Angela Guerreiro (Hamburg)

Observing the self while moving

Class may start with the action of walking in space or by laying on the floor. It is designed to facilitate dancers towards self-discovery, therefore no set movement material will be provided, instead participants are invited to experience and discover physical journeys guided by the help of verbal language. From walking, to standing, from standing to laying, allowing oneself to find rest and at the same time to be able to listen to what is happening at both physical and emotional level are some of the components of this class proposal. Main aim of this class is to encourage participants to develop attention while moving. Therefore, the training also looks at body systems and how perception, proprioception, exteroception and interoception.


Angela Guerreiro is adancer, choreographer, curator, producer, teacher and dance movement therapist. She studied at the Escola Superior de Dança, Lisbon and in Arnhem. From 1995 to 2002 she was choreographer in residence at Kampnagel, creating major works that toured nationally and internationally. In 2005, she initiated the festival DanceKiosk-Hamburg among other independent related dance productions and projects.

22.05. - 24.05. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
Observing the self while moving
Eva Schaller (Austria)


Within a clear structure of exercises the class prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible. The class starts with some exploration of practical anatomy or awareness games, followed by a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique principles in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components, working towards luscious movement combinations at the end. 

Eva-Maria Schaller
studied Contemporary Dance at Codarts Rotterdam (BA). During and after her studies she worked with Anouk van Dijk, Emio Greco, Stephen Shropshire, Edan Gorlicki, Christine Gaigg, Sabine Glenz and participated as researcher in the EU-Project Dancing Museums. She develops her own choreographic work, recently shown at imagetanz festival/brut wien. Since 2016 she teaches Countertechnique at Tanzhaus Zürich, Codarts Rotterdam, Tanzquartier Wien, etc.

10% Practical Anatomy
10% Countertechnique Principles / Awareness Games / Explorations
10% Discovering connections and solutions
70% DANCE!


©Gregory Lorenzutti

29.05. - 01.06. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
Shannon Cooney (Canada)

Contemporary Technique, Discovering Embedded Motility

The technique class integrates eighteen years of professional dance experience, Craniosacral Therapy practice, and Pilates Method. Through dance sequences participants will be given the opportunity to explore their personal anatomical alignment and awareness, integrate breath with movement, work with their honest weight in movement, explore range of motion, and tune into their Craniosacral system. Floor work, vertical exercises, and dance sequences incorporate all levels of space dynamically, and harmoniously. Dancing with a full body experience whilst inviting one’s personal artistic imagination to be engaged and expressed.


Shannon Cooney is a canadian choreographer, dancer and dance educator based in Berlin. She worked with choreographers such as  Benoît Lachambre, Kim Itoh, Peter Chin, Marie-Joseé Chartier, Peggy Baker, and Louise Bedard a.o and taught for Meg Stuart, HZT Berlin, Cie. Toula Limnaios, Sasha Waltz and Guests, P.A.R.T.S., Cullberg Ballet among many others.

06.06. - 08.06. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
Contemporary Technique, Discovering Embedded Motility

Flying Low - Finding the Flow

In Cristina’s practice, the dynamics of the class increase progressively using imagery: several states of consistency of the body and density of the space are explored. The material challenges each participant to discover the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion and therefore many basic exercises are deconstructed into a more explorative work to achieve the right individual state to develop further.

During the class we constantly practice the principles rather than the exercises and everyone is challenged into disconnecting from the usual right & left or front & back idea. The proposed exercises change everyday, so no attachment needed!

Cristina Leitao studied dance in Arnheim, worked for Gabriella Maiorino as dancer and choreographical assistant. She teaches Flying Low in Codarts, Dansateliers Rotterdam, Marameo, etc.

50% Flying Low based exercices

30% couple work and touch related exercices
10% finding individual solutions through doing
5% observation of the others
5% forgetting the exercise because the music is so good

© Sasa Huzjak
12.06. - 15.06. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
Flying Low - Finding the Flow