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Kunst en vrije tijd - Dans

Floor Work in Group Choreography | English spoken

Dinsdag van 17:30-19:00 uur

Thu Hang Pham
© Emilie Gallier, photos of the work ‘Twists’ Amsterdam 2013.

For whom
An experience with floorwork is required (possibly through different techniques i.e. hip hop, contemporary dance, yoga, partnering or contact improvisation). For questions about your level and the class please contact emilie

In this course we will focus on our relationship with the floor and with other dancers. Using techniques of contemporary dance (inheriting from Marta Graham technique of the core, Doris Humphrey release technique, Steve Paxton’s material for the spine, contact improvisation), we will work on developing ease, flow and fluidity moving into and out of the floor in coordination with the movements of other dancers. The classes include breathing exercises and spine work to prepare the body’s joints to work efficiently with gravity. Additionally the classes include practices of spatial awareness and partnering work to compose with Floorwork in Group Choreography.

Dance teacher since 2004, Emilie Gallier is also choreographer, performer (POST Cie, www.post-cie.com), researcher(C-DaRE Coventry University, http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/areas-of-research/centre-for-dance-research/) and external mentor (AHK Amsterdam, www.ahk.nl, ArtEZ Arnhem). Her choreographic productions, lectures, workshops, are presented in the Netherlands, the UK, and France. Since January 2016 PhD Candidate in Coventry, Emilie graduated from the Master of Choreography in Arnhem in 2012. She attended Transforme , choreographic residency led by Myriam Gourfink in France in 2008 (PRCC, Royaumont), and she learned Laban notation at the Conservatoire National de Paris in Paris in 2009-2010. Before that Emilie studied modern dance techniques, dance history, anatomy, and pedagogy in 2002-2003 at the RIDC School in Paris.

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