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Price: 150 czk / 1 lesson, 500 czk / 5 lessons. Payment possible only cash before the training. For advanced and professional dancers.

In this work and related training, we focus on the shift between:

….on the one side, the work with an inner motivator of movement found through a release and weight, using the natural trajectory of the body / anatomy – rather allowing movement to happen and to guide it then contracting / firing a muscle to produce it

and

…on the other side, reaching into / sending movement into & through space, expanding the inner “roller coaster” and trajectory into, connect it with and dissolve the border between our internal, physical and the outer space.

We investigate and play with certain principles in the form of floor work, standing material as well as partnering work – in a natural evolution, taking the work from a personal focus towards group work, working with improvisation and compositional tasks.

THE AIM:

– to be able to move in an organic, released while highly agile and energetic way, not compromising the space and fluidity of the body.

– to be able to start movement from different approaches.

– to surf movement as an energetic stream, based on release/falling, catching and sending movement.

– to be/come the master of this tool, our body and the timing, dynamic and musicality in which we perform a movement.

“My class is very physical and offers a playground to challenge and hopefully surprise ourselves. Movement, be it floor work or standing material, is approached as directing and streaming an energetic flow, respecting a natural trajectory and alignment. This allows us to be energetic and, as well, to gain speed, if so wished, in the most enjoyable, efficient, organic as well as healthy way – be it in minimal or expanded movements flying through and eating the space.

As much as I love the clarity of lines, my work is never about creating “shapes”. It focuses on weight and the stream of breath as generators of movement; on how to utilise these in an ongoing interplay between release, recovery and a conscious act of directing. In this work we explore ways to activate and fully reconnect to our agile and powerful body.”

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/261050045

Clip with participant sharing thoughts on interplay:  https://www.instagram.com/p/BiW0fh6FjCS/

Andrea Hackl is based in Austria & Holland. She works as dancer, choreographer and video artist as well as teacher. Her visual as well as performative work celebrates life and the poetry of physicality and dance. She has danced with companies & choreographers across Europe, e.g.: Jasper van Luijk / KORZO productions, Cascade Dance Theater, United-C, Emanuel Gat Dance and has toured major venues and festivals.

In her own work she collaborates with musicians and composers on a regular bases. She has created work with scientific researchers (evolving around the theme of human nature relationships), produces video / dance film projects and explores multimedia performance hybrids. Some of her dance films have toured festivals world wide.

Andrea’s participated in many different residency programs internationally. Her work has been shown in Europe/Scandinavia, America, Mexico, Asia & India.

www.andreahackl.com

Supported by Austrian Cultural Forum