Dec. 19, 2021

Education: Learning to Learn Better | Zebas Mendez Marin

Jason met Zebas whilst working for Divadlo Studio tanca, where the physical theatre work 'Punk Pajama Party' was created in 2021.


What is the difference between education and learning? And for who exactly is dance education for? Although most of us would have to teach at some point, education accounts for much of what the present and even upcoming generation promises to offer. In other words, it's not easy and should never be taken for granted! Instead of relying on standardized education, why not adapt your way of absorbing and transmitting information as an independent learner?

Zebastian Mendez Marin is an instructor, choreographer, director, dancer, actor and co-founder of Colectivo Priekopník Veverička and the Red Movement Network. He hails from Costa Rica and performed for Belgian company Ultima Vez, touring the revival of Wim Vandekeybus' legendary "What the body does not remember".  In recent years, he has collaborated with the likes of Honey and Dust and Divadlo Štúdio Tanca of Slovakia. 

Concluding the month of Education, this episode explores what it means to be a dance educator outside institutional frameworks, also the key differences between education and learning. Ready to learn better as a great learner? Join us as we foreground dance in the background!

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Zebastian Mendez Marin is an instructor, choreographer, director, dancer, actor and co-founder of Colectivo Priekopník Veverička and the Red Movement Network. He hails from Costa Rica and performed for Belgian company Ultima Vez, touring the revival of Wim Vandekeybus' legendary "What the body does not remember". In recent years, he has collaborated with the likes of Honey and Dust and Divadlo Štúdio Tanca of Slovakia.