Contemporary for Dancers
22., 24.09.20, 14:00–15:30
Training for Dancers
Contemporary for Beginners
Alessandro graduated from the Rambert School in London and is now a freelancer developing projects across Europe. He has been co-director of Impermanence Dance Theatre in Bristol (UK) for the past five years, while also working on solo work presented at different festivals and cabaret stages internationally. He has started his career joining ITdansa in Barcelona, and then moved to Holland to develop his choreographic skills. Here he took part in Random Collision, and eventually found himself going back to the UK to establish his own company in Bristol. He has danced works ranging from Jiri Kylian to Ohad Naharin, and has had the chance to collaborate on freelance projects with Jasmine Ellis, Leo Lerus, Wubkje Kuindersma among others.
I see the class partly as a research into the body and partly as a way to really move in space. Through a slow but active warm up I wish to get to a point in which the dancers are really moving in space using release sequences. The class that I teach is a class that focuses on getting the body warm through awareness exercises and routines that require bringing concentration and breath to different parts of the body in order to be able to dance to the maximum of our potential.
Obviously I like dancing, we will dance, that’s for sure. I find teaching class a really great experience that encourages dancers to connect with the joy of moving and the feeling of satisfaction within themselves…I want the dancers to finish the class feeling like they just had a good time!