WORKSHOPS

Moving Through 

Anton Valdbauer 

vecka 9: 27-29 februari

Denna workshop är ett samarbete mellan Danscentrum Syd och Dansalliansen.

This is a collaboration between Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd. 

Week 9 2024, 27, 28, 29 February Tuesday - Thursday 11.15-16.15 inkl.lunch

Morning class 9.30-11.00 

APPLY HERE! Deadline: 2024 02 15


MOVING THROUGH

"During these three days workshop participants will be able to explore various contemporary dance techniques inspired by working principles 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 the creation of various dance phrases and see how we can "perform" them with different intentions and qualities.

 

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


BIO:

Anton Valdbauer, is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. Born in a small city in northern Russia, his prolific career has taken him all over the world. 


High points include dancing with the NDT, Cullberg Ballet, and the Royal Swedish Ballet.  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 20 works. 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.


He was awarded a Fellowship during the first edition of the Pina Bausch Fellowship Program in 2016 and spend 6 month collaborating with Mask Theatre Company Family Flöz in Berlin.


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 as an extension of his career. A platform for support, expansion and development of contemporary Dance and Moving forms of Art.


In 2022 Anton premier two new big choreography works: “Adrift” for the University of Arts in Frankfurt

and “Tit-for-Tat” in Madrid for EBB.





Embodied Awareness 

Helena Franzén 

vecka 12: 19-21 mars

Denna workshop är ett samarbete mellan Danscentrum Syd och Dansalliansen.

This is a collaboration between Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd. 

Week 13 2024, 19, 20, 21  March Tuesday - Thursday 11.15-16.15 inkl.lunch

Morning class 9.30-11.00 

APPLY HERE! Deadline: 2024 03 03

EMBODIED AWARENESS

Hur kan vi omfamna och lära känna våra sinneskroppar? En workshop med koreografen Helena Franzén

I workshopen fokuserar vi på olika metoder hur man identifierar nya lager av förståelse - hur en rörelse förkroppsligas hos en dansare… 

Med vägledning av både improviserat och koreograferat rörelsematerial upptäcker vi den fantasifulla, rumsliga och energifyllda kroppen.

I denna praktik omfamnar vi detaljer i rörelse kvaliteter, hur man spårar den sensoriska intelligens som kroppen som helhet tillhandahåller.

Workshopen inbjuder till nyfikenhet och glädje att dela dansandet tillsammans!


En workshop i samarbete med Danscentrum Syd.


IN ENGLISH

How can we embrace and get to know our sensory bodies? A workshop with the choreographer Helena Franzén.


In the workshop we are focusing on different methods how to identify new layers of understanding-how to embody a movement within a dancer

With a guidance of both improvised and set movement material, we discover the imaginative, spacious and energy- filled body 

In the practice we embrace details in qualities, how to trace the sensory intelligence provided by the body as a whole.


The workshop invites to bring  curiosity and delight in the sharing of dancing  together!

 

Helena Franzén är koreograf och dansare med närmare 35 års verksamhet. Hon utbildades på Balettakademien i Stockholm och tog examen 1989 och på Stockholms konstnärliga skola, SKH i koreografprogrammet 1998. 

Helena har skapat över 90 sceniska verk som turnerat nationellt och internationellt både i egen regi och som uppdrag för institutioner som: Skånes Dansteater, Göteborgsoperans danskompani, Norrdans, Regionteater Väst, The Edge, Nytt Dansk Dansteater med flera. 

Helena Franzén är en eftertraktad lärare och mentor och hon undervisar regelbundet på många olika dansutbildningar och för kompanier runtom i världen.

De senaste 10 åren har Helena skapat dansfilm tillsammans med filmaren Håkan Jelk. Flertalet av deras filmer har presenterats på internationella dansfilmfestivaler.

Senast är Helena Franzén aktuell med ett nytt verk för Skånes Dansteater, Once a Whisper som turnerar i Sverige under hösten 2022.

 

www.helenafranzen.se

www.dansfilm.helenafranzen.se



Contemporary/Motion Qualia

Satoshi Kudo

vecka 16: 16 & 18 april

Contemporary/Motion Qualia


Vecka 16 16 + 18/4 Tisdag & torsdag 12.00-15.00


To ensure a spot email: maria@danscentrumsyd.se


"The aim is to encourage participants to rediscover their sense of off-balance, and thereby expand their range of movement. By playing with balance primarily in partnering, participants acquire the ability to respond sensitively by delicate movements. Movements created using this method have the potential to evoke emotions not only in the viewer, but also in the person making the move."


