WORKSHOPS

Meet Lenka Vagnerova Week 39 / 3 days workshop

This is a collaboration between Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd.

SIGN UP HERE! Deadline 20/9

Week 39 / 26, 27, 28/9 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday .

Morning class 9.30 - 11.00 ( to be attended for participants of the workshop!)

Workshop 11.15 - 16.00 (including lunch and breaks)


"TALK THROUGH YOUR BODY”


Dance, as I conceive it, is able to awaken imagination in the spectator, stir emotions, it can enshrine values and communicate things that cannot be communicated in words. For me, the basic building block in training is to understand the body through imagination. In this way we are able to reveal in the body many various movement qualities and principles, to find a specific dynamic, coordination and chiefly inside logic.

My work strives to achieve the maximum kinetic possibilities in a person’s body without needless muscle tension and stress, develops plasticity, musicality, the ability to react to initiatives and impulses, we learn to listen to our own intuition, perceive the space around us and listen to the others. An integral part of the workshop is partnering, where use of the mentioned principles, the perception of the partner and absolute trust lead to perfect coordination.

Thanks to an understanding of physical patterns, partnering can become a logical and powerful tool of communication. Limits of balance, manipulation, reactions and listening form parts of partnering and move dance on to a magical level.


During workshops we enrich a person’s own kinetic possibilities and the borders of physical and mental conception of dance. We ask the question what dance means to us and what attracts us to it, what purpose training serves, where a performer’s own interpretation of dance begins. What role does a physical action and dance play when communicating an idea or creating a theatrical situation.

We will work individually, in partnering, we try to touch theatrical situations through physical action, ... We will "talk through our bodies".

Lenka Vagnerová


BIO:


Founder and director of the Lenka Vagnerová & Company dance theatre (2012), for which she has choreographed and directed a number of internationally acclaimed performances.

Every year, the ensemble creates new progressive authors' productions that carry elements of dance, physical, puppet and dramatic theatre. Through its activity it participates in the systematic development of the genre of dance theatre on domestic and world stages.

Existential questions, the urgency of human relationships to other beings and surroundings, play with reality and fantasy are characteristic for the production of the ensemble.

Lenka puts emphasis on the precision of theatre situations, movement qualities, supports the individuality of performers, uses the strength and dynamics of the group, looks for physical possibilities and movement limits of one's own body. Emotions, physical action, passion, risk, conflict, harmony and intuition are and have always been part of Lenka's original dance and theatrical language.

The company brings together outstanding artists such as: dancers, actors, musicians, visual artists, offers professional educational background, provides residences and internships, gives space to new theatrical forms and connects outstanding artists and creators.

The ensemble with its performances gathered during its existence a number of significant awards and nominations both in the Czech Republic and abroad, e.g.: Herald Angel Award, Total Theatre Award Nomination / The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Best Dance Performance / The Singapore Fringe Festival, The City of Pilsen Award / Skupova Pilsen International Festival, Dance Performance of the Year, Audience Award, Dancer of the Year / Czech Dance Platform Festival, several Thalia Awards, etc.

Lenka studied pedagogy of modern dance at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the supervision of Doc. Ivanka Kubicová.


As a choreographer and director, Lenka created a series of author's performances for Lenka Vagnerová & Company: Panoptikum, Amazones,

María de Buenos Aires, The Lešany Crib, Gossip, Sorcerer, La Loba, Riders, Mah Hunt.

As a guest choreographer and director, she has created performances for companies such as: National Theatre Prague, Staatstheater Kassel, Norrdans, City Theatre Prague, 2 Faced Dance Company UK, Minor Theatre Prague, VERVE NSDC Leeds, Viirus Theater, Accademia Nazional Di Danza Rome, etc.


Lenka also cooperates in drama, opera, or new circus projects.

Lenka is actively involved in pedagogical activates. "Her method Talk Through Your Body" simultaneously specifies the movement qualities and principles contained in Lenka's work. Lenka regularly leads workshops and teaches in theatres, schools and dance companies. She teaches for ex.: Göteborgs Operans Danskompani, Skanes Dance Theater, Ballet de Marseille, Norrdans, b12, tanz OFFensive Hannover, Danish Dance Theatre, VERVE Leeds, 2Faced Dance Company, Stopgap Dance Company, Viirus Theatre Helsinki, Accademia Nazional Di Danza Rome, Cirk Cirkör. National Theatre Prague, Academy of Performing Arts, Dance Conservatory Prague, Etc.

