Peter Jasko

Peter Jasko | EDCM

Flying Low

Peter Jasko was born in 1982 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. He took his first dance classes with the  folk dance company Dumbier Slovakia, where he remained for eleven years. From 1996 to 2001, Peter studied at the  J. L. Bella Conservatory of Dance in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He continued his training at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava before entering the P.A.R.T.S. School for Contemporary Dance in Brussels (2002), directed by Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. 
His professional experience includes dancing with international artists and companies as Opera Banska Bystrica, ASpO, Company Roberto Olivan, OXOXOX – Juri Konjar, G. Barberio Corsetti &  Fatou  Traore, and  Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Since  2001, he  has also collaborated with David Zambrano as both a performer and as assistant in his classes and workshops. Peter Jasko is the co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective, whose productions include Opening Night (2007), Journey  Home (2009), The Koncert (2010) and Fragments (2012). In 2014, he directed the Svalbard Company’s All Genius All Idiot. In 2015 Peter Jasko created a performance for 300 seniors as a part of cultural city of Europe, Plzen 2015. For the past twelve years, he has taught in many countries around the world. The same year, Peter Jasko created Untied Tales (The Vanished Power of the Usual Reign) in collaboration with Clara Furey. His recent collaborations as performer are mostly dancing for Clara Furey’s Cosmic Love, Bill Coleman’s Felt, Aurélie Pedron (creation 2021). His recent choreography was done for Circus Eloize’s Seul Ensemble, under direction of Benoit Landry.
 
 
About the workshop:
Flying Low has been my base for about 25 years. The Flying Low form focuses mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the floor while using spirals and curves at all times. The class uses short movement patterns, teaches how to fall and rise up. Using all speeds, directions and energy levels, the class will go from fast, to sweaty, to surprised. 

 

Photo: Marina Sekacheva

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