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Linked to breathing
Yoga Ballet is a dance technique developed by Marcia Haydée, which mixes Yoga, oriental disciplines and Classical ballet. The lessons are useful for stretching, for the balance, for concentration and for acquired body energy. The positions are appropriately linked through the use of breathing techniques, which stimulates the nervous system, opens energy channels. Oxygenated blood enables our body to expel toxins that help to relax muscular tensions and enables the extension of movement.
Each exercise focuses on the vertebral column and the activation of muscular fibres.
ARTISTBIO: Franca Pagliassotto
Between 1982 and 1984 she perfected her studies of Classical and Modern techniques (Horton Technique) at Alvin Ailey School of New York, with Milton Myers e Max Luna III, in Paris with Peter Gross and in Vienna with Ismael Ivo. In 1984 she opened the Dance School Il Gabbiano in Turin, which she is heading nowadays. In 1989 she founded the Dance Company Il Gabbiano and created: “Luci della città”, “Omaggio a Bob Fosse”, “Wiener Blut”, “Moulin Rouge”, a.o.
In 1998 she started to work with the choreographers Ismael Ivo and Marcia Haydée, working as assistant for the classes of Horton Technique with Ismael Ivo and Yoga Ballet with Marcia Haydée at the International Dance Festival ImPulsTanz. From 2003 to 2004 she assisted the choreographer for the company BTT - Balletto Teatro di Torino as well as since 2005 for the performances created by Ismael Ivo for the International Contemporary Dance Festival of Biennale di Venezia.
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