In 2011 and 2014/2015/2016/2017 she worked as a Rehearsal Director in the Swedish Norrdans dance company.

As a dancer she worked with choreographers and companies: Claude Brumachon-Benjamin Lamarche CCNN in Nantes, Akram Khan Company - London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony 2012, Cirk La Putyka, DOT504, Bratislava Dance Theatre, Torzo Ballet etc.

As a dancer she was nominated for the Thalia Award (2003, 2005 and 2010) three times, in 2003 she was awarded for the Nokia Dance Award/ Dance Personality Of The Year and in 2005 she was awarded the Dancer of the Year (Czech Dance Platform).



Meet Anton Valdbauer Week 46 / 3 Days workshop " Moving Through"

This is a collaboration between Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd.

SIGN UP HERE! Deadline 2 november.

Week 46 15, 16, 17 November Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Morning class, modern ballet 9.30 - 11.00 ( to be attended for participants of the workshop!)

Workshop 11.15 - 16.00 (including lunch and breaks)


Moving Through


During this 3 days workshop participants will be able to explore various contemporary dance techniques inspired by working principals and improvisational techniques developed by Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin and Jiri Kylian and others.

Participants are encouraged to explore their own movement and experiment with their body language in different and unique ways. We will focus on working with leading points and tension levels and putting a strong emphasis on a pure physical approach to movement.

We will explore creation of various dance phrases and see how we can "perform" them with different intentions and qualities.

Part of work will be dedicated to playing a variety of physical and intellectual games allows participants to approach movement from the perspective of their "inner child".


BIO:


Anton Valdbauer is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. His prolific dancing career has taken him all over the world.

High points include dancing with the NDT, Cullberg Ballet, and the Royal Swedish Ballet. He was awarded a fellowship during the first edition of the Pina Bausch Fellowship Program in 2016.

Anton has had the privilege to dance and co-create with names such as Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek, Crystal Pite, Johan Inger, Marco Goecke, Sharon Eyal, Alexander Ekman, Wim Vandekeybus, and Sasha Waltz.


As a choreographer, Anton Valdbauer has created more than 40 small and medium size work. And his choreography were performed in several countries in Europe.

In 2005, his piece “6 Seconds” won a Diploma at the 10th International Ballet Competition in Moscow. With “Lemniscate” he won Best Performance at the Burgos-New York Contemporary Dance Competition.


In 2019, his first short film “33 Questions” was chosen for the official programming of the Stockholm Dance Film Festival. His choreography was presented in Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Spain.

In 2020 Anton founded Deep Dive Dance, his own non-profit Arts Association. He will create and develop original projects, guiding them all the way from the initial idea to the stage. Anton’s goal is to bring dance and movement to wider audiences across Europe, making this art form relatable and accessible to all kinds of viewers. By organizing workshops, intensives and educational

programs, Deep Dive Dance will be actively engaged in educating the next generation of artists/ dancers. Firmly rooted in dance and movement based art forms (physical theatre, circus, immersive theatre), the association is open to all kinds of collaborations with other art forms.


Anton has extensive experience teaching Ballet, Contemporary Dance and improvisation. He has been sharing his physical knowledge with various dance training centres and schools throughout Europe. He is currently a visiting teacher at Cullberg Ballet (Stockholm), SEAD (Salzburg) , Iwanson (Munich), DansCentrum and DOCH (Stockholm), Dance Area (Geneva), Marameo Studio and DOCK 11 (Berlin), Russian Ballet Camp (Alicante)

He teaches a wide range of people including professional dancers and companies, dance students, and stage actors and performers.

Apart from his regular teaching Anton also works on setting up choreographies by Mats Ek and Johan Inger.

In 2021 Anton was an assistant choreographer in the new creation for Royal Swedish Ballet by Hlin Hjalmarsdottir “Riptide” which became international success.

Since 2020 Anton holds position of Co-Director at The Elephant in the Black Box Madrid.


TIMELINE:


1984: Anton Valdbauer is born in a small city in northern Russia, where he begins his ballet education at the age of 11.

