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Movement Masterclass w/ Samantha Pak (USA)
*Open to all levels*
Saturday 14. April
14.00 - 18.00 TBC
Explore the value of personal expression using movement as the medium.
A movement-based workshop exploring creative processes and individual movement styles, participants will gain practical tools to:
- Enhance spinal mobility, locomotion and floor work
- Experiment with aesthetic and movement influences
- Articulate and play with distinctive personal movement styles
- Combine outside influences within the movement practice
- Bring your smartphone (if you have one… if you don’t, good for you!!).
- Last but not least, prepare to smeeze... East Oakland is coming to your door, Zurich! See you there!
“We have no art. We do everything as well as we can.” - Corita Kent
Samantha Pak is a US/Barcelona-based artist that uses movement as a creative medium.
Approaching the urban environment as a creative canvas, she merges movement culture with her interests in street fashion, contemporary art and music. She captures her work in video and photography, as well as collaborations with artists and movers of all sorts.
Her collaborations are as wide-ranging as a pop up shop at Hotel Brummell (Barcelona), a dance collaboration between Strike Movement (Vancouver) and the Turf Feinz (Oakland) and a cuisine and movement collaboration with James Beard award winning chef, Cortney Burns (San Francisco). She creates her own garments for use in her movement videos and photos, combining her interests in streetwear (most especially Gosha Rubchinskiy, Cottweiler, Rhude), pop art (including works from Tom Sachs, Ed Ruscha and Corita Kent), skating and music.
She works with athletes and movers including Olympic hopefuls to college athletes. Some of her faves include pro skater, Corey Duffel, and judo athlete Tsukasa Yoshida, winner of the silver medal at the 2017 World Judo Championships in Budapest.
A student of the Ido Portal Method since 2012, movement is the common thread in all the creative works and collaborations she’s involved in. Her training helps her explore the potential and depth of human movement, helping her explore the ideas and concepts she’s most compelled to get out in the world.