In this class we will pay more attention to some qualities of ballet, which sometimes come up short. By using small choreographies and improvisation, we will take a closer look at the connection between the hands and the gaze, the possibility of finding different textures in the body and the application of unconventional rhythm and sounds.
ARTISTBIO: Zoé-Afan Strasser
The dancer Zoé-Afan Strasser was born in Vienna in 1999. From the age of 9 she attended the ballet school of the Vienna State Opera for four years. Since 2012 she has been training at the University of Music and Arts in Vienna and in the summer of 2018 she completed her Bachelor's degree in dance with excellent results. An Intensive Summer Program through a scholarship at the Alonzo King Ballet Lines School in San Francisco complements her studies. Zoé-Afan Strasser won a first prize in the category Outstanding Choreography at the WienWeltWettbewerb. For her solo Green ME she was awarded prizes and scholarships at various competitions and festivals. In 2018 she attended the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program in San Francisco for one year and gained artistic experience there. In 2020 Strasser took part in the 24th International Solo-Tanz Theater Festival Stuttgart with her choreography Mell brwn. Since 2016 she teaches ballet and contemporary dance for children and adults. Interdisciplinary projects with visual artists and musicians are a major part of her work. She has already created pieces and music videos with musicians such as Baubocollective, Shakestew and QUOD. She has worked with renowned choreographers such as Esther Balfe, Virgine Roy-Nigl, Antony Rizzi, Carmen Rozestraten, Maurya Kerr, Saju Hari, Simon Mayer, Sharon Booth, Darrel Toulon, Christian Burns, Courtney Mazeika.
Last update: 01.07.2020