2000: After participating in the International Prix de Lausanne competition, Anton is invited to finish his studies at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg.

2003: He graduates with honours and gets awarded a scholarship to enrol at the Hochschule für Darstellende Künste in Frankfurt. Here, he specialises in contemporary dance.

2004: Anton becomes lead soloist at the European Ballet Company (London). He travels throughout the UK with "Sleeping Beauty", performing in more than 80 cities.

2005: Returning to his hometown, he becomes First Dancer with the State Opera and Ballet Theater of Republica Komi. Besides performing lead roles in classics like "Giselle", " the Nutcracker", "Don Quixote", "Yag-Mort" and "Bird of Fire",

he participates in numerous new creations. In the same year, He begins to create his own choreography. One of his first works, "6 Seconds" wins the Diploma of Best Choreography at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow.

2006: Anton joins Netherlands Dance Theatre II where he works with renowned choreographers like Jiry Kylian, Lightfoot / Leon, Ohad Naharin, Hans van Manen, Marco Goecke, Stein Sells, Lucas Timulac and others.

2007: His choreography “Lemniscate” wins Best Performance at the Burgos-New York

Contemporary Dance Competition.

2009-2010: He dances with Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm (Sweden), working with the renowned Mats Ek, Johan Inger and Crystal Pite.

2011: He joins Netherlands Dance Theatre I, creating roles in works of Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Marco Goecke, Lightfoot / Leon, Alexander Ekman and others.

2013: At the personal invitation of Johannes Ohman, he becomes first soloist with the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm. For seven seasons, he participates in all new creations and productions. Wim Vandekeybus, Sasha Waltz, Sharon Eyal, Crystal Pite, Alexander Ekman, and Johan Inger are some of the choreographers he works with. A highpoint is performing Romeo in Mats Ek’s ballet "Juliet och Romeo", created especially for this company.

2014: Anton is invited to dance at the Nobel Prize Gala, where he performs in front of more than 600 guests, such as the Swedish Royal family. The event is broadcast live by SVT for more than 6 million viewers.

2016: He is awarded a fellowship during the first edition of the Pina Bausch fellowship program. He collaborates with the Flöz family in Berlin for six months, learning about physical theatre and body performance.

2019: his first short film “33 Questions” is chosen for the official programming of the Stockholm Dance Film Festival.


2020: Anton founds Deep Dive Dance, his own non-profit Arts Association. He creates and develops original projects and organizes workshops, intensives and educational programs to educate the next generation of artists/dancers. In the same year, the exhibition “Universal Feelings” starts a world tour. Anton is one of 60 international artists invited to participate by creating a mask work.

2020: Becomes Co-Director of The Elephant in the Black Box Madrid.

2022: Anton premier two new big choreography works: “Adrift” for the University of Arts in Frankfurt and “Tit-for-Tat” in Madrid for EBB.



Anna Grip Workshop Vecka 47/ 4 days 21-24/11

This is a collaboration between Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd. Sign up: Deadline 13 november

Week 47 21, 22, 23 &24 November Monday-Thursday.

Morning class 9.30 - 11.00 11-11.45 Subsequent calls and coaching. 11.45-12.45 lunch

Workshop 13-16.

"And then what/Coachning"

Workshopen erbjuder arbete med givna dansfraser och därefter coaching, enskilt eller i små grupper.

Coachingen utgår ifrån deltagarens egna frågor men med utgångspunkt i de principer som presenteras i workshopen.


BIO:

Anna Grip har under 30 års tid undervisat inom institutioner, utbildningar samt inom det utominstitutionella dansområdet.

Hon har varit chef för den Skolen for Moderne Dans i Danmark 2000-2004 och konstnärlig ledare och ensemblechef för Cullbergbaletten 2006 till 2013.

Förutom det institutionella arbetet har Anna Grip arbetat som koreografassistent, danstränare och har också varit medlem i flera styrelser inom kultursektorn.

Anna Grip arbetar sedan 1 jan 2014 med organisationen ccap under ledning av Cristina Caprioli samt på Dans och Cirkushögskolan i Stockholm.


