We will explore, identify, apply and reflect the magic and, in particular, the loveliness of ballet. For many dancers, ballet is a useful basic training: you know what you get, it feels good during class and especially afterwards. At the same time, it’s a language that unites dancers. By becoming consciously aware of the loveliness of ballet and treating beauty with care, delicacy or even more intensity, we expand our aesthetic experiences and our perception in this class during training. Each day we focus on a different aspect of loveliness, prepare it in the body and apply it in the subsequent contemporary ballet class. As the week progresses, we will develop an increased collective awareness of why we enjoy ballet training and do it so often, and why it somehow makes us happy. And maybe, in the future, will make us even happier.
is a contemporary dancer, dance instructor, dietary advisor with focus on dance and a practitioner of craniosacral therapy. She has been dancing since she was three years old, has studied at Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität and has been working as freelance dancer since 2005. Eva-Maria Kraft directs Studio Raum für TANZ and has her own practice in Vienna for dietetics and craniosacral therapy. Since 2002, she has been teaching dance with focus on contemporary ballet, contemporary dance, improvisation and the Chladek® technique.
Kraft’s main artistic interests lie on issues of awareness, immersion, presence, transparency, communication and the real-time composition of movement. In 2016, she started to engage more with the genre of durational performance. Current artistic collaborations include durational performances with composer Rupert Huber and projects as part of the collective H.A.U.S., which include work with humanoid robots.
This training runs from 3 to 7 December 2018.