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Countertechnique® and Practical Anatomy Workshop with Nina Wollny (The Netherlands/Australia)
Vytis Jankauska Dance Theatre organizes Countertechnique® and Practical Anatomy Workshop with Nina Wollny (The Netherlands/Australia) in November 5-9, 2013
Countertechnique® by Anouk van Dijk provides tools for body and mind to deal with the demanding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a clear structure of exercises the Countertechnique® class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible. Dancers are encouraged to be pro-active in discovering connections and solutions, to be less concerned with judging themselves and to work in a healthy way with regard to body and mind. Countertechnique® makes daily training a valuable investment in the dancer’s own development, as well as interesting personal research.
The Countertechnique® class is a contemporary dance technique class. It stretches, coordinates and strengthens the body, making the dancer sweat, build stamina and really move. The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique® principles in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components working towards luscious movement combinations.
Practical anatomy:
In the practical anatomy workshop you will explore different aspects of the human anatomy in theory and on your own body. We will look at the function and location of different parts of the body in theory on a model or image and then connect the information to our own body with some movement exploration tasks or parts of exercises from the Countertechnique class. This workshop is a helpful addition to the Countertechnique class for all levels of dancers. It will help you to work more efficiently in class and prepare your body to find the new physicality offered in a Countertechnique class. It also gives you the time to discuss and process aspects of the Countertechnique class outside the setting of a technique class with all its exercises and offers a more explorative setting.
Nina Wollny
Nina Wollny studied modern and contemporary dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, now Codarts. After her graduation in 2002 she joined the company anoukvandijk dc and worked with the company for 10 years. Currently she is freelancing and still performing in Trust, Protect me and Rausch, the three latest collaborations of Anouk van Dijk and director and playwright Falk Richter. In 2012 she has danced in An Act of Now, Anouk van Dijk’s first work as artistic director of Chunky Move in Melbourne, Australia. Nina has also been involved in the company anoukvandijk dc as repetitor and artistic assistant of Anouk van Dijk. Since 2004 she is a passionate teacher of the Countertechnique and has taught at international festivals, schools and companies around the world. As one of the main teachers Nina Wollny also contributed to the continuous development of Countertechnique and has now reached the level Master Teacher within the Countertechnique Teachers Training program (CTTT).
Practical Details:
5-9 November, 2013 Vilnius, Arts Printing House, studio III (Šiltadarzio str. 6)
PROGRAM (except Saturday*):
14:00-15:30 Countertechnique® A level
15:45-16:45 Practical anatomy open level
17:00-18:30 Countertechnique® B level
*On Saturday the classes will take place in the morning.
Countertechnique A level - designed for professional dancers and dance students.
Countertechnique B level - at least two years of contemporary dance experience.
Practical Anatomy open level - dance experience is not obligatory.
Registration deadline: October 28, 2013.
Contact person: Veronika Vasiljeva, veronika@vytisdc.lt, +370 676 00464.
To register, please fill in the registration form (you will find it on www.vytisdc.lt) and send it to veronika@vytisdc.lt.
Venue: Arts Printing House, Šiltadaržio g. 6, Vilnius
Organiser: Vytis Jankauskas Dance Company
Partner: Arts Printing House
The project is supported by the Culture Support Foundation of the Republic of Lithuania.