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New Dance and CI Workshop with Milan Kozánek (Slovakia)

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Milan Kozánek graduated of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (Slovakia). He works as an independent choreographer and teacher. Milan has got many experiences as a teacher in the institutions such as SEAD - Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds (UK), Tanz Quartier Wien and Konservatorium Wien University (Austria), Grotowski Institut in Wroclaw (Poland) and many others. 
Together with his wife Zuna Kozankova, Milan is a co-founder of the Artyci Dance Company. The goal of the company is to combine creative and pedagogical activities. Their current aim is to develop the Art and Education Center Pangea in the Eagle Mountains (Czech Republic). 
Alongside his work in dance, Milan continues to develop his skills and artistic qualities through the study of Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, intuitive archery and through taking part in workshops with Sam Chin, master and co-founder of new martial art form I Liq Chuan.

For more details about Milan and the Artyci Dance Company please visit


The class is focused on using the natural way of the movement of human body. Understanding the bone structure, movement and energetic centers, perceiving mutual motion relations of the body have become the basis for the whole class that includes floor work, technical exercises, variations and an important last part where one can experience the new knowledge in practice. 
During the class, we will focus on listening to our inborn instincts and learn how to use them in movement, we’ll discover and develop chained reactions that our body offers and we’ll search for new movement possibilities, using the weight of the body and its parts. We will use the floor work, dynamics (as an important part of the movement), impulses, fallings, acceleration and working with the space.


As Milan says, his approach of teaching Contact Improvisation is to look on dance as on a holistic idea. Focusing from the physicality that surrounds us, we will concentrate on the kinesthetic quality of the body, respecting the gravity and letting it pass through all the body parts paying attention to alignment. The aim is to fully involve a student in this process, instead of reducing it to physicality. We will unite this action with emotion, mental process (you do not know) and energy (chi). Milan is looking for the simplest principles and concepts. His interest is that the experiences what the students will receive would be applicable in the other dance forms and even beyond them. 

16-20 October, 2013 Vilnius, Arts Printing House, studio III (Siltadarzio str. 6)  


13.00-14.30 New dance A level 

14:45-16:45 Contact improvisation Open level 

17:00-18:30 New dance B level   

A level – designed for professional dancers and dance students.

B level – at least one year of dance experience.
open level – dance experience is not obligatory. 

1 course New dance (5 classes) – 30 EUR 

1 course Contact improvisation (5 classes) – 35 EUR 
2 courses New dance + CI (10 classes) – 55 EUR 

Single class - 10 EUR (only if there are free places available)
Registration deadline: October 7, 2013.
Contact person: Veronika Vasiljeva, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , +370 676 00464.

To register, please fill in the registration form and send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Organiser: Vytis Jankauskas Dance Company 
Venue: Arts Printing House, Šiltadaržio g. 6, Vilnius

The project is supported by the Culture Support Foundation of the Republic of Lithuania.

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The Contemporary Dance Association was established in 2007 by Lithuanian contemporary dancers and choreographers, who felt the need to organize themselves aiming to represent contemporary dance community and to defend their social and artistic interests.

The mission of the Association is to influence cultural policy in order to ensure and improve working conditions for dancers and choreographers and promote contemporry dance in Lithuania. As one of the main goals the Association seeks international collaboration with cultural institutions, dance organizations and artists.