Floor Barre - (Barre à Terre) with Laurence Chaperon
Dates: every Thursday 8.30 a.m. – 09.30 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 à 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.
Workshop with Fabio Crestale
Dates: 5.11. & 6.11.2016 3.00-5.00 p.m.
Registration: +49 15775807985, firstname.lastname@example.org
BORN IN 1976, HE STUDIED DANCE IN SEVERAL SCHOOLS, AMONG THEM : BALLETTO DI TOSCANA IN FIRENZE; I.A.L.S. IN ROME, STEPS ON BROADWAY AND ALVIN AILEY DANCE CENTER IN NEW YORK; COLUMBUS IN ZURICH; LABAN CENTER IN LONDON AND CND IN PARIS. AS A FREE LANCE DANCER HE HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES: STEPTEXT DANCE PROJECT, DIRECTED BY HELGE LETONJA, IN GERMANY. LA PICCOLA COMPAGNIA, DIRECTED BY RAFFAELE PAGANINI,IN ITALY, THE COMPANY OF RICHARD SIEGAL IN FRANCE, THE PARIS OPERA WHERE HE DANCED IN BOLÉRO BY BÉJART AND LA SOURCE, WITH CHOREOGRAPHY BY JEAN-GUILLAUME BART. HE ALSO DANCED FOR THE COMPANY BROQUE IN PARIS; FOR THE EKODANCEPROJET OF POMPEA SANTORO IN THE SLEEPING BEAUTY BY MATS EK.
HIS CHOREOGRAPHY WORK INCLUDES: A PIECE FOR THE COMPANY “EKODANCEPROJECT” OF POMPEA SANTORO, BASED IN TURIN. FOR THE COMPANY MAGGIODANZA DIRECTED BY FRANCIS VENTRIGLIA HE HAS CREATED A CHOREOGRAPHY THAT WAS PERFORMED DURING THE “ SHORT TIME” EVENING FEATURING A MIXED BILL. HE CREATED A CHOREOGRAPHY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION “CENTER DU MARAIS” IN PARIS PAUL MOHOVICH THE ESPERIA COMPANY’S CHOREOGRAPHER ESPERIA HAS CREATED THE SOLO “ACTIONS APRÈS” FOR HIM. HE TOOK PART IN THE CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPETITION IN TORINO CHOREOGRAPHING A PIECE THAT WON THE FIRST PRIZE .
IN 2011, HE OPENED HIS OWN COMPANY “I FUNAMBOLI”, BASED IN PARIS, WITH WHOM HE WAS BEEN TOURING THROUGHOUT EUROPE.
MY WORK PRESENTATION
MY WORK PROPOSAL BEGINS ON WARMING UP THE DANCER’S BODY. AT THIS STAGE, YOGA AND BALLET’S TECHNIQUES ARE USED IN ORDER TO FORM A CONTEMPORARY STRAW. THE LEARNED POSITIONS ARE ARTICULATED IN DYNAMICS THROUGH WHICH THE DANCER MUST FIND AND FEEL HIS BODY STRETCHES. THE FUNDAMENTAL PRACTICE WANTS TO LEARN TO FOCUS ENERGY INTO THE STOMACH, CUTTING HARDENING OFF THE ENTIRE BADY: AN ESSENTIAL BALANCE OF FORCE TO MASTER THE BODY AND ITS MOVEMENTS.
THE CHOREOGRAPHY IS BASED ON A PERSONAL SEARCH OF QUALITY OF MOVEMENT IN ORDER TO STIMULATE A SPEED OF LEARNING IN DYNAMIC. WORKING ON MOVEMENT SENSATION THROUGH THE DAILY GESTURES ALLOWS ANY DANCER TO APPROPRIATE HIS CHOREOGRAPHY, PULLING OUT HIS PERSONALITY. I HOPE TO SHARE THIS EXPERIENCE WITH YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE