Min Li(40)

Teacher workshop

At Conny Janssen Danst since

August 2019


California institute of the Arts

Min Li will teach a workshop on Saturday April 22, 2023:
The workshop is focusing on the connection between internal coordination and external expression. How to play between visible and invisible space, how the energy can lead to the movement, where is the intention of different parts of the muscles and joints. Where is the structure/foundation, where is the freedom… How to interplay with energy, space and time, how to communicate with other people in space through movement. Being open, playful and intuitive and seeing what happens in the moment without pre-choreographed ideas. The training for the connection between the mind and body, how one can affect the other.

Min Li trained with traditional Chinese dance, joined National Ballet of China. Went to America to study, then Joined Batsheva Ensemble; After, came to The Netherlands to dance and choreograph with Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. After all these experiences, Min wants to share his knowledge and understanding of dance with people. Finding the connection between the body and mind is essential for his class. In either ballet or contemporary class, he would like to motivate the participants to stay curious and keep discover the possibilities of the physicality and the sensation; developing the personal interpretation of the movement without judgement, having an open mind to try and feel. Joy and the passion to move are very important, dance should be fun, not the mechanic routine of daily practice.