Bio:

Satoshi Kudo is a choreographer and dancer, based in Stockholm. He has danced for Ohad Naharin, Danish Dance Theatre, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and various artists. He also worked as a rehearsal director for numbers of works of Cherkaoui, Royal Swedish Ballet including the works of Mats Ek, Johan Ingar, Alexander Ekman and Sharon Eyal. Kudo has been working as a choreographer since 2002 and creating work for worldwide. 


Photo by Takeshi Matsumoto

From Feldenkrais towards Dance  Antoinette Helbing 

vecka 17: 23-25 april 

Denna workshop är ett samarbete mellan Danscentrum Syd och Dansalliansen.

This is a collaboration between Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd. 

The link for signing up through Dansalliansen will come up shortly.

Vecka 17 23, 24, 25/4 Tisdag, onsdag & torsdag 11.15-16.15

Morning class 9.30-11.00 

APPLY HERE! Deadline: 2024 04 10


From Feldenkrais towards Dance

Choreographer, performer, educator and Feldenkrais practitioner Antoinette Helbing shares her approach towards using the Feldenkrais method as point of departure for movement practice. Creating situations where the concrete meets the poetic - where the spheres of sensation and imagination meet, collide and intertwine.

Each session will start with a Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lesson. 


ATM lessons are one of the two teaching formats of the somatic learning method Feldenkrais - which practices embodied self-reflection through movement. The method has a non-goal approach - inviting for playfulness and curiosity. No specific result is expected to be reached by the end of the lesson - the one and only purpose is developing a more nuanced awareness of the execution of basic movements - which is surprisingly complex. 


The participants explore basic movement patterns in unfamiliar configurations - observing and unravelling patterns of movement, thought, emotion and action. Seeking pleasure and giving time. The participants are encouraged to acknowledge and welcome their current level of ability, to let go of unnecessary effort and to practise care and softness towards themselves.


Subsequently, the sessions glides into a guided movement meditation - using the sharpened awareness gained from the ATM to allow new sensations, unfamiliar pathways and unexpected qualities to evolve. Those guided movement meditations take point of departure in imaginative and speculative bodily situations, in text, in anatomical discoverings, etc. Exploring different ways of unifying the sensorial input of the own body in movement with the external ideas and concepts. Letting those two sources of information - the subjective experience and the choreographic notion - collide, intertwine and co-exist. 


Central to the session is the wish to foster playfulness, joyfulness, imagination, fantasy, curiosity, ease and freedom. Embracing confusion, collision of ideas, meeting the place of not knowing and the uncanny – A practice of decomposing patterns to unlock the potential of moving beyond preconceived ideas that increases the ability to think outside of the box, to enter the unknown and uncertain and ultimately can increase the freedom of movement.


Contemporary/Movement Mosaic 

Federica Esposito

vecka 20: 16 maj

Contemporary / Movement mosaic

Vecka 20 Torsdag 16 maj kl. 14.00-17.00


To ensure a spot email: maria@danscentrumsyd.se


"Oppositions, gravity, connections, fluidity and density, impulses and instincts, muscle release work, infinite spirals (with a particular focus on the movement of the spine) will flow through the body during a class based on the techniques of Release, Floorwork, Partnering, Improvisation. 

The class combines articulation and disarticulation, both through the study of technical sequences or through moments of guided improvisation combined with partnering work. 

Partnering and contact improvisation work allows you to gain confidence with others, to respect their spaces, welcome, use dynamics that arise spontaneously in order to then be able to observe their evolution."


BIO:


Freelance Dance Artist, she trained professionally at Modem Studio Atelier (Compagnia Zappala' Danza) and Startanz (Artistic director Giusi Santagati), in Catania (Italy), her hometwon.


Since the age of 19  she has been working as a professional dancer/performer for a number of international dance companies and projects (Italy, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, etc) amongst which Compagnia Zappala' Danza, Giusi Santagati, Scottish Opera, Gwyn Emberton Dance, Underhand Dance, Altered Skin Dance, Legitimate Bodies Dance Company, Animated State Dance Theatre Company, Teatro Stabile di L'Aquila, Teatro Regio di Torino, Cie Ariella Vidach - AiEP, etc. She also worked on projects for many international realities such as Henry Oguike, The Glasgow School of Arts, DanceBase Edinburgh, Scottish Dance Theatre, amongst the others.


