STREAM Zadar 2020
6. – 10.08.2020.
A comprehensive exploration of Klein Technique™
We will emphasize the idea of moving from our deepest structural and energetic tissue, the bone. Through an interweaving of theory and practice we will work on the muscles of deep postural support: the psoas, the hamstrings, the pelvic floor muscles, and the external rotators. We will work with a body-felt understanding of how these muscles bring the bones into alignment, a place of connectedness, which leads to the power and efficiency of the movement.
Klein Technique™ is a movement education and re-education, which can be an underpinning for all movement styles, improvisations, athletics, and for the general health of the body in everyday movement. Susan Klein has been developing it in New York since 1972 and it has significantly influenced contemporary dance in New York and throughout Europe.
Hanna Hegenscheidt has lived and worked in Berlin as a choreographer, teacher and performer since 2005. She is a certified Laban Movement Analyst (CMA) and a certified teacher of Klein Technique™. She studied with Susan Klein and Barbara Mahler in New York for many years. Since 1998 she has been teaching movement education and dance in New York and Germany (Susan Klein School of Dance and Movement Studies, Trisha Brown Studio, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Meg Stuart, HZT Berlin, Studio LaborGras, Tanzfabrik, among others). Her own choreographic work has been presented at the Tanztage (Berlin), Sophiensaele (Berlin), Kampnagelfabrik (Hamburg), fabrik (Postdam), Villa Warsaw, DTW and WET (New York), and others. In 2011 she founded her own studio, studio 142, at the Kunstquartier Bethanien in Kreuzberg, where she teaches daily classes.
Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld
The Dots Method
“The Dots” is a method that aims to work as a tool to both acknowledge and avoid the usual organization, rhythm, habits and sequence in our improvisation, and thus resets the body in an unexpected way. The body will be used as a space and “the dot“ as “the author” inside that empty space. We will be working on exploring simple ideas of changing the focus from our body parts as the once that start the movement, to practicing a very precise “point” placed anywhere within our body which initiates the movement. Many exercises are used in a way to give/gain trust to making any kind of choice as the exact right time/moment. Not judging anything as a wrong choice, but rather observing the decisions that have been made by now and composing and deciding further in relation to what has just happened. Triggering the very fast “aller-retour” between the decisions we make for the body and the response and information our body sends back to us and understanding this dialogue is a valuable input for further impulses/actions.
Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld was born in Macedonia. She graduated from the School for contemporary dance Ana Maletic in Zagreb and studied dance in Bruges and Lier in Belgium. In 1998, she was a DanceWEB scholarship student in Vienna and in New York she was a scholarship student in The Jennifer Muller Company. 2012 she completed the postgraduate program a.pass (Advanced Performance and Scenography Study) in Brussels in which she developed a method of work ”the connector” for collective authorship and is using it within all of her works. Aleksandra is a close associate of BADco from Zagreb. She worked with Ismael Ivo (Deutches national theatre Weimar), Anna Mondini(Staatstheatre Kassel) ,The System Castafiore, Brice Leroux, David Hernandez and many others. She is one of the co-founders of Nomad Dance Academy and Nomad Dance Academy Croatia. She is a guest teacher at SNDO – Amsterdam and Dance Academy in Zagreb.
Principles of Safe Movement
16. – 19.08.2020.
This theoretical and practical workshop is based on concepts, techniques and knowledge used by kinesiologist Grgur Kovačić in his everyday work in order to improve physical abilities, prevent injuries and alleviate pain conditions.
The aim of the workshop is to teach you practical principles of strength and corrective trainings which will provide you with a safe and efficient method for increasing your strength, intensity, stability, mobility, endurance, resistance and improvement of your pain condition. Together with basic conditional exercises, corrective protocols for the most common pain conditions according to body regions will also be taught. You will be able to apply the knowledge you acquired immediately to help yourself and the people around you. The workshop is intended for dancers, sportspeople, trainers, physiotherapists and people with experience in training.
Master of kinesiology in kinesitherapy, currently doing a postgraduate doctoral study in Kinesiology, where he is doing research in the field of kinesitherapy and motor control. He has lectured and published scientific papers at several national and international kinesiology and kinesitherapy conferences. Because of great interest in the area of injury rehabilitation and pain conditions, he enrolled at the Croatian Academy of Osteopathy and became a member of the Croatian Association of Ostheopaths. He also attended prestigious international courses and seminars on rehabilitation (NeuroKinetic Therapy® master practitioner, P-DTR, ANF Therapy®, Emmett Therapies etc.) He is a co-founder of the centre for sport preparation Proprio Centar in Zadar, where he works as its director and a kinesitherapist. He is an occasional member of the Zadar Dance Ensemble.
Making dances: the SPACE issue
Julyen Hamilton’s teaching investigates deeply the creative act and the technique needed to accompany and facilitate it. His vision of technique is one which observes how things are made, how they function and how knowledge, experience and intuition can be used to create the work we each need to make. It naturally enters the worlds of physiology, philosophy, culture, imagination and the future. THIS workshop considers and practices the essential nature of the SPACE in which choreography and dance can be made and performed. It penetrates the themes of radial and Cartesian space and how they affect the moving body and the theatrical space where audience and performer meet.
In recent years the compositional elements of major concern have been time space, dramaturgy, music and the voice; they stem from his experience as a dancer who creates and organizes material instantly before the public. The basic work is the handling of the body and the ‘speaking’ from it in space, motion and time. Its co-ordination and its relationship to the material it creates – and then to the sharing of it in performance. His ability to distil and convey essential principles allows dancers from a wide range of backgrounds to engage in his methodology.
Julyen Hamilton is a dancer, choreographer, poet, teacher, musician. He has been making and performing dances for 40 years throughout the world. Born and brought up in England he trained in London in the 1970’s, a time of radical experimentation, he has been an exponent of innovative performance since that time. His work is mostly improvised: he composes dance works instantly as well as the texts which often accompany them.
His work with text is unique. It fuses naturally his long-term writing practice with his refined skills in dancing. When working with his company Allen’s Line he directs dancers and lighting designers to make and perform work through this same immediacy. Since the 80’s he has performed constantly in close collaboration with many of the highest quality musicians from all over Europe. It is with some of these musicians that he gives readings of his poetry.
He is well respected for his teaching which reflects his research and development into efficient ways in which technique can evolve and improvisational creativity might be imparted. He is regularly invited to teach in major training centres throughout the world, his pedagogy centring on the elements of space, time, voice and dramaturgy.
He is at present performing the solos: ‘INTERVIEW’ and ‘HELD DEAR’
performing with bass player Barre Phillips and numerous other dancers and musicians.
With his company Allen’s Line he has been performing their latest piece ‘B U R S T ! ’ in Bruxelles, Berlin, Paris, Rome and France. As a pianist, he plays regularly with Hamilton Carroll in Berlin and Brussels. Their first cd ‘POINTER’ was released in 2016. His label ‘BLUEDOG PUBLISHING’ produces videos of his performances on DVD.
His first poetry/music cd ‘The Edge of Letters’ was released in 2011 and his new album ‘Jack Gets Out of Prison’ with bassist Wilbert de Joode was released in 2018.
Studio Address: Ulica Kralja Stjepana Držislava 10
Cheap accommodation is available close to the studio and city centre.
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