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Adrian teaches a contemporary dance theatre class, inspired by Pina Bausch and the beautiful strength and artistic expression of Tanztheater Wuppertal. 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 visualize your emotional state, let yourself go and experience your art on a deep level best described as “losing yourself in dance”.
Adrian studied Dance Theatre at the Fokwang University of the Arts in Germany and on graduating became a soloist for 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 Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch including Dominique Mercy, Malou Airaudo, Rainer Behr and Stephan Brinkman. Adrian has taught workshops in contemporary dance, ballet and improvisation for over ten years and since moving to London has taught workshops and classes at The Place, Trinity Laban, Chisenhale Dance Space and Greenwich Dance. Adrian is a lecturer at Morley College London and a visiting lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire.
Level 2 provides more challenging phrases and movements that incorporate multiple exercises and movement. Not only will you develop your technical knowledge but you will also begin to introduce performativity into your practice allowing for greater expression. Alongside this your body will develop an increased physicality including core strength and balance; allowing you to have greater movement efficiency. You will also be encouraged to work more with the live music and given freedom to play with timings and counts.
Our Level 3 class is a dynamic class focusing on higher level technical abilities and an increase in physical fitness. Complex movement combinations and content will cover more advanced principles such as agility and the use of weight whilst simultaneously increasing musical awareness through a range of tempos and rhythms. You will increase your versatility in moving and introduce your own uniqueness to the movement with confidence.
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Level: Level 2 Level 3