She currently works as a freelance teacher and choreographer at professional dance companies, theatres, professional training programmes, academies and dance universities across Europe (De Stilte - Holland, Theater Gorlitz - Germany, Balletto di Roma- Italy, TripSpace London -UK,  Milano Contemporary Ballet, ADT Verona, Contemporary Dance School Hamburg, Iwanson International Dance School, Ast Bytom, Pigato Contemporary, Ormars Lab, ArteDanza Novara, Perfezionamento TAM, Conservatorio de Alicante, Modem Studio Atelier, Human Bodies, Padova Danza Project, Jove Companya de Dansa Gerard Collins, etc) .


She has been creating a couple of choreographic works since 2014, initially co-founding Fuora Dance Project (Scotland, UK), and, since 2018, as an independent dance artist. The works have been performed in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Hungary, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Bulgaria and Italy, being also finalist of prizes such as "Light on Dance" (Balletto di Roma, 2019), Premio Theodor Rawyler 2020 and 2021, Mas Danza 2022, Linkage 2023, etc.


In 2019, she received a special mention within the European open call "Light on Dance" , run by Balletto di Roma, for the quality of the training for professional dancers, becoming one of the teachers of "Clash!2019", European project. She owns a BA in Foreign Languages and Cultures.


Jazz  Body Of People / BOP 

Dollie Henry MBE & Paul Jenkins 

vecka 22: 27-30 maj

Denna workshop är ett samarbete mellan Danscentrum Syd och Dansalliansen.

This is a collaboration between Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd. 

APPLY HERE! Deadline/Sista ansökningsdag:  20240512

Week 22 

27 May - 30 May


Workshop Monday-Thursday 11.45 - 16.30 incl.lunch. 


Morning class Monday 11.15-12.45. Tuesday-Thursday 10.00-11.30.


Monday 14.00 The workshop will begin with a Jazz Seminar presented by  Artistic Directors Choreographer/Director Dollie Henry MBE and Composer/Musical Director Paul Jenkins.


In this seminar we will make a deeper dive into the Exploration of the lineage and history of Jazz, the art form and expression, Jazz music anthology and appreciation in dance, improvisation. 


"This refreshing and exciting Jazz Dance Theatre Arts Workshop provides all participants the opportunity to delve deeper into the artistic and creative practices of the Jazz dance theatre art form.

Work closely and intensively with BOP Founders and Artistic Directors Choreographer/Director Dollie Henry and Composer/Musical Director Paul Jenkins.


The Daily Schedule includes - Full BOP Jazz technical warm-up, floor exercises, across the floor and choreographies of different characters and all in the line within the roots of jazz, where you are inspired to develop the expression adding flavour to the dance. 


In the workshop we will work with pieces from selected BOP repertoire and creating of jazz dance narratives, inviting also an improvisational creative mindset. 

The BOP Jazz workshop 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 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. 



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


Möte med koreograf 

Alma Söderberg 

vecka 37: 9-13 september


Denna workshop är ett samarbete mellan Danscentrum Syd och Dansalliansen.

This is a collaboration between Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd. 

Sign up here!    Anmäl dig här! Deadline/Sista ansökningsdag:  20240825

Week 37, 9-13 september Monday-Friday 11.15-16.15 inkl.lunch

Morning class 9.30-11.00: 

Somatic Oriented Movement Attunement with  Gaetano Badalamenti.

Workshop:

"We  we will work on warming up both body and voice through different exercises, a strong focus is on rhythmical work as well as how to connect the sound and a movement in a one-on-one manner in order to create an instrument with your body. We will work particularly with grounding and groove, finding ways to access a physicality that is both laid back and rhythmically tight. This will be done through the help of music and different somatic tools. 


Furthermore we will focus on polyrhythm, syncopation and synthesis. You will learn how to jam with polyrhythmic patterns, played out with both body and voice. We will work with rhythmical syncopation, creating a way of perceiving our dance as a rhythmical thing, as an ever-varying division of time in terms of rhythm. Finally, synthesis has to do with working on a detail level; making slight changes in tonus, tone, speed, intensity etc in order to make change really matter and to open up both your own and eventually the audiences ability to perceive more and come closer to the dance. "


Bio:

Alma Söderberg is a choreographer and performer that works with music and dance. She uses her voice and body to play space as if it was an instrument. Her ongoing research deals with how we listen as we look; the relation between the ear and the eye. She has grounded her practice in a number of solo performances in which she developed an idiorhythmic way of creating. In the two ongoing musicprojects wowawiwa and John the Houseband, she has worked in collaboration with the other artists Anja Muller, Dennis Deter, Hendrik Willekens, Roger Sala Reyner and Melkorka Sigridur Magnusdottir. In all her works she collaborates closely with the sound artist Hendrik Willekens. Alma Söderberg has won the Thalia Prize and has been granted the Cullberg scholarship.





