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Modern Technique – How to be strong on stage
Presence, awareness and sensibility on stage
From my experience as a dancer and co-creator with well-known dance companies such as Ballet Preljocaj, Philippe Découflé, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Alain Platel, I developed my own technical class to enforce how we can be strong on stage.
In the beginning of our career as dancers we are never soloists. We have to share the space with others on the stage. Choreographers are always looking for dancers who are capable to be open minded and good listeners in addition to having a good technical foundation and an intriguing personality.
In this class, we will develop a totality of these important elements.
To begin with, we will start with exercises for the awareness of all body parts and how to use them intelligently in space. There will be movement phrases, which allow you to be aware of these techniques and show your individuality at the same time.
Then we will continue with exercises for a greater awareness of sharing space with other people, as well as finding a better understanding of the specific musicality, directions and individual presence.
ArtistBio: Kaori Ito