English:


Anna Grip has been teaching for 30 years in institutions and educations as well as in the independent dance field. She has also worked as a choreographer assistant, dance coach, artistic director and school leader and has also been a member of several boards within the cultural sector. Apart from teaching at different constellations, Anna Grip is from 1 jan 2014 working at the choreographic platform ccap and the University College of Dance and Circus in Stockholm.



Meet Matan David - Gaga/dancers classes and Ohad Naharin Repertoire Week 33

This summer training is a collaboration between Dansalliansen, Danscentrum Syd, and ILDance. No pre -registration required. If you want to participate in the repertoire class you also need to take the morning class!

Vecka 33, 15/8-19/8 Måndag till Fredag

Morgonklass GAGA 9.30-10.45

Repertoire Ohad Naharin 11.00 - 12.30


About Gaga

Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and artistic director (1990-2018) of Batsheva Dance Company.

Gaga classes are predicated on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensations. The instructions are deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation, information is layered, building into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of embodiment. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility, and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination.

Gaga/dancers deepens dancers’ awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures. The classes employ the specific vocabulary and skills that are part and parcel of a dancer’s knowledge. The layering of familiar skills with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well, unlocking the endlessness of possibilities. Dancers are guided to connect their effort to pleasure and to discover the virtue of silliness.

Ohad Naharin Repertoire

This class gives dancers an opportunity to learn excerpts of Ohad Naharin’s choreographic works and to apply their training in Gaga to the repertory.

BIO: Matan David


Matan was born in Rishon LeZion, Israel in 1982. He started dancing as a folk dancer and at the age of 15 was accepted to Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. During these years, Matan also studied at Bat Dor Dance School, and at age 17 he attended the Juilliard summer program.

After high school, at age 18, Matan was accepted to the Batsheva Ensemble. He performed there for two years before dancing with the main company for ten more seasons. In the twelve years Matan danced in Batsheva, he was a part of some of Naharin’s greatest creations such as Three, MAX, The Hole, and many more.

From 2013-2017, Matan was the director of Batsheva – The Young Ensemble, which has become one of the leading young companies in the dance world. The year he became director, he also won the Yair Shapira award, and the ensemble was named the best performing company by Israel’s Ministry of Culture. Matan was later rehearsal director for Batsheva Dance Company between July 2022 - January 2022.

Matan has undertaken a long, meaningful process with Naharin’s movement language and is a senior teacher of Gaga. He teaches Gaga around the world and is one of the main Gaga teachers for the Batsheva Ensemble and company.

Photo credits:

Photo of Matan: Guy Nahum Levi

Gaga photos: Ascaf


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The intuition in action workshop - Meet Stephen Rappaport Week 34, 3 days 22/8 - 24/8

This is a collaboration between Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd.

SIGN UP HERE! Deadline 18/8.

Week 34 22/8 - 24/8 Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Kl. 11.15 - 16.00 including lunch/breaks.


Limit of 8 participants for this workshop.


INTUITION IN ACTION WORKSHOP

"The objective of the workshop is for you as a participant to gain greater trust in your intuition, imagination, creativity and to expand your expressive range.

The work is research in how to effectively "get out of your own way".... to lay off the inner critic and to allow rich material to present itself. The work is fun, stimulating, and challenging. It is highly likely that you will be breaking new, fertile ground. Please familiarize yourself with the work at the website, where you will find a more in-depth description, a video lecture, and testimonials from previous participants. https://www.stephenrappaport.com/workshop


Note: You should have a clear intention to attend every session. You must come on time. There is homework given. The homework does not need to take very long. You decide how much time you put into your work.

We will be working very concentrated. A short break or two. Bring snack food, a water bottle, a notebook, and a pencil.

Looking forward to working with you."

Stephen Rappaport is an actor, director, singer-songwriter, solo theater performer and playwright. He has written, performed and toured 6 solo theater performances internationally. His screen credits include guest-starring roles in Star Trek Voyager, ER, Brooklyn South, Beck, Modus…etc. He tours with his performance band The Stephen Rappaport Band. For the past 25 years, Stephen has developed and led his INTUITION IN ACTION WORKSHOP, for virtually all elite schools of higher artistic learning in Sweden, for businesses, and a wide variety of groups, individuals, institutions, and universities internationally. For more information: https://www.stephenrappaport.com/



A BOP Jazz dance & Music Theatre Arts Workshop - Meet Dollie Henry & Paul Jenkins Week 35/ 4 days, 29/8 - 1/9.

