MAYLIS ARRABIT (FR)

MAYLIS ARRABIT | WORKSHOP: GLIDE AND SHINE: BEYOND ”THE PROP” 

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Photo: Penelope Cerezo: Black and white photo, taken from the back, from above. In the centre of the image, Maylis, a white woman with dark hair tied back, dances on her manual wheelchair. With her wheels firmly planted in the dark floor of a dance studio and her gaze downwards, she throws both arms in the air. Around her, arranged in a circle, there are legs, bare feet and the wheels and frame of a powerchair

In this workshop; Maylis will share tips around inclusive practice and behaviors while sharing a dance space with wheelchair users. We will also use some creative tasks to understand wheelchair dancers technique, aestethics and partnering. Then, each participant will explore movement from this perspective.

DATES: FRI 02.06.2023 @ 16:15 -18:15 Caisa’s hall,  Caisa Cultural Centre, Kaikukatu 4, 00530 Helsinki

TICKETS: 15€, 12€ (concession).

XDF FESTIVAL PASS: 85€, 75€ (concession) includes Kaaos and Spinn performances, Adam Benjamin and Maylis Arrabit workshops.

Group prices and supported tickets (we want every one who would like to attend the possibility to do so). If you need financial support to attend or any information please email us

NOTE: THE WORKSHOP LANGUAGE WILL BE ENGLISH WITH FINNISH TRANSLATION

BIO MAYLIS ARRABIT
Maylis (she/her) is a disabled dance artist based in the French basque country. Since 2016,  she has worked as a dancer for dance companies in France. She has also been artistic director of Habrá Que Ponerse Cachas, which has been touring in theaters and street festivals internationally since 2018. At the end of 2019, she started working as a dancer and co-choreographer on Ice Age ; an ongoing international collaboration with Resident Island Dance Theatre (Taiwan). The piece premiered in 2022 and has been touring internationally in Europe, Taiwan and the US.

Maylis founded In(-)Between, her own dance company in 2022. With In(-)Between, Maylis gives workshops, talks in France and Spain. She has created two pieces for SAND-R in The Netherlands. She continues to explore her choreographic identity in order to contribute to the development of inclusive dance practice and to the leadership of disabled artists in the performing arts, in France and beyond.