Winter Intensive
December 10-14, 2016



December 10 – 14, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
SFU School for Contemporary Arts (149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver)
Courtyard Studio

605's latest commissioned collaboration with German Jauregui (Brussels / Ultima Vez) to create its newest production, Albatross (premiering Dec 7th-10th, 2016 at The Firehall Arts Centre), presents a very rare opportunity for the company to host a highly sought after international artist and pedagogue during the 2016 Winter Intensive. Therefore, the first two days of this year's five-day intensive will be led by guest instructor German Jauregui, focusing heavily on his unique movement and partnering work vocabulary and techniques. 605 is thrilled to bring German into the Vancouver dance community for the first time to share his distinct practice and extensive experience, which has been invited to teach at prestigious festivals and events across the globe. (Please see German's Bio below). Don't miss out! 

SCHEDULE for Dec 10th-11th, 2016

10:00 am - Movement Technique Class 
12:00 pm - Break
12:30 pm - Partnering
2:30 pm - Break
3:00 pm - Partnering (Continued) 

The remaining three days (Dec 12th-14th) will be led by Company 605’s co-directors, Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin, with each day comprised of three parts: Technique ClassRepertoire, and Creation Lab. Each day's Technique Class will prepare the body for the day, and specifically for Company 605’s movement vocabularies and techniques. Participants will then be taught Repertoire from Company 605’s past and current works, learning various excerpts from the company’s highly physical pieces. The Creation Lab will focus on investigating collaborative dance-making, with Company 605’s co-directors providing different concepts and starting points for explorations, and participants accessing their own choreographic interests and movement choices. Throughout the intensive, short collaborations will be attempted, where the group will practice and apply various approaches to shared process, experiencing negotiation and compromise, building a shared vocabulary, and forming a collective voice.

SCHEDULE for Dec 12th-14th, 2016

10:00 am - Technique Class
11:30 am - Break
12:00 pm - 605 Repertoire
2:00 pm - Break
2:45 pm - 605 Creation Lab

Space is limited for the 2016 Winter Intensive. Please register in advance to avoid disappointment. 

*For CADA members - be advised that 605's Winter Intensive is eligible for a 50% reimbursement through CADA/West's Training Subsidy Program



Early Registration
Before November 15, 2016
$336 = $320 + $16 (5% GST)

Regular Registration
On or after November 15, 2016
$399 = $380 + $19 (5% GST)

Weekend Only (December 10-11)
$199.50 = $190 + $9.50 (5% GST)

To register, download and complete registration form (PDF | Word) and return it to or by mail to:

104-336 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC 
V5L 4R6

Payment can be made using PayPal, or by cheque payable to Company 605.

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German Jauregui | Guest Instructor

Born in Bilbao, Spain (1972), German Jauregui is a director, choreographer, dancer and pedagogue based in Brussels. For over 10 years (1998-2008) German worked primarily with the company Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus as a dancer in the creation and tours of the pieces: “In spite of wishing and wanting” (1999), “Inasmuch as life is borrowed” (2000), “What the body does not remember” (Revival of 2002), “Blush” (2002), “Sonic Boom” (2003), “Puur” (2005), “Spiegel” (2006), and in the dance films: “In spite of wishing and wanting” (2002), “Blush” (2005), “Here after” (2007), and in the short-films: “The last words “(1999), “Inasmuch...” (2000). He was a choreographic assistant in the pieces “Scratching the inner fields” (2001) and “NieuwZwart” (2009). For 2014-2016, he has returned to the company as rehearsal director to tour the latest revival of the piece “What the body does not remember”, and to take part in Ultima Vez’s newest creation.

In 2007, he started to develop his own work with the creation of the solo “Isaac”, which premiered in the festival Trayectos, Zaragoza (ES), and the duo created with Laura Aris “Y del resto no se nada” premiered in the festival Dias de Danza, Barcelona. In 2009, he created “Sunset on Mars” premiered in Julidans festival, Amsterdam, and in 2013 “Confession” premiered in Tanzhaus-Zurich. As a Guest choreographer he created the pieces “Esbozo” (2010) San Luis de Potosi, Mexico; “Testamento” (2010) Festival EINCE 2010, Guadalajara, Mexico; and “Tres Silencios” (2011) for the Spanish company Date Danza, premiered during the FEX festival in Granada, Spain. In parallel, he teaches seminars and workshops worldwide (Impulstanz in Vienne, Atelier de Paris/Carolyn Carlson, Circuit-est in Montreal amongst many others). 




Questions? Email or call 605.683.6552.

605''s Winter Intensive is made possible through the generous support of the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.