November 26, 2022
Lukas Malkowski | Photo by Ray Demski
WITH LUKAS MALKOWSKI
Flowmentum embodies science and physics principles to flow like water and fly like the wind.
This masterclass aims to build dynamic, reactive movement in and out of the floor by harnessing gravity to turn falling into flying. Flowmentum is influenced by Contemporary dance, Yoga, Capoeira, Acrobatics and Break (Breakdance) techniques. Jumping between functional improvisation concepts and choreographed combinations, participants will unlock their own dynamic flow and harness the power of their own momentum.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
,Lukas Malkowski is a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult), Dance Artist, Choreographer, Filmmaker and Aquarius based in Berlin. He was the recipient of Canada’s 2015 Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant for Contemporary Dance. Since attaining his BFA in Dance Performance at Toronto Metropolitan University, he has worked with Ceren Oran/Moving Borders, Toronto Dance Theatre, Wang Ramirez, Staatsballett Berlin, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Kate Hilliard, Jasmine Ellis, Diane Borsato, Adelheid, Mocean Dance, and Deaf Spectrum. He has performed in CTM Festival, Babylon Berlin, an upcoming hollywood feature film (TBA), the Rodeo Festival (Munich), Holland Dance Festival, and Cervantino Festival (Mexico).
Lukas has performed the works of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Maxine Doyle at the Banff Centre and Springboard Danse Montreal. His choreography is shaped by embodiment, physics, and languages. He has choreographed ambient sets, music videos, and films for Sam Slater (Joker OST), LBT, and Luke Slater. Flowmentum, his movement practice, is driven by social dialogue and physics embodiment using sight and touch. He has taught in Toronto, Berlin, Munich, Slovakia, and Mexico City. He is currently screening his film, Takeoff, with Jubal Battisti across international film festivals, touring a contemporary duet Face to Face with Naishi Wang, and researching Momentum Contingency: a solo kinetic sculpture installation featuring wind machines.