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Heidi Weiss  Contemporary Training for Dancers

Bio: Heidi Weiss earned her B.F.A. in modern dance from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia in 1992. Upon graduation she performed, choreographed and toured with Group Motion Company from 1992-95. As a Philadelphia young artist, Heidi received grants for her work in addition to freelancing with local artists such as Rennie Harris, Karen Bamonte and SCRAP performance group. In 1997 Heidi relocated to Germany. In 1998, she founded Zen in the Basement Company with Jennifer Mann and Sebastian Gäbel. The company has been creating and performing works for the last 10 years in Berlin, Potsdam and Dresden, as well as touring internationally. Heidi has been teaching throughout Europe for many years in schools, companies and Universities. For the past two and half years she was Professor for Contemporary Dance at Palucca Schule Dresden. Most recently Heidi was a guest artist at Virginia Commonwealth University in Virginia/USA and a guest teacher at SEAD in Salzburg, Austria. After a long break, Heidi is happy to be teaching again at Marameo!

Class Description: Heidi Weiss teaches a Contemporary Modern technique class, which combines strenghening elements with release based exercises. Her training begins with basic yoga poses, focusing on breath and clarity. The warm-up continues with a series of moving exercises which focus on creating length and volume in the body, through the use of clear direction and choices. Musicality plays an important role, as the dancers work with intricate phrasing that challenges their ability to change timing and movement quality quickly. These quality and dynamic changes combined with the dancers use of weight, remains the central aim of her style. Through this fusion of fluidity and groundedness, the dancers are encouraged to take risks, testing physical and spacial boundaries. Rhythmical combinations are explored as are more lyrical adage-like phrases. Floorwork is also a central element in the class.

The movement themes are expanded upon as the class progresses into moving sequences. Emphazied is the ability to travel in the space and let go of conventional modern forms while still applying technique. Students are encouraged to concentrate on their unique qualities in order to develop their own personal style of moving. The skill to pick up material quickly is also a class objective, as is practicing performing the choreography in the studio.

Guest teachers  Classical Training for Dancers

We don't have guest teachers for classical training at the moment.

Guest teachers  Contemporary Training for Dancers

28.07. - 01.08.2014  Jarek Cemerek
02.08. & 03.08.2014  Noam Eidelman (Gaga!)

04.08. - 08.08.2014  Michael Löhr
09.08. & 10.08.2014  Jakob Yaw

11.08. - 15.08.2014  Michael Löhr
16.08. & 17.08.2014  Jakob Yaw

18.08. - 22.08.2014  Victoria P. Miranda
23.08.2014  Jakob Yaw
24.08.2014 no Contemporary Training!

25.08. - 29.08.2014  Marcela Giesche
30.08. & 31.08.2014  Michael Langeneckert

01.09. - 05.09.2014  Milla Koistinen
06.09. & 07.09.2014  David Bloom

08.09. - 12.09.2014  Julio Cesar Iglesias Ungo
13.09. & 14.09.2014  David Bloom

15.09. - 19.09.2014  Andreas Rama
20.09. & 21.09.2014  Howard Katz

22.09. - 26.09.2014  Christina Mertzani
27.09. & 28.09.2014  Michael Langeneckert

29.09. - 03.10.2014  Christina Mertzani
04.10. & 05.10.2014  Michael Langeneckert

06.10. - 10.10.2014  Michael Löhr
11.10. & 12.10.2014  Milla Koistinen