Prashant More is an Interdisciplinary artist from India. He engages in artistic work as a Performer, Choreographer, Teacher and Dance Film-maker.
He studied in India and Europe. In 2012, he graduated from Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts in Bangalore, India and worked as a Repertoire (company) Dancer. In 2015-16 he acquired intensive training in Choreography and Physical Experimental Performances in Amsterdam and Berlin.
As an educator, he creates spaces to explore freedom and authenticity in the bodies of an individual. He is passionate about learning and sharing his practice with all ages and backgrounds as well as dancers, actors and performers of both professionals and non-professionals.
He conducts two modules, ‘Breaking Points’ an ongoing research movement module where his approach is to find an authentic flow of the physical body. And ‘performance.LAB’ where he focuses on creating performances in collaboration. He has been invited to teach in various dance centres, academies and programs in India and Europe. As a performer, his movement vocabulary varies from abstraction to complex and simple patterns to express narrations. He performs in various dance and theatre productions with different artists.
His body of work includes solos, duets and trios, collaborating with artists from different disciplines. He works towards creating immersive, intimate and experimental expressive physical performances with the essence of poetry, humour and honesty. His work was presented at festivals in India, Hong Kong and the UK.
This Physical Movement Practice offers, a dancer/mover to critically develop a skill- set and physical intelligence by actively deconstructing the current movement vocabulary, in order to create a risk-based space for exploration, leading to an encountering of the next physical challenge that pushes the body to go deep into their own dance language derived consciously through stepping out of one’s comfort zone.
This session will look into the aspects of experimenting, creating and reflecting. This part invites you to explore your practice and awareness on what your interests relating to movements and physical performances are. The workshop will provide various frames of tasks, tools and methods to develop materials in relation to space, time, bodies and objects. We will work on how we make choices while creating. How can we bring ourselves into a space where the fields of possibility open out before us. What helps us to navigate our process? We will work with the question of being watched or looked at, how we can remain present under the intensity of an audience’s gaze? We will work alone, together, in small groups, or in pairs. We will watch and be watched. We will share what we see and experience and will ask questions and find ways to answer them. Although very physical, the class will follow a clear structure never breaking the flow but systematically guiding one from the beginning to the end, maintaining a synergy of one energy that binds all, with a non-judgmental approach.