CONTEMPORARY DANCE (Intermediate Level) Thursdays 19-20.30 in Theaterhaus Mitte, Berlin
To my contemporary dance class I take with me my experience as an artist, dancer, mover and human being. I am wishing to share with you, what I have learned, what is inspiring me, and through this help you find your way - not forgetting the element of fun and enjoyment! I am teaching intuitively leading you through guided warm-up, improvisation, instant composition, floorwork/ release-based combinations and technical/ physical exercises. We visit different elements and dynamics of movement in order to expand the awareness of your body and fully engage in the present moment. Some experience in contemporary dance techniques (release/ floorwork/ modern) and improvisation is recommended.
Try out: 10 eur Monthly price: 36 eur (4 classes)
"I'm so happy I found Annukka's Contemporary dance class about two years ago! It was something totally different to the dance schools and teachers I had experienced before. She creates an inspiring and warm atmosphere which allows you to explore your own way of moving while encouraging you to push your boundaries. No matter how stressed I go to her class, afterwards I'm always in a happy mood and forget whatever issues I was worrying about. Annukka is a very talented dancer and still she never takes herself or dancing too seriously. Thank you for all the great times in the class, I'm always looking forward to dance-Thursdays!!" Essi
CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR EVERYONE - OPEN LEVEL SESSIONS:
Mime Centrum Berlin 2019 Saturday 02.02.2019 12.30-14
Anybody is welcome to join! Sign in: email@example.com Price: 15 Euros
THE CREATIVE BODY - Movement improvisation and instant composition sessions
This open level session offers a space to explore your awareness, creativity and embodied expression in a playful manner; diving into sensing, feeling, being present and instinctive. Starting from awakening our senses and warming up the body we will proceed into exercises of listening. By tuning into ourselves, the group and the space we access the creative process and allow our bodies to move. We are looking for ways to connect to our natural, personal expression and discover a way to communicate through our bodies, movement and energy.
In each session we will work with different themes and approach them in a playful way through individual research, group work and partnering. Throughout the class we visit different places, energy levels and states of being through the movement - reflecting the different colors of life itself. The work will lead us to creating little movement compositions, stories in the space, which we will participate and observe.
"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.“ Plato
When and where? Next session will take place in Mime Centrum Berlin on 16th of February 12.30-14.00. SIGN IN in in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org), spots are limited. Costs: 15 Eur.
"In our fast-paced lives we easily get caught up in our thoughts and lose the connection to our body and lose our state flow as a consequence. Annukka's classes are one of the best remedies to the feeling of stuckness I've encountered so far. She has always succeeded in bringing me from a state of separation to a state of deep connectedness. In that state the arduous tasks in life transform into pleasant challenges. Annukka has a very unique talent of holding space and co-creating a strong group field that allows you to connect with yourself and those around you." Tessa
This improvisation based training offers a space to explore the multi-faceted awareness of a dancer/ performer in a holistic, playful manner. A physical warm-up leads us into an exploration of movement qualities, dynamics, interaction and listening through individual research, group work and partnering. The work invites us to inhabit and to challenge our personal, authentic qualities, gradually building towards instant composition, little “stories” in space, which we will participate and observe. All these tasks serve as instruments to reach a certain field where our personal presence, with its own specific language, is engaged and allowed to express itself.