Luana Rossetti

Contemporary for Dancers

19.02.2024, 12:00–13:30
27.04.+28.04.2024, 13:00–14:30
22.05.2024, 14:00–15:30

Training for Dancers


Luana is a professional dancer, choreographer, author, and teacher based in Berlin.

Completed her education at ArtEZ University of the Arts, she danced with companies including bodytalk – Yoshiko Waki, Troublayn Jan Fabre, Maxim Gorki Theatre, Constanza Macras – Dorky Park, N/W Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg, Skånes Danstheater, Roberto Zappalà, Cooperativa Maura Morales, Amos Ben-Tal, among others.

Since 2013, Luana has been creating independent dance-theatre productions with socio-political focus. Her work has received support from institutions such as the Berliner Senate, Italian Cultural Ministry, Danish Cultural Ministry, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Kreativ Transfer, Fonds Darstellende Künste, and Dachverband Tanz. Her productions have been invited to esteemed events and venues such as the Venice Biennale, HAU2, Seven days of Carthage, Tanz Bozen, Tanztendenzen Munich, National Theater Belgrade, and she has undertaken commissioned creations from Tanz-Landesbühnen Sachsen, Thikwa Theater Berlin, S.E.A.D. Salzburg, Commedia Futura, among others.Luana teaches internationally at dance companies and universities as Tanz-Staatstheater Braunschweig, Tanz-Stadttheater Giessen, Tanz-Landesbühnen Sachsen, Tanz-Volkstheater Rostock, Iwanson, Berlin Dance Institute, S.E.A.D., ArtEZ, Dart, among others, and she’s an activist member of dancersconnect Ensemble Netzwerk Tanz e.V.

Class Description

The lesson is based on a continuous production of body spirals that generate spaces in which the body finds the opportunity to perform uninterrupted movements, develop cycles of propulsion and perform transitions in continuous evolution. A very physical lesson that uses different portions of strength to expand the use of the body in relation to the various levels of space.

Based on career experiences, the class is a combination of contemporary techniques and identifiable evolution of ballet elements, with diverse movements popping up recalling the influence from disciplines as capoeira and break dance.

Body awareness, agility, speed and strength are the principals I focus on; my interest is to create synergies through space and different dynamics using the full body possibilities in concomitance with explosion, resistance, and the quality of “control”.