Generally, my focus is on passing on techniques of classical ballet with a sense for dynamic movement, extension, lightness and joy.
Key aspects are:
- stabilisation, centralisation and, consequently, the optimisation of the body’s main axes
- adjusting the body to the right amount of tension and ideal strength needed for the exercises
- being aware of the own body’s condition and of how to breathe while exercising
- assistance during the exercises, which are suited for and applied to each body individually
- contemporary teaching style informed by current theories on dance education and dance medicine
Gradually intensified barre work will help the body to develop the strength and technique needed for training before finally learning to dance and experience ballet combinations in space. By joyfully and consciously performing the exercises the body will automatically learn to strive for and maintain a precise technique while moving.
is a contemporary dancer, dance instructor, dietary advisor with focus on dance and a practitioner of craniosacral therapy. She has been dancing since she was three years old, has studied at Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität and has been working as freelance dancer since 2005. Eva-Maria Kraft directs Studio Raum für TANZ and has her own practice in Vienna for dietetics and craniosacral therapy. Since 2002, she has been teaching dance with focus on contemporary ballet, contemporary dance, improvisation and the Chladek® technique.
Kraft’s main artistic interests lie on issues of awareness, immersion, presence, transparency, communication and the real-time composition of movement. In 2016, she started to engage more with the genre of durational performance. Current artistic collaborations include durational performances with composer Rupert Huber and projects as part of the collective H.A.U.S., which include work with humanoid robots.
This training runs from 18 September till 2 October.