18:00 - 19:30
Kreuzberg 1
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin


Kurs with Gaetano Vestris Terrana, Amie-Blaire Chartier

The main focus of my class is deepening the students' personality in movement. I love good, honest dancing. This desire drives me forward in the quest for heightened musicality and freedom in movement for dancers. To accomplish this, precision work on technique will allow letting go of control.  My mentor and teacher, Willy Burmann once told me: "It's not about the steps. It's how you put it to music." Finding musicality is accomplished through careful attention to phrasing, the process by which a dancer gives more or less emphasis to certain movements. In turn, this shapes the release in such a form that it becomes expressive, beautiful, and specific.

Amie-Blair teaches 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th of June 2022.

Gaetano Vestris Terrana

Born in Sicily, Gaetano Vestris Terrana began his ballet studies in Reggio Emilia, Italy. In 2009 he joined the Ballettschule Theater Basel where he graduated under the direction of Amanda Bennett. He also studied at Steps on Broadway in New York with Willy Burmann and The Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen with Linda Hindberg, Mogens Boesen, and Nikolaj Hübbe. In 2012 he received a scholarship from the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation for an apprenticeship at the TLT Tanz Luzerner Theater, directed by Kathleen McNurney.
A year later, he became a member of Richard Wherlock's Ballett Basel and in 2016, he became soloist at the Hessisches Staatsballett led by Tim Plegge in Wiesbaden, Germany. Since 2017 he has created dances for Hessisches Staatsballett, São Paulo Dance Company, Musical Theater Basel in Switzerland and Brazilian TV network TV Cultura. He has also been coaching dancers from various companies such as Hessisches Staatsballett, Ballett Theater Basel, TLT Tanz Luzerner Theater, Les Ballets de Montecarlo, Leipziger Ballett, Staatsballett Nürnberg, Ballett Zurich, Ballet of Difference, Wiener Staatsballett, and Bundesjugendballett.

Amie-Blaire Chartier

Amie-Blaire Chartier is a freelance dancer based in Berlin, Germany. Originally from Vancouver, Canada. Amie-Blaire graduated from Ryerson University’s Dance program in 2016. In 2017, she was awarded a scholarship for the NOD internship in Turin, Italy. Here she had the privilege of learning from choreographers such as Tom Weinberger, Ella Rothschild, Sita Ostheimer and others. As a freelancer, she has worked throughout Europe with choreographers such as Yotam Peled, Liliana Barros, Shahar Binyamini, Franka Marlene Foth, and performed work by Ohad Naharin.  While establishing her base in Berlin, she has also become a founding member of the project based company, Yotam Peled & the Free Radicals. While feeling immensely grateful for the work she has been a part of, Amie-Blaire still finds a great source of inspiration by continuously questioning what it means to be a dancer and how both movement and emotions transcend into the communities around us.