This is a collaboration between Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd.

SIGN UP HERE!

Sista ansökningsdag 28/8 2022

Week 35 29/8 - 1/9 Monday through Thursday.

Morning class 10.00 -11.30 ( to be attended for participants of the workshop!)

Workshop 12.00-16.00 (including breaks)


"The BOP Jazz Mission is to share and pass on the artistic and creative aesthetic of the jazz dance art form, bringing a realistic and relevant appreciation and exploration of creative Jazz dance theatre, techniques, skills and individual expression that are at the heart of the Jazz dance genre.

All this and more within the highly energised and nurturing environment, that is BOP Jazz Theatre Company.

The BOP Jazz workshop is suitable for advanced and professional dancers and teachers, with a concise understanding of dance technique. The BOP Jazz Residency is aimed to inspire, yet challenge. “Come As You Are” is the BOP Mantra, allowing everyone to develop and achieve their own potential as jazz dance performers.


The Daily Schedule includes​ - Full BOP Jazz technical warm-up and floor exercises. The learning of selected BOP repertoire and creating of jazz dance narratives. Educational Jazz Talks & Video presentations.


Every day is a full day of BOP Jazz learning, sharing and being part of a community - You are in for a TREAT Dancers!! "


BIO:

Body of People Jazz Theatre Company aka BOP is a truly unique UK based Jazz Dance, Music and Theatre Company. Founded in 1996 by Jazz Artist and Choreographer - Dollie Henry and Jazz Trumpeter, Composer, Music Producer - Paul Jenkins.


BOP Company through the guidance of Dollie and Paul, continue to develop and produce works in collaboration with other established artistic and commercial organisations both here in the UK and internationally. Through the many strands of BOP, the company bring their feisty energy, creative flair and business sensibility to lead a diverse company that encompasses all aspects of dance, music and theatre making and media presentations.


BOP have produced, created and staged an array of theatrical jazz including - Touches of Miles, Trumpet Trilogy, A Journey of Jazz, Dizzy Heights, Duke’s Place, Echoes of Ellington, Footprints in Jazz and most recently Miles Ahead and Up Close & Personal.

The company has performed at The South Bank Centre, The Place, Bloomsbury Theatre, Emma Cons Hall, The Cochrane Theatre, Blackpool’s Opera House, The Point Theatre, Litchfield Theatre, Tyne Theatre-Newcastle, Pavilion Theatre-Exmouth, Wilde Theatre - South Hill Park Arts Centre- Berkshire, Croydon Fairfield Halls, Sadler’s Wells and Lillian Baylis Theatre & Cadogan Hall.

More recently performances at Battersea Arts and Richmix Theatre in London and the Curve Theatre, Leicester with their BOP Theatre productions – Through The Eyes of Woman and The Spirit of Jazz .

Internationally the company works have been commissioned and performed in Austria, China, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Lebanon, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, The Caribbean and USA. Dollie and Paul also produce and devise commercial productions that include, Musical Theatre, Cabaret, Concert Dance, Film and Video productions.


BOP as a artistic company, is dedicated to the ongoing legacy, artistic development and creative practices of the Jazz Theatre Art Form. Realised through exciting and innovative Jazz theatre performances, educational, mentoring programs and professional development for the UK Jazz Dance, Music and Theatre Community.

Together, Dollie and Paul are pushing through to provide an essential platform that facilitates the true practice and realisation of the Jazz expression and artistic delivery within a diverse and inclusive Jazz company. BOP are the catalysts for driving the UK Jazz theatre narrative forward into the 21st century.


The vision and mission of BOP is to Enlighten, Educate and Entertain through the pure essence and expression of the Jazz Art Form.


For further information about BOP follow and connect.

BOP website: www.bop.org.uk

Email: bopjazzuk@gmail.com

BOP Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BOPJAZZTHEATRECOMPANYUK

FB/IG/Twitter: @bopjazzuk |Dollie @dolliehenry

Linkedin: @BOP Jazz Theatre Company


Jazz Theatre Arts UK (Our Member Led Network in Partnership with One Dance UK for UK Jazz Arts & Artists)

www.jazztheatreartsuk.org | FB/IG: @jazztheatreartsuk