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About

Javier Cura (full curriculum in PDF) is an argentine american multidisciplinary artist. He completed  his Master in Modern Literature at Buenos Aires University (Argentina).  He has dedicated himself to the Fine Arts  having created several art exhibitions of objects, sculptures and installations in Bs.As, Arg.

He has performed, directed and created dance theatre shows in Argentina, Colombia, USA, Italy, Germany and Indonesia. He presently teaches contact-tango, physical theatre and contact-improv internationally and regularly visits England, Italy, France, Czeck Rep, Germany and Argentina. He has been invited to teach at ZIP Contact Impro festival at Orvieto, Italy, at the Freiburg Contact Festival in Germany, at Alchemie Tango Festival in Prague, at the West Coast Contact Impro Festival, San Francisco (USA) and at Phantastango Tango Festival in Germany.

His last piece that merges tango and contact in a physical-theatre context was presented in Prague’s Dance Theatre “Farma Festival”, in Italy’s Terni Festival and in Mar del Plata, Argentina. In 2009, he was invited by Fabrik Potsdam Dance Theatre Festival to create a Physical Theatre and Tango show with  participants of his workshops. He is currently living in Berlin where he is conducting a research on Contact Improvisation expression at the Berlin Free University.

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The Ecological Body

We are animals that evolved through movement. Science now confirms how subtly intertwined is movement with body-mind development. Movement positively affects our own health, emotional moods, focused attention, memory and learning process to name just some.

On the contrary, all our “developed” societies have become primarily sedentary. We spend the majority of our time sitting, and consequently we have developed what has initially been called “diseases of captivity” because of the close similarities with the diseases suffered by animals in captivity. Actually, they are called “diseases of affluence” because they are generally suffered by the part of societies who have become wealthier and who can afford to “outsource” its vital movements, (e.g. movements related to food, transport, shelter, etc.), on someone else or something else.

The list of diseases of affluence related to our lifestyle go from obesity, heart diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, cerebrovascular disease, some types of cancer, as well as attention deficit disorder, depression, anxiety, etc., etc.

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Agenda

2019 January 5, Berlin, Germany. Contact tango workshop & Jam. Info: javiercuraworkshop@gmail.com

February 1-3, Milan, Italy: Contact Impro Tango through the Ecological Body. Info: Clelia Fumanelli: lacle.asd@gmail.com

February 9, Berlin, Germany. The Ecological Body: Tai Chi, Contact  Impro & Tango Workshop & Jam. Info: javiercuraworkshop@gmail.com

March 23-24, Berlin, Germany. Contact tango Workshop & Jam, Info: javiercuraworkshop@gmail.com  

April 5-7 Salzburg, Austria:  “The Ecological body through Contact and tango” Info: Lydia Nasall lydianassall@gmail.com 

April 19 – 22 Schloss Bettenburg between Nuremberg and Frankfurt, Germany. Easter Contact tango workshop & Jam. Info: AlexandraSchwarz@gmx.net (http://www.schloss-bettenburg.de )

May 4, Berlin, Germany. The Ecological Body: Tai Chi, Contact  Impro & Tango Workshop & Jam. Info: javiercuraworkshop@gmail.com

May 10-12, Bausen, Germany. “3 Day movement Retreat: A trip into the forest”. Info: Angnes: angnes@gmx.de  Bausen (between Berlin and Hamburg)

June 1-2, Berlin, Germany. Contact tango workshop & Jam. Info: javiercuraworkshop@gmail.com

July 2-14 in Bechyne Monastery, Czeck Republic. Summer Residency:  Continue reading “Agenda”

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Contact

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