Donnertag und Freitag, 18. und 19. JULI 2024

12.15-13.45 Uhr M


Please wear long sleeves t-shirt and socks.

Class Description

Drawing inspiration from animal coordinations and disciplines that Mathilde is passionate about, such as martial arts and breakdance, this contemporary workshop has a strong focus on floorwork. Built on movement flow, coordination and combinations which stimulate the cardio-vascular system, the warm-up will help participants to prepare physically and mentally and will provide them with a better awareness of the whole body. The second part of the workshop will focus on a series of body locomotion in order to explore the mechanics and coordinations of our own anatomy. By studying organic movement through different qualities and dynamics such as balancing, swinging, stabilizing, rolling, falling, and melting down, the aim will be to find smooth transitions to and from the floor. The last part of the workshop, consisting of longer movement sequences, will help participants to develop their individual approach to moving and to perform with confidence. The workshop aims to be accessible to a wide variety of movement backgrounds, practices and levels. All sequences and exercises delivered, have a variety of alternate movements for different levels and individual abilities.


Born in France, Mathilde Gilhet danced professionally with the Ballet Junior de Genève (CH), FluxFlow Dance Project (USA), Alias Company (CH), Teatro Nacional São Carlos (PT), The French Embassy in Portugal, and Quorum Ballet (PT). She is the Associate Artistic Director of On Board(hers), an all-women dance project based on the testimonies of female immigrants, and an international judge for recognized dance competitions such as Youth American Grand Prix and Dance World Cup. Mathilde has been working as the Head of the Contemporary Dance Program at FLUX + FLOW Dance and Movement Center in Columbus (USA) since 2018 and was a full time faculty member for Arts Umbrella in Vancouver (CA). Mathilde joined the Tanz Luzerner Theater in July 2020 and founded the WE Program, an international self-sustainable platform dedicated to movement lovers, in November 2020.