Guest teachers Classical Training for Dancers
Guest teachers Contemporary Training for Dancers
Bio: Erol Alexandrov was born in Plewen Bulgaria and studied classical ballett at the state recognized Opera. For four years he worked there as a dancer before he joined the experimental theatre "Gabrowo" and after that the dance theatre "4xC" in Sofia. Since 1990 Alexandrov worked in Germany and Austria at theatre Altmark, Standal, dance theatre "Ikarus", Klagenfurt and in Magdeburg at "Freie Kammerspiele". 1998 to 1999 he went back to Theatrestudio "4xC" in Sofia. He worked as a dancer and choreographer on international stages in Caen, Madrid, Sevilla, Cairo, Vienna as well as in Mexico and of course in Berlin where he joined the state recognized "Ballettschool of Berlin". In 2011 he joined the Collective "die Elektroschuhe". He has also appeared in various dance related and experimental videos and movies. Erol Alexandrov lives and works as a dance teacher and artist in Berlin.
Class description: This class draws upon my studies in yoga, gymnastics and contemporary dance techniques, with an emphasis on the skeletal structure and the dynamics of breathing and movement. Deep and intensive daily practice for releasing restrictive tensions, lengthening and strengthening the muscles, and finding clear support through the bones. We will progress successively from floor exercises to standing. This class is designed as a training class for the body, leading to an enhanced awareness and freedom of movement that may be applied to a variety of styles. My intention is to offer ways to integrate the body, mind and breath so the dancer can become a clearer channel for creative and personal expression.
Diego de la Rosa
Bio: Diego de la Rosa started dancing bboying/breakdance in 2005 on the streets of Valladolid, Spain. He spent his first years traveling around Spain & Europe, attending events & championships such as Battle of the Year, Floor Wars or IBE. He then decided to move to Berlin in 2012 and founded “Frantics Dance Company” with the other members of the group where he is a dancer & choreographer. Since 2014, he started to collaborate in several projects between Spain and Germany while he was studying an intensive dance program at the school Tanzfabrik Berlin, where he got more involved into contemporary & classical dance.
After his training, he continued travelling around Europe attending workshops and regular classes of many worldwide known dancers. Mainly his inspirations are contemporary dance, breakdance, hip-hop experimental, yoga and martial arts.
Class description: Diego de la Rosa’s classes are very physical and dynamic. The idea is to start the class with improvisation exercises to warm up while bringing us the awareness into our own body. Followed by diagonals, we use our body with the goal of getting more possibilities in movement and mobility. Using the floor as a dance partner helps us to find and create more possibilities and space between each other. His sequences are mainly inspired by breakdance, hip-hop and contemporary, always adding his own style and using material that he works with his company "Frantics". Diego’s biggest interest in his class is to enable the body to get as many possibilities by breaking lines and going against the anatomical structure.