Tanzfabrik
Berlin
School
School
Wednesday
18:00 - 19:30
Kreuzberg 1
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
LEVEL:
a
Photo: Swain McCaughrin

Contemporary

Kurs with Victoria McConnell

Victoria's Contemporary class begins with guided improvisations to warm up, ground and center the body, while becoming aware of the breath. The class continues to move through structured exercises activating the core, emphasizing alignment and engaging large muscle groups while flowing in and out of the floor. Weaving improvisation with technique, each class focuses on a movement theme which returns throughout the session. As her class progresses across the space with spirals, floorwork and turns, there is a mix of exploration tasks and short phrases to integrate improvisation with more complex movements. Bringing all these elements together Victoria's class culminates in phrase-work, integrating individual movement qualities into the structure or choreography.

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.