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Kunst en vrije tijd - Dans

Contemporary 3 | English spoken

Friday from 19:00-20:30h

Natalie Heller

For whom
Intermediate and advanced dancers.

Modern Contemporary 3 is a class that blends various modern dance techniques with contemporary movement practices. The class draws from Simonson Modern Jazz, Cunningham and Graham Technique as well as from Release Technique, Yoga and Pilates. The class organically flows from floorwork into core work that strengthens the centre and develops movement technique. The drive of the class is to facilitate ease of movement and develop body awareness while dancing. There is a strong emphasis on imagery, moving from the skeleton and becoming aware of the body in space. The class ends with a dance sequence which is developed through a blend of choreographed phrases and guided improvisation. The dance material is developed from the notion of the (re-)organization of parts of the body (head, ribcage, pelvis) and of bodies in space. Students are given the opportunity to preform at the end of term dance performance of THE LAK. Modern dance elements intertwine with contemporary practices and aesthetics to give the most up to date tone to the class.

Natalie Heller is a choreographer and dance artist. She has an MA in ‘Creative Practice’ from Trinity Laban and professional training from Dance New Amsterdam (NYC), Movement Research (NYC), Siobhan Davies Studios (London) and Ecole Supérieure de l’Enseignement de la Danse (Montpellier, France). She is interested in body awareness and in helping her students develop energy efficient movement pathways. It was on her exploration of different movement methodologies that she discovered Ashtanga Yoga, Pilates, Thai massage, Body Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation, Alexander Technique, Skinner Releasing, Feldenkrais, Klein Technique and many others. She has been taking movement workshops for over twenty years and has been trained by key players in the field (including Gill Clarke, KJ, Holmes, Malcolm Manning, Eva Karczag and many others). She has been teaching movement techniques since 2006.

Please contact info@lakcursussen.nl if you have troubles registering for the courses. You can also give us a call at 071 527 2317 | 527 2314

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Please note: no class between 20th and 30th October

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