Gregory Chevalier

Hungary
Year of starting to practice
2002
Year of starting to teach
2005
Gregory Chevalier

I started my dance carrier in China, 2002, being employed in disco parties. Back to Europe, I met Budapest as a french and learnt diligently contemporary dance techniques and hungarian language. One after the other, I fell in love with Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Body Mind Centering and Yoga. I started practising, going to trainings, organising workshops, performing for companies, in galleries with friends and acquaintances. I learnt from Skinner Release technique with Gál Eszter, Weight Flow with Goda Gábor, Authentic Movement with Sabine Parzer, Butoh with Kea Tonetti and Atsushi Takenouchi, RealTime Composition with Julyen Hamilton, Claire Filmon, David Zambrano and Daniel Lepkoff, Body Mind Centering with Kálmán Ferenc, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Otto Ramstad and Alex Guex, Contact Improvisation starting mainly with Gál Eszter, Sabine Parzer, Scott Wells then Nancy Stark Smith, Martin Keogh, Patricia Kuypers, Ray Chung and lately Matthieu Gaudeau, Andrew Harwood and Stéphanie Auberville. Since the last 7 years I teach CI weekly in educational programs and open classes, labs and festivals, in Hungary, France, Austria, Switzerland and recently Georgia, Israel. I always apply Body Systems into movement, I love being slow and acrobatic as well. I lead now a seven days CI course about flowing into liftings and I organise underscores and the hungarian CI festival with the sweet kontaktland team (kontaktland.com). I keep on experiencing CI as much more than a dance form, giving me feedbacks regarding my social abilities of acceptance, giving/receiving, learning digesting and letting go … or not.