Workshops & events

We create classes, trainings, workshops, research projects, laboratories, coaching, mentoring and events to meet your groups’ specific needs.

Teaching methods we use are synthesis of dance techniques and tools, that we have intensively experimenting with and developed throughout the last 25 years. Ranging from Classical ballet to Martial arts, from Modern to Contemporary dance, from Tai Chi and Qi Gong to Kundalini and Dynamic meditation, from Dance to Contact improvisation and from Artistic experience to Therapy and Leadership.

Based on the FICHO method: holistic approach, playful process and inclusive environment. Any body can do it!

The workshop series is intended for dancers and actors, as well as all dance lovers, regardless of dance background and experience, who wish to:

  • advance personally and professionally with a better knowledge of your body, mind and spirit
  • expand your own movement, expression and performance through various improvisation tools that are applicable to your work and relationships
  • boost your own energy level because of burnout at your work
  • raise self-confidence in public performing, which is tuned with body non-verbal communication
  • experience magical moments of full body awareness and to connect with your deep potential
  • increase the level of emotional and kinestatic intelligence, attention and balance
  • explore outside your comfort zone in a safe, fun and intelligent environment

Each workshop begins with one hour of Ficho training, a synthesis of games and exercises design to raise your body energy and mindfulness, breathing exercises and qi activation, dynamic warm-up and stretching of muscles to prepare for a holistic work with body, mind, emotions and spirit. Then we will work on various improvisation tools:

15-16 February 2020; 10-15h

Expresses yourself freely through movement and dance / Solo dance improvisation tools

  • 3 universal movement qualities
  • 9 of innumerable specific movement qualities
  • movement perception training
  • the connection of breath with movement and action
  • the use of physical, emotional or thought dynamics as an experience or performance
  • use your own habits for creation

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29 February - 1 March 2020; 10-15h

Creation in relations / Dance improvisation tools for duets

  • use of instinct for clear decisions and reactions
  • leading and following
  • the expectations of the mind and the reaction time
  • how to be in opposite with your partner and at the same time in synergy
  • “steal and integrate” to upgrade the quality of one's own movement capabilities and personal expression
  • how to be clear in your purpose when communicating with another

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28-29 March 2020; 10-15h

Clear communication in in-depth relations / Tools from contact improvisation

  • trust and opening of the senses
  • clear energy and communication with your partner through the element of water, wind…
  • dancing together using tools: touch, scan, 3 centres, push-pull, rolling, sliding, leading, following, adjusting…
  • dancing together using the tools of working with weight: invitation, acceptance, giving, receiving, distributing, lifting, supporting…

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25-26 April 2020; 10-15h

Personal expression training / Some Micheal Checkov acting tools for dance improvisation and performance

  • activation of the core energy and the direction of the centres to access deeper feelings
  • advanced performance tools that provide the bridge between technical performance needs and energetic performance values
  • accessing the unconscious creative self through direct non-analytical methods
  • act with energy, imagination and creative power

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About your coach:

I’m Goran Bogdanovski, founder of Ficho Institute and my life passion is helping others to expand the knowledge about their bodies, mind, emotions and spirit through creative process of dance improvisation and mindful movement.

I have lived and breathed dance professionally since 1990, danced for more than seventy different choreographers and directors in the field of performing arts. With my own dance company I choreographed performances and toured extensively around the world. I ran dance studios, festivals, platforms and networks.

For the past 20 years I was helping passionate people to overcome their limitations and achieve their dreams. I offer embodied knowledge for people that are physically active and have a desire for personal, professional and social transformation.

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We create classes, trainings, workshops, research projects, laboratories, coaching, mentoring and events

to meet your groups’ specific needs.

You can define a challenge and we will design a custom process or event for you.

Here is a partial list of some topics available ... further information is available upon request.

  • Over 100 set of easy to apply Dance Improvisation Tools; solo - duets -contact - group, applicable into your own work and relations
  • Energy activation and working within the flow of the energy
  • Breathing as carrier of the awareness & Improvisation
  • Connecting breath with movement and action
  • 3 universal movement qualities
  • 30 other specific movement qualities
  • Motion perception training
  • Expressing freely through movement and dance
  • The use of physical, emotional or thought dynamics as an experience or performance
  • “Steal and integrate” to upgrade the quality of one's own movement capabilities and personal expression
  • Use of own habits for creation
  • Use of instinct for clear decisions and reactions
  • Dancing Present
  • Dancing the impossibilities
  • Animal Qualities as starting point of Dance
  • Obstacles as a quality playground
  • Opposites and dancing the Edge
  • Movement & Active imagination Composition
  • Instant composition and inner chemistry
  • Choreographic challenge
  • Dancing sound & music

