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.
This Level 1 class is for participants with some knowledge of contemporary dance and over a years’ dance experience. You will look at a more developed dance vocabulary and a greater sense of body awareness in the space. Classes will work with longer phrases aimed at increasing physicality, performativity and musicality. Working with a more codified structure, you will prepare the body for an increase in activity throughout the class.
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.
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place