Jara Serrano Gonzalez

Contemporary for Dancers

13.04–17.04.20, 12:00–13:30

Ballet for Dancers

Training for Dancers

Bio

Jara Serrano studied classical ballet at the ballet school Victor Ullate in Madrid and modern dance theater at Amsterdam’s Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. She completed her masters degree in choreography at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch & HzT in Berlin. Her experience as a dancer includes working with choreographers William Forsythe, Pierre Droulers, Colette Sadler and Nadja Raszewski. In addition to working as a dance teacher in various locations in Berlin, Serrano has worked on her own choreographic projects since 2015. She is currently working as a dance teacher in Marameo e.V., and as a choreographer and dancer in the performance group Wild Chihuahuas (Wild Chihuahuas e.V.).

Class Description Contemporary

The aim is to find the balance between tension and relaxation, to be aware of it and to recognize it in movement. It focuses on strength, flexibility and swing, bringing the body in contact with the floor and stylising the movements and positions with clear directions and lines. At the same time, we will be working on the mobility of the body through circular und spiral movements. This class demands a high level of concentration und coordination.

Class Description Ballet

We will stay aware of the breath, and the three-dimensional perception of the body. We will focus on spiral torsion and extension of the movements, and search for balance by using the floor’s resistance and the proper re-organization of the different body parts. The class will give you space to develop your own potential, help to free yourself from unnecessary habits, and offers the possibility to apply the principles to your own movement practice. You are also invited to explore and integrate in the ballet training, your particular concerns about dance or movement in general. The training is structured on the technique and musicality of ballet, performed with the freedom and mobility of contemporary dance.