Tanzfabrik
Berlin
School
School
Thursday
18:10 - 19:40
Uferstudios 3
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
LEVEL:
a/m

Contemporary

Kurs with Juan Corres Benito, Whitney Cover

An introduction to Contemporary dance movement techniques, this class develops a sense of ease and efficiency in movement as we refine the body’s relation to space; playing with the body as a channel for external forces while developing sensitivity to the wealth of information pulsing through the collective field.  Beginning with breathwork and movement sequences designed to activate the energetic centers of the body, we explore dynamic alignment and efficiency of movement by warming the body with attention to our physical structure and fluidity in the joints.  Continuing with a guided improvisation, we connect to the structural integrity and power of our bodies by playing with the potentials of the space we inhabit. This class uses tasks and movement phrases to help students explore the body’s relationship to gravity, space, and weight while moving in and out of the floor.
Emphasis is placed on building a cerebral toolkit for approaching dance phrasework and improvisation, while increasing awareness of the body for both in-studio and daily life. These classes aim to develop aesthetic discernment, embodied awareness, and reignite the capacity for play. This class is appropriate for beginner and intermediate dancers, and open to all levels.

Juan Corres Benito

coming soon

Whitney Cover

Whitney Cover is a performer, scholar, and educator whose current research is focused around the intersection of the body and environment—both built and naturally occurring. Prior to her relocation to Berlin, Whitney was the primary Teaching Fellow for Harvard University’s Theater, Dance, and Media concentration and a Teaching Artist for the Harvard Dance Center, under the direction of Jill Johnson (Frankfurt Ballet/The Forsythe Company) —with whom Whitney co-taught several courses over the years. Whitney was a founding member of Boston Dance Theater, performing the works of Itzik Galili, Yin Yue, and Sidra Bell, as well as working with many local New England choreographers as a freelance artist. She served as Adjunct Faculty at Endicott College as well as a guest speaker for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston’s dance performance series during her time in Boston. She holds an Ed.M., Arts in Education from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, an M.A., Dance Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, UK), and a B.A. Dance from the University of California, Irvine.