Operating since 2015, ZeroPlus Contemorary Dance Workshop combines Eastern and Western traditions in its philosophy of art and education as well as in its technique and creative methods.
The concept of ZERO, as history records, was India's contribution to the world. For the hindu sages zero was not merely a number, but the origin of the world, the “seed” which gives birth to everything. Its first notation was a simple dot: ·
In the name of the studio the word zero refers to our intention to start from the mysterious centre, as zero is the place for transformation: it is the place where negative numbers turn into positive, night turns into day, virtual becomes real. Thus zero also becomes the symbol of the creating process, since in this process we attempt to reveal something that was so far hidden, we aspire to make a bridge between the spiritual and the corporeal. From time to time, Zero Ballet searches for ways to involve the audience into its performances by encouraging them to step across the border between in and out.
ZeroPlus Dance Studio functions as a school specializing in somatic activities. We ask our students to begin a spiritual quest to uncover their inner selves. The methods may vary - contact improvisation, different body awareness techniques, release technique, composition, classical ballet, etc - but our messages are consistent: discover yourself and the other, attend to the other, be conscious of your presence, relax, create.