Tanzfabrik
Berlin
School
School
Wednesday
17:00 - 18:00
Online
LEVEL:
a/m
Photo: Swain McCaughrin

Contemporary

Kurs with Victoria McConnell

Contemporary is a further development and synthesis of various dance techniques. Modern dance, contact improvisation, yoga exercises, developmental movement, release technique and improvisation are the basis for the development of individual movement sequences and dance compositions. The inward view of the body energy is combined with an external focus determined by space, rhythm, dynamics and time. By supporting the breath and the weight a more conscious and easier dancing is made possible. Gliding through the space, flowing into the floor, abrupt stopping, redirecting movement energies, balance and off-balance allow the individual energy flow to be experienced in choreographies. Music: different kinds of music.

Victoria McConnell

A native Californian, Victoria earned a BFA in Dance from Belhaven University in 2008, and worked in Washington and Oregon. Since 2015, she is based in Germany performing, teaching, and creating collaboratively in Europe. From Berlin, she has worked with composers Katya Sourikova and Adriano Fontana, with musicians Joshua Tennent and Livia Rita. As a dancer, Victoria has performed for Joachim Schlömer, Tanz Company Gervasi, Sara Angius, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and others. She also performs for camera and in comedy. In Seattle from 2009-2015 she danced for many artists including Catapult Dance, Ilvs Strauss, Alana O Rogers Dance Company, and Coriolis Dance Collective. Curating through ada Studio in Berlin, since 2018 she creates events for the series “NAH DRAN extended". While in Seattle, she co-produced dance events through the nonprofit Abbey Arts in 2013 and 2014.