Floor-based dynamic body practice accompanied by live music*: The first part of the training will consist of improvisation in the darkness. This provides a room to calm our mind and let go while releasing the movement of the body and its voice. The studio will be turned into a club that makes the body resonate to the smallest particles of its physical form. The vibrations will be a tool to draw our attention inwards and make us descend fully into the power of readiness. Movement that originates in the spine will enable us to ground ourselves and bring efficiency and flexibility to the whole body. Gentle waving will turn into a sensual interplay with the live beats, celebrating our dancing bodies.
The second part of the training includes set movement phrases that focus on coordinating the body on the floor. We will build up endurance and strength throughout the class using elements such as pushing off the floor, pulling the body towards a fixed point and the practice of spiraling movements (turning, rotating and swinging). As we consciously use gravity to our advantage, we raise the awareness of our physicality and cultivate our grounding. The set material will emphasize the use of momentum and a natural flow during movement.
*Live music by Lorenz von Hötting
Alina Bertha, Jolyane Langlois, Martyna Łodej and Julia Müllner hold a TQW Training Scholarship 2020.
has a background in break dance and studied contemporary dance performance and education at the University of Roehampton in London and at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. In her final year she did an Erasmus+ exchange at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. In the past years she has been working as a performer, choreographer and dance teacher. She currently lives in Vienna and is creating a solo performance in which she examines the therapeutic potential of a creative process, inviting the audience to a deep experience of presencing and reflecting.
is a dance artist based in Vienna. Originally from Montréal, she started her dance education at the Université du Québéc à Montréal and graduated from the professional training programme at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2012. For the last eight years, she has been working independently for a number of well established companies and choreographers from all over the world. Jolyane received the 2020 TQW Training Scholarship and the TenderSteps Residency from Raw Matters. Through movement, she is interested in expanding what she believes as possible, chasing ways of transcending the senses and exploring new paradigms of togetherness and responsiveness. She values wonder, care and fosters community. She uses her dance practice as a catalyst for transformation.
is a dancer and dance teacher. She studied at the Dance Theatre Department in Bytom and at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. During her studies in Poland she was a scholarship holder of the Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel Aviv and worked together with members of the Codarts Rotterdam University of the Arts. In 2019 she was performing Forward to the Past (choreography by LajaMartin Physical Dance Theatre Company) at the Šibenik Dance Festival in Croatia. She lives in Vienna where she is teaching contemporary dance with a focus on floorwork technique. In 2019 she received the TQW Training Scholarship.
is a dancer and lives in Vienna. In 2019 she completed her studies in Dance and Choreography at the Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen. She received the 2019 TQW Training Scholarship and the 2020 danceWEB scholarship. Julia works in collaborative settings as well as on solo projects. In her work she explores methods of documentation and looks for different ways to make them accessible for herself and others.
aka Lorenz von Hötting is an Austrian music producer, violinist, violist and composer from Innsbruck. On his search for new musical genres, he fuses the violin and viola together with electronic beats, synthesizers and more.
€ 50 (including the workshop Humming Microbes)
Mon 12 – Fri 16 Oct 2020, 10.00–11.30
Ticket sales for accredited training participants start Thu, 03 Sep, 10.00.