Class Shorts: German Tanztheater with Adrian Look

Autumn 2017

£40 Drop-in: £12 / £10

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Class Shorts: German Tanztheater with Adrian Look 

Level 3

Class Description

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 usually start with a contemporary barre consisting of innovative 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 visualize your emotional state, let yourself go and experience your art on a deep level best described as: ‘Lose yourself in Dance.’

This Level 3 class will look at the principles with more detail and there will be a greater complexity in the movements. The basics of Tanztheater (swings, leans, sensitization and softening of the chest and body awareness in space) should also be understood.

Artists Biography

Adrian Look is a freelance dance artist and lecturer for Tanztheater based in London. He is also the artistic director and Tanztheater Adrian Look, 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, MalouAiraudo, Rainer Behr and Stephan Brinkman, and danced in works by GregorZöllig, Urs Dietrich, GuilhermeBothelho (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 taught workshops and classes at The Place, Trinity Laban, Chisenhale Dance and Greenwich Dance.
Adrian is a lecturer at Morley College and a visiting lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire.

Tanztheater Adrian Look

Other classes with Adrian

Please note that this class is popular. To avoid disappointment we advise you to enrol for the term or purchase a Carnet Card, which will allow you to book your place in advance. Alternatively, if you are only able to drop into the class, please book online from 12pm on the day to secure your place.

Times: 8-9.30pm
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Level: Level 3
Style: Contemporary