The Subtle Body
In this class, we will concentrate, first and foremost, on the organisation of the limbs and the body’s natural form of moving, combined with beneficial and restorative applications, promoting awareness and focus on the physical body.
Esther Balfe started Yoga in 1995 – after a major knee injury, she realised that if she continued in the same way, her dance journey would very likely be somewhat shortened. After changing her practice from pure dance-based applications to include yoga, the reward has meant she has been able to keep up performing to the present day. Esther has been a yoga practitioner for the last 27 years and has danced internationally in the contemporary dance sphere for three decades which is attributable to her practice.
has been a performer since 1987. Her extensive international collaborative experience includes Philip Landsdale, Liz King, Catherine Guerin, Jai Gonzales, Nigel Charnock, Christoph Winkler, Benoît Lachambre, Ivar van Hagedoorn, Michael Keegan-Dolan, Noé Soulier, Alexander Gottfarb, Willi Dorner, and John Gerrard to name but a few. She has been a former dancer with both of William Forsythe’s companies for over a decade. During this time, Esther taught Forsythe workshops whilst on tour internationally. Esther is currently a professor for the Dance Programme at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (MUK).