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Workshops & Classes

Contact Improvisation has informed and clarified my practice as a contemporary dancer for over fifteen years now. My teaching reflects this by exchanging technical information between CI and Contemporary Dance. Its main aim is a ready and safe practice that allows for a playful virtuosity in movement, both with and without a partner.

Since 2002 I have taught company class, dance technique and workshops in improvisation and Contact Improvisation in the UK, Germany, Portugal, Norway and South America a.o. at Tanzfabrik Berlin, London Contemporary Dance School, Roehampton University, De Montfort University, CAT Youth Dance Scheme for Dance4 Nottingham and Jose Vidal Dance Company Chile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanzfabrik Berlin

May 2015 – July 2016

Contemporary Dance / Intermediate & Beginners

This class brings together release-based Contemporary Dance and technical information from Contact Improvisation for solo dancing. Exercises and phrasework emphasize on the travelling of weight, the use of momentum and the balance between effort and release, tension and softness in the body. The movement material is athletic and bold, makes use of the floor and invites the up side down. An interest in generous and expansive use of space, ongoing practice of performance skills and a sense of improvising through choreographed material is crucial to this class.

 

Contact-meets-Contemporary Festival – Göttingen

22.-28. August 2015

Shifting Weight

Gabriele brings together release-based Contemporary Dance and technical information from Contact Improvisation. Exercises and phrase-work moves fluently between improvisations and short set movement phrases that emphasize on the traveling of weight, the use of momentum and the balance between effort and release, tension and softness in the body. The movement material is athletic and bold, makes use of the floor and invites the up side down. We improvise through choreographed material and refine clarity and precision in improvised movements. An interest in generous, imaginative and expansive use of space and dancing for and with each other is crucial to this class.

for more info, registration and full festival program: www.contact-meets-contemporary.de