Contemporary Dance

with Garnet Hennig

Mondays, 18:30–20:00 / Beginners with experience & intermediate
Thursdays, 18:00–19:30 / Intermediate & Advanced

with Heidi Weiss

Tuesdays, 19:30–21:00 / Intermediate

with Alessandro Marzotto

Tuesdays, 18:00–19:30 / Beginners

Contemporary dance as it is taught today, combines influences from a variety of contemporary dance techniques with the individual style of each teacher. All the contemporary classes at Marameo focus, during the warm-up, on dynamism and on establishing and maintaining a contact with the floor. Later in the class we work on choreographed sequences, the complexity of which are pitched to the level of the participants.

Class description Garnet Hennig

“On this course we learn the basic elements of contemporary dance. At the beginning of the class, we do some yoga stretches to warm-up and then begin to move in the space. We work on a choreographed sequence over several weeks, so that the body can get used to and befriend the movements involved and then…. we dance with all our heart and soul.”

Class description Heidi Weiss

Heidi Weiss teaches a structured Contemp. Modern technique class which combines strengthening elements with release based exercises.Her training begins with focus on the center through basic yoga poses and continues with moving exercises which focus on creating length and volume in the body.Directional changes,use of weight, fusion of fluidity and groundedness are all key elements, as well as rhythm and musicality.These concepts will be explored and tested as dancers move through the space in the final combination.