Contemporary Dance for Beginners

with Marcela Giesche

The class is a combination of dynamic release techniques, qigong, spirals, and grounded animal-like floor work. The basic physicality of walking and running are studied and used to inform the dancer’s movement quality, efficiency, and use of momentum in all spatial orientations. Continuous movement flow, and improvisational tasks with strong attention to the feedback of the senses, are used to bring the dancer into a instinctive state of availability while thoroughly warming up the physical body. We will give strong attention to the use of the floor as a tool to form and inform the body in movement. This requires a constant negotiation of the body’s present momentum with a clear redirecting of intention into space. We will spend plenty of time each day allowing ourselves to connect inside and increase our sensibility of the architecture of the bones, soft tissues, tendons, and muscle chains of our bodies. We will examine the suspension and support structures as they shift and change during movement, and how to balance continuous grounding with horizontal momentum through space. Through the specific buildup of the training, each dancer is able to find their own anatomical alignment, timing, and weight in the material.

Level: open, previous experience is not required. Class for 16+ / Adults.

Pricing:  12x Modul: 120,- €, individually per class 15,- € 

New Module begining from middle October 2021.