Modern Dance based on
Jose Limon technique

with Esther Nicklas

Mondays, 16:30–17:30 (14–18 years)


The basis for many modern dance techniques is a fundamental knowledge of the classical dance vocabulary such as plié, tendu, jeté, rond de jambe, développé, battement jeté and the five basic positions of the arms and legs. In an extensive warm-up, we will work on these basic skills and extend them to the modern dance language. We will work on different movement qualities, learn to center our body, work on shifting weight off-center and learn how to fall in dealing with tension and release. We train strength and flexibility, and develop dance techniques from contemporary movement vocabulary, such as swings, jumps, floor elements and turns.
In addition to dance technique, which includes spatial orientation, we also dance various step combinations from pop culture to loosen up. In the second part of the lesson, we apply what we have learned in a choreography and try out our dancing expression. The spectrum of our dances ranges from lyrical Adagio, Pop, Hip-Hop and Showdance to instrumental contemporary pieces in which interdisciplinary excursions are integrated.
Students have the possibility to combine the lessons in modern dance technique with a second lesson in choreography & improvisation, but can also attend the dance technique lesson separately.