with physicality that
defines the essential movements. For the intensive we will be looking into partnering
and floor work, based on materials for my own choreography and research. For the
partnering work we will apply materials developed in my work with Ultima Vez. During
the workshop there will be time devoted to more creative work based on my latest
creation presented at TanzFaktur, “United Space of Ambivalence”, involving tasks of
theatre, movement and dance considering the aspect of the body as a dynamic object.”
Wayne Parsons is the founder of Wayne Parsons Dance (WPD). Established in 2013 WPD
has very quickly developed a reputation for creating truly multi-disciplinary work that utilises
the best of text and movement within narrative works. The potential relationships between
movement and text in narrative works is Wayne’s passion and what drives his creative visions.
WPD has been presented nationally and internationally since 2013 and Wayne is regularly
commissioned to work for a range of age groups and abilities that crosses the dance and
Wayne has worked as a movement director and choreographer on productions for
Shakespeare’s Globe, Embassy Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East amongst others.
He is an Associate Artist of Swindon Dance 2018-2020 and is represented by Kirsten Wright
of Amanda Howard Associates.
The workshop will give you an insight into Wayne’s distinctive style of dance theatre and
illuminate his creative processes. They will give an insight into the training devices used by
the company with a strong focus on voice and movement.
Through both structured and improvised physical exercises you’ll move using sounds
and text as a departure point for movement. The workshops will aim to employ elements
of theatrical play through partner and ensemble task work that invites the participants to
experiment and improvise with the practice of both moving and speaking. You will also
get the chance to learn some repertory with Wayne and experience his techniques in practice.
This workshop is suitable for dance, theatre or physical theatre participants.