photo by Andrea Basile
Sebastian performs regularly in the SF Bay Area as a freelance dance artist. He toured nationally and internationally with AXIS Dance Company from 2009-14, and has danced with Scott Wells & Dancers since 2008. He is known for his high-dynamic, no-holds-barred movement style, as well as his deep commitment to contact partnering and floor work. His influences include release technique, contemporary, musical theatre, contact improvisation, capoeira, ballet, acrobatics and study with Frey Faust.
photo by Alex Miller
BodyWAGGING: Biomechanics of Dance
Wednesdays, 10-11:30am, at the Finnish Hall in Berkeley. $12-20, NOTAFLOF
(No One Turned Away For Lack of Funds)
Sebastian teaches contemporary dance, flying and falling techniques, dynamic partnering, contact improvisation, and composition. He has been a certified Axis Syllabus teacher since 2011, when healthy biomechanics became the first priority for his movement and dance training. Come dance with him Wednesdays in Berkeley or check out one of his annual workshops.
Sebastian taught with AXIS Dance Company for 6 years, creating dance classes and experiences that are accessible to everyone with and without physical disabilities. Contact him for accessible learning opportunities.
photo by JW2 Photo
Sebastian's choreography is conceptual, theatrical and athletic, drawing from a broad aesthetic background. In the Bay Area, his choreographic work has been presented at CounterPULSE, Subterranean Arthouse, The Garage, Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Brava Theater, and many more venues. His comissioned work for AXIS Dance Company has also been shown in 8 U.S. states, in Russia, and on FOX TV's "So You Think You Can Dance".
Sebastian was a participating member of Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange (CHIME), a project of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. CHIME is a mentorship program for professional choreographers, and for 2012 Scott Wells served as his mentor.
Check out a video of his 2015 solo, Morning Poems: