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A contemporary dance theatre class, inspired by Pina Bausch and the beautiful strength and artistic expression of German Tanztheater.
Following the tradition of German Tanztheater, we start with a contemporary bar consisting of easy foot exercises, flowing arm sequences, swings and shorter choreography-based exercises to place the body and prepare it for centre work. The exercises and sequences in this class are very precise in dynamic, shape and intention. The main goal, however, is to use the technique in order to express an emotional state.
The class aims to let go of any unnecessary extras and consequently strives to use conscious and meaningful movements. This class is expressive, strong and artistic and will allow you to visualise your emotional state, let yourself go and experience your art on a deep level best described as: ‘Loose yourself in Dance.’
Level 1-2: This class is for students who hold a basic understanding in contemporary or ballet and would like to develop their skills. The class will work further on technique and learning the dynamics of movement phrasing, building confidence and expanding knowledge and performance skills.
About the teacher:
Adrian Look is a freelance dance artist and lecturer for Tanztheater based in London. He is also the artistic director and choreographer of LAM Dance Company, founded in 2014. Adrian studied Dance Theatre (Tanztheater) at the Fokwang University in Germany, whose alumni include Pina Bausch, Reinhild Hoffmann and Susanne Linke. After graduation, he was a soloist in the dance theatre company Tanztheater Bielefeld for three years, followed by two years of freelance projects in Germany, Switzerland and the UK.
Adrian has worked with several dancers from the Pina Bausch-Tanztheater Wuppertal Company including Dominique Mercy, Malou Airaudo, Rainer Behr and Stephan Brinkman, and danced in works by Gregor Zöllig, Urs Dietrich, Guilherme Bothelho (Alias Company), Simone Sandroni (Deja donné), Giovanni Netzer (Origen Festival) and Rainer Behr (Pina Bausch). Adrian has taught workshops in contemporary dance, ballet, and improvisation for over ten years and has led classes for various professional companies, including Alvin Ailey II, Tanztheater Bielefeld and the Origen Festival in Switzerland. In April 2014, Adrian moved to London and has been teaching workshops and classes at The Place, Trinity and Laban, Chisenhale Dance and Greenwich Dance. Adrian is a lecturer at Morley College and a visiting lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire
1.5 hour classes: £15
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Day pass (4 timeslots): £50
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Level: Level 1 Level 2