ADVANCED BALLET & CONTEMPORARY DANCE
FLOOR BARRE & BALLET
We will start the learning process by clarifying what ballet is and what are the basic principles underlying the work. We look for the special muscles needed for ballet positions and movements, and we will also discuss the relationships between them.
The classes usually begin on the ground with floor barre exercises that prepare the awakening body for the subsequent ballet training without the weight of the body. In this, we follow the traditional structure of the Vaganova system: barre, centre, allegro and diagonal exercises follow each other.
During the course we keep adding new exercises that are based on the previous ones thus we can gradually develop our skills and movement artistry.
ROLLER COASTER -
The main objective of this course is to rid the body of all unnecessary mannerisms and tensions. The training combines contemporary dance with various techniques of body awareness training (Release Technique, Laban Movement Analysis, Feldenkrais, Pilates, Yoga, etc.). It is not about teaching a method with fixed rules, but learning to listen to one's body, experiencing and respecting its fundamental physical foundations such as weight, momentum, energy flow, direction, space, time, coordination, etc. The training includes stretching, manual practice, improvisation, exploring our movements as well as traditional modern dance technique exercises. In the second half of the workshop, a deeper body awareness is developed using a choreography phrase. It is a training for contemporary dancers or performers who are looking for a deeper, more diverse approach to movement and dance.