Julia Ehrstrand 3 days Workshop Contemporary Jazz v.41

3 days Workshop in collaboration with Dansalliansen. 13, 14, 15/10 Wednesday - Friday 13.00-16.00.

Contemporary Jazz Workshop

Join Julia Ehrstrand to experience a process offering an environment for exploration in creativity, movement, specificity, and audacity. Dancers will learn and work within Julia’s movement vocabulary, going deeper and refining the movements thru investigation of development in space.

We will also work with partnering exercises whit-in the movement vocabulary, making tasks to develop new paths and movement choices. Dancers will get to experience Julia’s way of collaborating with dancers to create choreographies.

Her contemporary jazz movement is very fluid, physical, big range of movement and a lot of floor work- but always with a openness for the dancers to interpret and apply it to ones body in a very generous way.

My wish is to share my way of creating choreography and to awake curiosity and pleasure to inspire dancers within their own work as dancers and or creators.


Julia Ehrstrand graduated with a Bachelors Degree in dance/teaching from DOCH/University of Circus and Dance (Stockholm), She has also studied at Institut del Teatro (Barcelona) and graduated from the ISVP program at DNA in 2009. She has danced for TNSP, Jana Hicks/Marijke Eliasberg, Max Stone, SexyBeastNYC, Carrasco Dance Company, Lane Co Arts and Carl Olof Berg, among others.

Her choreography has been presented in various stages in NYC, Europe and Asia. She has taught at The Juilliard School in (NYC), company classes for The Jose Limon Dance Company(NYC), The Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm, DOCH University of Dance and Circus (Stockholm), Balettakademien (Stockholm), Daily Professional Classes for Danscentrum (Stockholm), Amsterdam School of the Arts (Amsterdam), UiS/ University in Stavanger and at PRODA (Norway), the Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive (NYC), Ballet Hispanico, Peridance Capezio Center, Gina Gibney Dance, DNA, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center and SUNY Purchase. Julia has also been dancing/ choreographing/teaching in China, Taiwan, Mexico,Japan, Taiwan, Uganda and Ethiopia.

Julia along with Max Stone, co-choreographed and performed for the Rainforest Foundation Fund presented at Carnegie Hall. This organization is run by rock musician, Sting, and wife, Trudie Styler, and is devoted to protecting rainforests and their indigenous peoples. Julia was also selected to show her work at Bryant Park Contemporary Dance Festival in NYC 2018 and FIDCDMX in Mexico City. Julia was a longtime faculty at Steps on Broadway, Peridance and Gibney Dance Studios during her 11years in NYC.

Since 2018 she started EDC/ Ehrstrand Dance Collective ( a international dance community ) with recent performances in NYC, Mexico City,Sweden and Taiwan. She is currently (on hold due to Covid 19) traveling the world to commission choreography work, teaching master classes,also touring with EDC and holding her yearly “Styggbo Residency” in the Swedish country side.

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DansFunk 3.0 Week 46 15, 16, 17 november Kl. 13.00-16.00 varje dag.

Dessa dans-workshopar är ett samarbete mellan Skånes Dansteater och Dansalliansen.

15 nov Dan Daw kl.13-16

16 nov Tanja Erhart kl.13-16

17 nov Claire Cunningham kl.13-16

Bio Claire Cunningham:

Claire Cunningham  is a performer and creator of multi-disciplinary performance based in Glasgow, Scotland. A recent Factory Artist with Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, Germany she is also an Affiliate Artist with The Place, London.

One of the UK’s most acclaimed and internationally renowned disabled artists, Cunningham’s work is often rooted in the study and use/misuse of her crutches and the exploration of the potential of her own specific physicality with a conscious rejection of traditional dance techniques (developed for non- disabled bodies).  

This runs alongside a deep interest in the lived experience of disability and its

implications not only as a choreographer but also in terms of societal notions of knowledge, value, connection and interdependence.

Lite om DansFunk 3.0:

DansFunk 3.0 presenteras som en del av det 4-åriga Kreativa Europa projektet Europe Beyond Access - ett av världens största internationella samarbetsprojekt med syfte att lyfta den inkluderande scenkonstens betydelse för danskonstens utveckling och ge fler dansare och koreografer med funktionsvariationer möjlighet att utvecklas konstnärligt inom dans.

Under DansFunk 3.0 presenterar vi ett program som består av internationellt hyllade gästspel, workshoppar, rundabordssamtal, danssnack mm där du får möta dansare och koreografer med och utan funktionsvariationer från Storbritannien, Italien, Grekland, Nederländerna och Sverige. Inom ramen för festivalen arrangeras även den internationella konferensen Beyond Access där vi tittar på olika faktorer och kulturpolitiska strategier som faktiskt gör skillnad både nationellt och internationellt för att skapa en större mångfald av kroppar och identiteter på scen. Framför allt belyser vi frågan om hur vi skapar möjligheter för att få fler koreografer och dansare med funktionsvariationer att skapa och utvecklas konstnärligt på egna villkor.

