Here’s some info on the Lazaro Godoy workshop from our friends at Inkub8.
What: Join Lazaro Godoy for an invigorating workshop combining creative movement and improvisation with the influence of Orishas dance to explore the exciting genre of physically integrated dance. The focus is to deepen our capacity for movement invention both in our own unique bodies and in relationship to the movements in the Orishas dance. It’s important to explore with them all that their bodies are capable of achieving, without making them feel under stress. Instead, the class should give a sense of well-being and self-acceptance.
As part of the workshop, Lazaro is as well very interested on sharing some ideas and explorations from his newest creation.
When: Thursday August 4th. 1-3pm
Where: Inkub8 (2021 NW 1st. Place, Miami, FL, 33127) www.inkub8.org
Fee: $10 suggested donation
*Meet the artist and mingle with the dance community: Potluck beginning of the season celebration right after the workshop, join us by bringing a favorite dish or drink.
Lazaro Godoy was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, in 1977. At the age of 11, he began to breakdance on the streets of Cuba with a small group of teenagers. At the age of 12, he began formal dance.
In 1991, Godoy was accepted to the School of Art in Pinar del Rio. After two years he was invited to train in Havana at the most prestigious school for dance in Cuba, The National Arts School. In 1994 with the support and fortitude of his mother, Godoy immigrated to Miami, Florida where he attended The New World School of Arts in Miami and graduated in 1996. In that same year, Godoy was selected amongst 1,200 applicants at the NFAA Arts Competition and received the first prize for his solo choreography. Soon after Godoy won a scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York, where he graduated in 2000. During this time, he was coached and trained by the Argentinian maestro, Hector Zaraspe.
After graduation, Godoy moved to the Netherlands and joined Introdans where he performed works by Hans van Manen, Nils Christie, Jiri Kylian, David Parsons, Jorma Uotinen, Ed Wubbe and Conny Jansen. In 2001 he joined the Stadt Theater of Bern, Switzerland, directed by Felix Dumeril. Since 2004 Godoy has been working with Stijn Celis, artistic director and choreographer of Bern Ballet. He worked with choreographers such as Amanda Miller, Jacopo Godany, Jo Stromgren, Jiri Kylian, Philippe Saire, Foofwa d’Immobilité and Stijn Cellis. He also choreographed two works at the Bern ballet company. After leaving the Stadt Theater, Godoy joined forces with Stijn Celis to assist in the cheoreography of his work, Beauty More Than Me, which premiered in April 2007. In that same year, Godoy was selected for the Swiss International Coaching Project for Choreographers, which was directed by Susanne Linke. During this period, Godoy began to spread his wings and move into the realm of painting. In this time he danced during the days and worked on his painting throughout the night.
Godoy is currently working as an independent choreographer, dancer and teacher, based in Tel Aviv, Israel. His solo choreography has been presented in festivals in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Israel and Russia. He is also now working on new artistic expressions which combine his dance and paintings.