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Donnerstag 12/07 20:0023:30

Contemporary Dance – with Caroline Alves

ChiroHouse

In this class, we will investigate flow and organic movement qualities, exploring techniques that provide clarity and fluidity by using more efficiently our body structure. We will play with:

– level changing – exploring how we enter the floor and how to get away from it;
– weight shifting;
– spatial awareness;
– body structure and alignment (bones, joints, soft tissues and muscle chains);
– movement vectors ;
– different movement dynamics – playing between attack and release;
– and a high sense of musicality.

The class is developed through very physical and dynamic choreographic compositions, progressing successively from floor exercises to standing. We will go as well through improvisation exercises considering the personal/individual body needs, encouraging you to reach your creative limits.

You will work in a refined and sensory way but you can definitely expect to sweat and work out!

Open for all levels.

CAROLINE ALVES

is a contemporary dancer, teacher, and choreographer based in Berlin.

Her dance education began at the age of 11 and consisted of different dance styles. The most important techniques were: Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz, Modern Dance, Contemporary Dance and Contact Improvisation. After high school (2005) she got selected to join the Brazilian state company Cia. de Dança Palácio das Artes (CDPA). She was at CDPA from 2005 – 2012 and has worked with the most important Brazilian choreographers.

In 2012, Caroline graduated in Psychology (PUC-Minas) and developed a research on „creative process in dance“. Then she moved to Berlin in 2013 and continued her artistic work in the independent scene as dancer, choreographer, and teacher.

Since 2013 she is a member of the collective Grupo Oito and was assistant director of “Part of You” and Unrestricted Contact, both productions of Grupo Oito in partnership with Ballhaus Naunynstraße.

Currently, she also works with Miro Wallner as a director, teacher and movement coach under the name Hower and has led different workshops around Europe and Brazil.

First time: 12€
Drop-in: 18€
10-time class card: 150€

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