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Stella Zannou was born in Athens and has studied dance in London College of Dance, London Studio Centre, The American College of Greece (BA) and the Greek State School of Dance. She formed “Smack Dance Company” in Greece and is currently living in Berlin, working as a freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer. Stella has won the price of the audience for the duet “We like men strong cause they last longer”, in Budapest in 2003 and was voted as “Dancer of the year” for the Ballet Tanz magazine by Katja Werner 2003 and Arnd Wesemann in 2010.
The Class: My class is experimenting with different movement qualities, combining technique and different dynamics with personal interpretation and sensitivity. Through the use of a quite unique method – a kind of a game, emphasis is given on the realization of external stimuli and on the possibility to instantly switch between passive and active roles. To dance with passion, dynamics, fully engaged and at the same time to be fully aware of the environment, ready for action or ready to let go and with a sensitive “group feeling” is something that I consider rare in the dance world. I find this combination very challenging and that’s something I’m trying to work on in my classes. In general these will be dynamic classes that will help us at the same time build technique and physicality through an enjoyable way, with a lot of acrobatic influences and love for the floor.
Jenia Kasatkina studied modern and contemporary dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, Codarts. During her education and after her graduation in 2009 she has worked with several companies and choreographers such as: Anouk von Dijk, Jack Gallagher, Arno Schuitemaker, Leine&Roebana, Norrdans, De Stilte, United-C. In 2012 Jenia became a certified Countertechnique teacher and is teaching at different places and companies.
The Class: The Countertechnique class is a contemporary dance technique class. It stretches, coordinates and strengthens the body. The dancer sweat, build stamina and will really move. The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique principles in details. The second half of the class consists of changing components, working towards luscious movement combinations and jumping at the end. The Countertechnique class results in dancers using less energy, losing their fear of taking risks and gaining speed in changing direction. For more information check: www.countertechnique.com
Samuel Minguillon started his education in Tenerife, his native island where he graduated in Performing Arts. He moved to Madrid and Barcelona to continue his studies and there he started to work as an actor, dancer, teacher, assistant choreographer and creating his own work as well. The last years he has been dancing in Spain, France, Turkey, Germany, Brasil, Russia, Belgium and The Netherlands with choreographers like Alfredo Bravo, Aranxta Sagardoy, Helena Berthelius, Toula Limnaios, Mateo Grazziano, Gabriela Suarez, Randi de Vlieghe a.o.
The Class: His class has a very strong relationship with the floor that will gradually develop in sequences and will transport you into his very fluid but energetic body language. He encourages you to take his material and move with it in your own way. The goal for each dancer is to find an authentic physical way of moving, using the space to transport their movement, always making an honest connection with themselves and with the others. Samuel believes that the performance starts in the studio. Every moment is valid to trust, express yourself, give your best.
©Maya M. Carroll
Maya Matilda Carroll is an independent choreographer, performer, mentor and teacher, based in Berlin since 2004. In the past thirteen years Maya has created over 30 works from solo to extended group pieces. She leads classes and workshops in Europe and abroad, extensively developing her teaching methods alongside her artistic work. Her work is anchored in the meeting point between the tangible and imagined; drawn from and towards the body’s memory, viscerality and myth. www.theinstrument.org
The Class: THE INSTRUMENT – The Instrument teaching is a physical practice through the articulation of movement in time, space and the imagination. The classes engage with composition in real time, encouraging flow and bodily wisdom as a pathway to dance making and performance. Involving attentiveness, musicality, collective and personal experiences; we work with presence, choice, vision and the interplay between movement and image. Engaging these elements in the process of dance making, the work takes its fascination in relationships between people, environments and choreographic narratives.
Hinter Munich DancePAT stehen die Choroegrafinnen und Tänzerinnen Katrin Schafitel und Jasmine Ellis, die mit Unterstützung der Tanztendenz München e.V. und dem Tanzbüro München endlich wieder ein Profitraining mit internationalen Choreografen nach München bringen.
Ihre Idee und ihr Ziel ist es, ein kontinuierliches und erschwingliches Morgentraining für professionelle TänzerInnen in München zur Verfügung zu stellen. Die Klassen finden auf einem hohen Niveau statt und sind nicht für Amateure gedacht. Jeder Block wird von einem anderen internationalen Gastlehrer unterrichtet.
DancePAT's initiative is to provide affordable professional training in Munich. The classes will be at a high level and are not intended for amateurs. Each block will be taught by a different international guest teacher.
Mehr Informationen unter www.dancepat.com
Munich DancePAT in Kooperation mit Tanztendenz München e.V. wird gefördert durch das Kulturreferat der LH München und
durch den Bayerischen Landesverband für zeitgenössischen Tanz (BLZT).
Vielen Dank an das Tanzbüro München für seine Unterstützung bei der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Vernetzung von Munich DancePAT.
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