Floor Barre - (Barre à Terre) with Laurence Chaperon

Dates: every Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m., small studio
Only by appointment!

Laurence Chaperon is a former ballet dancer in Paris and at the Staatsoper Bonn.
The "Floor Barre", also known as "Barre Terre" is the ideal way of training the entire body and improving the body posture. All exercises are done in a sitting position and thereby convey a better feeling and understanding for a correct and healthy body posture.


Going Deeper Workshop mit Heidi Weiss

Dates: 17.10. - 21.10.2016

The workshop will be divided in 3 parts:
12:00 - 13:30 h contemporary training for dancers with Heidi Weiss
14:00 - 16:00 h Going deeper
Informal Showing: Friday 15:00 h

Price: 100 Euro

This workshop delves deeper into understanding several layers and textures of movement. The core qualities of the weissmann style (connection to floor, maintaining a low pelvis, flowing through sequences, creating volume in body,playing with resistance, body parts leading in space, sudden dynamic and direction changes, use of rebound ) are investigated by spending more time experiencing the movement themes at a visceral level. The dancer is able to enter into a comfortable space with the material, allowing for absorbtion, digestion and personal expression. Choreography is learned, developed and experimented with in spontaneous compositions. Solos/duos/trios are created from building sequences up or breaking them down to more minimal elements. This whole process will be guided in the spirit of play, as the group discovers how choices can take form, and then come to life in a game of connecting the dots Some attention also is spent on understanding how to edit material. The practice of making clear choices, learning how to let go of what is not essential, so that the whole becomes stronger and clearer, is an important tool. The material continually evolves and grows through group, individual and small group tasks. Inspiration from writings (personal and given) weave together the threads of the creation's concept, culminating into a short piece to be presented at the end of the week. This whole process aspires to create a movement based cohisive composition, that can transport a specific message or emotion.