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26. October 2020 - 30. October 2020


# Structured Contemporary Technique


Heidi Weiss teaches a structured contemporary technique class (*weissmann) which has strong roots in modern dance. The class combines strengthening elements with release based exercises that emphasise breath and flow. The training begins with a focus on the center through basic yoga poses and continues with moving technical exercises (plies, foot work, floor work, curves /swings) which allow the body to open, creating length and volume. Directional changes, use of weight, fusion of fluidity and groundedness are all key elements, as well as rhythm and musicality. The class progresses from center to across the floor, followed by a longer combination and/ or jumps. The concepts explored in the warm up are called upon again, challenging dancers to test their edge in the end phase of class. Aside from developing an understanding of the weissmann style and building upon ones technical skills, the main goal of the class is to discover the intention behind the movement. In addition, dancers are encouraged to move with authenticity, curiousity and passion!




Heidi Weiss earned her BFA in modern dance from University of the Arts  Philadelphia.She has lived in Germany since 1997, creating work (together with Jennifer Mann), which has been funded and toured throughout Germany and USA.Heidi has been teaching modern, contemporary, improvisation and choreography for over 25 years.She has been a Professor at Palucca schule (2004-07),Virginia Commonwealth University (USA),K`ARTS ( Seoul, Korea) and most recently at Folkwang University.She is also guest faculty of University South Florida Paris program. Heidi is a regular teacher for Toula Limnaios Company and IWANSON school in Munich. In addition, she gives professional training at K3 Hamburg,  Tanzhaus NRW and marameo Berlin.


26. October 2020
30. October 2020
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