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Joel Bray (Australia)

Getting Down & Eating Space

Through set material we learn how to replace muscular effort with precision of direction and activating the imagination. In this way we create massive, space-eating movement with ease and pleasure. This effortlessness is found even when powerfully squatting and crawling to create the effect of a body that expands and contracts, softly descends into the floor and bounces up out of it and feels just as comfortable upside down as the right way up. All of this against a soundtrack of pop music and driving electronic beats, to keep things fun and to get a sweat up.


Joel Bray is from Australia, his early experience was in the traditional dance of Indigenous people. After studying at WAAPA he worked with FRESCO Dance, Anouk van Dijk, Hofesh Shechter, and Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor. He is a guest lecturer at the NAISDA Dance College and WAAPA and teaches regularly to professionals, students, youth and the general public.

 

15% Discovering practical anatomy through improvisation
15% Strength Training (Ido Portal Method)
40% Set Movement Material
30% Putting it together in one big Dance!

 

©Gadi Dagon

23.01. - 26.01. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
Getting Down & Eating Space
JAN BURKHARDT (BERLIN)

BACK TO BASICS AND FORWARD INTO THE UNKNOWN

The training focuses on bringing perception channels to a state of immediacy and on letting the motor system become maximally reactive - through applying physiological exploration as improvisational choreographic structures, and through allowing the negotiation between information from within and around the bodies. The "bottom up" (intuition) and "top down" (monitoring) use of our neurological system cultivates a vital negotiation between instinct and consciousness.

 

Jan Burkhardt is dancer, Laban-Bartenieff-movement analyst and musician. He cooperates i.a. with Laurent Chetouane and Sebastian Matthias. In addition, he collaborated with companies and institutions, such as University of Arts and Hochschule für Schauspiel „Ernst Busch“ in Berlin.

20% sensory awareness in body work/touch    
20% movement exploration
60% transmission into relationship to others and spatial context

 

© Lisanne Goodhue

30.01. - 02.02. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
BACK TO BASICS AND FORWARD INTO THE UNKNOWN
ILDIKÓ TOTH (LEIPZIG)

SOFT GROUND

This class combines elements of Release technique, Contact and Forsythe improvisation methods. Starting with a warm-up on the floor, usually in the form of improvisation, we strive to acknowledge and learn to trust the floor as the main support of the body’s weight and motions. As we challenge known movement patterns by discovering varying points and ideas of initiation, we will focus on the proper use of our breathing. A movement sequence or group improvisation at the end of class provides room for experiencing the space around us, the connection to fellow dancers and the pure pleasure of moving together.

 

Ildikó Toth studied dance in education at Rotterdam Dance Academy. From 2012 - 2015 she was a member of the Forsythe Company. Since 2015, she is a freelance dancer and dance teacher, currently working with Thierry de Mey at Charleroi Danses in Brussels, Fabrice Mazliah (Frankfurt) as well as with Sebastian Matthias in Berlin. She has taught for the department of education at Nederlands Dans Theater, at Tanzlabor 21 (Frankfurt), La Raffinerie (Brussels), the Hungarian Ballet Academy (Budapest) among others. 

 

©Hervé Véronèse

06.02. - 09.02. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
SOFT GROUND
Josep Caballero Garía (Berlin | Hamburg)

CENTER & PERIPHERIE: TECHNIQUE & IMPROVISATION

The technical class combines Pilates and Jooss Leeder technique, focussing on central and peripheral movement and the overcrossing of the center line through our limbs. We start with a gentle Pilates warm up directed to breath and activation of the deep muscles, as well as alignment. We move on to explore these principles in improvisation in couples and hands-on. The goal is to build up our body energy and center and to change our movement patterns.

 

Josep Caballero García studied contemporary dance in Barcelona, at CNDC d’Angers (France) and finished his studies at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen in Germany.
Since 1994 works as a professional dancer with Pina Bausch, Urs Dietrich, Doris Stelzer and Xavier le Roy. Since 2006 lives in Berlin and works as a choreographer, dancer. Beside his work he leads projects with and for children and young people at national schools.

 

50% Alignment and pilates training
25% 
Exploration of movement principles through improvisation
25% 
Exploration with hands-on

© Claudia Aguilar Cruz

13.02. - 16.02. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
CENTER & PERIPHERIE: TECHNIQUE & IMPROVISATION

ATTENTION! Between 06.03 - 06.04. THE HOURS HAVE CHANGED FROM 9:30 TO 11:00am

ATTENTION!
BETWEEN 06.03. - 06.04. THE HOURS OF OUR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING HAVE CHANGED TEMPORARY FROM 9:30 TO 11:00 AM.
06.03. - 06.04.