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Summer break

No Training

23.07. - 11.09.
 
CHRISTINA LEITÃO (PORTUGAL)

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
12.09. - 15.09. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
Flying Low - Finding the Flow
Mirjam Karvat (Frankfurt am Main)

GAGA

Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.

Mirjam Karvat studied dance at the London Contemporary Dance School, Massage Therapy and Human Kinetics. She performed with the New Generations Dance Company and choreographed in an interdisciplinary collaboration at Theater Aarau/ Switzerland. Mirjam also participated as the main character in a film documentation about schizophrenia. Prior to joining the Gaga Teacher Training Program in 2011, she danced in the musical RENT in Basel/Switzerland. Mirjam teaches Gaga in Israel, Switzerland, and Germany.

30% somatic in movement
10% stretch & strengthen
20% pleasure
40% Technical skills
26.09. - 29.09. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
GAGA
Christine Biedermann (Hamburg)

Classical training for contemporary dancers

The training is based on the clearly defined structure of the classical technique. However, the predetermined sequence of exercises is deliberately rearranged and combined with modern techniques. Based on this principle, Christine Biedermann has developed an individual style of training that seeks to respect and include the needs of every participant in the best possible way.


The training of Christine Biedermann will take place in two successional weeks.

Christine Biedermann attended the John Cranko Academy in Stuttgart and furthermore studied in Monte Carlo and New York. She was engaged in different companies as soloist and has now been teaching for many years. Amongst other professional companies, she teaches at Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Tanztheater Bielefeld and Studio HJS Amsterdam.   

25% Dance
25% Technique
25% Musicality
25% Dynamics

photo: Oliver Krato
04.10. - 13.10. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
Classical training for contemporary dancers
Fiona Gordon (Hamburg)

From Inside Out

The energetic class passes through various different dynamic stages: from gazing inwards, concentrating on breathing and being mindful of the state of one's own body it shifts to floor work, swings, rolls and stretching, which then intensify into dynamic, complex movement sequences. The class concentrates thereby on shifting body levels and points of focus to develop clarity of movement direction while simultaneously finding a very personal emotional quality of movement.

Fiona Gordon studied dance & choreography at the Laban Centre. As a dancer, she has worked e.g. with Mark Murphy, Rica Blunk, Angela Guerreiro and Jan Pusch. She has been teaching modern dance, improvisation and choreography at the Erika Klütz Schule for many years now and will also be doing so at the CDSH in Hamburg.

10 % Inner focus
20% Floor connection
15% Flow&Movement quality
40% Dance Movement
15% Presentation&Focus
10 % Inner focus
20% Floor connection
15% Flow&Movement quality
40% Dance Movement
15% Presentation&Focus
17.10. - 20.10. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
From Inside Out