Javier Cura (full curriculum in PDF) is an argentine american multidisciplinary artist. He completed his Master in Modern Literature at Buenos Aires University (Argentina). He has dedicated himself to the Fine Arts having created several art exhibitions of objects, sculptures and installations in Bs.As, Arg.
He has performed, directed and created dance theatre shows in Argentina, Colombia, USA, Italy, Germany and Indonesia. He presently teaches contact-tango, physical theatre and contact-improv internationally and regularly visits England, Italy, France, Czeck Rep, Germany and Argentina. He has been invited to teach at ZIP Contact Impro festival at Orvieto, Italy, at the Freiburg Contact Festival in Germany, at Alchemie Tango Festival in Prague, at the West Coast Contact Impro Festival, San Francisco (USA) and at Phantastango Tango Festival in Germany.
His last piece that merges tango and contact in a physical-theatre context was presented in Prague’s Dance Theatre “Farma Festival”, in Italy’s Terni Festival and in Mar del Plata, Argentina. In 2009, he was invited by Fabrik Potsdam Dance Theatre Festival to create a Physical Theatre and Tango show with participants of his workshops. He is currently living in Berlin where he is conducting a research on Contact Improvisation expression at the Berlin Free University.
On the different ways of repossessing our being through physical transformations and creative process…
In my workshops I search to encourage a revelation of both the individual nature of each participant (i.e. the relation to the self), and the nature of interpersonal dialogues (i.e. the relation to others). This is only possible as a reciprocated process to develop awareness of each other and our selves.
These workshops are mainly:
The Ecological Body
Voice in movement (together with Moss Beynon Juckes)
The main objective of the work is to encourage the individual student to draw connections between three core concepts:
Objective view of the body; corporal physical elements (corporal scheme: axis, lines of forces, centre of gravity, anatomy, etc.)
Subjective understanding of the body; emotional, expressive, creative conscience ( self perceived corporal image)
The body in relation to the other; communal, social and spiritual nature (understanding here spirituality as a development of our web of relations between things and beings.)
In each workshop we create in community the necessary atmosphere to develop other possibilities of being, going through a diversity of energies and unknown characters, “ playing them ” in relation with others. In this way, through the development of any of these disciplines, the participants are able to connect the physical activities learned with their personal creative expression, re owning them.
A common ground is created where the only constant is the fluency of changes; allowing us to connect with our desires, emotions and pleasures; transforming the daily limits into a creative act.
Whatever the members of the group have perceived and experienced in this ephemeral common context can be and often is carried into their external world, into their personal social context. This enriches the dance of daily life, and as part of the same cycle, my own person and work.