Floor Barre - (Barre à Terre) with Laurence Chaperon

Dates: every Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m., small studio

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" with Abhilash Ningappa

Dates: 01.08. - 05.08.2016

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

Price: 100 Euro

The class description for the contemporary training:
Improvisation and Composition: Workshop is focused on Improvisation working on fundamentals like breath, speed and energy, involving the core structure of the body influenced by different methods of kalari payattu and other martial arts combined, focusing mainly on dancers relationship with the space and the people around.

The practice is about identifying our way of expressing into certain situations like a moment of confrontation, dealing ,accepting and mainly reacting. Inventing a score to create an incident and let the body react and mind follows and other way around. Using senses to provoke emotions created through incidents. Identifying the space filled with accumulated information through movement and research.

The class description for going deeper:
We experience reaction through various tasks and scores, to disengage mind from body and observing the reaction of body, recollecting or replaying the incident and to identify it with a new perspective, the new is nothing but a combination of various memories played in different time and space which is changing and passing every moment. Bringing feeling and letting the body occupy and transfer, letting it pass in order to give space for the next incident. Running from incident to incident, going through different emotional state, identifying the presence and absence, and identifying the state of mind and body through these different emotional state.

Bio: Abhilash Ningappa is born in India. Performer, Teacher and Choreographer Currently working as an Artistic Director of Play Practice Artists Residency in Bangalore, India, He post graduated in SEAD (Salzburg) and Post Masters in APASS (Advanced performance and scenography studies) (Belgium) on a movement research project called PLAY PRACTICE . A yoga practitioner and a martial art teacher, trained in kalari payattu and contemporary dance, started his training in India and later travelled in India and Europe working and practicing. He worked with La Caldera (Spain), Nunart (Spain), Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (ARTESIS, Antwerp), I-dance(Hong Kong), and has been teaching professional classes in Dock 11 (Berlin), Residency in PARTS (Brussels) and Love-in(Canada).

He worked with choreographers such as Constanza macras in "Back to the present" and " The past," Katie Ducks Improvisation performances, Tania Carvalho In "Icosahedron, Reinhild Hoffman in " Pro Choreo Laboratory",Ka fai in " what i think about when i think about dancing" and Nuni Lazaga "To dream or not to dream".


A series of Improvisation Classes by Judith Sánchez Ruíz

27.06. – 01.07.2016, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
04.07. – 08.07.2016, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
12.09. – 16.09.2016, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
19.09. – 23.09.2016, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Prices: single class 10 Euro/ week 40 Euro

Description: I initiated a regular improvisation class in Berlin, looking to create a hot group of performers to improvise and perform together in Berlin. I believe in creative optimism, physicality and meaningful movement. Each session is structured like a standalone master class, where we will look into a subject and develop it over the course of a two hour practice. We will learn how to redirect tools and knowledge to investigate and discover new modes of moving and performing which are both exciting and challenging. We will research in how to spontaneously and creatively respond to these tools as an individual, but also in a partnering or group setting.
If you can't come one day, don't worry! Single sessions can be attended.
A special guest will join us in April for our session on Wednesdays: Jazz pianist Sebastian Schunke.

Bio: Judith Sanchez Ruíz
The Berlin–based director, choreographer, improviser and teacher Judith Sánchez Ruíz (Havana, Cuba) began her dance studies at the age of 11 at the National School of Arts. In 2010 she founds JSR Company in New York City, focus in multidisciplinary and sites specific performances. Sanchez had created works at differents companies and dances intitutions, taught workshops and master classes throughout the world. She has worked with Sasha Waltz & Guest, (2011-2014); Edivaldo Ernesto, (2012-2014); Deborah Hay, (2012); Trisha Brown Dance Company, (2006-2009); DD Dorvillier, (2002); David Zambrano (1997) , Mal Pelo Company, Spain (1997-1999); and DanzAbierta Company, Cuba, (1991-1996). For several years, she has emphasized a strong commitment to improvisation as a performance form involving live music. From 1996-2009, Ms. Sanchez and composer/drummer Dafnis Prieto pursued an ongoing investigation of the dynamic interplay of dance and music. Sánchez also developed various collaborative projects with the innovative composers Henry Threadgill, (2002, 2008) US; and Steve Coleman, (1997) US; as well as with the visual artists Jonathan Cramer, (2002) US; Daniel Arsham, (2009-2010) US; Stephen Talasnik, (2010) US; Sun K. Kwak, (2010) Korean; Kentaro Ishihara, (2010-2011) Korean; Burt Barr, (2008) US; Ian Trask, (2011) US; and the media artist and choreographer Jonah Bokaer, (2009-2010) US. She had been commissioned choreography works at Danspace Project St. Marks Church, (NY), Whitney Museum, (NY), Storm King ArtCenter, (NY), and Work & Progress at Guggenheim Museum, (NY). Sánchez 's works has been presented in numerous International Festivals and have received numerous grants and commissions support through her career. Recently Restaging the master piece of Trisha Brown "Set and Reset", at Paris Conservatoire (2015). And at the moment touring work with German Pianist Sebastian Schunke, and working in presenting Repertory work with JSR Company.
Class at the Amsterdam School of Arts (2015)
Class at the University of Music and Dance Cologne (2015)