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  • Trusting self and others, opening of the senses
  • Clear communication in in-depth relations
  • The expectations of the mind and the reaction time
  • Contact improvisation tools: touch, scan, 3 centres, push-pull, rolling, sliding, leading, following, adjusting, invitation, acceptance, giving, receiving, distributing, lifting, supporting…
  • Being in opposite with your partner and at the same time in synergy
  • Being clear in your purpose when communicating with another
  • Personal expression training
  • Increasing performance with Acting tools of Micheal Checkov for dancers
  • Activation of the core energy and the direction of the centres to access deeper feelings
  • Advanced performance tools that provide the bridge between technical performance needs and energetic performance values
  • Accessing the unconscious creative self through direct non-analytical methods
  • Acting with energy, imagination and creative power
  • Leading and following
  • Network without a leader & Systems within network
  • Osho dynamic & kundalini meditation
  • Totality of Actions
  • Performing now

...

For the past 14 years we had the opportunity to pass the knowledge and our understanding of dance improvisation and alchemy with Ficho method in 23 different countries to various groups of people:

  • from art students to professional dancers, actors and choreographers
  • from dance teachers, therapist, professors, managers, entrepreneurs ... leaders
  • from meditation and yoga teachers, to non-professional movement lovers and people with disabilities
  • from dance festivals and theatres, dance companies, dance studios, academies, universities, high schools, primary schools to corporations

From Dance festivals and Theatres, Dance companies, Dance studios…

ImpulsTanz Vienna (austria), Ultima vez -Brussels (belgium), Tokyo Contact Impro Festival - Tokyo (japan), TanzWerkstat Europa - Munich (germany), K3 Tanzplan - Hamburg (germany), CCDC Cairo Contemporary Dance Center - (egypt), Dancentrum - Istanbul (turkey), ArchiTanz - Tokyo (japan), Mercat des Flores - Barcelona (spain), Dance Theatre Ljubljana (slovenia), Gdansk Dance Festival - Gdansk (poland), Station - Belgrade (serbia), Tanzelarija - Sarajevo (bosnia and hercegovina), Terpsihora - Šempeter pri Novi gorici (slo), Theatre Improvisation school ligue - ŠILA (slovenia), Dance meeting Durres (albania), Silesian Dance Festival -Bytom (poland), Green Street Studios - Boston (usa), No borders project - Tenerife (spain) & Bali (Indonesia), Fičo Dance Journey (slovenia, croatia, indonesia), nunART - Barcelona (spain), Movement kitchen - Ho Chi Minh (vietnam), Paradiso Ubud - Bali (indonesia), Buen Festival - Borneo (indonesia), Art Factory - Lodz (poland) …

Goran Bogdanovski workshops

Academies, Universities, High schools, Primary schools …

Faculty of Education at University of Ljubljana, SEAD - Salzurg Academy of Experimental Dance (austria), Gurdjieff Institute Tbilisi (georgia), Asian Conference on Interdisciplinary Research - Bali (indonesia), Art Research Institute / Ilia State University -Tbilsi (georgia), Ochanomizu University - Tokyo (japan), Dance Academy Conference - Odessa (ukraine), Cambridge latin school - Boston (usa), High school for contemporary dance - Ljubljana (slovenia), Ramsauer gymnasium - Linz (austria), Hamerlingschule - Linz (austria), High school Šolski center Nova Gorica (slovenia), High school Srednja vzgojiteljska šola - Jesenice (slovenia), High school Srednja vzgojiteljska šola - Ljubljana (slovenia), High school Druga gimnazija Maribor (slovenia), Primary school Sevnica (slovenia), Primary school Kostanjevica na Krki (slovenia), Youth centre’s in Ljubljana, Maribor & Trbovlje (slo), Primary school Malaka - Lombok (indonesia), Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities - JSKD …

Goran Bogdanovski workshops

to Corporations …

Slovenian Football Association, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning Slovenia, Centre for treatment of drug addicts, Kaerntner Industrie Villach, Steirische Wirtshaftsfoerderung Graz, Ericsson, Our Space, Lek d.d., Avon Slovenia, Imelda Ogilvy, Svilanit Svila d.o.o., Football club Domžale , Vibacom d.o.o., TNT events, Ti povej!, CEED Slovenia Unicef …

Goran Bogdanovski Sun City
Goran Bogdanovski 2:0 footballet

You define a challenge and we will design a custom process or event for you.