Blenards class is based on very high physical dynamic movements, full of sharpness, speed, and attacking qualities which are inspired by animalistic movements. Blenard likes to travel with his imagination to build a world through sensibility, actions through constructing, deconstructing and through roughness. Through movements, he tries to approach places that we have not been before. In this class we move, we adapt, we connect, we share, we find the artistic freedom through being honest within the actions. We are starting with connecting and warming up all the parts of the body. Through simple exercises and improvisation we work individual as well as in groups. Towards the end we engage into a physical dance combination that had been built during the class.
Blenard Azizaj was born in Albania. He studied dance and dance pedagogy at the National State School of Greece. After his graduation he worked and collaborated with Montreal Danse Collaboration (Montreal, Canada), Linga dance company (Lausanne, Switzerland), Steptext dance project (Bremen, Germany) and Hellenic dance company (Athens, Greece). Until May 2015 Blenard danced for Akram Khan Company (Itmoi) and is currently part of Sasha Waltz & Guests (Romeo & Juliet). In his own artistic creations he is involved with bridging contemporary dance and balkan folk dancing. As a teacher he works for the State school of Dance (Greece/Athens), Sasha Waltz & Guests (Germany/Berlin), Toula Limnaios Dance Company (Germany /Berlin), Roberto Zapalla School (Italy /Catania) among others. He tours and performs in big international dance festivals in Germany, UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Brazil, Mexico, Quebec, Luxembourg, Norway, Italy, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Ireland, Senegal, Poland, France, Spain and Greece.