In the continuation of a thinking about amateur dance practice since 2011, Zutano BaZar created in 2013 the workshop-performance of spontaneous creation Passing Through Bazar.
Passing Through Bazar is a workshop opened to all, dancers or not from 14 years old, who want to discover the Flying Low – Passing Through choreographic technique created by David
During an humanely and artistically rich and intense week, several dancers from 50collectiVe are invited by Zutano BaZar. The 50collectiVe is an informal and autonomous collective gathering 50 dancers of 29 nationalities, formed in 2010 to the technique of Flying Low – Passing Through during 50 days in Costa Rica with David Zambrano. The success of this workshop is not so much the result of the technique but more in the energy spread by the group.

The Flying Low – Passing Through

« This workshop focuses mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the floor. The class utilizes simple movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the center and the joints, moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining a centered state. There is a focus on the skeletal structure that will help improve the dancers physical perception and alertness. The class includes partnering work and movement phrases, which explore the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion. The class begins in stillness and students are asked to read their body in a standing position. They are urged to connect their entire body with the environment: the air, floor, and the energy of others, forming an interconnection by just standing. When you are standing, the whole room is standing. This stillness jumps to running and passing through each other, running forward backward and around creating a dance web. The highways of the room are warming up. When you are moving, the whole room is moving.

The body is constantly spiraling, whether running or standing. These spirals help the dancers into the floor and out of the floor. These spirals already exist; this workshop focuses on finding them. The spirals help the dancer see themselves and the room from all sides. The dancer knows what is behind him/her as he/she goes forward. To activate these spirals, students locate their center and move all of their joints from this center. Arms, legs, hands, toes, elbows, feet become extensions of the center. The spirals propel the class all over the room, both on the ground and upright. This is the flying low technique.»

(David Zambrano –


Passing Through Bazar #2

A week-end and a week of workshop, three public performances
from July 4th to 12th of 2015- Le Mans – Vivoin – Nantes

You can live through again or discover the wonderful experiance with this short report.


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Zutano BaZar organises in July of 2015 the second year of Passing Through Bazar, dance workshop open to all, without any pre-requisite in dance and from 14 years old.
From July 4th to 12th of 2015, five international dancers from 50collective (Omaris Mariñas – Panama ; Edivaldo Ernesto – Mozambique ; Anne Rouques – France ; Horacio Macuacua – Mozambique ; Laureline Richard – France) as well as Florence Loison will lead this dive into the Flying Low – Passing Through world.
The workshop starts with a weekend of initiation in small groups, divided in two places from different cities from Sarthe : Cité du Cirque in Le Mans and Prieuré de Vivoin.
The participants have two options : to only participate during the July 4th and 5th week-end in one of the two places or to make the whole week from July 6th to 12th. During the week, all the trainees will be gathered at Cité du Cirque.

The workshop will end with 3 public performances :

  • On Friday 10th of July, place de la République in Le Mans at 6:30 pm,
  • On Saturday 11th of July, place du Commerce in Nantes at 3pm,
  • On Sunday 12th of July, in the village of Vivoin at 4pm.


Zutano BaZar helps to organise a co-accomodation between participants as well as meals and transports for every public performance of Passing Through Bazar #2.
It is through that encounter and exchanges will exist between trainees but also during leisure time planned for the whole group : a big picnic in particular, like in the first event.
We attach a big importance to make this workshop financially accessible for all. To participate in Passing Through Bazar #2, we offer two options for the participants :

  • WEEK-END option : on July 4th and 5th in Prieuré de Vivoin (North of Sarthe) or at Cité du Cirque in Le Mans, 12 hours, 70€ + 5€ (subscription to Zutano BaZar)
  • WHOLE WEEK option : from July 4th to 12th at Cité du Cirque, 27 hours + 3 public performances on July 10th, 11th and 12th , 120€ + 5€ (subscription to Zutano BaZar)

How to participate ?

You can join us by contacting Zutano BaZar directly. You’re free to send an e-mail at or to call us at +33 9 65 20 28 34. This workshop is aimed for a hundred dancers.

Passing Through Bazar Panama

Itinerant workshop
On Septembre 27th and 28th of 2014 at Grand Atelier – Eve (Le Mans)
On October 11th and 12th of 2014 at La Fonderie (Le Mans)
On October 4th and 5th of 2014 at 783 (Nantes)

We wanted to extend the extraordinary experience of Passing Through Bazar #1 by welcoming NANA + NA DANZA company from Panama and member of the 50collectiVe.
Luis Alfredo Sierra Chacon named « Cuba » and Omaris Mariñas has been in France from September 15th till October 15th of 2014.
They played their show EPICA in Le Mans on September 24th of 2014 at 8:30pm in Grand Atelier – Eve (University of Le Mans) and in Nantes, on October 3rd of 2014 at 8:30pm at Pol’n (11 rue des olivettes – 44000 Nantes).
On the occasion of their coming, they have given 3 workshops, open to all and without any pre-requisite in dance.

Le Mans – Zutano BaZar

  • On September 27th and 28th – Grand Atelier / Eve – Avenue René Laennec, 72085 Le Mans
  • On October 11th and 12th – La Fonderie – 2 Rue de la Fonderie, 72000 Le Mans

Fees : 70€ for one week-end of workshop / 100€ for two week-ends of workshop
Special fees : 10€ for students
Hours : 10am-12:30am / 2pm-4:30pm
Nantes – Le 783
On October 4th and 5th at 783 – 50 rue Fouré, 44 000 NANTES

Passing Through Bazar #1

5 days Workshop and a guided improvisation from July 13th to 18th of 2013
Loué – Le Mans – La Flèche – Château du Loir

From July 13th to 18th of 2013, the first event gathered more than 40 participants from 14 to 62 years old, coming from everywhere in France, already having or not an artistic practice. They were led by 10 dancers from 50collectiVe. The week ended up with a public performance on Place de la République, in city center of Le Mans, in the Summer Evenings program.

> Retour en vidéo sur la première édition de Passing Through Bazar en 2013