DansFunk 3.0 innehåller:

• Internationella gästspel

• Den internationella konferensen Beyond Access den 18 nov

• Kompetensutveckling för dansare och koreografer med och utan funktionsvariationer (i samarbete med Danscentrum Syd och Dansalliansen)

• Dansworkshoppar

• Dansfilm

• Danssnack

• Rundabordssamtal press

Hela programmet släpps den 10 sept.

Festivalen pågår den 11-21 november 2021 på Skånes Dansteater i Malmö.

Den internationella konferensen ligger den 18 november på Skånes Dansteater. Välkommen till dansteatern eller ta del av den via streaming.

Paul Pui Wo Lee Sommarträning v.33

Öppen Sommarträning ett samarbete mellan Danscentrum Syd och Dansalliansen. Ingen anmälan krävs. 16 - 20 augusti.

The classes are made possible through Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd and open to professional freelancedancers and do not require pre-registration

10.00 -11.30 Feldenkrais®

11.45 - 13.15 Awareness through movement ®/Contemporary Ballet


"The Feldenkrais Method® is learning to learn from ourselves to become connoisseurs of our possibilities.

Feldenkrais® guide you to play with some unusual movements to see if there are strategies of moving that are easier, more effective, more wholesome, and more pleasurable. See how by refining the ability of your nervous system to manoeuvre your skeleton, you're refining the very process of taking efficient action. More understanding and increasing your neuromuscular possibilities can be helpful for injury prevention, performance enhancement, and artistic vitality. Would you have more sensation to think with, more thoughts to feel with, more feelings to sense with, or perhaps your internal language takes on another dynamic?

A good shot of awareness before the following contemporary ballet class…"


"Contemporary ballet, or just shifting through classical form...

I would like to open up the ballet class as a free space to play with options to enrich your artistic voice/expression and enhance your technical ease. Ballet class, for me, is an improvisation within the parameters that define its style. I hope to look beyond its supposed rigidity (be a rebel!) to find immense room for your personal flow and fluidity to emerge. How can we become better at recognising the choices available to us within the structure to allow our inner artist to forge our individual enjoyment of expression? What's right and what's wrong? What's perfection? This questioning could lead to something exciting. Steps in ballet are a means and not an end, right? Ballet can be more than just turning out, and instead, be a dance that is weaved from the quality of your personal choices - your artistry. "


Paul Pui Wo Lee is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and Jeremy Krauss Approach (JKA) practitioner and therapist, who currently serves as the rehearsal director and choreographic assistant at Of Curious Nature, a contemporary dance company. He graduated from Canada’s National Ballet School before training at the Rotterdam Dance Academy. He has danced with IT Dansa and GöteborgsOperans Baletten before working as a freelancer.

Paul is passionate about helping artists gain a sharper, embodied understanding about their personal movement possibilities to enrich the breadth of their technical and artistic palette. In this way they may expand their security and freedom of their performance from cultivating a healthier and more sustainable practice.

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Jos Baker Week 36 6-10september 2021

Workshop in collaboration with Dansalliansen. 6 - 10 September. Monday to Friday 11.30-16.00. 13-14 lunch.

Daily training with Martina La Ragione 9.30-11.00

Physically and Creative tools

Jos Baker has envisaged a workshop which draws from and combines the following two aspects of artistic research. - Physicology and Creative tools.

Physicology works with a combination of analysis and experimentation to develop a deeper understanding of the physical, psychological and evolutionary principles that affect human movement. The work looks at ways of deepening physical and intellectual understanding of how movement can work while also developing tools to handle some of the psychological factors that can hold us back in learning and in performing. These principals are then expanded through both fixed material and improvisation, building to richly detailed, technical and highly physically dance phrases. As the classes develop the emphasis turns to performativity and musicality while keeping a fun and high energy spirit of exploration.

Creative tools is an exploration of ways of making material for stage performance. Exploring physical extremes and characterisation; this workshop will look at ways of creating scene ideas using theatrical and physical tools, and then on how to develop and refine those ideas. How does a dancer approach a character, how does a character dance? We explore methods of generating material that play with the personality, image, and the strengths and weaknesses of the individual in the attempt to find unique and specialised material. "

The classes are made possible trough Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd


JOS BAKER started dancing at the age of seven at Oxford Youth Dance. He studied at Trinity-Laban and at P.A.R.T.S (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels. Since finishing his studies in 2008, Jos has made a piece called Creature, man don’t tell me (2008) as well as a duet with his father entitled Feedback(2009). He could be seen in In the process of… (2009) by Zoi Dimitroi as well as work by DV8 Physical Theatre which he joined for a brief period. Next to his stage work, Jos also created a music video for Forgot to Live – Ay Wing and a short film in collaboration with Yves Houtmann, with J’te Ramene as working title. He joined Peeping Tom in March 2009 for the creation of 32 rue Vandenbranden and then of A Louer (2011).

MARTINA LA RAGIONE dancer and choreographer with contemporary dance and floorwork as speciality.