Kreuzberg 1
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
Photo: Kim Doelemann

Countertechnique® (Waiting List open)

Workshop with Verena Pircher
In the frame of WinterTanz 2022/23

Developed by Anouk van Dijk, Countertechnique® provides tools for body and mind to deal with the demanding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a clear structure of exercises the Countertechnique® thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible. Dancers are encouraged to be pro-active in discovering connections and solutions, to be less concerned with judging themselves and to work in a healthy way with regard to body and mind.

Countertechnique® makes daily training a valuable investment in the dancer’s own development, as well as interesting personal research.

Accessibility Note
The workshop will be held in spoken English, follow-up questions for clarification can also be asked in German. Oral explanations will be an important part of the workshop. Partner work with touching will only be an optional, small part of the workshop. Consensus will be sought for hands-on corrections. Pop music will be used. Coordination and combination exercises and movement phrases to remember will be part of the workshop. The focus of the work will be on the anatomically correct execution of movements and on working healthily and efficiently with as little energy as necessary. If needed, a free workshop place for an accompanying assistant will be facilitated for participants with disabilities. Information about our location & studio access in Kreuzberg can be found here. For questions or more information, please contact Zoé Duflot & Elisabeth Leopold at workshop@tanzfabrik-berlin.de.

Verena Pircher

The Salzburg based dancer and movement facilitator Verena Pircher holds a BA from Codarts Rotterdam. Between 2015 and 2019 she was a full-time member of the Swedish dance company Norrdans. In 2018 Verena became a certified Countertechnique teacher. Apart from teaching international workshops in Stockholm, Berlin and Amsterdam, she has been teaching students at HfMDK Frankfurt (GER), Bruckneruniversität in Linz and Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (AUT). In June 2020 she assisted choreographer Anouk van Dijk at Münchner Kammerspiele. Back in her hometown Salzburg, she has been working as production manager for Sommerszene Festival as well as Flavourama Streetdance Festival. Together with choreographer Rosana Ribeiro, Verena has recently co-founded the dance theatre company „Selva“.
Movement experience
In English
Price: 200€/175 €* 
*Early bird until 09.12.2022