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Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
A firm technical foundation and freedom of movement
As she has trained some of the major American and European companies Janet Panetta is drawing from an extensive experience in classical and contemporary dance for her teaching practice. She is able to convey the technique rigidly yet humorously as well as giving individual feedback. The applied principles of alignment build a firm technical foundation and allow freedom of movement. Rhythm, line, direction and weight all become learning tools that can be transferred to other styles of dance.
OTHER WORKSHOPS OF Janet Panetta
Finally a workshop just for professional, professionally tracked, and advanced classical ballet dancers. With an extended barre, centre, traveling and jumping sections. Be prepared to take your technique to new levels. Hone and refine your skills with international ballet master Janet Panetta. Discover new perspectives on movements you have been doing for years, while building stamina and artistry. A proven but alternative way to enhance your dancing, guaranteed to make your big jumps more explosive, your small jumps lighter and quicker, and your dancing easier and more enjoyable.
Appreciating function as beauty
Janet Panetta’s work involves the deconstruction of movement into technical basics that dancers from varied backgrounds can understand. We work from bottom up, from foundation to anatomically solid movement. We explore the specifics of how one learns, how to analyse movement with the tools of weight, shape, space, rhythm, and time. It is the investigation of working from the inside out, from bone placement that allows muscles to function effortlessly and efficiently, thus discouraging muscular overuse. We remove all artificial affectations, leaving just the core technique and the physical architecture of the body. The ultimate goal of this study is to appreciate function as beauty, to understand, for example, that legs and feet working correctly become beautiful, and not to strive for beauty from an outside source. This is a practical, technical workshop, not a theory lesson. Everything discussed gets reconstructed back into movement.
ARTISTBIO: Janet Panetta
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