In the frame of Winter Tanz 2018/19
This workshop focuses on a strong physicality, aiming for the maximum of the dancers' potential. Blenard’s teaching deals with the transformation of movement and the building of deep dance vocabularies that derive from a conscious stepping out of our comfort zones. The parameters dynamics, sharpness and speed are therefore our main concern. In this way, the work aims to unveil and bring forward those unique features of our dancing personalities, which often remain deeply hidden.
Blenard Azizaj was born in Albania. He studied at the National State School of Dance in Greece, where he graduated as a dancer, dance pedagogue and choreographer. He has worked and collaborated with various companies around Europe such as Sasha Waltz & Guests in Berlin, the Akram Khan Company in London and Cie Linga in Lausanne. His career has taken him around the globe, touring and performing in international dance festivals. In addition, he works as a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher, teaching his dance dialect in dance companies, dance & theatre academies and several studios around the world. His choreographic pieces are »NoBody's Land«, »Fleeting Feathers«, »Walls«, »In the Beginning«, »Sacred Scars«, »Human«. www.blenardazizaj.com