Möte med somatisk praktik

Tuva Hildebrand 

vecka 3: 15-19 januari

Denna workshop är ett samarbete mellan Danscentrum Syd och Dansalliansen.

This is a collaboration between Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd. 

Week 3 2024, 15-19 January Monday-Friday 11.00-15.45 inkl.lunch

Morning class "Releasing" 9.00-10.30 Note: The morning class is not obligatory for the workshops participants.

APPLY HERE! Deadline: 11 January 2024


TISSUES, BONES, FLUIDS - MOVING FROM INNER LANDSCAPES


We take time to slow down to sense the materiality of your body. We practice deep listening and dive into your inverted ocean and bony landscapes to allow your tissues to soften and re-pattern in order to activate unknown and new movement pathways. Through fine-tuning our perceptions we discover new spaces and sensations. In slowing down to sense the precise detail, intelligence and archive of your tissues, organs, bones and fluids there is endless potential for movement and expression. The discoveries in the subtleties we integrate with outer sensory perception, relating to both the more-than-human and other moving bodies in space. As space opens we allow the dance to unfold and bring in speed, largeness, your own dance archive and perhaps strangeness and the unexpected.


We will each day go into a different structure within the body (such as lungs/ribs, pelvis, spine, skull and limbs) through touch and hands-on partnering, imagery, verbal poetic guidance, experiential anatomy and improvisation. There will be time for writing and reflection.

Underlying ideas within the methods offered is letting go of judgment, being in a state of non-doing/non-endgaining, omni-directionality, learning through self-discovery, being in the unknown and both embodying your subjectivity as well as letting go of it. We practice paradoxes, such as autonomy and bodily agency, collectivity and co-existence.


The practice offered is influenced mainly by Tuva Hildebrands mentor-apprentice relationship with Eva Karczag (original dancer for Trisha Brown, Alexander Technique teacher, Body-Mind Centering, Tai Ji, Qi Gong, Improvisation), but also her background in Skinner Releasing Technique/Open Source Forms, Body-Mind Centering, Alexander Technique and working with teachers, improvisers and dancers such as Stephanie Skura, K.J. Holmes and many more within the post-Judson scene in New York.


"Are you listening or waiting to move? As a researcher within improvisational forms and methods from different somatic practices I am curious about the non-violent practice of relating through listening and moving. I am interested in the idea of ecosomatics; to extend our awareness beyond the ecosystem of our own body to the larger ecosystem in which we are connected to as just a tiny particle. We are touching and being touched, forming and being formed, moving the world and being moved by the world all the time. I am interested in the power of language and states beyond it; in the experiences we carry that are too large to fit into a normative narrative; to move in the glitch, in a state of ”strangeness”, in that which cannot be comprehended. Then we return to language again with a new perception of its content. I ask the question ”what if I can re-write myself into the world through sensing and moving?”. Also, biology is political. So is how we move.” - Tuva Hildebrand


BIO:

Tuva Hildebrand is a dance maker and somatic movement practitioner with a background (since 2009) in Skinner Releasing Technique / Open Source Forms, Alexander Technique, Body-Mind Centering and improvisational forms. Since 2017 she has been in mentor-apprenticeship with releasing pioneer Eva Karczag, archiving and learning her pedagogical and artistic practice. 


Tuva Hildebrand worked and lived in New York from 2011-2018 for the organisation Movement Research and choreographers such as Heather Kravas, Julie Mayo and Stacy Grossfield. She is one of the initiators of the organisation Plattform för Improvisation & Somatik. 


Her latest piece ”Sensuous Repair: An Eco-somatic Investigation” premiered in September 2023 at 3:e Våningen in Gothenburg, and it’s prequel ”Dear Earthling” premiered at Inkonst in 2022. In 2018-2020 Hildebrand did an MFA research in the methods of Karczag, Skinner Releasing Technique / Open Source Forms and her own artistic practice from a queer-feminist perspective, specifically within ideas of non-violence and gender performativity.