Easter holiday

no training

The professional training will continue from the 24th of April 2017 at the usual time 10:30 to 12:00am.
07.04. - 23.04.
Blenard Azizaj (Berlin)

Deep and Chaotic

The Deep And Chaotic classes deal with transformation of movement and the building of deep dance vocabularies that derive from a conscious stepping out of comfort zones. Blenard Azizaj addresses the "animal" instinct within us, employing dynamic movements, roughness, sharpness and speed. Using the body's sensibility as a brush, we will paint an imaginary landscape through dancing. The state of mind becomes a state of body. We constantly construct and de-construct movement, roughing it up in order to refine it and making it real.


Blenard Azizaj was born in Albania. He graduated at the National State School of Greece, as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer. He has worked and collaborated with Sasha Waltz & Guests, Akram Khan Company, Linga dance Company and Hellenic dance Company. He is creating his own choreographic works  and  also teaching his dance vocabulary in big dance companies in dance and theatre academies, and in several dance studios around the world.

24.04. - 27.04. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
Deep and Chaotic
Anne Rudelbach (Hamburg)

Don´t walk – dance
Anatomy of Yoga and etudes of ease for contemporary dance

We start on the base and bring our feet into focus. Each setting of the foot while walking continues as a movement through the whole body. The movement is based on a conscious and as well sensitive contact with the ground. This class uses aspects and skills of Yoga which help to find anatomic alignment with the body to move and dance with ease in space. Feet like hands – a slight adjustment can change completely the perception of a movement. The combination of meditation, floorwork and exercises in the center result in moving sequences in space to finish in a well-balanced physical and mental state.

Anne Rudelbach studied dance at the Folkwang University. She has worked with different choreographers and direcetors in France and Germany e.g.: Jacques Patarozzi, Carolyn Carlson in France, Rica Blunck, Felix Ruckert and Antoine Effroy. As a certified yoga teacher, she is interested in the yoga practice as an addition to dance training, in order to find a considerate dealing with the own body.

10% anatomical theory
10% meditation and inner perception
30% floor exercises
30% movement in space
20% application of the material in movement sequences and improvisation

02.05. - 04.05. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
Anatomy of Yoga and etudes of ease for contemporary dance
damien Fournier (Hamburg | France)

collision & Flow

This class is a confrontation with different movement languages, such as kung fu, tango argentino, sign language, capoeira and more, all melting together to a rich contemporary vocabulary. It is an invitation to go through challenges and discover the flow within. Next to technical exercises there will also be time to learn some repertoire from diverse productions Damien has joined over the years. For him, dance is about using all senses and widening the imagination, being present in the moment and experiencing freedom and pleasure in a simple way.

Damien Fournier graduated from the Centre National des Arts du Cirque in France, where he specialized in partnering, acrobatics and dance. He was part of more than 35 productions and worked with Josef Nadj, Damien Jalet, Helder Seabra, Kitsou Dubois, Alexandra Waierstall and in close collaboration with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. During nine years, Damien performed amongst others in the award-winning shows Babel (words) and Puz/zle, in Myth, Sutra, Milonga and the movie Anna Karenina.
100 % movement
100 % pleasure
0 % self doubt

© Koen Broos
08.05. - 11.05. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
collision & Flow
Heidi Weiss (Berlin)

Dynamic Technique. Stretch - Ground - Grow - Flow

The training is based on the Weissmann Technique, a contemporary movement approach that, although based on modern dance, has developed it further into a new method used to explore movement in a highly physical and dynamical way as well as learn to dance with joy. The training begins by arriving in the body and the space, building up and strengthening inner heat. Then come movement sequences that integrate fast shifts between spatial planes and that are initiated by e.g. fingertips, toes, hips. Participants are encouraged to overcome limitations and occupy the space with their movement.

Heidi Weiss studied modern dance at the University of the Arts Philadelphia. She worked as a choreographer and performer with Group Motion and founded the internationally touring company Zen in the Basement Co in Germany with Jennifer Mann. Heidi Weiss has worked as a teacher with various modern techniques. She developed the Weissmann Technique with Jennifer Mann and teaches it at e.g. universities, the Marameo Berlin, Tanzhaus NRW.

10% yoga
10% floorwork
50% technical warm up
30% across floor/combis

© Bettina Stöß
15.05. - 18.05. | 10:30 - 12:00 | K32
Dynamic Technique. Stretch - Ground - Grow - Flow