Countertechnique is a movement system focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a clear structure of exercises, the Countertechnique class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move more fluidly and more spatially, while gaining strength and flexibility. By continuously and sequentially directing parts of the body away from each other in space, Countertechnique allows the moving dancer to work with an ever-changing dynamic balance. This dynamic balance reduces the pressure on the overall body structure and can be changed at any given moment.
In the Countertechnique class we practice a task-based approach to movement, sometimes freely in improvisational tasks, sometimes in set exercises up to luscious combinations at the end. It is not about form as an end product, less about copying but rather listening and translating information into your body, your movement and dancing. This training offers an approach to movement from an anatomical understanding and use of your body as well as your senses. The structure and exercises serve as a frame to focus and explore some principles in depth – as a preparation for any creative processes you are engaged in.
trained at the ballet academy of the Vienna State Opera and at Codarts Rotterdam. During her studies she collaborated on international touring productions with Emio Greco and Anouk van Dijk. She has since also worked with Christine Gaigg in Vienna as well as with Sabine Glenz on a project with the Munich Philharmonics in Germany. Since 2016 she has been teaching Countertechnique at different European dance institutions and at MUK Music and Arts University Vienna. She has presented her own choreographic work within residencies in Athens, at Dansataliers Rotterdam, D.ID and in the context of the exhibition Alles tanzt. Kosmos Wiener Tanzmoderne (Theatermuseum, Vienna). Her solo Vestris 4.0 was shown at imagetanz, brut Wien (2018), while What we hold inside (2019) has been shown at festivals in Austria and Slovenia. She was named one of the emerging artists of 2019 by the yearbook Tanz (Berlin). Her current work Recalling Her Dance (2021) was shown at Tanzquartier Wien and Impulstanz Festival.
During the lockdown, advanced level formats aimed at dance and performance professionals continue to take place at TQW Studios. In order to participate the 2,5G rule applies: vaccinated, recovered or PCR-tested.