This training runs from 7 till 18 January 2019.
The Countertechnique class is a contemporary dance technique class. It stretches, coordinates and strengthens the body, making the dancer sweat, build stamina and really move. The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique principles in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components, working towards luscious movement combinations and jumping at the end. The Countertechnique class results in dancers using their energy most efficiently, losing their fear of taking risks and gaining speed in changing direction. The process oriented approach invites the dancers into an easy open atmosphere, where there is space for learning, a curious mind and experiencing joy while dancing.
This class is accompanied by live musician Niki Dolp.
is a freelance dancer and performer from Vienna. She studied ballet at the Vienna Opera School and contemporary dance at the Codarts University in Rotterdam. During and after her studies, she danced with choreographers Emio Greco | PC, Edan Gorlicki, Stephen Shropshire and Anouk van Dijk, performing in Europe, USA and Asia. In Vienna she collaborated with Christine Gaigg in several productions shown at international festivals and venues such as steirischer herbst, ImPulsTanz, Wien Modern, Tanzquartier Wien. Current work includes projects with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra with Sabine Glenz, and as a dancer and researcher (dancing museums/D.ID) at the University of Fine Arts Vienna. She teaches Countertechnique / contemporary dance in various contexts (Community Dance Palestine, Tanz die Toleranz, Tanzquartier Vienna, Tanzhaus Zürich, Codarts and K3 – Kampnagel Hamburg). She develops her own choreographic work in collaboration with colleagues from different artistic fields. Her current work Vestris 4.0 was shown at the imagetanz Festival 2018 in Vienna.
was born in 1985 in Innsbruck. After studying Jazz Drums in Linz and Leipzig, he now lives in Vienna and catches public attention through different projects and as a freelance musician, composer and educator. Tours have brought him to Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Czechia, Hungary, Croatia, Denmark, The Netherlands, Morocco, Mexico, Canada, USA and Japan. Niki Dolp’s versatility as a drummer, performer and composer has led him to collaborations with internationally renowned choreographers such as Robert Clark, Taoufiq Izeddiou and Georg Blaschke. He also worked with the studio producers Klaus Waldek, Sebastian Arman and Ulrich Troyer. As a drummer and performer he can be seen/heard in Austrian theatres such as Landestheater Linz, Landestheater Niederösterreich, Musikverein Wien and Brucknerhaus Linz. Besides radio-airplay, Dolp’s compositions are used for Austrian films and TV. Since 2012 Dolp is part of the hoerthoert association which organises an annual jazz festival in Vienna.