Ballet for Contemporary Dancers

Bettina Schaefer (AT)
Training/Advanced Level
Bettina Schaefer (AT)
Bettina
Schaefer

began her training at the age of eight with Prof. Edith Frandsen at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Three years later, she joined the Wiener Staatsoper Ballet Academy, graduating at the age of 16. She then went on to study at SAB and the David Howard School of Ballet in New York.

She began working as a dancer in New York with Robert Denvers, Ivan Nagy and Simon Dow, among others. Ivan Wolfe, Frey Faust and Roberto Galvan taught her contemporary dance. She has been teaching and choreographing in Austria since 1994, at Tanztheater Wien/Liz King, Volksoper Vienna, xIDA dance company, the Institute of Dance Arts at Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, spiral[e], and at Move On Dance Center, among others.

Tue20. 
Feb
09.15–10.30
TQW Studios

Musical accompaniment: Ruei Ran-Wu

This training runs from 16 October till 18 December 2018. No training on 6 November.

This ballet class for contemporary dancers focuses on correct biomechanics and energy efficiency to discover the concept of classical ballet. The learning process is stress-free but continues to be challenging, informative and fun. It starts with a logical and steady progression through barre with an emphasis on alignment and the chance to explore the movements. In the centre, dancers are encouraged to express their individuality, musicality, use the space and learn complex combinations. Developing strength, dynamics and flow leads to the jumps at the end of the class.

Bettina
Schaefer

began her training at the age of eight with Prof. Edith Frandsen at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Three years later, she joined the Wiener Staatsoper Ballet Academy, graduating at the age of 16. She then went on to study at SAB and the David Howard School of Ballet in New York.

She began working as a dancer in New York with Robert Denvers, Ivan Nagy and Simon Dow, among others. Ivan Wolfe, Frey Faust and Roberto Galvan taught her contemporary dance. She has been teaching and choreographing in Austria since 1994, at Tanztheater Wien/Liz King, Volksoper Vienna, xIDA dance company, the Institute of Dance Arts at Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, spiral[e], and at Move On Dance Center, among others.

 
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